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Standing Wave Pale Ale - Kannah Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kannah Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Rich amber in color with a distinctive hoppy characteristic, our Standing Wave Pale Ale is brewed in a traditional English style with Crystal malts and a select variety of American hops. Its complex malty flavor, crisp hop balance and inviting aroma make sipping this ale a real pleasure for the senses.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2005)
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Reviews by Thads324:
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3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A : pours a lovely brassy gold, slightly off white head that is pillowy and doesn't really go anywhere. Bottle date says 10•10•13
S: bready malts, piney hops, a hint of light honey sweetness.
T: solid base malt transitions to zippy and peppery hops. Bitter pine and leaf in the middle on top of honey like sweetness. Ends a bit musty as expected from the age.
M: medium bodied, with a bit more carbonation than usual. Lingering bitterness.

A pretty solid pale ale. Very hoppy for a regular pale, even with the age of it. If I had to guess I'd say the abv is somewhere in the low 5 area. I also like the camping/outdoorsy label.

Thads324, Feb 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

LXIXME, Aug 23, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The Standing Wave is ok...the beer poured a hazy amber with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent is slightly bitter from the hops. The taste starts malty then finishes bitter...their is a slight pine twang throughout. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall this would be fine to session, but its not a beer that is going to knock anyone's sox off.

WoodBrew, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

pagesofphotographs, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of antott0523
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Off-white head that settles to a thin veil. Leaves a decent amount of lace. Translucent dried apricot color with virtually no visible carbonation.

S: Hop forward aromas of grapefruit, and some tropical fruit notes like mango. A hint of blueberry. Some sweeter malt notes of caramel.

T: Moderate hop notes of grapefruit, again a hint of tropical fruits. Some sweeter malt notes as well.

M: Deceivingly carbonated based on the appearance. Moderate thickness.

D: I received this beer as part of a beer of the month club. It is a solid pale ale (though it kind of drinks like an IPA). I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of this beer, considering the plethora of weak pale ales out there. Nice job, Kannah. If I could buy the beer here I would as a go to pale ale.

antott0523, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Gregvg, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ChipChaight, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of MisterFuzz
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MisterFuzz, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

TeachChefs, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Schmidty3, Apr 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

trebbates, Jul 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

DustinSWB, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of Gavage
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy dark ornage color with a 3" head that lasts a long time. Moderate lace paints the glass.

Smell: bread and a bit of citrus comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, bread, orange, a hint of lemon zest, golden apples, and a mild bitterness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some mild dryness arriving late. Short lasting aftertaste,

Overall: an easy to drink pale ale. Decent flavor profile.

Gavage, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

famous_mortimur, Sep 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

jaswilson2, Apr 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Robloc303, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

scripna, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Mebuzzard, Oct 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

purppy, May 07, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

habaceeba, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of iSip
4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kannah Creek Brewery Standing Wave Pale Ale: Some friends my wife and I were visiting in Grand Junction, Colorado took us to the local brewpub, Kannah Creek. I am not one to review beers at brewpubs, as my focus is usually the company and the food, which distracts one from a mindful assessment of the beer at hand. But at Kannah Creek the Standing Wave Pale Ale was fantastic, so merits a mention here. Golden in body, with a nice head that laces the glass, the Standing Wave Pale Ale has a presence in the aroma department. Flavor fits my idea of a Pale Ale like a glove: delicate hoppy notes on top a smooth structured malt base. Really a joy to enjoy! If in Grand Junction, check out Kannah Creek.

iSip, Oct 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

j0hnc2468, Apr 25, 2014
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ONEBEERGIRL, Jun 30, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big, white, rocky and creamy head sits atop a clear, honey-amber colored body. Light and gently sweet malt aroma with a subtle floral and pine scented hop presence. Warm honey and biscuit flavors with a nice hop bitterness at the finish. Crisp, clean, dry finish.

This beer is very approachable and a nice, easy drinking pale ale. There is a mellow fruitiness that peeks out after the beer has warmed up in the glass that adds some additional complexity to the mix. Overall, nicely balanced with respectable complexity.

beergoot, Dec 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

knicks19947, Oct 30, 2014
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Standing Wave Pale Ale from Kannah Creek Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.