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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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83
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139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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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2/5  rDev -45.4%

chippo33, Oct 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

ATLbeerDog, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of Jeffo
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
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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2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

churchillwinston, Jan 26, 2007
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3/5  rDev -18%

cfalovo97, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

Pmicdee, Jul 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

wesbray, Feb 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

valianes, Jul 13, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

grub, Aug 09, 2007
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3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

checkfeet, Nov 14, 2009
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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
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.

DoctorStrangiato, Jan 22, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 28, 2010
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3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

demcorhip, May 31, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

beerhunter13, Mar 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

1stOffender, Jul 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ThirstyDutchman, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

iGi, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

mjacquard, Aug 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

hunterjames, Jun 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

stevergca, Jul 10, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -10.4%

headstash, Sep 20, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 31, 2008
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.