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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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28 Ratings

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 23.15%
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 Jason


3.53/5  rDev +9%

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.

02-28-2012 03:47:19 | More by Jason
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1/5  rDev -69.1%

01-07-2012 18:26:55 | More by WuAnquo1
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

11-10-2012 19:32:04 | More by Acuity
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

09-28-2011 13:02:02 | More by Brent
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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

07-09-2013 01:38:49 | More by radiofish
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-27-2013 01:46:33 | More by HardyA
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-07-2012 03:47:22 | More by melissab318
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

01-08-2012 03:12:52 | More by BellsFan
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1.94/5  rDev -40.1%

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.

02-25-2013 07:04:34 | More by SometimesIfart
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3.56/5  rDev +9.9%

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

05-31-2013 13:18:43 | More by SportsandJorts
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3.78/5  rDev +16.7%

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

10-17-2012 00:28:02 | More by Drk93TT
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

09-18-2013 01:04:00 | More by waston
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

04-10-2012 21:02:04 | More by Calculat0r
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2/5  rDev -38.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-06-2012 22:22:30 | More by twkirkby
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

11-12-2013 03:08:18 | More by chewy6935
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3.9/5  rDev +20.4%

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.

12-10-2011 01:53:08 | More by DannyDan
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

04-14-2012 00:57:44 | More by Rich540
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

10-11-2011 00:55:52 | More by Holland
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3.55/5  rDev +9.6%

A somewhat unique one. Pours reddish amber with fluffy head. Lacing abounds as the aroma of roasty malt and light pine hops comes off the top. Very roasted toffee and fruit flavor up front, and strong bitter finish that lingers on the palate for a good while. Medium bodied, high carbonation, and not super sessionable but very interesting. I liked this one or its unique flavors but otherwise not sure I want to come back to it.

02-15-2012 22:22:58 | More by BMMillsy
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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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