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Golden Mariner Pale Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

Golden Mariner Pale AleGolden Mariner Pale Ale

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14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 14.6%


Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopwave on 09-02-2013)
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Braz:
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Braz

Washington

4/5  rDev +24.2%

09-29-2013 22:28:24 | More by Braz
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ThisWangsChung

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3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky orange color. The head...well, there isn't much head - not even a finger high. It's off-white shade with terrible retention and almost zero lacing behind. When given an aggressive pour, the head does end up at a finger high, uniformly textured (which is a good indicator of "NEEDS MOAR HOPS"), and still poorly retaining. It actually leaves a touch of lacing behind in this state.

S: This smells extremely malty. There are some hints of citrusy hops, but mostly it's a butt-load of toffee, bread, and earth. Seemingly English-style in approach; this doesn't so much disappoint me as it does realign my expectations.

T: Malts hit first with plenty of toffee and earth. It's hop character is subtle at best, but there is a noticeable citrusy quality to the finish. Once it warms up, its malt backbone just steamrolls over everything. There isn't much complexity or balance to help keep the malts in check, either.

M: There isn't much carbonation here - but hey, it fits the English approach, amirite? Despite its heavy-handed malt backbone, it has a rather dry and crisp feel. While the malts win out over the unfiltered-ness, it's still a pleasant drink.

O: An over-malted pale ale? An under-hopped IPA? Or maybe it's just "English-style"? Whatever it is, it isn't great. But, it isn't bad, either - especially for $2.50 a bomber. While it's too malty for me to purchase again even at its great price, I'd still reckon it's worth purchasing once.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium honey color with an off-white/light tan head of no great height, 1/4" at most. Retention is poor, dropping to a thin film quickly. No real lace left behind, either.
Smell is a decent blend of malt and hops with the hops leading slightly. Lighter notes of green tea, citrus and wood are teased out eventually.
Taste is hoppy, malty, citrus, and whiskey. Well balanced with a fairly sizable alcohol bloom that gives away the 7.1% ABV and is reminiscent of an Imperial IPA. Nice.
Very nicely warming on a New Years Day (watching hockey at The Big House). Medium + body with a restrained effervescence that still helps keep it from being cloying or sticky. Very well done, folks.

Serving type: bottle

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oberon

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3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a standard pint glass a dull medium golden with a thin wispy white head is gone quickly atop.Aromas are fruity with alot of caramel sweetness,faint earthy/leafy hops are there as well.Quite sweet on the palate with caramel biscuit standing out most,some grain in the finish aoong with some sweet alcohol,the hops are light providing some earthiness.To me it's like an amped up English style pale but with even more sweetness.Eh it's ok but not like some of the other Scuttlebutt stuff that I actually liked.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle into a standard pint glass...

Golden pour with a small white head... smell/taste is muddy hops with a touch of grain in at the end... feels rather heavy and just okay for me... if your looking for a nice summer sipper pale ale this is not it. and weighing in at 7.1 won't feel like it either... might get a better score from me if it was labeled a IPA but just slightly...

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 06:02:22 | More by hopwave
Golden Mariner Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.