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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

468 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 17
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of roywilliams
5/5  rDev +31.2%

roywilliams, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of tbraun1
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.

tbraun1, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of GarthT
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

GarthT, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of delgotit99
4/5  rDev +5%

delgotit99, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Piske41
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Piske41, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
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.

Fatehunter, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of mountaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mountaincoffee, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Antonius08
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Antonius08, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

cavemanlawyer1999, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of heyhoser
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

heyhoser, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of ninaturner
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

ninaturner, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mpenske, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of hansavijaticar
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

hansavijaticar, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of ElijahRivera
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.

ElijahRivera, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of OKCNittany
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

OKCNittany, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rapayn01, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of KevT
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

KevT, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
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

mfnmbvp, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Sorachi
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sorachi, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of MrDave
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MrDave, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of 420Rick
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Redstar137
4/5  rDev +5%

Redstar137, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

BillRoth, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +5%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.