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Pacific Coast Gray Whale Ale



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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
A West Coast style Pale Ale designed to stimulate your palate with a pleasant balance of caramel malts and American hops. Our house Pale Ale is the perfect beer for when you find a hole in your day that can only be filled with something delicious, yet the day is far from over. Here’s to your good taste and sensible nature. This beer is the first brewed on our new all grain system. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (9549) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Keg at the brewpub. Clear golden / light amber coloured pour with a lasting thin geeyish white head. Aroma is subdued, mineral, light caramel, biscuit, hints of spicy hop. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, caramel, nutty, malts, light spicy hop, light pine. Assertive slightly dirty bitterness. Palate is semi crisp, grainy, highish carbonation, slightly gassy. OK epa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Backlog. On tap at the brewery. Mild aroma of citrus hops and caramel malts. Mild bitterness and light sweetness. Pretty bland overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1725) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours copper with a white head. Caramel, hop, floral and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a floral finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1777) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Overall a nice fruity pale ale. Pours a nice clear orange. Smells of berry cheesecake. Lots of berries in the taste. Nice fruity finish. Had on tap at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Draught @ Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Oakland. Rated on 19.10.2012.
Pours a copper colour with a firm creamy white head. Aroma of toasted malts, grass and some metallic notes. Flavour of toasted malts, strong grassy hops, herbs and metals. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a grassy toasted finish. Easy going pale ale with disturbing metallic notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3638) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Lightly sweet, caramelly faint maltiness present. Pretty husky with a bit of a metallic character. Very faint aroma, which seems more like an amber ale. Transparent copper-amber body with a small, quickly dissipating off-white head. Chewy caramelly start before this becomes a little toasted. Finishes with some mild herbal hop bitterness. Light astringency. More of a hoppy amber than an American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at Pacific Coast poured a clear amber with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of carmel and cider. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light cider with a smooth fruity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
On tap and cask at the brewpub. Dramatically different experiences (mediocrity and a heinous infection).
Pours with a lightly hazed golden body with a thin white head. Aromas are faintly estery, light fruit, bready, grainy and a hint of citrus. Flavors are bready, lightly grainy, caramel, not bitterness and no hop flavor (APA?!). Some esters. Lively bubbles, dry, short duration.

Pours with a slightly dark amber body with a thicker bone hued off-white head with good lace. Aromas are INFECTED, lactic, acetic, vinous, floral. Flavors are acetic, orange, vinegar, cotton candy, undrinkable. Cask would be rated a 1.2. SHOULD NOT BE SERVED in this condition!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is a shade of amber with a mild off-white head. S: Plenty of butter is apparent right away. There’s some bread and toffee malt character. A very, very light hop aroma to this one. On the whole, the nose is pretty light. T: Still plenty of butter notes on the palate with a bit of chlorine/pool water flavor. A bit of a grassy hop flavor that provides just a touch of bitterness. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation. D: Good and buttery, just like most of the beers at this brewpub. No thanks.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel.

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