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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is another English style, though with another American twist. Also an original flagship brew; this is brewed to be our "introduction to micros" for our customers. The Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale is a light bodied, mildly hoppy ale brewed with a 2-row malted barley and a special German malted barley. Palisade and Citra hops are used to provide the balanced palate. This is another in-house favorite session beer and very friendly at 4.4% ABV and 20 IBUs.

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2.4
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Very weak pale ale all the way around. Watery and not much flavor and bad on the palate, something stuck with me. Unimpressed.

3.5
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This very sessionable Pale Ale matches citrusy hops to crunchy pale malts for a pleasant quaff.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam lasts atop the hazy yellow.
-The svelte body increases drinkability.
-Cereals are as important in the finish as the fruity, spicy hops.
-Flavors are levelled throughout, of restrained intensity.
-I wish more breweries had nice low-gravity brews like this one.

On tap at Naked City.

3.3
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Naked City. Hazy amber. Nice foam. Attractive hop aroma with some malt sweetness. Sweet malt is tasty but hops are a little faint for me.

2.7
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Medium head not much aroma

2.9
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was OK.

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet aroma with crystal malt and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing earthy and citrus hops, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
robforbes (2243) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2009
pours a pale amber with a medium size white head, and very good lacing. smell is faint, grain, some citrus, slight hops, and malt in the back. taste is crisp yet creamy, some grain, nice citrus, and some sweet malt, ends a little bitter and somewhat dry.

3
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark gold with a white head. Very malty and buttery. Has a good hop body but not much aroma.

3.1
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thin head. The aroma is light in the aroma with hints of biscuity malt and some floral hops. Flavor is also light with biscuity malts, floral hops, and a hint of citrus. Very light and quenching. No flaws, just not much going on. Super sessionable.

2.6
mickeya (3) - USA - DEC 24, 2008 does not count
Poured from a 22-bottle. Orange color - pretty cloudy. thin and almost non-existent head with almost no lacing. Not much aroma. Got some strong scents once I opened the beer - but was not taking notes. By the time I sat down, they were gone. Good aroma though. Very smooth drink. Light to medium carbonation, not too sweet, not too hoppy. The flavors were solid. Seems like a very simple beer - pretty good, easy to drink. Nothing to write home about. BUt you could drink a few in one sitting.


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