RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
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 Im 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 Im more familiar with..for instance Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. All in all, this isnt bad, but I just dont feel its true to style, and its not world shaking enough to make up for its shortcomings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donandres (437) - , Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2016 Schooner at the Harmon taproom during lunch special sight light amber big white foam clear lacing smell not a lot taste vg bitterness feel long finish long bitter aftertaste oa vg ok to repeat Drank: 10/28/2016 1:30 PM

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19824) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - 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, youre 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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (13522) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit fruity with some light caramelly malt flavour backed by a touch of citrus. Iced tea ish but not cloying. Hops are there but the bitterness is fairly muted. Leans to sweet. A little bit of brown sugar flavour on the back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (692) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at paradise inn at mt rainier. Awesome summer ale, smooth with terrific citrus an hops. Perfect after a long hike

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Mount Rainier National Park - on tap at the Inn. Murky medium gold pour, soft white head, good lacing. Aroma has a nice floral touch to it. Flavor is lemon accented with a touch of grapefruit, nice subtle bitterness. Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Overall, very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16441) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9535) - 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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