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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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This is another English style, though with another American twist. Also an original flagship brew; this is brewed to be our "introduction to micros" for our customers. The Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale is a light bodied, mildly hoppy ale brewed with a 2-row malted barley and a special German malted barley. Palisade and Citra hops are used to provide the balanced palate. This is another in-house favorite session beer and very friendly at 4.4% ABV and 20 IBUs.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Draught@Harmon Brewery brewpub, Tacoma, WA
Slightly hazy golden color, good creamy white head, lace. Grapefruity nettles aroma from Citra. This one has also good body for ABV. Flavor has pale malts, sweetish pineapple, pine and citrus. Lots of flavors in this beer. Citra is not dominating in the flavor, Palisade brings up some piney notes I believe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Straw colour. Light citric ale with breezy pale malt notes. Fresh pale malt character - soft with mild citrus notes. Moderate bitterness. Great balance, very fresh-tasting, wonderfully refreshing. Not billed as such, but an excellent English-style golden ale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
(draft) Crystal clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light herby. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, lemon. Light and crisp body. This would make a great session beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
on tap-pours a thin retaining white head that laces and hazy/cloudy yellow color. Aroma is mild citrus hops, some malt. Taste is mild citrus hops, some malt-caramel. Soft carbonation. Easy drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet aroma with crystal malt and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing earthy and citrus hops, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bomber poured a lightly hazy gold with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of staw, citrus and light carmel with a crisp clean finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (9948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at Harmon Taproom, Tacoma, travel 6,000 miles for a golden fucken blonde - hurrah !!! 07/11/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, orange, citric vibes. Taste comprises much the same, pretty ho - hum, you’re not going to match the best examples of this style unless you produce them via cask conditioning, more orange, light vanilla, melon, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, light hop bitterness. Drinkable but ultimately dull !

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit fruity with some light caramelly malt flavour backed by a touch of citrus. Iced tea ish but not cloying. Hops are there but the bitterness is fairly muted. Leans to sweet. A little bit of brown sugar flavour on the back.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Draft at the brewery
Orange and yellow in color. Mildly hoppy, bitter, tinny. Some wet dog and spoiled vegetable flavors, though... Difficult to drink, but at least has a good grassy hop nose, smelling oily like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This very sessionable Pale Ale matches citrusy hops to crunchy pale malts for a pleasant quaff.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam lasts atop the hazy yellow.
-The svelte body increases drinkability.
-Cereals are as important in the finish as the fruity, spicy hops.
-Flavors are levelled throughout, of restrained intensity.
-I wish more breweries had nice low-gravity brews like this one.

On tap at Naked City.


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