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Brewed by Slow Boat Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Beijing, China


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A modern medium body American style pale ale, hoped with four different verities of hops from the valleys of the Pacific Northwest; hints of grapefruit and spice complemented by a subtle malt sweetness and floral nose. Our beer is dry hopped for that extra special kick.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
waynegreater (6) - - OCT 3, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 ferls like home. subtle smells of fruit nice mouth feel served cold with nice carbonation level

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13556) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
A golden ale with a thick creamy light mocha head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, very British, light clover, very fragrant. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, very nice and smooth. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24637) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Keg at Slow Boat, Beijing. Cloudy amber, creamy head. Grapefruity nose. Mid sweet with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Some caramel and perfume, lots of grapefruit. Really bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1319) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2014
Pint or whatever it is from the Tap Room. Mid brown, so a little dark for a pale ale. Hoppy aroma, sweetish taste, bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Lovey (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2013 does not count
I really wanted to like this beer... especially being subjected to Tsingtao and other Chinese dreck beers... but I really disliked it. As compared to Tsingtao, which is bland and unappealing, but otherwise unoffensive, I found this beer from Slow Boat - and many of the others from their brewery - to have a very strange, if not offensive, taste. It was not just an awful aftertaste, but it was a terrible first taste, too. Itís hard to describe what the taste was - but it was consistent among several of their brews. The closest I can come to in description is a pungent cheese. With that said, I give full credit to the brewmasters/owners for making a go of this in a place where so few beer options exist, and I am sure that with their passion for brewing, theyíll get it all sorted out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerryduff (1) - - AUG 14, 2012 does not count
Really impressed with this local micro.! Color is much darker than a pale but hops are spot on. Great lasting head. Detect a slight grapefruit aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreamflower (790) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
Enjoyable but quite bitter and dark I preferred the lighter beer from Slow Boat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
On tap at Bookworm Beijing. Amber colour with white head. Hoppy citrus aroma, with some fruity malt sweetness. A solid APA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stu1979 (1) - Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2012 does not count
Good God I love this beer. Itís just home for me. The head is thick with fine bubbles with a delightful citrus grapefruit aroma. nutty malt notes with a handsome helping (but not overly so) of hops. At 5.5% itís not the highest alcohol beer Iíve ever had which means that I didnít stop at one. Excellent flagship ale!

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