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Poleeko Gold Pale Ale - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

479 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

OKCNittany, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

rapayn01, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of KevT
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

KevT, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
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 -7.9%

Sorachi, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of MrDave
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

MrDave, Nov 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

420Rick, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Redstar137, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BillRoth, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

vkv822, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bcsbeer, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Sturmthis, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

2dogbrew, Sep 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

crbnfbr, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

brywhite, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MacStinson, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

John1985, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of pkalix
4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

pkalix, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hardcore, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Blaze5445, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

whatname, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

DeanMoriarty, Jul 25, 2013
Poleeko Gold Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.