Sackets Harbor Thousand Islands Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A hop-infused American strong pale ale that uses English malts and assorted hops from the American northwest to give it a citrusy aroma and bitter finish. It's 6.3 percent alcohol, more than a point higher than most American premium beers. Look for it on tap at your favorite establishment or in 6 packs in stores!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Med. amber colour, decent whitish head that is short-lived. Vegetal, hoppy and somewhat malty nose. Med. carbonation and decent body. Good hops up front with a short bitter finish. I liked. RE-RATED: Sampled at the brewpub. AU16/08.

App.: Bright amber, clear, ring of white head. Aroma: Light malts – nuts, brown sugar, light dried fruits and some berries. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: More light malts – brown sugar, raisins, slight wood, a bit like rum, fruity.

Light and quaffable, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Slightly hazed, deep amber appearance; avg size, off white head, good lacing. Resinous, piney aroma, some citrus. Hoppy taste, with a hint of caramel malt mid gulp. Finishes crisp, dry and bitter. This would be an "always in the fridge" beer if were available in my area.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2006
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Dark golden amber. Well hopped aroma - lots of citrus and spruce. Flavour is heavily hopped as well, almost to the point of being too bitter. The hophead in me appreciates it somewhat, but the malts just aren’t big enough to back up the hops in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A large head settles atop the clear straw golden, drawing scant lacing.
-Biscuity malts and citrusy hops rise hand in hand to greet the nostrils.
-Grassy, leafy, citrusy hop flavors are well-balanced with the crunchy, though timid, maltiness.
-A classic APA lean mouthfeel and calculated, lively carbonation is on hand.

What if you dig deeper?
-Resinous hop bitterness is healthily lingering, ramifying into tea leaf pugnacity.
-A floral perfume is included in the well-developed aroma.
-Honeyed maltiness participates briefly to the first half of the sip.
-This is a very well crafted APA, leaning on its bitterness for character.

Bottled at Olde Saratoga for Sackets Harbor; no date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2006
My first of this newer brewery, on cask at Clark’s Ale House real ale fest. There was noticeable carbonation in this one, which was unexpected from a fresh cask, bubbles on the top and throughout. C-hop aroma. A few sips, but not entirely finishable which is not my usual treatment of a cask ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Shared with Bartzilla. A nice golden hoppy pale ale. Smells really floral and fruity. Nice and light on the palate. Something I could drink everyday. Like a hopped up SNPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2523) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2006
12 oz bottle poured into a Hobgoblin tulip glass. Pours dark golden with orangish tints. Cannot see through the beer. No head but some lacing. Aroma is strong - hop dominated - citusy, orange creaminess with some grapefruit. Taste is hoppy grapefruit (Amarillo?) heavy with a decent malt character. Spikey mouthfeel. Very present bitterness at the end. In the vain of most hoppy pale ales I taste now. Oh, first rating in new apartment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Very nice appearance - frothy white head on a dark gold beer. Aroma of bread and grapefruit. Palate is subdued with some more of the flavors of hops and malt, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
this is a decent pale ale. nicely bittered with a dry finish that lingers nicely. Its overall flavor is on the weak side but its still a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2006
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head that diminishes rapidly, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, pineapple, some orange, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, pine, orange, some caramel, lemon. Quite bitter -- IPAish, fairly dry finish. Light-medium body, some resin.

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