Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 69
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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Photo of Mack
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coder
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

This is very much a "time and place" beer. This ale is best suited to summer days dedicated to chasing its namesake trout. There is nothing special, but nothing wrong with Cutthroat. It's has a nice malt and caramel taste with minimal hop presence - similar to HopHead, without the bitter hop finish and complexity.

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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...

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.

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.

Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Kenmac19
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of headstash
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Photo of iGi
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of JasonThaler
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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.

Photo of Lsmith
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of mjacquard
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.