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

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79
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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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Photo of tone77
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Yes, you guessed it. Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of citrus, hops. Taste is hoppy and bitter up front, giving way to some citrus and malts. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a satisfying beer.

tone77, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of waughbrew
3/5  rDev -13.5%

waughbrew, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of timontheroad
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

timontheroad, Jul 02, 2014
Photo of Razorback09
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Razorback09, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

dogfishandi, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Kegatron, Jun 29, 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 mastodonj
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

See the review by 8stringfan. He nailed it.
I think people need to realize that this is an attempt to be a low abv session ale.
So, yeah, it's hard to do without a watery feel.
It's mostly real good but there's a bitter aftertaste that sort of jumps out, not in a good way.
At 4.2 % abv, I'm spoiled since Avery has a tap room-only beer that is 4.2% and is much better than this. It's called "4point2"

mastodonj, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +15.3%

pkalix, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Mikecap, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -28%

beernads, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

kmos27, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of dipso123
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

dipso123, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of 8stringfan
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

Poured from a can into a large tulip. Dark gold (6) and clear with a frothy 3-4 finger head - yeah, this one is definitely highly carbonated. The head hangs around for several minutes before dissolving into a thick layer of foamy white froth with solid lacing. Nose is strong and hoppy with pine, lots of ganja, light citrus and grass laid out over a nice light malty backbone. It’s a classic west coast pale ale profile and I can almost taste this without even taking a sip. Up front it’s grassy hops and light bitterness. The midpalate sees a surprising amount of almost floral sweetness and sweet orange mixed in with a growing depth of flavor to the hops as the dank ganja and pine resin notes come out more strongly. The other surprise is a good deal of biscuity malt action, which I didn’t expect from the nose. Back of the tongue and swallow see tart citrus, dry fruit, and hop bitterness. The finish is a somewhat thin mix of biscuity malt, vague hints of Rainier cherries, and general hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and carbonation, as expected, is heavy. It’s a nice easy sipper but the malty notes aren’t right for me, which to some degree reflects my general dislike for biscuity malt profiles. Not bad, but not anything I’d want to try again.

8stringfan, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

paulish, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of CreekyJarls
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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

QueerBeer, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of FHSPSU67
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

FHSPSU67, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

jgunther71, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

KeyWestGator, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of LMH88
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

LMH88, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of bump8628
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

bump8628, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Hellpop65, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of avalon07
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A hoppy aroma with some traces of fruit as well. A bit thin in this department.

T: Tasted of light fruit, malt, grassy hops, and a medicinal quality (like aspirin). A shockingly harsh, grating flavor. The hops and the medicinal quality tend to overwhelm the flavor, making it very off-putting.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a very abrasive finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Not a great beer. This is a relatively simple style, but this is not a good example of an APA. One expects better from Anderson Valley.

avalon07, Jun 08, 2014
Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.