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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 04-03-2005

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.
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Photo of BCborn
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ssmack
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange amber colour. One inch of yellowish head that lasted to the bottom. Good carbonation not but in streams. Great lacing with retention.

Mild citrus aroma with a touch of maltiness.

Generic citrus taste - orange and grapefruit. Slightly sweet. Not super bitter. Steely aftertaste.

Medium feel with a bit of chalkiness.

Not a hope bomb and not super citry. Some reviews slam it for not being a West Coast India Pale Ale (AIPA). But the label says "West Coast Pale Ale" which it is. Decent.

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcCraft710
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mack
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrJay
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of coder
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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 -17.6%

Photo of KentCstrait
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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 -3.8%

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
2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

Photo of chippo33
2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of Kenmac19
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of headstash
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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 -10.7%

Photo of JasonThaler
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of davediff
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +4.4%

Photo of mjacquard
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.