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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale AleHighway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale

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80
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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 03-10-2014)
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

dertyd, Friday at 04:36 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

LooseMoose1978, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Poupae, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Store label date of 05.01.14.
Poured from a 12 oz can into a tumbler on 06.06.14.

A: See through gold body. 2 finger head that retains well.

S: Strong grapefruit. Citrus.

T: Flower and sweet malt dominate. Grapefruit and spices are subtle.

M: Crisp. Watery, but it is a session pale ale.

O: This one is balanced. It is not as strong in flavor as other session pale ales, but it is still good.

Rating: B, 85/100.

WAbeerfiend, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Thanks to Joe for this one!
Served in a mason jar glass at Bottles in Lemont.

As an amateur Columbus hop grower, I wondered how a commercial 100% Columbus hop beer would taste. Turns out it was fairly average, but if this was released in the spring, it was probably a good 6 months old at this point.

Poured a brilliantly clear gold orange. Fluffy foam that formed crags and irregular peaks that rose above the rim of the glass, leaving behind lots of soapy lacing.

Aroma was of a pretty typical pale ale. Mild malt sweetness and a light green floral hop note. Pretty removed from what Columbus smell like, likely due to the age.

Taste was pleasant and fairly simple, pale malt and a floral green hop bitterness that was moderate, and lingered into the dry finish. Light bodied and easily drinkable. Hope to catch this one next year when fresh.

emerge077, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of ryanjtravis
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

For a session pale ale, this thing packs a ton of flavor. This stands right up there with Founders All Day IPA.

ryanjtravis, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a finger of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is bright orange, lemon and grapefruit.
The taste is mild lemon bitterness at first, slight honey sweet in the middle, finishes with a mild dry bitterness. Nice and easy.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
Tasty for a "session" or otherwise.

Fatehunter, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

MarshMan71, Sep 27, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

jaswilson2, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

This came out of the cooler at The Fridge and then got set aside as the bottles built up to the point that I held a CANcerted purge over the summer to be able to get The CANQuest ™ back on track. It’s good to be back!

From the CAN: “Bahl Hornin’ since 1987”; “Brewed with 100% Columbus hops and loaded with hop flavor and aroma, Keebarlin’ Plae Ale takes aim at what a session ale should be. No matter where you’re headed, our Highway 128 Series paves the way for a ‘slow lope’n beeson tree.’* *(That’s Boontling for ‘smooth ride’)”.; “Highway 128 Boonville Session Series”; “Solar Powered Brewery”.

The Crack! was another explosive affair with regard to their Hwy. 128 session series. Not only was it filled to the tippy-top, but once it was opened, it would not stop foaming through the opening. This, of course, put the kibosh to any thought of an inverted Glug and I went with a gentle pour, instead. This still created two fingers of dense, puffy, bone-white head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 – 5). Nose was slightly piney, kind of dank and definitely earthy. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was quite earthy, like fresh herbs right out of the garden. Dank, slightly minty, a little bit of garlic, all present in the mouth. Finish was dry and left a very earthy taste behind and my first belch really intensified the garlic flavor, although not as sharp as in Gubna. As a non-brewing hophead, I am always interested in trying these varietal IPAs to get a better sense of what each hop strain brings to the beer. Loads of sticky lacing were left in the glass in its wake. This was an interesting beer, but although it qualifies as “Sessionable”, one would probably be enough for me.

woodychandler, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

hilgart1, Sep 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +1.1%

Rmbuns, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

JimGlonke, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Latarnik, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

BigTrubble, Aug 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

JohnK17, Aug 26, 2014
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3.11/5  rDev -10.6%

Up front I have to say that this is the worst product yet from Anderson valley. It looks like an IPA but the head is foamy with big bubbles. The aroma is mild and subdued.

The taste is dry and boring like many of the new breed of sessionable things that are sometimes called APA. They really should be called lapa for light. This thing is firing on two cylinders.

The aftertaste is that dry hoppy finish with not enough malt. All the hops used in this are just kind of wrong anyway. I do not recommend this. If someone were new to craft beers this would be a bad way to go, you'd be better off with something more substantial. If you love craft beers I don't know how you could like this.

schoolboy, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

zestar, Aug 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

PPartlow, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

zeff80, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mikeincharleston, Aug 14, 2014
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3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Light breadyness.

T: Grassyness, breadyness, some grainy notes up front., plus leafy hops. Astringency as this warms, grassiness & more leafy hops, dryness too. Finishes with a little pear, leafy & woody hops, plus dryness, plus more astrigency

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation, not a fan of the balance

This a disappointment, was hoping for far more, hops are just not in my happy place at all. Great, I have 5 more of these to drink...

russpowell, Aug 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

KlayWey, Aug 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 03, 2014
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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.