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Crosscut Pale Ale - Lift Bridge Brewery

Crosscut Pale AleCrosscut Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10.83%


Brewed by:
Lift Bridge Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously Drifter Pale Ale.

(Beer added by: mothman on 12-13-2008)
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Reviews by BuckeyeNation:
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pumpkin orange with honeycomb highlights and multiple sites of carbonation generation on the bottom of the glass. The compact, ecru-colored crown has quality texture and is doing a fine job with respect to lace deposition.

Does an APA that uses both Cascade and grapefruit zest smell even more like grapefruit? Not in this case it doesn't. In fact, I wouldn't have guessed C-hops at all. Golden malts and fruity-musky hops are a pleasant combination, but that's as far as it goes.

Crosscut Pale Ale is pretty good beer that doesn't immediately shiver me timbers, so let's see how the next 11 ounces goes. Since it doesn't taste like there's a ton of hops in here, might some of those 55 IBUs be coming from bitter citrus zest? It's possible.

The malts are modestly toasted-earthy and lend a little background sweetness that plays well off a bitterness that takes increasing charge as the mouthfeel progresses. Sure, CPA tastes like grapefruit peel, but not to the extent that a grapefruit peel-added ale should.

The next highest taste score is within reach... falling just short. Gotta reward drinkability then. The mouthfeel is roughly medium for the style/ABV and the bubbles add plenty of energy without adding too much.

My first Lift Bridge brew (thanks feloniousmonk) is a relatively well-crafted offering that never really delivers on the promise of being a grapefruit bomb. Okay, so that wasn't their promise, but more like my hope.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 12:29:54 | More by BuckeyeNation
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"1362 B2 1240" ink-jetted on the bottom of the bottle, if it's a Julian date, the bottle is over a year old. Purchased at Casanovas.

Very dark reddish orange color, it looks brown in indirect light. Sticky lace that coats the glass in sheets, fairly good surface coverage. Average clarity with some rising carb trails visible.

Smells like bready malt, a little floral note from the hops, herbal Cascade, vague citrus.

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Crosscut Pale Ale from Lift Bridge Brewery
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