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

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

RobertColianni, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Had this at an Anderson Valley tasting. Was thoroughly blow away by this beer. Upfront you get a massive amount of hops, not overwhelming and extremely pleasant. It gives way to subtle biscuity malt flavors, finishes dry. This is currently one of my favorite pale ales, and I'll write a more in depth review when I get my hands on some cans of my own.

SuperbikeShaun, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

ridgeline23, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

swimfire, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

FHSPSU67, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Modernrickk, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Dchou, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

QueerBeer, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

pkalix, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%

A - Pours a very clear and very light blonde/golden color with 2 fingures of fluffy off white head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Light citrus hops, slightly spicy, light caramel notes. Simple but nice light fresh hop aromas.

T - initially mild citrus notes, spiced hops, rather biscuity and dry. Minimal caramel sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, minimally bitter, not overpowering and doesnt overstay its welcome. Really just enough to keep me picking up the glass and constantly wanting more. Kind of leaves the impression of an english ipa with a much lighter malt character. I dig it

M - Light, crisp and refreshing, well carbed, smooth drinking and definitely begs to be in my mouth. I shall grant it its wish... definitely a solid session brew

O -

MacQ32, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +13.8%

Starts with a large head that settles with a dome in the center. Large, chunky spots for lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy with a light amber/dark gold color.

Nice floral hop aroma comes up first. There's also a nice pale malt base. Balanced.

The flavor leans more to the bitter than the smell suggests. Rich body for the style but with plenty of carbonation. The taste starts with a good pale malt but quickly succumbs to the earthy, bitter (read: biting) hop. Moderate aftertaste of bitterness.

smcolw, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured into an IPA glass.

Look: Light clear rusty tangerine color with a soapy eggshell colored head. Good sudsy retention, big splotches of foamy lacing.

Aroma: A sharp caramel candy sweetness cuts through the hops, but otherwise notes of sharp cheddar cheese, pine, grapefruit.

Taste: Much like the aroma, there's a sweet malt note that balances the hops. There's some sharpness in here that carries a sharp cheddar cheese notion with plenty of grapefruit and pine for a very hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light in body, crisp finish.

Overall: Really loaded with flavor, and it looks great in my IPA glass. Pretty decent session beer.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%

Found this at my house of 1,000 beers in the 10 dollar mix six section. Yes please!

A - Damn can you say over carbonated? I crack the can not shook in the slightest and get a foam party! In the glass I see equal of that with two solid inches of the white head atop of a typical pale ale yellow light tint orange.
S - Well its mellow with nothing standing out and no skunk. Just biscuit malts and mild hop bitterness with some saltine cracker.
T +M - A very smooth pale not as watery as some have said. Pale malts, biscuit flavors, and a twang of hop bitterness just to remind you its a beer. Light and slam able.

Overall it's a very good session pale from a brewery I know and love. And... it's gone! Very chugable beer! Much more hops when you slam it!

DrDemento456, May 22, 2014
Photo of Catracho5
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%

Serving type: Served from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light orange color, less than a finger head on a semi aggressive pour. Lots of carbonation and lots of lacing.

Smell: A small hop aroma, really pleasant, the smell is there, not overwhelming, it doesn't hit hard, but it's a nice hop aroma.

Taste: Taste is bitter, less than some pale ales I have tried, a little hop flavor up front, malt on the backside. This is a 4.2% session pale ale, so the flavors are not as prevalent as an APA that is 5% or above.

Mouthfeel: LIght, easy mouthfeel.

Overall: For what it is a session pale ale, this is outstanding. I hope this remains a year round that is great to keep in the fridge. I would consider this a pale ale that would be a bridge between craft and BMC. A great introduction to craft, something lighter than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Great beer for what it is.

Catracho5, Apr 08, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +9.2%

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering both the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose along with some notes of floral hops.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except the floral hops seem a bit stronger. There is a light amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smells and tastes like it has very fresh hops; I found it to be interesting because the herbal hops were different than you are normally accustomed to seeing in pale ales. The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink.

metter98, Apr 19, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +8.9%

Pours a light orange ish color with a white head and plenty of lace. The aroma is very citrusy and just a hint of sweetness. In the taste, grapefruit pith, herb and dusty pine work well to bridge the gap between pale ale and ipa territory. Light pale malts do a decent job at balancing, but make no mistake this is a hop forward ale. Light to medium bodied with a small hop bite. Overall, this is a very good pale.

Stinkypuss, Apr 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

timontheroad, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Light gold beer under a nice sized head that fades to leave sticky lace patches all over the glass. Aroma is freshly grainy with brisk spicy/grassy hops. Bread dough, toffee, cereal grain, a touch of butter. Taste is evenly dry, refreshing, peppery spice, nice crisp crackery grains and a little bit of light caramel. Texture is smooth with fine carbonation and a softy gritty effect. Pretty good beer. Refreshing and easy drinking.

tastybeer, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

sonofliberty2, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jaydoc, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dipso123, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

baklo, Apr 12, 2014
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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.