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Pathfinder Pale Ale - Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Pathfinder Pale AlePathfinder Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-13-2013)
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

spycow, Oct 11, 2014
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Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

it pours amber pale, with a slight haze, and a finger width tan head. It has fruity aroma, with a strong taste of light grains/herbs, with a diminish or muted fruit taste. It has little or no bite, no metallic edge, and has a bitter after taste. not really filling and leaves the mouth dry.

ChristopherWIU-UTPA, Apr 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

clager, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

DCdevyl78, Jan 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

CaryBrew92, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

FirstBrewsoon, Nov 27, 2013
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Danielr26, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Tracker83, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

marcb105, Oct 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

scootercrabb, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

sgoro, Oct 05, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with coded date 130624 printed on the label. Not sure if that's a best by date or a born on date, so whatever. Acquired at the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack. I just recently tried the Saugatuck + Binny's Hopfinder collaboration, and I liked it a lot, so I'm excited to see what we have here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Hmm, strange. Pours about five parts of fluffy rocky cavernous off-white head to about one parts lemony orange colored beer body. Becomes a darker cloudier orange when I pour the rest of the bottle. Epically frothy head with good staying power. Fat fluffy lacing.

S - Smell is light and bready. Lemon zest. Grassy. Earthy. Some yeasty pineapple fruit presence.

T - Taste is very light, crisp, and bready / malty. Not a lot of the lemon zest or other fruit presence comes through much in the taste. Minimal fruit or hops detectable in the taste.

M - Feel is extremely dry and bready. High carbonation could probably be toned down a bit.

Overall, I definitely prefer the Saugatuck + Binny's Hopfinder collaboration over this one. It started out strong, but failed to deliver. Easy drinking with a moderate 4.90% abv, I would have no trouble sessioning this beer, but the flavor could stand to be amped up some.

Saugatuck Pathfinder Pale Ale ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Kerrie, Aug 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
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hilgart1, Jun 22, 2013
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Pathfinder Pale Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.