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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bear Tooth Ale is an American Brown ale. It is light brown in color with a tan head and slight dry hop haze. More assertively hopped than many browns, its aroma is clean and citrusy with subtle malty sweetness. Its flavor is predominantly hop forward. At the start citrusy hop flavors blend with a dry, malty fullness. Malt flavors dominate the middle while a pleasant hop tingle lingers in the finish.

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thorongil2 (3171) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
(tap) clear amber colour with small tan head; aroma - hint of hops; balanced slightl hoppy flavour

3.4
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Lovely beer with good combination of malt and an almost rye-like spicy character. Strong on the finish, and Centennial hops (my favorite) are noted in the finish and on the nose. Some light malt on the palate as well, perhaps caramel, but the main character is hop driven.

3.6
shigadeyo (3749) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2009

6/19/2009: For the record, Bear Tooth Ale is a wonderful Northwest-style Red IPA. It is definitely not a Brown Ale! Anyways, it has a big, resiny, hopped-up aroma with plenty of caramel and toffee malt also detectable in the nose. Its color is a reddish amber and it has a lasting beige head. The flavor has a chewy caramel maltiness underneath lots and lots of great pine, resiny, earthy, citrus hops. This beer is smooth and medium-bodied. I daresay that it would even consider it to be a contender as a session beer. I would definitely sit around and drink it non-stop all day! It’s a damn tasty brew!

Draught (sample) at The Moose’s Tooth in Anchorage, Alaska. Rating #12 for this beer.

3.8
Aggy360 (115) - Anchorage/ Vista,CA, Alaska, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Pours light brown. Light head. Malty but with good hop taste. Citrusy and piney. Light to medium bodied, smooth finish. Similar to their Midtown brown ale but hopped up a lot more.

3.4
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Pours brown into the glass with minimal white head. Aroma has plenty of piney hops with a hint of toasted grains. Flavor is somewhat roasty with a lot of hop presence that really makes this beer very tasty and enjoyable.

3.3
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
[1687-20080906] Tap. Aroma has mild fruitiness. Slightly hazy, amber red body with quick foamy white bubbles. Mild fruit and grainy bitter malt flavour. Medium body is a little boozy. Good.
(@ brewpub; Anchorage, AK)

3.3
jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
2008-09-06. Dark amber body with a small off white head. (3+) Mild aroma, light hops and a touch of alcohol. Flavour is hoppy with a malt base. Average palate. Pretty decent but unexceptional. Kind of surprised to see the high ratings for this one, I didn’t think much of it at the time. Perhaps it would have stuck out more on its own. On tap at the brewpub.

3.7
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at both The Moose’s Tooth and The Bear’s Tooth. This is a good beer that’s kind of a cross between an Amber and a Pale Ale. Coppery, red color, small whitish head. Aroma of hops and very light malty scent. This is a fairly strong beer in both taste and alcohol content.

3.5
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
17-Jan-08 (Draft: Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage, AK) Described as a deep-red malty ale, this beer comes across as a West Coast style red ale. It’s toasty, mildly sweet, and somewhat caramely, but wonderfully malty overall. The flavorful malts are balanced by medium bitterness and citrus peel flavor from the hops, with a long-lasting citrusy finish. Medium-full in body with medium to strong carbonation (it’s a somewhat burpy beer) and a nice crisp finish. There isn’t much aroma to the beer, but when swirled, the fresh hop aroma suddenly bursts forth from the glass. Surprisingly, the malts provide lots of flavor but little aroma. Dark ruddy amber in color and fairly hazy with a small, filmy off-white coating atop the beer. Overall, a solid beer with a nice balance of rich malts and crisp hops. After all my visits to Anchorage and the Moose’s Tooth, I’m glad this was finally on tap.

3.8
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a translucent golden amber with an average bubbly white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grapefruit, some toasted malts and sugary sweetness. Flavors were a mix of the same. Interesting take on a brown ale.


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