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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale - Arbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

32 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 22.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brent on 09-28-2011)
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Photo of mchegash
4.18/5  rDev +24.8%

Appearance - 4/5
Pours a muddy orange-red-brown color. Hazy. Can see a small amount of carbonation bubbles rising up at a slower than typical rate. Minimal head. I really like the color of the beer, it's very complex and multifaceted.

Smell - 4.25/5
Smells of the sweet maltiness of an amber ale, a bit a pale-ale hoppiness. Chocolate/roastiness, like you would get in a porter or stout. Like the color, the smell is complex and multifacted as well. I approve.

Taste - 4.4/5
Chocolate and roasty/smoky flavors, combined with a nicely balanced level of hoppiness. Sweet citrusy maltiness as well. Essentially tastes like the smell, but with more pronounced roasty/smokiness. I really like the complexity of the flavors. The roasty/smokiness makes it seem like I'm drinking a porter or a stout, but then the hoppiness comes along and reminds me I'm drinking a PA.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium in body. Very crisp, light to medium carbonation, which is nicely balanced with the brew. I love the combination of the crispiness and the light to medium body, combined with the smokiness.

Overall - 4.3/5
This is a good roasty/smoky beer which is not super heavy like a lot of porters or stouts. If I want a smokier tasting brew, but want to drink something lighter in body, this would be an excellent choice. I like the roasty/smoky taste in combination with the light to medium level of hoppiness. This is a very well done beer, with several different flavors and styles working together to make a complex and delicious brew.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%

Nose: starts with unmalted grain nose, some roast.
brilliant chestnut, 2”off-white with a slight tan tint, finely bubbled foam cap. Lacy
Palate: some roasted malt, almost like germinated barley just as it is starting to kiln, starts very creamy, and then there are a host of roast flavors with a touch of green or very lightly roasted grains. Moderate hop accent on the finish.
Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of Billet
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Great Pale Ale with hints of a Red or Amber Ale. The smell is of pale malts with some light fruity esters. The taste is more complex, it starts out like a pale then turns to a more bitter bite with a roasted malt backbone. There is a definite bitterness to this beer, but also a malty and fruity/spiciness to it. It has a really nicely balanced combination of flavors. I like it more every year.

Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of cl3
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored beer with a big bubbled ivory colored head. Roasted grain nose with some faint smoke. Full flavored beer with strong citrus/grapefruit hops over a light toasted bread/caramel maltiness. There is an almost smoky sense to it. Some fruit, acidity, and a long bitter grapefruit rind finish. this is a solid, creative beer.

Photo of Agentveba
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of chewy6935
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of GRBLUE12
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of HardyA
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of waston
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BlissJunkie
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of radiofish
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a deep blood red. not quite clear. a small bubbly head that leaves nothing behind

Smell: citrusy and piney hops. some toastiness

Taste: strong citrus initially followed by a mixture of pine and toasted malts. the overall flavor is dominated by the hops. I'd prefer a weaker home profile to showcase those grains

Mouthfeel: pretty light, extremely bitter and resinous

Overall: I usually like a pale that showcases another aspect and uses the hops to balance and flavor. this seem to have an opposite approach. its a pretty good beer, just not exactly my style

Photo of SometimesIfart
1.94/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

A - Pours a dark gold with a good sized white head that left no lacing.

S - Light roasted malt and banana, along with a very small amount of Mango.

T - Starts off with a massive roastiness, followed by some slight grapefruit. Wayyy too roasted in my opinion.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, It tasted like roasted rotten banana. I wouldn't have it again.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Acuity
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Drk93TT
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a single to try it out.. definitely glad I did

A: Pours a light brownish red color with very frothy head, creamy looking in fact. very thick and full.

S: Roasted malt, even a hint of carmel and apple like spices

T: This is where its a very complex brew... has a hop tinge to it.. and almost mixes a malty flavor with a light version of a pale ale... very hard to put my finger on the taste of this one.... unique indeed.

M: Medium carbonation, roasted flavor... leaves a dry malty aftertaste

O: Great brew, a must try. Complex and creative flavor

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Rich540
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +19.4%

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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