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

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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jgunther71, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

KeyWestGator, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

LMH88, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

bump8628, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Hellpop65, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of avalon07
2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

avalon07, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Dchou, Jun 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

ridgeline23, Jun 06, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
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!

DrDemento456, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Noonan425, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

demosixt, May 14, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

dbrauneis, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

terence, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

scruffwhor, May 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ejimhof, May 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

RXUYDC, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jak, May 05, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Gold with a little bit of haze and a lumpy head of off-white foam. Mild aroma of resinous, somewhat dank hops, orange, and a quality toasted, biscuity malt base. Green herbal and citrus hops, black tea, and floral notes with some cakey malts. Light bodied and bitter. Seems a bit flat to me, which makes things feel more watery than they should. A tasty little pale ale overall though. Highly crushable, as expected.

wedge, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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