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On-On Ale - Arctic Craft Brewery

On-On AleOn-On Ale

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 12.08%


Brewed by:
Arctic Craft Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 11-20-2007)
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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by Beefeater57:
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Beefeater57

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy, muddy brown color that is reddish amber in light. Decent head with little retention.

S: Fresh, clean smell but nothing pops out. I obviously can detect malts, and yeast, but not getting anything distinct. It just smells like beer.

T: Very mild sweetness from the malts. Hop flavors are herbal, slighty grassy. There is a slight nuttiness/biscuit flavor I'm getting from the malts as well. Like the smell, I'm not picking up any strong flavors.

M: Body is borderline thin, but it is smooth.

D: A great beer to drink with pretzels, but not much going on with it. It's drinkable, just not complicated. Would have liked more developed flavors from this one...

Serving type: can

03-31-2009 20:24:22 | More by Beefeater57
More User Reviews:
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rowew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Found this in Denver for the first time recently. Pours a muddy amber, thin head. Smell is a bit of hops, and it almost seems to be wheat? Flavor is all over the place, this reminds me of bad homebrew. Definitely not recommended, I'm not sure whats wrong with this one - but I hope the rest of the beers Arctic puts out are better?

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 01:15:33 | More by rowew
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a deceptive beer. It looks awesome, smells good, but tastes very bland and average. I wish they would have tried a little harder on the only beer they openly sell at stores. For seven fifty for a eight pack can you really complain? It's a bargain for the price.

Serving type: can

02-07-2009 02:27:19 | More by chugalug06
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joe1510

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz Can

Another thanks goes out to russpowell for sending this can of craft brew my way, thanks Russ! On-on Ale pours surprisingly dark amber with moderate amount of haze. The ecru head grew to two fingers on the pour and receded quickly to a skim coat and collar. A spot or two of lace is left behind s this beer disappears.

The bottle labels this as an American Pale Ale although it looks and smells much more like an amber to me. Toasty grains and slight caramel show more then anything else but there is a slight citric hoppiness. There seems to be a little earthiness or mustiness to this beer that doesn't gel well with the other aromas.

The earthiness is back in the flavor but even more pronounced. The earthiness seems a bit dirty but it does stay in the back and the maltiness quickly pushes it out of the way. Lightly toasted grains and caramel lead the way just like the aroma suggested but there's a surprising citric quality on the finish in the form of orange juice and overripe pineapple. This is a decent brew but that odd earthiness throws me for a loop even though it quickly disappears.

The body of this beer is on the thin side and the carbonation is too biting on the swallow. The aggressive carbonation becomes prickly on the back of the tongue.

This beer has a decent flavor but nothing I would seek out. I could drink a couple in a sitting but one is enough for now. Thanks for the new brew Russ!

Serving type: can

10-10-2008 00:41:46 | More by joe1510
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Wasatch

Utah

3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks goes out to russpowell for this brew.

Pours a real nice hazy amber color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which does leave some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, and sour. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, very slightly sour, not as much as the scent, with a little bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable, this is not too bad, kinda tasty.

Serving type: can

08-20-2008 01:36:26 | More by Wasatch
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well somebody had to be first to review Arctic's canned offerings, here goes:

Pours caramel/brown with 3+ fingers of tan head. Average lacing & minimal head retention

S: Biscuitty malt & some fruittyness

T: Biscuityy malt, dryness, metallic & herbal hops up front. Slight pear flavor & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes with a bit of brown sugar dryness, pears, apricot & leafy hops

MF: Light/medium bodied with fairly vigirous
carbonation & kind of wet

Drinks alright, but either more malt or hops needed here kind of a boring offering. Seems more English than American in character. Let's see the helles or milk stout in cans next!

Serving type: can

08-01-2008 05:06:48 | More by russpowell
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andreasmwatt

Colorado

3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very nice dark copper color. Great Head, did not dissipate too fast.

S - More of a florally smell. Not too strong but there is a presence.

T - Tastes like it smells, florally. Very light hops. Not too much there.

M - A little bit on the bitter side, but stays true all the way through.

D - Could have a few. I like this beer more than others that have rated ot for the fact that it has a high drinkability to it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2008 00:55:49 | More by andreasmwatt
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rye726

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

An average pale ale. Amber color with not much of a head. The nose was a good mixture of bready malts and mild hops. The flavor was subtle, but well balanced. Not too hoppy with some sweet malts. Body lacks quality carbonation. A good drinkable brew though. I guess they use it for beer pong down there.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 22:25:29 | More by rye726
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Norsebrew

Colorado

2.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried a pint at the brewery. The color was red/amber with a 1 finger head and OK lacing. The flavor was mildly hoppy but it did not seem fresh and crisp. This brew was just average for me, and I probably won't buy another pint of it again.

Arctic will be distributing this brew in cans soon according to the brewery bartender.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2008 20:17:01 | More by Norsebrew
On-On Ale from Arctic Craft Brewery
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