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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale
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84
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Craftsman Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 01-16-2006)
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Type: Draft
Glass: .5L (16.9oz) glass
From: Blind Lade Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4 (progressive Friday, normally $6)
Purchased: Aug. 22, 2014
Consumed: Aug. 22, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel, orange, hazy color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Great layered foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top. (Sight - 4.00)

Smelled caramel popcorn, butter, citrus notes, toffee, earthy rye hops, orange and mango. (Smell - 3.63)

Tasted similar to the nose. Earthy, orange citrus, rye, caramel, honey, peach and mango (Taste - 3.75)

Medium-to-light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75)

Pretty decent EPA, especially for $4. (Overall - 3.75)

3.74 | 84 | B

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3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I typically grab this on tap at the Misfit in Santa Monica -- it's always on tap

A: Comes out a gold-amber color with some mild head that sticks around for a while.

S: Excellent mix of bread and floral hops that never tries to overpower but still impresses.

T: Caramel, bready malts and some grassy finish. Floral hops function mostly in the backgrond to create some very balanced, straight-forward flavors.

M: Plenty of carbonation and a warm, medium body. Very easy to drink.

O: Wish this beer was more widely available (or even bottled), but nonetheless, will typically order it when I see it. It's a great pale ale that's simple to enjoy and has a refined, understated excellence.

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3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tiger! Tiger! in San Diego. Served in the half-litre nonic. Handsome dark amber color in the imperial size glass with plenty of foam. A more-than-British carbonation. But not to whinge, it's a sprightly mouthfeel with a big dose of malt.

Maybe this shouldn't be served so cold to make the English character come through more. The sweet malt is dominant. Fruity but subtle hops add to the interest, but it's not a bitter beer by any means. Some perfumey notes and other wood and aromatic flavors, but it's mostly a warm and waddling kind of malty ale.

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On tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same along with more emphasis on fruity flavors. There is a mild level of 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 that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale from Craftsman Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.