Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing
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3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
Don't get me wrong - this is actually a pretty good beer. I could even see myself buying again...but when I see a beer named 'Cutthroat' labelled as a West Coast ale, I expec some bitter hops to dominate, not sweet malts.
Pours a beautiful amber with some nice head & retention. Lots of toasty, multi-grain bread on the nose - should have been my first indicator that hops are not the stars of this show....there are some hoppy notes...little bit of non-descript citrus & tropical fruit.
Tastes...well...rather malty. Like a hopped up British ale, really...
Like I said before - this is not a bad beer, it's actually quite good! It's just not right for the advertised category. 'Our take on an ESB,' perhaps?
Good beer. Quite drinkable - especially for the Anglo-centric version of myself about 3 years ago.
08-14-2014 01:09:15 | More by davediff
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.75
Appearance - Copper colour with a small size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Caramel, malts, breads/grains, hops
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also a faint fruitiness and a grassiness.
Overall - Don't be expecting a 'west coast' fruity/juicy/hoppy flavour. It's an okay beer that is very drinkable, just not what I was hoping for.
07-26-2014 00:31:04 | More by spinrsx
3.56/5 rDev -3.5%
Purchased at the LCBO for $2.80 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens well and pours with a nice white head that dissipates to a film within 2mins. Golden good.
S- Light and airy. Good hops
T- A bit light on the hops compared to many other IPA's so expect that. Very light bodied IPA.
M- Pretty typical. Not very creamy at all
O- Pretty good. Will not buy again though but it is good. I just prefer more hops.
This very good but light IPA went well with... Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Nice chicken broken into pieces, mixed with green onion and mayo with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on whole wheat.
07-05-2014 09:31:50 | More by DaveBar
3.64/5 rDev -1.4%
473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $2.75 CDN.
Appearance - crystal clear beer, honey brown in color with golden and even orange highlights throughout. Small half finger of off white head is poured and doesn't stick around very long, leaving a small soapy ring around the edge of the glass. Some lively bubbles stampede towards the top of the beer.
Smell - nice blend of malty caramel aromas and some sweet tropical fruit. Not a lot else there but pretty solid and inviting.
Taste - given the aroma, this is actually what you would expect it to taste like. Light hop bitterness throughout. The tropical fruit flavours are light and subdued composing of some mixture of lime and a trace of pineapple. Very minimal sweetness. The taste is bold but subsides quickly leaving a clean palate.
Mouthfee - well carbonated yet light bodied brew. Slightly dry finish.
Overall-pretty tasty refreshing pale ale. Not really sure what makes this a west coast ale, but we'll rounded and excellent balance between hops and malts.
06-18-2014 23:55:31 | More by DenisKolkin
3.81/5 rDev +3.3%
Poured from 500mL can into a dimpled mug. This is billed as a "full-flavoured West coast ale" on the can.
Appearance: rich golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours two fingers of pillowy ivory foam and has pretty good retention. I like it.
Smell: lightly toasty malt with a resiny, slightly herbal hop character. Not too bad.
Taste: sweet malt with just a little toastiness. Hops are subdued up front but build gently; they are herbal, piney, minty and green. Bitterness is moderate right at the end. Not bad; a pretty balanced pale.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.
Overall: this is an interesting beer; I can't say that I love the hop combination here, but this beer also encourages me to keep drinking it. So, good, but maybe not my favorite, though definitely quaffable.
06-12-2014 17:32:23 | More by flagmantho
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
Good looking brew. Clear amber under a short head that settles to a full cap and gives plenty of lace. Nose is subdued, slightly fruity. Bready, yeasty, fruity to taste. Noticeably hoppy with a dry and bitter mouthfeel. Maybe just a tad too sweet by way of malt.
Decently brewed, but not too exciting, doesn't really stand out in any way.
06-04-2014 20:03:58 | More by TerryW
3.76/5 rDev +1.9%
Pours clear bronze with a crackly, chunky head that leaves plenty of lace trails behind. Fresh bread and All Bran mixes with a light floral, citrusy hop character in the nose. Caramel, mashed grains, cookie dough, fruity esters and lemon drop hoppiness in the taste. The mouthfeel is quite dextriny and full bodied, with quite high carbonation levels. The finish is lightly bitter with a clean residual sweetness from all the malts.
A good Pale Ale though imo more in the English tradition, with the yeast flavors and complex and dominant malt profile. Tasty stuff never the less.
05-25-2014 02:35:42 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.