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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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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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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

2.63/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2008 02:53:50 | More by ATLbeerDog
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churchillwinston

Alberta (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2007 02:48:31 | More by churchillwinston
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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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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

02-29-2012 08:41:56 | More by wesbray
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robuncorked


3/5  rDev -18.9%

10-18-2012 20:52:40 | More by robuncorked
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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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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2007 01:17:14 | More by grub
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checkfeet

Korea (South)

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 09:39:29 | More by checkfeet
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2010 03:51:11 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

10-28-2010 01:35:18 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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demcorhip

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

05-31-2010 02:20:45 | More by demcorhip
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

03-13-2012 00:56:54 | More by beerhunter13
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-04-2013 20:48:09 | More by 1stOffender
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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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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-24-2013 13:07:51 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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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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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2008 14:16:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2010 00:32:46 | More by pootz
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

09-08-2012 21:34:31 | More by hopsolutely
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 09:02:08 | More by Grunewald
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from kjyost. Thanks!

A - One finger fluffy white head. Slightly hazy, golden colour. Mild carbonation. Half finger of retention and a small amount of lace.

S- You can smell the hops as soon as it's poured. Lot's of lemon and citrus. Maybe some orange.

T - Biscuity up front, dusty, citrus and lemon hops. A little soap.

M - Definately refreshing, very mild bitterness. Good carbonation, medium body.

O/D - Not one of the better APAs I've had, but fairly solid. More of a Summer option with the lack of bitterness. Not too shabby. Just above being a standard Pale Ale. I'd take Crazy Canuck over this any day.

Serving type: can

10-06-2011 00:41:19 | More by tbeckett
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-18-2013 16:41:19 | More by FadetoBock
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange colour. Decent head of the pour and well-marked lacings.

Restrained hop aromas. Citrus and a surprisingly grassy, continental, note.

Grainy malt. Light citrus hops throughout, nice enough, but seems to be cut short.

Find most of the Tree beers are over-carbonated. Well made beers but they're not giving much support to the flavours they create.

I'd opt for their Hop Head. Pale Ale shouldn't be shorthand for something with less taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 01:16:06 | More by CanuckRover
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.