Poleeko Gold Pale Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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3.34/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
03-14-2014 13:25:16 | More by Fatehunter
3.99/5 rDev +4.7%
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
01-31-2014 06:06:56 | More by heyhoser
2/5 rDev -47.5%
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.
01-02-2014 20:20:35 | More by ElijahRivera
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
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
11-30-2013 17:58:51 | More by mfnmbvp
3.55/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
11-16-2013 05:25:43 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
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.
10-08-2013 08:30:51 | More by vkv822
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.