Standing Wave Pale Ale - Kannah Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.01%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
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.

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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.

Photo of batt6343
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.64/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Standing Wave Pale Ale from Kannah Creek Brewing Company
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