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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115 Ratings
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.32%
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)

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(Beer added by: MacQ32 on 03-10-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of avalon07
2.63/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

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3.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with very significant amounts of active visible carbonation streaming quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy/pillowy off-white head that slowly reduces to a very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal, citrus/grapefruit pith, and dank hops over the top of a light aroma of biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet biscuit malts with just a hint of caramel. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal, citrus/grapefruit pith, and floral hops which impart a moderate amount of bitterness that slowly fades away after each sip.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable with the light body, low ABV, and refreshing flavors. Nice combinations of flavors and aromas from the hops which are a little different from those that are more commonly used in APAs. I would definitely grab this one again and it is outdoor activity friendly since it is available in a can.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.