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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 65
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mr_Rocca, Today at 01:02 AM
Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

patre_tim, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of iGi
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

iGi, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of JasonThaler
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of davediff
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.

davediff, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Lsmith
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

Lsmith, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

mjacquard, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

byronic, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

CRObighit2, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

spinrsx, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Pmicdee, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

cfalovo97, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

ThirstyDutchman, Jul 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

DarrenBrule, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

valianes, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of stevergca
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

stevergca, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%

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.


DaveBar, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Slongie, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

IanSpindler, Jun 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

hunterjames, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

cmichel28, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

DenisKolkin, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +8.7%

MJ63, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%

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.

flagmantho, Jun 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

peensteen, Jun 07, 2014
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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.