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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Poleeko Gold Pale AlePoleeko Gold Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2002)
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Reviews by Westsidethreat:
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Westsidethreat

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Average clean, copper color with some slow moving bubbles. Head is low an fine, simple off white color.

S: Really minor grapefruit, lemon and wheat. Not a lot going on.

T: Starts off mildly fruity with notes of pear, yellow apple and honey. Little bit of graininess come next with an unattractive soapiness latching on. Finishes dry and mineraly with subtle citrus prickling the tongue.

M: Medium body, soft and smooth.

D: Not bad, goes well with food. Nothing special though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2007 01:12:09 | More by Westsidethreat
More User Reviews:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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

Pours a white fizzy fluffy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, hazy honey orange color.

Nose brings nice grassy noble hops, with a little spicy American touch to them, a bit floral, very touch fruity notes, faint malt base.

Taste starts with juicy malts out front, not a lot just enough for a nice base, followed quickly by grassy spicy hops, a bit earthy and leafy and even floral, again a mix of noble and American it seems, with a touch of fruity notes and very light citrus rind. Finish dries off as the juicy malt fades, gets pretty bitter but not a ton, with more lingering grassy leafy hops, that bring a bit more citrus peel notes and floral characters.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, about what a typical APA should be, nice base malt balanced with good fresh hops, nice noble American blend, good bitter lingering finish, sessionable and tasty. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 18:34:30 | More by jlindros
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yesno1011

Taiwan

4/5  rDev +5%

07-12-2014 12:52:57 | More by yesno1011
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pantz9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2014 23:04:54 | More by pantz9
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-03-2014 00:49:28 | More by SweetChicken
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-25-2014 01:22:05 | More by beernads
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-22-2014 16:24:13 | More by vhmf1978
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-20-2014 01:08:17 | More by Necronomad
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 03:45:16 | More by tykechandler
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2GOOFY

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-18-2014 03:48:33 | More by 2GOOFY
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-02-2014 02:40:19 | More by wrightst
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KevMo84

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-20-2014 00:57:42 | More by KevMo84
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msondel

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

05-16-2014 01:52:15 | More by msondel
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-14-2014 02:02:44 | More by CorgiDad
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-01-2014 21:36:30 | More by MikeWard
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roywilliams

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

04-28-2014 21:05:13 | More by roywilliams
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tbraun1

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber with two finger head and nice lacing on the glass. Smells bready. Not much hop/citrus coming out in the nose. Tastes well balanced. Not too hoppy, and I love the my hoppy APA's. This would be a great session beer. Mouthfeel is pleasant and rich with just enough carbonation. Overall, would make a great session APA and would be a great beer to turn others onto pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:18:47 | More by tbraun1
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GarthT

Hong Kong

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

04-08-2014 14:41:10 | More by GarthT
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delgotit99

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

04-06-2014 20:30:36 | More by delgotit99
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Piske41

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-30-2014 22:51:50 | More by Piske41
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is mild pine and honey.
The taste is strong grapefruit bitterness with a short finish. It's straight to the point.
The texture is crisp with soft edges and moderate carbonation.
It has a bold bitterness for a pale ale... but it's still good.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 13:25:16 | More by Fatehunter
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-01-2014 19:47:49 | More by mountaincoffee
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Antonius08

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-01-2014 15:23:44 | More by Antonius08
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-23-2014 06:38:20 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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heyhoser

California

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

so where does this fall in the pale ale spectrum...

its on the opposite end of the malty/sweet/honey taste of a sierra nevada pale ale

its much more on the hoppy/bitter end similar to a dales pale ale

but its got a bit more citrus than dales, closer to a citra pale ale

for the hop heads out there -think more cascade and less nugget

also like dales pale ale, this beer has a really thick head for a pale ale and gives that creamy mouthful

so when should you drink this beer: anytime really, at 5% abv and with a clean but not overpowering citrus/hop feel, this beer would really go nice at that summer time party or a great beach day, sure your best friend might have worked hand grind, stuff, and grill those sausages, but show up with a 6 pack of this and you win best contribution of the night

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 06:06:56 | More by heyhoser
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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.