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Mad River Steelhead Extra Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
The original Extra Pale Ale, this is the one that started it all. Our first brew was introduced in 1989 in Golden Gate style kegs. We have stayed true to our beginnings and still brew it the way we did back then. A bright golden hued ale with a medium body and a crisp spicy /floral hop character and very mild bitterness. This unfiltered ale has a pleasing mouth feel and remains our most popular brew. This beer goes with everything and every occasion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2666) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is bready malt, light fruity, biscuity, mildly hoppy. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Mild but pleasant, nothing outstanding about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (473) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Very good pale ale. It had a nice malt flavor with some floral hops to balance it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3586) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Undated 12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with some unattractive particles floating about. It is topped by a tall and thick white head that has good retention. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma, with adequate hops for style. Excellent lively but smooth feel with a near medium body and medium-high but soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Draught at the Final Final, San Francisco, CA. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Sweet malt, cookies, mild hops and more sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, moderate bitt... no mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (241) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours see through straw with solid white head. Earthy hops on the nose. Solid malt start with minimal earthy/floral hop middle finishing with a solid backbone of caramel/roasted malt. Sourced Cape Cellars

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3039) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Light fruity nose, with some small citrus. Dull, hazy darkish apple juice color, filmy head. Gentle ripe pear, tiny citrus note, a bit of yeast bite, small sweet finish. Thin, watery. Okay. Mild stuff (perhaps this one is past its prime or wasn’t shipped in good conditions).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy golden yellow. Aroma. Sweet and Herbal, with a bit of stonefruit in thebackground. Taste. Honey like sweetness upfront though nothing that is strong or overpowering, followed by slight piney bitterness and some tropical flavours. Overall. Quite a light and refreshing beer, one that would to session on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (938) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours hazy and kind of dark pale ale. Not my favourite shade. Aroma is fresh and grassy, malt sweetness shines through. Taste is malty, there are some hops too, mainly bittering ones. Could be a nice beer to have by the pint.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
henryhops (17) - - MAR 7, 2015
Very light bodied pale ale. Not very hoppy at all. Was expecting a bit more out of it. Not bad but not great either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Appearance was clear light golden with floaties, then fizzy diminishing white tiny head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet honey, corn, minerals with hints of citrus and herbs. Taste are pils sweetness upfront with mineral, herbal, spicy hops( Heny-like) middle and soft lemon backend. Palate was soft fizzy CO2 with light body, average length balanced finish. Solid Blonde, but not a Pale like the label states.

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