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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale - Arbor Brewing Company

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale AleArbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

12 Reviews
THE BROS
80
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 38
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.48%
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 38
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.7%

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of pat61
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

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. (410 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (722 characters)

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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2.04/5  rDev -44.3%
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. (382 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
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 (574 characters)

Photo of Drk93TT
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
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 (562 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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2/5  rDev -45.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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. (400 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.88/5  rDev +6%
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. (517 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Arbor Brewing Red Snapper Roasted Pale Ale from Arbor Brewing Company
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