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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-01-2012 22:38:37 | More by goalie35
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 00:31:04 | More by spinrsx
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-25-2014 23:23:58 | More by Pmicdee
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-25-2014 19:31:09 | More by cfalovo97
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ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-22-2014 06:02:01 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-20-2014 16:10:58 | More by DarrenBrule
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

07-13-2014 00:33:00 | More by valianes
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-10-2014 13:26:34 | More by stevergca
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Food Pairing

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.

Enjoy!

Serving type: can

07-05-2014 09:31:50 | More by DaveBar
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Slongie

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-01-2014 03:33:12 | More by Slongie
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-27-2014 03:22:51 | More by IanSpindler
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-26-2014 01:07:07 | More by hunterjames
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cmichel28

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-25-2014 03:36:31 | More by cmichel28
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 23:55:31 | More by DenisKolkin
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-16-2014 21:10:07 | More by MJ63
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flagmantho

Washington

3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

06-12-2014 17:32:23 | More by flagmantho
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-07-2014 11:47:18 | More by peensteen
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

06-04-2014 20:03:58 | More by TerryW
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Coronaeus

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-04-2014 12:29:37 | More by Coronaeus
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-27-2014 00:44:58 | More by GoHabsGo
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

05-25-2014 02:35:42 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 21:55:50 | More by Molson2000
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-24-2014 04:14:28 | More by Cycle69
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dipso123

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2014 16:23:34 | More by dipso123
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tallboy can picked up at the LCBO and served slightly chilled; best before Aug. 26 2014. I vaguely remember trying to decide between a six-pack of this and Hop Head while shopping in Alberta a few years ago, but I opted for the latter and never got around to trying this one. Hopefully it's as good as its cousin!

Pours an attractive, golden-amber colour with beautiful clarity. Seated atop is nearly two fingers of puffy, sparkling off-white head that slowly seeps away over the next few minutes. Loads of lacing. A beautiful-looking pale ale, with a subtle aroma that includes notes of brown sugar, citrus fruit, and not a lot else. Certainly not unpleasant.

A very tasty pale ale, offering a satisfying mixture of West Coast hops and solid malt backing. This one is quite bready and biscuity, with some caramel sweetness and a touch of toasted nuts. The hops eventually grab my attention - orange and lemon are the most noticeable features, with a light resiny feel toward the balanced finish, which also includes some welcomed biscuity sweetness. The mouthfeel is my favourite part of this brew - medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a very smooth mouthfeel. Whether the flavour profile tickles your fancy or not, no one can say with a straight face that this isn't damned refreshing.

Final Grade: 3.93, a B+. Tree's Cutthroat Pale Ale has a refined, understated quality about it that many APAs these days lack. There is nothing flashy about this one, but this blend of 10 different malts and hops comes together extremely well. This is an exceptionally balanced, sessionable pale ale that I will absolutely return to again. It's great to see some BC craft beer staples finally making their way to this corner of Ontario.

Serving type: can

05-11-2014 05:01:15 | More by thehyperduck
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.