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Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale - Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

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Pinnacle Peak Pale AlePinnacle Peak Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
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11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harmon Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-06-2003)
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mfavoino:
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mfavoino

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at The Hub in Tacoma on 1/17/12.

Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color. Very little head to my pour.

Smell: A citrusy, orange sweetness. Couldn't detect much of a hop presence.

Taste: A nice sweetness to it that has lemon and orange flavors to it. There is some hop bitterness on the front end, but it is minimal. Fresh and more flavorful than I expected from a low abv APA.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation and the minimal hops provide little bitterness. Drinkers that prefer almost no bitterness to their beers would likely enjoy this quality.

Overall: For an APA, I expect more of a hop bite to a beer. That said, a sessionable beer that is redeemed by its delicious citrus flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-19-2012 19:14:02 | More by mfavoino
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a honey color with godd carbonationa nd a anice white head

S: Nose is sweet, hoppy, very aromatic, grains and light citrus

T: Sweet, honey, fruits anf floral notes

M: Light on the booze, easy to drink, light body

O: Went down way to easy and it had loads of flavor and hops for such a low ABV beer. Try it.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2011 02:43:53 | More by barleywinefiend
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froghop

Washington

3.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a pale amber with a medium size white head, and very good lacing.

smell is faint, grain, some citrus, slight hops, and malt in the back.

taste is crisp yet creamy, some grain, nice citrus, and some sweet malt, ends a little bitter and somewhat dry.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 17:02:19 | More by froghop
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explosivebeer

Washington

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Harmon Brewery. This one has a hazy orange color with very minimal aroma. It's smooth and malty, with very little hop presence. It comes across very sessionable, although some more hoppiness and/or bitterness would be nice. All in all, a nice, smooth beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2008 03:13:32 | More by explosivebeer
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unexpectedly flavorful and fresh with a prominent lemony component. This unfiltered ale of burnished lemon-gold is notable for its overall smoothness and pour-me-another drinkability. The bittering is punctual, but it’s nice to see a pale ale whose hop character is wisely designed to integrate, not overpower, and Pinnacle shows some restraint on late-boil hop theater. The slightly punky yeasted aroma is reminiscent of an ESB, though the body is built of brighter malts and accented with deft citric hopping. In this sense it differs from many pale ales in the region, but the total design and easy quaffability make this a very smart session ale.

Rolls off the tongue like...aw, nevermind.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2006 06:01:10 | More by RedDiamond
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eballard

Washington

2.55/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a cloudy tan color. It is clearly not as filtered as their other beers. It has a sweet pungent smell. There’s a sweet malt flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy. This was a little hard for me to drink with the bitter after taste. I may need to try it again with something sweet to eat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2006 05:22:39 | More by eballard
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22 oz. bomber.

Hazy yellowish hue, bone-white, rocky head.

Aroma: soft hops, lean citrus, lemon and orange, quiet and pleasant.

Taste/mouthfeel: big, bitterness up at the top, pucker and wince, then it winds down. Too, too sour, as well. Not a pleasant experience, actually. Malt is light, body is not firm enough to provide adequate resistence to this intense unrelenting citric bitter bite. Gets mild after that first swallow, but it continues beating the tongue, and it's a bit tough to take.

Halfway in, and it's toned down a touch, but it still makes for a miss off the mark of a pale ale.

"A finely balance session brew. rich golden color, firm body, hopped with Cascade." Well, something went wrong here. Balance isn't fine, can't imagine a session with this sourness, and ...wooo! Just took another sip...still alarmingly sour! Something is amiss, somewhere...sorry, I tried my best to like it!

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 06:27:41 | More by feloniousmonk
Pinnacle Peak Pale Ale from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.