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Gale Force India Style Pale Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Gale Force India Style Pale AleGale Force India Style Pale Ale

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jreitman on 08-03-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An average, pleasant IPA. Poured from a 12 oz bottle, obtained at Total Wine Chesapeake, into a pint glass. Slightly hazy coppery color with a big (hard pour) off white head. Average retention and some lacing. Smell is pretty mild, mostly biscuity malts.

Tastes pretty good. This is a balanced IPA not a hop bomb. THe biscuity/bready malts are front and center. There is some undefined bitterness in the finish. No pine or citrus focus, just some bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery up front, better as you drink more. Still crisp and refreshing though.

Nothing special, but goes well with food, not a bad beer.

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22 oz bomber pours a medium amber with decent but rapidly dissapating head. Aroma is grainy malt, not much in the way of citrus or pine. Taste is sharp malt with a metallic off-flavor, hops are bitter but not particularly flavorful. This one has a nasty aftertaste that unfortunately won't let go of my tongue. Overall very dissapointing. I used to work very close to Scuttlebutt before moving to Texas and always regretted not checking them out (although I was into craftbeer much at the time). Based on this beer I wasn't missing anything...

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IPA from the Pacific Northwest, those are phrases you want to hear together. This Washignton based brewery bottles their version in a 22 ounce bottle. Hoppy daze, and on to the beer:

The orangish copper color with yellow hues isn't much of a surprise per style, as is the good head retention and lace. The nose, which is rather malty with a pinch of hops, is a surprise. The doughy sweetness and dry caramel provide the wave for the aroma. There are gentle brushes of hop cones found, but at this point it's smelling more like an APA.

A malt forward IPA. Big and doughy sweetness at the base, caramel, a snap of hops and grapefruit, and a touch of ash make this a tolerable beer. For what it's worth, the hop intensity is a little stronger in the taste than in the nose. It's lighter medium bodied with a slight creaminess, with gentle carbonation. Easy to drink as well.

A decent little beer, but the debate will range whether it's an IPA or APA. My bottle wasn't dated, so who knows who young or old my bottle was.

Gale Force India Style Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.