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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

458 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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Reviews by cerveza5150:
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cerveza5150

California

2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Slightly yellowish/brown with a soapy head that slowly dissipates. Not bad, but not the best I've seen, either.

S: Smells sweet and syrupy with a slight orange/caramel tinge on the nose. The smell surprised me after a lackluster showing on the appearance.

T: The sweet maltiness that I observed on the smell was pretty much obliterated by the bitter hops. I love IPA's and am even known to enjoy fresh hop tea from time to time, but for a Pale Ale, this seems a little unbalanced. The hops come off as very astringent and hit your taste buds almost immediately. Not a bad taste, mind you, but not 100% in line with what I think this style should be.

M: A little thin and watery; decent for a pale ale. The carbonation seems to explode on the palette, which isn't exactly all that inviting. Seems very typical and not outstanding.

D: I might have been a little generous in this category. I always try to judge my drinkability by asking what situation I could see myself enjoying a particular beer in. This ale would fit on a warm spring afternoon working the yard, but to be honest, with so many other pale ale's out there (Alesmith's X, Dale's Pale Ale, Firestone Pale), this doesn't come off as anything special. Very average with a few interesting high notes.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 20:20:08 | More by cerveza5150
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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.

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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.