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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
West Coast Pale Ale. The perfect balance of five diffent malts and hand selected Hops. The distinctive flavour and aroma make this one truly smooth and inviting beer.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 04-03-2005)
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

olradetbalder, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of KentCstrait
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

This is an Engligh IPA. Fine with me. But it claims to be a "full-flavored west coast ale"... No way this is a west coast ale! Not fine with me anymore...

KentCstrait, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Archy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

A sessionable pale with restrained west coast notes. Perfect for a lazy football Sunday when you start early and build towards bigger beers.

Archy, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of Jeffo
2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this from the LCBO this past summer.

From a 16oz can into a snifter
IBU: 36

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium-looser, foamy, off-white head with good retention. Clear burnt orange in color with almost no carbonation. Head fades to a full wisp and leaves some foamy lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end and leaves some decent lacing the whole way. Head is a bit foamy, but this is alright.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel notes, honeydew melon and touches of grapefruit. Medium strength.

TASTE: Light caramel and melon up front, then a medium but lingering finish of sweet bready malts and light caramel, floral flavors and some light grapefruit bitterness. Rather mundane. A nice caramel and sweet melon burst at the swallow is nice, but the rest of it is a bit boring and lacks the bitterness that was expected.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry. Good feel.

OVERALL: Okay. It’s labeled a “full flavored west coast ale,” but that really didn’t come to fruition. I guess it’s flavorful enough, but it’s rather boring in its sweetness and lacks the bitterness that was expected. Decent beer, but that’s it. Pass.

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

chippo33, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Kenmac19, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

RedAleMan, Sep 28, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Ericbeech_87, Sep 24, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

headstash, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Mr_Rocca, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

A: Copper filtered with almost no carbonation, a huge 5 finger light yellow beige head, lots of chunky lacing.

S: Vanilla, honey, pine cones, cream, honey biscuit, malts like a good German Pilsner.

T: Honey, frankincense, honey biscuit, malts, a balanced dull bitter hop ending. Some grapefruit pith, a little spruce.

M: Medium light body with a resinous finish, low carbonation.

O: Great can, cool name. Was glad to find this one in Ontario. Brought it back to China where I am enjoying it on a warm night.

patre_tim, Sep 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

iGi, Aug 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of davediff
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

davediff, Aug 14, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Lsmith, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

mjacquard, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

byronic, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

CRObighit2, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

spinrsx, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Pmicdee, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

cfalovo97, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ThirstyDutchman, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

DarrenBrule, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

valianes, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

stevergca, Jul 10, 2014
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.