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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale - Arbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

33 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 22.09%
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:
Beer added by: Brent on 09-28-2011

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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by TypsiYpsi:
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

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1/5  rDev -70.1%

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOKL: Gushing froth, nice head w/ a semi-clear reddish amber color

SMELL: Nutty, toasted bread crust, fallen apples, vegtal, herbal, mildly spicy

TASTE: Toasted grain, dried grass, nutty yeast, modest hop bitterness, faint broth, ripe pears, herbal, semi-dry toasted finish

Not half-bad, could use a bit less yeast in the bottle and the carbonation was a little too high but all in all I was good with this brew.

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 Acuity
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even the brewer finds this beer a bit hard to categorize, describing it on the website as combining the attributes of an amber ale, an APA and an English brown, calling it a "roasted pale ale." Who knows, this could be the next "Cascadian IPA/black IPA" or "let's put Belgian yeast in everything" craze.

But, I digress. On to the beer, which I thougth was quite good. There is a distinct roasted character to the malt, more toasted wheat bread than the deeper roast you get with porter and stouts. The interplay with the hops was interesting - enough hopping to let you know you are in pale ale territory, but does not go beyond that border. Finish was clean, with a roasted malt afternote. Extra points for creativity.

Photo of radiofish
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of HardyA
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of melissab318
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BellsFan
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of SometimesIfart
2.04/5  rDev -39.1%
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 SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
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 Drk93TT
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
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

Photo of waston
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
2/5  rDev -40.3%

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 twkirkby
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brismit
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chewy6935
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of DannyDan
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours out a red amber hue with a whitehead that maintains good retention and has good lacing too.
S. The aroma has a strong yeast smell along with hints of roasted malts.
T. The taste starts out with some hops followed by some roasted wheat and finishes off with a hint of more hops and some fruit. The taste seems to be quite unique, but very good.
M. The mouthfeel is rather smooth and creamy and very tasty.
O. A very good beer that reminds me of an IPA, Brown and Roasted Ales all combined into one yummy beer.

Photo of JasonR1975
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rich540
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Holland
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice amber/orange/brown color, slightly cloudy, with a one finger head that settles down to a layer of foam on top that stays throughout.

S: smells almost belgian, with the yeast seemingly a big part of it. I expected more roasted malt flavor - only a hint. Some apple, sourness, and bitterness.

T: The taste is a bit weird. First I get the tastes of what I just smelled combined, except the bitterness. That's next. Then comes the roasted malt flavors, and finally a funky aftertaste that I don't have the vocab to describe - kind of sour, leaves you wanting to sip again. Not bad.

M: medium body with a slurry of bubbles. Nice. Just thick enough to leave an aftertaste of that fruitiness.

O: solid beer, far better than I expected. Still not the best in the world, but I'd have this again. Interesting take on whatever category it's in. I might just call it an Amber Ale and be done with it, since it's much closer to that than a Pale Ale.

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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