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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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3.3
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2008
This was on Cask. Long, lasting, white, head that settles in a beautiful cascade. the beer itself is light copper on the orange side. couldn’t get much nose, spicy maybe. flavor is subtle. hints of citrus and echos of sour. Great with food. goes down fast and easy.

3.1
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one has a hazy orange color with very minimal aroma. It’s smooth and malty, with very little hop presence. It comes across very sessionable, although some more hoppiness and/or bitterness would be nice. All in all, a nice, smooth beer.

3
Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Bomber poured a lightly hazy gold with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, citrus and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of staw, citrus and light carmel with a crisp clean finish.

3.3
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bomber, courtesy after4ever! Pours hazy amber with a lacy white head. Pine, caramel and butterscotch aroma. Sweet caramel taste with a dry piney finish.

3.4
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2008
22. Slightly hazy light copper with a thick, light, and fluffy white head. Awesome messy lace. Big piney, weed-like nose. A little bit of butterscotch there on the nose, too, which is a shame. Lightish, somehwat flat and watery body. Caramelly, butterscotchy mid-palate. Fairly neutral finish. Somehow fairly drinkable despite the indifference shown on brew day. Such a bummer about these light styles--any little oversight in temp control or anything else will show up, and not too many brewers really get wound up to do a great job on them.

3.9
wondrtim (19) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2008
cloudy carmel color with a nice white head that doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, smell of sharp citrus hops. citrus bite. orange peel and lite sour notes. easy to drink. i’m proud to say that i’,m from the same city in wich this is brewed!!!

3.6
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2008
12/9/07 Aroma is hop forward with c-hops and a good sweet malt balance. Appearance is a slightly hazy light copper with almost no head. Flavor is quite sweet, with a honey-like malt blend balanced by a slightly earthy bittering for a great contrast. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a moderate carb bite and semi-sweet finish. Overall, nice balance and contrasts, easy drinking.

3.5
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2007
on tap-pours a thin retaining white head that laces and hazy/cloudy yellow color. Aroma is mild citrus hops, some malt. Taste is mild citrus hops, some malt-caramel. Soft carbonation. Easy drinking.

2.6
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2007
My brother picked up a 22oz bottle of this from the brewpub in Washington when he was on a convention near there, so I’m hoping mine will be a bit more fresh than the sour samples from a couple of previous raters. Cloudy golden color with a big white head..rather surprising amount of carbonation. Very mild hop and citrus aroma. Left a white coating rather than a lacing on the glass. The flavor is hop bitterness with a hoppy aftertaste as well, very little malt presence. Not at all cloying or heavy, but not watery either, actually a fairly pleasant mouthfeel. This seems more a medium body light lager in flavor, but the cloudyness and textures are not consistant with that style. However, it seems nothing like other Pale Ales I’m more familiar with..for instance Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. All in all, this isn’t bad, but I just don’t feel its true to style, and it’s not world shaking enough to make up for its shortcomings.

2.8
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2007
[Sample - Brewery] A light golden color with a nice head. I liked the overall flavor and the aroma was very thin. This seemed more like a light lager than a pale ale This was a very complex flavor and missed the boat as a Pale ale. Needs more work. But not bad to drink.


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