Shades of Pale Brewing Company Reviews




Sledutah
3.2
Shades of Pale Brett Saison
12oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Pours hazy reddish orange with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of cherries, yogurt and Brett. Flavor is cherries, fruity, tart, dry
Good, but missing body and mouthfeel

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale Berlinerweisse - Plum
On tap at the brewery
Pours hazy light grapefruit color with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of plum, citrus and mild wheat. Flavor is mild plum, fruity with a tart, dry finish
Easy drinking, tasty

Friday, May 19, 2017

GTAEgeek
3.7
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
12 oz. bottle, bought in Bryce. Pours clear, bubbly gold, with a massive, bubbly, white head. The nose is earth, some good floral hops, cloves, bitter orange peel, caramel, white grapes, and salt. Sweet and citrusy, with a mild bitterness that stays nicely out of the way. Light body, acidic, and very carbonated, giving it a bubbly mouthfeel. This is a well balanced and pretty complex wheat beer. I’m impressed!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sledutah
3.8
Shades of Pale Hogshead Reserve No. 3 - High West Barrels
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Pours cloudy golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of oak, woody and vanilla. Taste is woody, oak, whiskey, vanilla and lemon
I liked this best of the 3. Easy drinking.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

OldMrCrow
3.1
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Bomber in Utah (obviously)

Massive foam upon opening and even the most careful pour (hence the 2 for appearance). Decent hop flavors, a bit soapy. Quite acceptable for a 4% pale ale.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sledutah
3.8
Shades of Pale Double Trouble
12oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Pours hazy orange with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges and citrus zest. Flavor of grapefruit, oranges, grassy with a peppery bitterness, dry
Smooth for 10%

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale Grapefruit Revolution
On tap at the brewery
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing.. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor of grapefruit, lemon and grassy
Tasty

Thursday, February 9, 2017

kaser
3.6
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
Black pour from 12oz bottle at no name saloon in park city. Oatmeal, earthy, cocoa and some coffee flavor. Light but enjoyable.
Monday, February 6, 2017

kaser
3.4
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
Actually pretty good for a wheat which I normally don't like. Smooth wheat and lemon notes. Good work
Monday, February 6, 2017

Sledutah
3.6
Shades of Pale Espresso Stout
12oz bottle from the brewery
Pours near black with a small tan head, light lacing. Aroma of fresh roasted coffee, dark malts and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, caramel and char
Good stuff

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sledutah
4.1
Shades of Pale Salt City Citrus IPA
12oz bottle from the brewery, bottled yesterday
Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, oranges, lemon and wheat. Flavor of grapefruit, grassy, oranges, mild pine and citrus zest
Very tasty

Friday, January 13, 2017

3fourths
3.6
Shades of Pale X-35
Shades of Pale Beer X IPA bottled 13 April 2016. Pours hazed gold with a short head. Aroma is hoppy in the way of melon, bubble gum, brined lemon, dried herbs, flowers, noble-like but with brighter and greener fruit notes. In the mouth it’s medium bodied and well-balanced, sweet and oily and bitter and juicy with a wheat-like slickness. Fun to smell and drink though a bit sweet for a full serving at 7.5%.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Strykzone
3.1
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A LOT of foam that is off white. Super thick lacing. The beer is clear golden amber. An aroma of citrus that is gentle and kind of generic. Some caramel and cereal malts. Feel is on the thin side. That citrus is tasted along with cinnamon and some tropical fruit. Light melon. Not a lot of flavor but, hey, its a 4% pale ale.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

hayduke
3.6
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Shared with Strykzone of Facebook Chat. Gold with a big white head. Nose of citrus. Medium body. Flavor of tropical fruit. Finished mildly bitter like an APA. Nice session beer.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

bytemesis
3.7
Shades of Pale Marzen
Tap. Pours hazy Amber, large beige head, creamy with good lacing. Aroma is spicy, malt, bread, roasted wheat, grain. Flavor is light sweet, roasty wheat malt, minimal bitterness, rye. Medium body. Could pass for a dunkelweiss. Interesting.
Monday, November 14, 2016

bytemesis
3.2
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
Tap. Pours lightly hazy pale golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma of wheat, lemon, hints of peach, mango. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, subdued, not bad. Light plus body.
Monday, November 14, 2016

bytemesis
3.5
Shades of Pale Forté White IPA
Tap. Pours quite hazy pale yellow, large off white head, creamy with food lacing. Aroma is light citrus, grapefruit, hints of floral and Belgian notes. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, citrus. Light body. Not bad. Lingering bitterness.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Strykzone
3.3
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A big off white head that falls slowly. Some lacing but not as much as many. Just a little cloudiness in this cinnamon hued beer. Through all of the foam I smell citrus and caramel. Lots of grapefruit and tropical fruit are tasted. Fairly big bitterness. An off flavor almost from the beginning. Hop aftertaste? That smooths out for the most part leaving an earthy aftertaste. Lots of fruit peel in this one. Ok.
Monday, November 7, 2016

hayduke
3.3
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Shared with Strkyzone on Facebook Chat. Pours orange with a big white head that lingered. Nose of citrus. Medium body and a highly carbonated mouth feel. Flavor is floral and as Dace says kind of like hop sediment. Maybe needed filtering. Finishes with orange peel bitterness. Quite OK and pretty much a typical session IPA.
Monday, November 7, 2016

Sledutah
3.1
Shades of Pale Front Porch Pils
On tap at the brewery
Pours slightly cloudy with a small white head, some lacing.. Aroma is fruity, esters and candy. Flavor is fruity, esters, sweet oranges
Ok, too sweet

Thursday, October 27, 2016

r464
3.5
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Coppery color with a whitish head. Full and balanced with a slightly dry and bitter hoppy finish.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

fakebeersnob
2.8
Shades of Pale X-35
This is bottled as Shades of Pale Beer X - but the alcohol is 7.7% (so they said the alias is this beer). The aroma is pretty faint. I think I am getting a bit of grassiness and grapefruit. Taste is bitter, but there was a bit of sweetness behind the bitterness. A bit of grapefruit, but mainly just a bitter taste more than picking out a flavour profile. It feels really over-carbonated to me. The head was pretty uncontrollable, and I could feel the carbonation with every sip. I think it if was less, I might even rank the taste a bit higher. Note: Let it sit for a while and warm. Carbonation is still a bit high, I believe - but knocked the taste up a bit.
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Gription79
2.8
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter Sour
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Lactic, vegetal, chocolaty, yeast, ashy, nutty. Not sure of this one.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sledutah
3.6
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter Sour
Bottle picked up at the brewery
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of tart dark malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavor is tart, dark malts, chocolate, dark fruit with a dry, sour finish
Good, I like this

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sledutah
3.6
Shades of Pale Belgian Pale
On tap at the brewery
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is Fruity, Belgian yeast and piney. Flavor of toasted malts, citrus, pine and peppery, dry
Good

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sledutah
3.3
Shades of Pale German Wheat
On tap at the brewery
Hazy yellow with a small white head, some lacing. Aroma of wheat, banana and yeast. Flavors of esters, wheat, grains and citrus
Ok

Sunday, August 14, 2016

douglas88
3.5
Shades of Pale German Wheat
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head. A big sweet grainy nose. The flavor is sweet lemon, grainy, toast. Smooth.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

douglas88
3.1
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy orange color with a tiny white head. A light fruity resin hop nose. The flavor is big toast, lemon, light caramel. Ok.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

beastiefan2k
3.4
Shades of Pale Beer X White IPA
No Belgian character to speak of except the very white pale color, very thick, no clarity. New hops dominate but are mild with a little bitterness. Wheat IPA that looks like a white IPA.
Monday, August 8, 2016

beastiefan2k
2.4
Shades of Pale Front Porch Pils
Pale color. Unfortunately diacetyl and lemon underneath that. Not really drinkable.
Monday, August 8, 2016

Sledutah
3.2
Shades of Pale Hogshead Reserve No. 1 - High West Rye Whiskey Barrel
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, woody, brown sugar and rye spices. Flavors of toasted malts, caramel, whiskey, rye, hot alcohols
Good, but I like the No 2 version with Bourbon Barrels better.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sledutah
3.6
Shades of Pale Hogshead Reserve No. 2 - High West Bourbon Barrel
22oz bottle picked up at the brewery
Clear dark amber with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, bourbon and caramel. Taste is woody, caramel, bourbon and brown sugar
Good

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Shades of Pale St. Patrick’s Day Nitro Stout
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is very mild, with light oats and some toasted malt. Flavour brings out oats upfront, toasted malt and almost a bit of sourness. The more you drink, the more the sourness comes out on the finish. Okay, but seems infected a bit.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Shades of Pale Ready to Fly
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out some mild hops resins and a little caramel bready malt. Flavour is very mild, with light hop resins and bready malt. Fairly decent for a 4% amber but still pretty weak of course.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours a deep dark mahogany with with a small tan head. Aroma brings out pleasant mild dark fruits and a little toasted malt. Flavour is more subdued, with toasted malt and a touch of red fruits. It’s not bad, but lacking oomph as always in this state.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out light wheat, not much else. Flavour is quite light, with biscuity malt, wheat and a little citrus. Decent enough but it’s pretty weak, as expected.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.5
Shades of Pale Forté White IPA
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours an opaque cloudy dirty blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out spicy hops and light Belgian yeast in a messy combo. Flavour is quite wheaty and citrus, with lightly spicy hops and biscuity malt. It’s alright.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

mcberko
2.6
Shades of Pale Front Porch Pils
On tap at Shades of Pale, pours a hazy pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma brings out light grass and biscuity malt. Flavour isn’t very pils-like, with very low grade and biscuity malt. Bland and rather weak but it’s okay.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

douglas88
3.4
Shades of Pale Hogshead Reserve No. 1 - High West Rye Whiskey Barrel
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a small white head. A big sweet toffee and whiskey nose. The flavor is hot whiskey, sweet toffee, hot sugary notes. Hmm. A bit sweet and big on the barrel.
Monday, August 1, 2016

douglas88
3.8
Shades of Pale Hogshead Reserve No. 2 - High West Bourbon Barrel
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a clear reddish color with a small white head. A big sweet bourbon caramel nose. The flavor is big vanilla, berries, bourbon, toffee. Banana and caramel.
Monday, August 1, 2016

Itzjerm
3.1
Shades of Pale X-35
On a positive note, this is draft beer in Utah above 4 percent? Why? Airshow on an airforce base. The beer was rather one dimensional and mainly bitter balanced with grain. Little focus on depth and complexity to this IPA. Not bad, just average. Aroma very little light hop grass.
Earlier Rating: 6/22/2016 Total Score: 3.8
A very nice IPA. Nice candy citrus aroma. Aroma could be increased in intensity but pleasant nose. Taste is nice balance of sugar and hop. Mainly new zeland hop in the flavor profile. Nice beer.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sledutah
3.1
Shades of Pale Malosi Pils
On tap at the brewery
Hazy golden with a small white head, no lacing. Aroma of banana and wheat. Taste of esters, wheat, grains with a sweet finish, dry
Good

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale X-35
On tap
Clear light golden with a medium sized white, good lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Flavor is fruity, grapefruit and grassy
Tasty

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Itzjerm
3.2
Shades of Pale Publican Pale Ale
Only needs more hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy well done. Mouthfeel good for abv. Thin fading head. Nice done pale ale for low gravity. Vanilla yeast flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3.5
Shades of Pale MisDirected IPA
Only needs more hop aroma. Flavor is sweet and hoppy well done. Mouthfeel good for abv. Thin fading head. Nice done pale ale for low gravity. Vanilla yeast flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale Shaggin’ Wagon Stout
Low grade low gravity beer. Flavors of burnt grain and ash tray. Nose is vanilla creamy. Ash more than the standard chalk in some dry stouts. Sweet ending. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
Creamy and nutty and well watery. Ok but water is a bit to prominent. No off flavors. Clean. I guess a nice summer porter? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Itzjerm
3
Shades of Pale Jack Wagon Wheat
Typical low gravity beer. Light citrus light foam. Light flavors. Light alcohol. Light rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

tatinek
2
Shades of Pale 4-Play Porter
I bought a six pack of 12oz bottles about two months ago. I drank 5 of them noting that it was an unimpressive beer. At that time it was quite thin for a porter. Today I opened the last bottle and poured about 2oz with instant large foam up to 3/4 line of the glass. It must have had residual sugar in the presence of yeast and over carbonated. I let it set in the fridge for a while then poured the remainder. Still foamy at this pour.
Monday, June 13, 2016

Sledutah
3.7
Shades of Pale Shaggin’ Wagon Stout
On tap at MBBF
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and ashy
Nice

Monday, June 6, 2016