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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The classic American-style Pale Ale (pronounced 'polly-olly'...), the flagship of the 2nd brewery in Alaska. Originally formulated by Ike Kelly of Bird Creek Brewery infamy, and now reformulated by the beer stooges at the Silver Gulch Brewery. Dry-hopped with a fruity yeast character and a clean, malty body. Girdwood will never be the same again. 45 IBUs


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Amber with a bubbly head, earthy old school cascade nose. Has a similar palate, balancing chewy crystal malt character with the earthy cascade notes. Off-dry finish. A little too old fashioned, but very well made.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3018) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
This is a really fruity IPA. It is orange amber with a small head. The nose has a cotton candy like fruity sweetness as does flavor. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
(tap) clear light amber with a small white head; aroma of citrus; palate a touch oily; clean, not overly complex balanced flavour with long medium bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Growler: Poured a copper orange with a of white creamy head. The aroma is sweet malt and hops. Taste is very smooth drinkable malts with light hops bittering. I found this to be a nice refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2011
On tap @ Firetap. Clear copper with a creamy off white head. Aroma of toasty english malt and some light lemon/citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is smooth and malty with a medium to low hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. I would classify this as an English style Pale, but a good, solid beer none the less.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
Glowing clear amber orange color/ ivory head. Grassy, cat piss, skunky weed aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Very tasty pine sap, floral hop flavors with a solid honey biscuit malty base---

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
The Silver Gulch Brewing Company is located in Fairbanks, Alaska and produces some very good beers that rival those of the Midnight Sun Brewing Company and the Alaskan Brewing Company. This one is no exception.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - SEP 7, 2005
Hmm.....poured a copper color with an off-white head. Aroma is of orange peel and fresh pine twigs. The high notes are hops, piney American, and mostly all you are gettting is hops. Good, and bitter, which I like, but lacking a bit in complexity...maybe, dare I say, too much hops?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
(Draft: Silver Gulch Brewing Co. in Fox, Alaska) Mildly malty and lightly fruity, but the emphasis is clearly on the Cascade hops. Lots of grapefruit and fairly bitter. Same hop flavor as the Summer Ale, but more intense, and with a long-lasting, bitter finish. The nose is more balanced, but mostly because the hops aroma is a big lighter. Medium body, clean and crisp on the palate. Light amber color. Off-white head is large and frothy -- one large chunk of foam that shows excellent retention. Good, but wow, you have to like hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Light copper, clear, in color. Big, soupy head. Bit of pine resin aroma, touch of malt. Bright, citrusy flavor in front, fairly malty middle and a bracingly bitter finish.


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