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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

474 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 474
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

2GOOFY, Jun 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wrightst, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +5%

msondel, May 16, 2014
Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CorgiDad, May 14, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MikeWard, May 01, 2014
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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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

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

mpenske, Jan 25, 2014
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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

rapayn01, Dec 12, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Sorachi, Nov 26, 2013
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.