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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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ninaturner

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-25-2014 19:41:55 | More by ninaturner
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mpenske

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-25-2014 02:19:45 | More by mpenske
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-04-2014 15:16:53 | More by hansavijaticar
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ElijahRivera

New York

2/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- Exploded when opened with a soapy foam clinging to the inside of the bottleneck. Hazy amber when poured.

S- Funky and slightly skunky in a bad way.

T- Off flavors abound with a vinegar bitterness in the finish.

M- I didn't make any notes on mouthfeel.

O- Almost certainly infected. I will definitely give this brew another try.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 20:20:35 | More by ElijahRivera
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-28-2013 18:54:15 | More by OKCNittany
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rapayn01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-12-2013 01:13:02 | More by rapayn01
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KevT

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-08-2013 17:27:34 | More by KevT
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Another new beer to me from Anderson Valley Brewing Co., acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. My label is slightly different than the one pictured and claims a 5.00% abv instead of a 5.50% abv. Expectations are in the average range.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a cloudy bright lemon orange with just over two fingers of soft sudsy white head. Some sudsy lace, but none sticks. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is light but nice. Lemon zest, grass, pine, grapefruit, grainy wheat, musty yeast, and some honeyed graham cracker malts.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry honeyed bread malts, lemon, grass, herbal pine and grapefruit bitterness, & some mineral water.

M - Feel is clean, bready, bitter, and dry. A simple, fitting end. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a simple, but pleasant beer. Probably one of the better year-round offerings from these guys, and I'm glad that I gave it a try. Light and sessionable, I would definitely have this again.

Anderson Valley Poleeko Pale Ale ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 17:58:51 | More by mfnmbvp
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Sorachi

Hong Kong

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-26-2013 10:42:03 | More by Sorachi
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MrDave

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-18-2013 16:59:09 | More by MrDave
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420Rick

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-18-2013 16:42:46 | More by 420Rick
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral perfume aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and floral flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice floral-like presence in both the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 05:25:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Redstar137

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

10-24-2013 22:50:30 | More by Redstar137
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-21-2013 00:31:18 | More by BillRoth
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

10-20-2013 13:49:38 | More by jaydoc
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vkv822

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz : tulip

Lightly hazy golden orange with a thick, foamy white head that leaves great lacing.

CItrus, spicy, herbal hop notes, with a biscuity, malt backbone.

Medium+ body, mild foamy carbonation.

A decent pale ale. Nothing too exciting, but a pleasant hop profile, balanced with a pleasant malt backing.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 08:30:51 | More by vkv822
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-06-2013 22:08:49 | More by bcsbeer
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-01-2013 22:48:49 | More by Sturmthis
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

09-10-2013 22:41:21 | More by 2dogbrew
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-06-2013 11:16:37 | More by crbnfbr
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brywhite

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-30-2013 00:46:00 | More by brywhite
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-27-2013 23:03:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

08-26-2013 14:42:27 | More by MacStinson
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John1985

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-21-2013 17:30:25 | More by John1985
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pkalix

California

4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beautiful look. beautiful color. brilliant yellow with a thickening core in the middle of the tulip glass. tight white foam sits on top.
smell is kind of grassy, but not like a saison. floral, hoppy. citric. dry.
taste is dry, hoppy. bitterness at the end. nice balance. hint of the grapefruit.
well put together, easily enjoyable, semi-sessionable. thirst quenching on a warm afternoon and the dryness of it reminds me a bit of a pils. most everything they do is above average, it seems.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 01:04:20 | More by pkalix
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.