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Ring Tail Pale Ale - Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Ring Tail Pale Ale
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

4.2% ABV, 32 IBU, 11 OG, 3 FG

(Beer added by: Thrasher on 11-07-2003)
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Photo of Thrasher
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a very thin, light-colored "pale ale," really in blonde ale territory, almost lager-like, except for the judicious amount of hops to create a bitter, lasting finish. A very quaffable ale, and accessible to those who might shy away from the brewpub's stronger or darker offerings. Top-notch session ale, unique (and commendable) in its lightness and drinkability.

Thrasher, Nov 07, 2003
Photo of RedDiamond
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The trend I’ve noticed with Raccoon ales is that they initially present with a fair measure of flavor but tend to fade quickly and don’t sustain well. By mid-pint, as the ale reaches ambient temperatures, the smell, the body, and the flavor have dissipated and lost their initial appeal. This is how I found Ring Tail to be. It started out looking light; a little too pale for a pale, and headless. There was initially an abundant flavor of customary malt/hop dimensions and a modest malt aroma. But these soon diminished to a benign neutrality.

Raccoon’s ales aren’t bad, but they don’t make me jump up and shout. The truth of it is, it’s a competitive market out there, and this one just can’t compete.

Aside from that, the finish was kind of funky.

RedDiamond, May 29, 2004
Ring Tail Pale Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.