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Brewed by Old Harbor Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This one is a copper-colored, full-bodied ale. Brewed to showcase the magnificent flavour of American-grown hops, the OHB is balanced with American caramel malts and the subtly fruity flavour of our house ale yeast. Full of fresh hop aroma and flavour, but not bitterness, this ale is destined to be a classic. Old Harbor pairs well with red meat, hearty dishes and spicy foods.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
650 ml bottle, thanks Timo A. Pours a dark golden colour with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, sweet malts and gooseberries. Flavour of pale malts, grapefruit, red berries, some herbal notes and bread. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bit musty. Not bad, though.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
In short: An amateurish golden ale that marred by an old past due-date orange juice flavor..
How: Tap at brewpub.
The look: Clear golden blond body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: Nose has a discreet fruitiness that feels more like yeasty fruity esters than fruity hops. Taste is tangerines, orange flesh, corn-ish cereals, a bit of caramel, shy hopping with a light spiciness . Just like with their Coqui Lager this so-called Pale Ale had way too much of an old past due-date orange juice flavor with the awkward acidity. Light body and with a soda-pop carbonation. Another lame beer from Old Harbor. Not only is it lame but I’m not even sure this could qualify has an Pale Ale even if it wasn’t problematic. The more I was drinking the creations of the Old Harbor brewer I found myself less and less impress by Bin Laden’s accomplishments.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5904) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear copper color with a large white head. Some mild hops on the nose, orange peel, some pale malts and herbs. Somewhat malty sweet flavor, some fruits and resinous hops, hay and caramel also. Actually better than expected but still a bit bland. Quite high score from me to a new country tick.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Copper with nice lacing. Fruity American hops. Soft palate and quaffable. Nice balanced beer. Not overly hoppy, but very nice.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy off-white head that fell to a thin partial covering. The nose is minimally hoppy with some husky malt and a little caramel. The flavor is a little lacking in the hops department as well. Not overly sweet, but rather husky and grainy with a bit of crystal malt on the finish. Minimal bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Not the worst of the bunch from Old Harbor, but not the best either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Slightly hazed copper color with a medium off-white head. Orange and piney aoma. Flavor of caramel and sweet malt. Light fruitness. Piney bitter finish. Candy and orange notes in the finish as well. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
Draught @ the brewpub in San Juan. They served a five sample. Average almost creamy like off-white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Light cloudy amber-golden color. Aroma of apricot, floral, dusty flower, grapefruit and mild caramel over the palate. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation and dry texture. Moderated bitter flavor with light sweetness. Light dry and apricot bitter finish. Quite nice on a hot summer day in San Juan.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
27 oct 07, on tap @ Old Harbor Brewery in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Clear, deep amber color. White foamy head. Sweet aroma, hop florals, a little citrus, and hints of roses. Fizzy character. Huge hop florals for a Pale Ale...Its more of a WestCoast Style than an English PubStyle Pale Ale. Bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (3967) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2008
Sampled at the brewpub in Old San Juan. Light brownish almost like watered down iced tea and it is a bit hazey. Creamy thin head that hangs. Has IPA hints in the aroma. Some mild pine as well. Certainly an ale with its annoying hopped prudish flavors. Not quite as high on the IPA flavor scale but it does approach that level. Ropey savory and dull pale ale finish with a medium lingering medicinal bite.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to AC. The look is clear, amber in color, with a thin off white head. The smell is floral, grass, hops, fruits, and caramel. The taste is pine, hops, grass, and caramel.


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