Golden Mariner Pale Ale - Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
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Reviews by PorterLambic:
3.86/5 rDev +20.6%
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.
01-01-2014 19:49:04 | More by PorterLambic
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3.3/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
10-28-2013 21:24:23 | More by oberon
2.83/5 rDev -11.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Ninkasi Pint Glass at the Bella Mar.
A: Pours golden amber. One finger head. Tight, frothy lacing. Both which last an average amount of time. Light orange-like hues to the body.
S: dirty hops, bright pine, citrus blend. Alcohol has a heavy presence, but not overbearing.
T: not great. All the bad things about the smell hit you in one fell swoop.
AT: at least the after taste is nice. Orange flavor with refreshing afters, but still with the tangy, scratchy onset feel of a pale. almost IPA'ish.
O: been drinking the flip out of Rainier and the like of late, only reviewed a couple beers the last few months. Saw a sixer of this at the Sehome Haggen and decided to snag it. Not great for a local beer, I've had Scuttlebutt before and don't remember it being this much of a turnoff. I'll question grabbing their label again after this little kerfuffle. Not a terrible beer, especially at 7.99/six-pack, just nowhere near a great one.
06-25-2014 22:35:35 | More by thatruth
3.13/5 rDev -2.2%
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...
09-02-2013 06:02:22 | More by hopwave
3.13/5 rDev -2.2%
22oz bottle poured to pint shaker
Pours a nice red-gold, lightly hazed. Thick creamy off white head, maybe a finger and a half that seems more persistent then most PA's. Leaves a significant lacing.
Aroma is yeasty and bready with a few muddled hop points, primarily orange. You can smell the alcohol
Taste is sweet with a nice hop bite in the aftertaste... warm orange danish, a little pine and cedar.
Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a pale, but that body props up that awesome head, I suppose.
Overall, very good, not great. Appearance is nearly flawless, but the aroma and flavor is a step down. More of a "tweener" brew between PA and IPA... indeed I might have rated it a tad higher as an IPA
07-25-2014 01:07:52 | More by ryannosaurus
3.03/5 rDev -5.3%
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.
01-06-2014 21:49:53 | More by ThisWangsChung
Golden Mariner Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.