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Brewed by Steamworks Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Pale Ale
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Plenty of British Crystal malt in the grist lends this ale its rich color, its caramel maltiness, and adds the occasional whiff of toffee to the nose. An addition of American and German hops to the kettle at the end of the boil is used to suffuse our Pale Ale with a gently spicy hop finish.
Canadian Brewing Awards 2012: North American Style Pale Ale, Gold award



LordUppity's rating

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LordUppity (26) - Surrey, British Columbia, - APR 8, 2006
On tap at Steamworks. Clear copper appearance with a thin head which leaves some lacing. Seems more like an IPA, with it’s distinct hoppy taste. Aftertaste was a little too rough for my liking. Overall an average that I would like to try again for a second opinion.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kobold (27) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
Appearance: the foam waves a quick “hello” and then dashes underground into evening golden arms of wheat and cold amber. Aroma: A neck of perfumes ringed with pine needles and ice. Bitter apples and unripened pears scowl from a distance. Paper wrapped doughy grain bread hums a wholesome tune beneath. Taste: Only a tinge, or afterthought, of hop bitterness. There is a sweet, even numbing, tingle in the aftertaste preceded by orange slices powered in a thin layer of icing sugar. The orange “lemonizes” slightly, even grows a thin grapefruit rind skin. After twenty minutes smooth, if shy, pineapple slips into the picnic brunch. Mouthfeel: Unfortunately the foundation is a bit waterlogged, though it does not detract from the aromatics and lilting sweet citrus taste. Carbonation is near non-existent, and yet no flatness ruins the feel. Final Thoughts: Most memorable is the lightly electrifying, sugar tongue sparks from the aftertaste. The leather rimmed perfume-orange bouquet is also difficult to forget.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mithe (1427) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 21, 2016
(tap 0,3l @ JBM (Brno))
Aroma: Sweet, quite weak, very light fruity, very light earthy.
Appearance: Clear golden color. Minimal, white head.
Taste: Light sweet, medium bitter, fruity, earthy hops.
Palate: Medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Average APA. Drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (3398) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
Can from KaDeWe. Golden caramel with a full head. Aroma of pepper and hop. Flavour is fruit caramel, citrus and grain. Bitterness on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Michael27 (424) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 14, 2016
Bei Hopfenreich vom Fass getrunken. Sehr helles Kupfer in der Farbe. Dünne Schaumkrone. Leichte Blumigkeit im Geruch, milde zitronige Hopfigkeit im Antrunk. Im Nachgang bleiben gespürt mehr als nur 35 IBUs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
500 ml can from Real Canadian Liquorstore, served in a goblet. Pours a reddish-golden hue with light, fine carbonation and a milky head, leaving thin lace rings. Nose proves light, bright, and fresh, with lemon, lime and grapefruit, whiffs of tropicals, and light buttery toast; on the tongue, the warm toasty elements emerge to match the pace of the soft citrus. A little thick, and the citrus lingers briefly. A pleasant and very accessible pale ale that feels a lot like an ISA in all aspects but its 5.2% ABV.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (187) - Perugia, ITALY - MAR 12, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 Bottle @ home. Pours with a light orange colour, small white rocky head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of bread and cereal, slightly hoppy, with notes of herbs and grass; modern hops in a traditional style; good but a little faint. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour, balanced and elegant. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. A good modern take on a traditional style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2016
Clear golden of color with a nice foamy white head. An aroma of lemon, citrus, hops and bitter. A bitter flavor with citrus, lemon, hops and dry. Weak sweet notes. A very nice pale ale.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sawyerpc15 (41) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2016
A great beer. What I noticed was a distinguishing nose and a unique hoppy taste that I thought was lemony. Not too overpowering

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (783) - - FEB 12, 2016
Goldig und klar. Geruch nach Melone. Wenig süß, dafür aber mundvoll. Sehr viel bitterer als sich 35 IBU lesen.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olio (8874) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Timo A. BBE 18.04.2016.
Pours clear pale golden color with a smal head, interesting label graphic. Aroma is not that good, clove, soap, herbs and grass. Flavor follows the same lines with mild apricot and peach. Not very pleasant, moderately bitter with sweet fruity finish.
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