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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale - Craftsman Brewing Co.

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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
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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JohnCassillo

California

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2014 05:39:23 | More by JohnCassillo
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California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

02-22-2014 02:36:26 | More by GRG1313
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slackerjk

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-12-2014 06:53:01 | More by slackerjk
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

01-23-2014 03:10:09 | More by crob3888
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2014 02:44:25 | More by ssimpson89
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

12-29-2013 00:35:04 | More by jenray
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-11-2013 09:25:49 | More by zestar
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mactrail

Washington

3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 05:33:26 | More by mactrail
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moonknight31

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-23-2013 05:16:56 | More by moonknight31
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kojevergas

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.4%

06-27-2013 00:27:28 | More by kojevergas
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XCOR

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-16-2013 21:08:37 | More by XCOR
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

05-15-2013 17:35:25 | More by ste5venla
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kendellmarie

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-01-2012 21:36:10 | More by kendellmarie
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-27-2012 15:20:52 | More by beerpadawan
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ThinkRedEsq

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-05-2012 03:38:45 | More by ThinkRedEsq
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 06:40:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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agaloco9

California

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

05-08-2012 03:01:45 | More by agaloco9
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-18-2012 08:32:49 | More by drewone
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-08-2011 09:03:19 | More by kornkid8600
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emaciated

California

3/5  rDev -19.4%

11-17-2011 03:27:21 | More by emaciated
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snpub540

California

3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice copper hue with an off white head, had little lacing on the glass.

Smell was malty and yeasty with a slight floral hop aroma.

Taste was a nice balance of bready malts and an earthy yeasty flavor. There was nice piney freshness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was nice. Drinkability is good. Its nicely balanced and not very bitter. Sessionable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2010 23:49:54 | More by snpub540
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Boho in Los Angeles.

A - Golden and clear with a creamy white head that leaves some great lacing.

S - Bready yeasts and toasted malts. Simple but effective.

T - Yeast and malts with no noticeable hops. The flavor is very clean with no off flavors. I focus mostly on hopped up west coast IPAs but this is a great beer and reminds me of the beers I've enjoyed during trips to the UK.

M - Very smooth with a moderate consistency and carbonation.

D - Smooth, balanced and easy to drink. A great session beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2009 13:21:43 | More by GJ40
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DoubleJ

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Lucky Devils, on to the beer:

An EPA with with a hoppy twist? That's sure what I thought with this beer. It glows "penny" copper with hues of pale orange. The head on top is creamy, retains well, and leaves some good lacing. Not much to smell, maybe a little hops and English yeast. The taste of it is much more intense than I was anticipating given the smell. There's some American hopping done in this one, and it's very noticable. Yet it tastes more English with it's fruity ester profile and doughy yeast. Some pine emerges, and there's a squirt of mild tropical fruit and citrus. Whatever you call this, this is a good sessionable ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2009 16:13:22 | More by DoubleJ
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Craftsman Poppyfields Pale Ale from Craftsman Brewing Co.
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