Shades of Pale Brewing Company Reviews




Itzjerm
3.1
Shades of Pale X-35
On a positive note, this is draft beer in Utah above 4 percent? Why? Airshow on an airforce base. The beer was rather one dimensional and mainly bitter balanced with grain. Little focus on depth and complexity to this IPA. Not bad, just average. Aroma very little light hop grass.
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sledutah
3.1
Shades of Pale German Pils
On tap at the brewery
Hazy golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of banana and wheat. Taste of esters, wheat, grains with a sweet finish, dry
Good

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale Beer X India Pale Ale (Release 3)
On tap
Clear light golden with a medium sized white, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Flavor is fruity, grapefruit and grassy
Tasty

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Itzjerm
3.8
Shades of Pale Beer X India Pale Ale (Release 3)
A very nice IPA. Nice candy citrus aroma. Aroma could be increased in intensity but pleasant nose. Taste is nice balance of sugar and hop. Mainly new zeland hop in the flavor profile. Nice beer.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Itzjerm
3.2
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Only needs more hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy well done. Mouthfeel good for abv. Thin fading head. Nice done pale ale for low gravity. Vanilla yeast flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3.5
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Only needs more hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy well done. Mouthfeel good for abv. Thin fading head. Nice done pale ale for low gravity. Vanilla yeast flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale Shagginí Wagon Stout
Low grade low gravity beer. Flavors of burnt grain and ash tray. Nose is vanilla creamy. Ash more than the standard chalk in some dry stouts. Sweet ending. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
Creamy and nutty and well watery. Ok but water is a bit to prominent. No off flavors. Clean. I guess a nice summer porter? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
Typical low gravity beer. Light citrus light foam. Light flavors. Light alcohol. Light rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

tatinek
2
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
I bought a six pack of 12oz bottles about two months ago. I drank 5 of them noting that it was an unimpressive beer. At that time it was quite thin for a porter. Today I opened the last bottle and poured about 2oz with instant large foam up to 3/4 line of the glass. It must have had residual sugar in the presence of yeast and over carbonated. I let it set in the fridge for a while then poured the remainder. Still foamy at this pour.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale Shagginí Wagon Stout
On tap at MBBF
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and ashy
Nice

Monday, June 06, 2016

Jur
3.7
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Bottle @ home. Hoppy nose, crystal clear orange pour, with full fine white head. Fresh and tasty, but lighter as most Utah beers are. Session.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

George999
3.4
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
From the bottle the color is burnt orange clear and highly carbonated, the head is thick, off-white and it lingures. The aroma is lightly citrus hops. The taste is immediately sharp, floral with bitter hops. The mouthfeel is medium with a watery feel to the finish. The final palate is herbal and bitter with a little sweetness on the back of the tongue
Saturday, May 28, 2016

slowrunner77
3.7
Shades of Pale Beer X White IPA
Not getting the spice from the white part of a white IPA, but the soft palate and fruit forward bitterness is really nose. Lemon and tropical fruit. Good stuff.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Travlr
3.5
Shades of Pale Beer X White IPA
Bottle courtesy of Sledutah, thank you! Cloudy yellow color, fluffy white head. Nice fruity aroma. Taste is lightly bittersweet fruit. tasty.
Sunday, May 22, 2016

bb
3.4
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a big cream head. Grapefruit and citrus aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium-light bodied. Good bitterness. Light grapefruit and light pine linger. A little thin.
Friday, May 13, 2016

Homer321
2.9
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
Bottle thanks to Gription. Nose is light chocolate and some bready, toasty malt. Seems more like a brown than a porter in the aroma. Pour is also a brown with reddish highlights, small white colored head. Taste is very toasty with some light chocolate and nuttiness. Not at all like a porter, but a thin, light brown ale. overall ok for a brown, not a good porter.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Homer321
3.1
Shades of Pale Beer X Espresso Stout
bottle thanks to Gription. Nose is huge in fudge and cocoa, very inviting, hints of coffee. pour is pitch black with a medium sized light brown head. Taste is mostly coffee with a thin mouthfeel; kind of watery. Smells great, but taste is a little disappointing for such a great aroma
Sunday, April 03, 2016

Homer321
3
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Nose is light in hops, flowery. Some light toast and biscuit. Reddish orang pour with white head. Taste is mostly grassy with a buttery sensation. Overall the hops are way too subdued to even call this a pale ale. Maybe a decentvenglish bitter except itís too carbonated and cold.
Thursday, March 17, 2016

Gription79
3.1
Shades of Pale Beer X Espresso Stout
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is loaded with coffee. The coffee character is pleasant, there is a very slight tartness or acidity, possibly coming from the coffee. This is very thin for a stout and the beer character is hidden by the coffee.
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Homer321
2.9
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Poured to snifter. Nose is moderate in fresh cut grass and lemony citrus. Pours slightly hazy, copper in color. Minimal white head. Some crystal and caramel aroma as it warms. Taste is bitter followed by a slickness of mouthfeel. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Meh.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

ogre71
2.9
Shades of Pale Beer X Espresso Stout
Okay lots of cofffee, malty and carmel flavors worth a try but I like my coffee hot in the morning.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sledutah
3.8
Shades of Pale Beer X Espresso Stout
12oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Pour dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark roast coffee, chocolate and caramel. Flavors of dark malts, cocoa, roast coffee and caramel
Nice and tasty. At 5% it is a little thin but it makes it up with lots of roasted coffee.

Friday, January 22, 2016

robinvboyer
3.6
Shades of Pale Beer X White IPA
Milky beige pour, medium white head. Aroma on this one was wild. Fresh cut mango, pineapple, and papaya. Flavour is a bit of a let down, very grassy, subtle citrus, mild bitterness.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

Cantabrian
3
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
If it wasnt for a bit of bitterness (roasted malts) to countrbalance the chocolate sweetness, Iíd say itís a brown ale. Thin, but quite harmless and certainly a pleasant drink.
Saturday, December 26, 2015

dwyerpg
3.3
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
This was a pretty nice 4% pale ale. Light with some hops, it suffers like many of these Utah beers in the finish, in that it trails away, which is certainly a result of the Limited alcohol content.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015

dwyerpg
3.4
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Don?t know how I feel about this beer. It?s very dry with some hops but obviously not much. Really for a session IPA it?s decent. Hard to make a 4% IPA taste good, but they did a pretty good job
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sledutah
3.8
Shades of Pale Beer X White IPA
12oz bottle from the brewery
Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus peel, melon and pine. Flavors of grapefruit, citrus, spices and pine
I like this, tasty.

Monday, December 21, 2015

fakebeersnob
2.4
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Not going to go in to too much detail on this one. It is a session IPA. It tastes like a light pale ale. A very light citrus, and flowery notes. There just not too much overall flavor. Light in smell (very light citrus and flowery smell). Amber pour with a offwhite (almost tan) head that leaves a lot of lacing. Overall - nothing stuck out. Not a lot of flavor. Nothing unique. Pretty basic.
Friday, December 11, 2015

ogre71
3.8
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Had one on tap pours a nice amber with a good head. lots of flavor no hoppy after taste. would recommend.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

alexsdad06
3
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Bottle via trade sampled at home. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium to large fluffy off white head. The aroma and flavor are pretty bland, pale malts, somewhat grainy, mild floral and earthy hops, grass, and a light orange fruity note, a slight mineral note, not really anything bad, just not much of anything at all.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

ogre71
3.8
Shades of Pale Ready to Fly
Another hit from Shades. An easy drinking amber ale pours a nice dark red with a good 2 finger head which last plenty of flavor not bitter would recommend.
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Strykzone
3.5
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
Sampled at gabf. Very cloudy white hold. Wheat and cloves are tasted. Soft citrus. Fairly dry. Not all that Americanized. Nice.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Strykzone
3.5
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
Sampled at gabf. A lot of amber hue. Roasty coffee nose and glavor. A bit of earth. Gentle fruit. Dry. A little grass.
Saturday, September 26, 2015

oldrtybastrd
3.5
Shades of Pale Saint Blackout
Pours a golden yellow color with some yeasty, peppery aromas and a touch of citrus. Flavors light malt with a little hay and a light sweetness. Thx Sledutah
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ogre71
4.2
Shades of Pale Beer X Pale Ale - Gin Barrel
This was a good one the gin flavors are very mild, very drinkable not bitter no after taste will be getting a few more.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

ogre71
2.5
Shades of Pale Zythos X White IPA
IPAís are usually to bitter for me and the the case with this one. Not one I would get again.
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Gription79
3.4
Shades of Pale Zythos X White IPA
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Big citrusy aroma, orange, coriander. The flavor is doughy, citrusy, very bitter finish. The finish is out of balance. Started great, weak ending.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

drfabulous
3.6
Shades of Pale Cafe X Espresso Stout
22 ounce bottle thanks to Sledutah . Very nice coffee nose. Rich in aroma. Body is light (abv shows!). Slightly coffee chocolate in taste. Nose carries it.
Monday, August 31, 2015

Gription79
3.7
Shades of Pale Beer X Pale Ale - Gin Barrel
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is interesting, the gin barrel aging dominates this beer. Pine, malty, light caramel, citrus.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Gription79
3.9
Shades of Pale Beer X India Pale Ale (Release 2)
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. This is a great IPA. Juicy, fruity, pine, tropical fruits, melon, big hop character. Soft caramel, bready maltiness. Very tasty.
Friday, August 28, 2015

Sledutah
3.9
Shades of Pale Beer X India Pale Ale (Release 2)
12oz bottle from the brewery
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, grapefruit and mild bisquity. Flavors of grapefruit and pine resin
Very good, Iím going to have to go back and pick up some more of this one.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sledutah
3.5
Shades of Pale Beer X Pale Ale - Gin Barrel
12oz bottle from the brewery
Pours cloudy orange with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of gin and wet wood. Flavors are floral, gin, vanilla and woody, some hot alcohols
I like this beer, I like gin, I like BA beers but Iím not sure I like the combination. Lots of gin and wood. I better have another one to be sure.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

brokensail
2.8
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Bottle @ Motel 6 SLC. High quality livin. Copper in color with a sticky white head. Mostly just smells like sweet caramel malts and bread. Itís kind of citrusy and grassy, I suppose. Light fruity esters, perhaps, too. Has kind of a sticky, sweet flavor to it, which I donít really care for. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Some woody, piney, and grassy hop bitterness on the finish. Not great, but I did buy this at a gas station in the middle of the night.
Thursday, August 20, 2015

BelgianBeerGal
3.4
Shades of Pale Cafe X Espresso Stout
22oz bottle from SLC Whole Foods. Pours dark brown-almost black, with a big, dark brown head. Huge aroma of freshly dark roasted coffee and light cocoa powder. The flavor is cold espresso but it really buries the base beer. If you like coffee, then this is for you because it really tastes just like cold coffee. Very light body from the 4%. Fine.
Monday, August 17, 2015

BelgianBeerGal
3.3
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Salt Lake bottle in the Layton HGI. Nice copper color with a big, foamy, khaki head and thick lacing. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops. Decent flavor with lighter bitterness. Good at 4 ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, August 13, 2015

drfabulous
3.7
Shades of Pale Saint Blackout
12 ounce bottle thanks to Sledutah. Light orange color in pour. Nice light spice and banana. Not too heavy, not too sweet. Nicely done.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

drfabulous
3.7
Shades of Pale Zythos X White IPA
12 ounce bottle thanks to Sledutah. Nice looking pour. Really pleasant hop aroma. Taste is light and hoppy.Nicely done.
Thursday, August 06, 2015

drfabulous
3.5
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
22 once bottle thanks to Sledutah. Dark IPA pour with some citrus and big malt build. Decent. Tastes more than 4%.
Sunday, August 02, 2015

drfabulous
3.5
Shades of Pale Beer X India Pale Ale (Release 1)
22 ounce bottle thanks to Sledutah. Light citrus aroma. Malty. Some decent hop notes.
Saturday, August 01, 2015