RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Draught at the brewpub
Golden color, just hazy, with creamy head. Now, this is a nice surprise; there is a good jib with the malt, that appears to be also a bit biscuity, delicate aroma of quality hops, fairly bitter, with a good amount of hop resins in the final.
Well brewed.

Theydon_Bois (20636) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at Harmon Taproom, Tacoma, travel 6,000 miles for a golden fucken blonde - hurrah !!! 07/11/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is pale malt, straw, orange, citric vibes. Taste comprises much the same, pretty ho - hum, you’re not going to match the best examples of this style unless you produce them via cask conditioning, more orange, light vanilla, melon, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close, light hop bitterness. Drinkable but ultimately dull !

Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2005
Straw colour. Light citric ale with breezy pale malt notes. Fresh pale malt character - soft with mild citrus notes. Moderate bitterness. Great balance, very fresh-tasting, wonderfully refreshing. Not billed as such, but an excellent English-style golden ale.

TBone (18227) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
[email protected] Brewery brewpub, Tacoma, WA
Slightly hazy golden color, good creamy white head, lace. Grapefruity nettles aroma from Citra. This one has also good body for ABV. Flavor has pale malts, sweetish pineapple, pine and citrus. Lots of flavors in this beer. Citra is not dominating in the flavor, Palisade brings up some piney notes I believe.

Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Draft - Nice grapefruit and a bit of pine. Clear gold with a decent white head. Earthy battering hops, pale malts and a clean finish. Basic, but decent.

Ratman197 (15368) - 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.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2004
(draft) Crystal clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, light herby. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, lemon. Light and crisp body. This would make a great session beer!

jcwattsrugger (12524) - 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.

kp (10880) - 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

MartinT (10036) - 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.

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