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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

08-27-2014 00:44:13 | More by JasonThaler
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2.63/5  rDev -28.5%

From a 12 ounce bottle - Pours a slightly cloudy orange/red with nice carbonation, and average lacing. Delightful smells of sweet malts and some sticky hops. First sip is surprisingly nice with an almost creamy mouthfeel - just not enough flavor to take this to the next level.

10-12-2008 02:53:50 | More by ATLbeerDog
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Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -22.6%

This beer pours with about a quarter of an inch of head which quickly dissipated but leaves a subtle lace as the glass empties.

Colour is a very light copper and the only smell was a faint dry hop off of the initial pour which disappeared quickly but returns at the bottom of the glass. Definitely a sweet taste on the sides of the tongue but nothing after that.

I would recommend this to somebody who is just breaking into trying new things and are used to the typical american lager, namely my father in law. For this reason another six pack may find it's way back into my fridge.

01-26-2007 02:48:31 | More by churchillwinston
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2014 19:31:09 | More by cfalovo97
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-25-2014 23:23:58 | More by Pmicdee
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

02-29-2012 08:41:56 | More by wesbray
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-18-2012 20:52:40 | More by robuncorked
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-13-2014 00:33:00 | More by valianes
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Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

got this one from presario as part of CanBIF3. thanks trevor!

12oz bottle.

pours a nice crystal clear golden colour with a big fluffy cream coloured head. the head drops slowly and leaves tons of lace behind.

aroma is ok. solid biscuity malt. bit of vegetal dms. earthy hops.

taste is nice. biscuit malt. medium-low bitterness level. earthy and slightly floral hops. dms from the aroma is almost completely gone, which is good.

mouthfeel is ok. a bit on the thin side. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. mostly balanced. underwhelming, but unoffensive.

08-09-2007 01:17:14 | More by grub
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Korea (South)

3.05/5  rDev -17.1%

Thin head with almost no lacing, pleasant golden-amber color.

The nose is quite subtle and flowery. Honeysuckle and lemonbars. Really takes some huffing to draw it out though.

A little watery, no strong malt or bittnerness. Hoppy astringency just a bit at the end.

Perhaps a good introduction to the style for someone who has never had an pale ale before but seems kind of like that: a macrobrew trying to cover a niche market without being offensive.

11-14-2009 09:39:29 | More by checkfeet
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Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - bright golden colour with dense, off-white head. Good lacing and quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell - quite hoppy with some spice and soft fruit.

Taste - fairly balanced flavour, with a hint of citrus - clean taste with a building hop presence that peaks just before you really get a chance to appreciate it.

Mouthfeel - there's an ebb and flow to this beer, starts lighter and then surges a little. Overall pretty decent.

Drinkability - good but not great. Would go down OK as a pair but might be a little boring after that.

01-22-2010 03:51:11 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -13.6%

Picked up this can while in Brandon, MB for work. Poured in a pint glass.

A - Slightly hazy yellow with some light amber colour and a small amount of white head.

S - Sweet malts and some bitter hop notes with some light citrus and pine notes.

T - Some crisp bitterness from the hops with some earthy notes. A sweet caramel malt flavour dominates the palate. There is a somewhat off-putting taste in the finish that seen to be from the hops and is somewhat sour.

M - Light body with a slight chew. Moderate carbonation.

10-28-2010 01:35:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -13%

Looks pretty good, nice bronze coloured ale with a decent off white head that hangs out for a bit. Pretty, intricate and sticky webs of lace also want to stick around.

Smells pretty tame but also decent. Pale malts with some caramelized notes, as well as a lightly citrus and floral hop presence.

Taste is much like the nose, but a grassiness emerges upon the finish that detracts.

Good enough feel, slightly chewy yet with a slightly smooth creaminess. Slightly more than slightly astringent, which also detracts.

This is fairly drinkable. Its also fairly timid and unadventurous. Not anything like the few cutthroat trout ive had the pleasure of catching on a dry fly... but i digress. A decent enough pale ale, but nothing that really stands out form the crowd.

05-31-2010 02:20:45 | More by demcorhip
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-13-2012 00:56:54 | More by beerhunter13
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-04-2013 20:48:09 | More by 1stOffender
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-22-2014 06:02:01 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

09-24-2013 13:07:51 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-09-2014 01:00:21 | More by mjacquard
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

06-26-2014 01:07:07 | More by hunterjames
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-10-2014 13:26:34 | More by stevergca
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3.3/5  rDev -10.3%

Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber body with some sporadic bubbles, but no real head formation.

Smell: Toffee malts, a few spoonfuls of light caramel syrup, a meager pinch of citrus zest, and easy-going floral notes.

Taste: Sweetish maltiness tasting of toffee and light caramel. Light floral, citrusy hops impart a bit of balancing bitterness. Finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty basic stuff we're dealing with here, folks, but it still remains a light, well-balanced pale ale.

10-31-2008 14:16:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

on tap:
Taps a clear light amber with a smallish tight cap that settles quickly to a glass lacing ring.

Aroma profile is dominated by caramelized malts with some citrusy-floral chinook hopping bright tone to it

Flavor is pretty base line for a commercial west coast pale; caramel-toffee tones balanced with light herbal-lightly bitter hops with a fast clean lightly dry finish.

Boiler plate micro ale for sessioning...better on tap.

05-03-2010 00:32:46 | More by pootz
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Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%

Can strangely bought in Halifax last week with a date (which I assume to be "best before") of 19/11/12. May not have been perfectly stored during its trans-Canada sojourns, but from a date perspective not nearly as old as I would have guessed from the caramelized malt "breadiness" in the taste. Hope to head west and taste fresh on draught at some point, but not a beer I'd purchase in a can again if looking for the typical citrus and pine hop bomb of a typical APA.

Pours a beautiful near iridescent orange amber with a decent and sustained off-white head, impressive lacing. A very mild aroma of caramelized malts, even after it warms. Taste is a bit more complex, but also utterly "inoffensive" - caramelized malted barley sweetness transitioning into a dry hopped finish that doesn't linger long and maintains a sweet backbone.

Probably an excellent gateway or transition beer for someone just moving away from macro lagers.

09-08-2012 21:34:31 | More by hopsolutely
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -7.6%

A - poured from a 341ml bottle can into a pint glass. It pours light amber with a white head that laces well.

S - citric rind, syrupy malt and herbal/piny hops

T - malt and a hops with piny/astringent (strongly brewed tea) hops. The flavors here are subdued.

M - medium-low carbonation, medium body, silky with a neutral finish

D - light but interesting flavors. This is at ease in all areas.

02-16-2010 09:02:08 | More by Grunewald
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Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%

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
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.