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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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very good

458 Ratings

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 16
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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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. has gone right to the can, literally. Two in the can now, more soon, hopefully. Long live the craft can!

Nope, not drinking this one out of the can. Thick crowning of lace as the head subsides; deep golden color shows off its clarity. Aroma of fresh-cut hay and orange zest from the malt and hops respectively. Some smoothness yields to the medium body, a little slick as well. It has those West Coast moves of a very clean palate, hop bitterness on the up and up, with a citric flare and a light biscuity malt that provides a solid base. Ends on a nutty, earthy, grassy malt note, with a thick lather of citric flavor from the hops.

This is a good utility beer. It works as a session ale, with enough hops to quell a hop- head's desire for at least a round.

Serving type: can

11-12-2010 19:03:13 | More by BeerAdvocate
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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this @ Bukowski's in Boston.

Slightly hazy golden, with a decent head and ample stick. Floral, citrus, light grain in the nose. Medium, malty body, smooth, lightly sweet that moves into a crisp, sharp, bitter, citric snap that's a bit rind-like too. Touch of yeast with a grain dryness and biscuit flavours run into the finish.

This is west coast all the way. Refreshing and very drinkable. My only beef with this beer is that you need to drink it immediately -- while it's still cold -- as some unpleasant tannins emerge as soon as the beer begins to warm.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2002 06:58:39 | More by Todd
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown long-neck bottle with no freshness date. Blurb about the beer on the back label.

Appearance: Pale honey golden in colour with a well textured lace that tells me the beer is going to be smooth.

Smell: Fresh hop aroma, flowery and bitter. Mildy fruity.

Taste: Exceptionally smooth with a bitter sweet hop burst. Malt and lends a light biscuit grain flavour yet is laidback otherwise. More fruit character from the hop than the yeast but both are certainly noticeable. Hop flavour is long and drawn out but not alone, its paired up with a little grain to make for a dryish clean finish.

Notes: Prime example of what a West Coast American Pale Ale is. Head retention is close to perfection, hops are to die for and the malt and body are placed perfectly to keep everything in balance. Wow what a beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2002 19:07:52 | More by Jason
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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.

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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.

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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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