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Cucapá Chupacabras Pale Ale - Cucapá Brewing Company

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Cucapá Chupacabras Pale AleCucapá Chupacabras Pale Ale

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2008)
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3/5  rDev -13%

Kirian, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Hegon, Jun 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

SocalKicks, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

EOC, Jun 12, 2013
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3.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Explodes out of bottle with two mugs (never seen this before) of light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose and flavor is hops and caramel. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

jdhilt, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Kmat10, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

tastyville, May 14, 2013
Photo of keeganfrank
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-orange ale with a thick, foamy lather of head that takes ages to dissipate. Aromas of sweet citrus and bread and flavors of lemon, berries and sweet bread. Despite the deep colors and thick head, it has a light and crisp body. I've never been impressed by a beer from Mexico before; this was a pleasant surprise.

keeganfrank, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

GermanAlcazar, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Kunstman, Apr 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

ejimhof, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

jaimenavarrog, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

t0rin0, Nov 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

closisinthehouse, Oct 12, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71%

eugeniogp, Oct 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

maddog4never, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Suigintou92, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

schopenhauerale, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

DGR, Aug 02, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Since this is a West Coast (Baja) Mexican beer, it's not surprising that it's actually a lot like a West Coast style pale ale. Pours a rich coppery colour, not unlike an amber. The nose is alive with bright hop aromas—pine, citrus, tropical fruits. For just a 5.8% ABV pale ale it has quite a lot of body. It has a nice creaminess to it as well, and the finish is bracingly bitter.

CookstLiquor, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

standardcherry, May 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up during a trip to Baton Rouge.

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly sweet and has a lot of sugar, toffee and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is fairly similar, with some biscuit and toffee malt. The beer is very dry and there is not much, if any, hop flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Domochevsky, May 09, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - the first bomber, I believe, for Mexican craft beer in these environs. And the Chupacabras only resonates to me as an X-Files reference (at least it's not a Simpsons' one, though if I checked, it probably could be....)

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper hue, with two fingers of fuzzily foamy off-white head, which settles apace, leaving an undulating frosted shoreline of lace around the glass.

It smells of biscuity grain, a bit of caramel, and fruity, floral hops. Very familiar, somehow. Anyways, the taste is fruity, grainy, bready malt, and did I say fruity? I did? Okay, so this fruit is kind of peppery too, keeping things on a more even keel, some noble hop bitterness adding to the more or less fruitful (!) leveling effort.

The carbonation is pleasantly peppy, the body an aspiring medium weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes just off-dry, the fruity malt gaining more black pepper in furthering its outshining of the relatively mild hop showing.

A decent pale ale, the American-level (for the style) booze hard to discern, if at all. Nice balance and integration of the main players, with a decent spiciness. Keep 'em comin', mis amigos...

biboergosum, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
Cucapá Chupacabras Pale Ale from Cucapá Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.