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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
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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dejongjohn

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-20-2012 05:48:49 | More by dejongjohn
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-29-2012 05:25:14 | More by KalanM
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-07-2012 07:18:54 | More by schnarr84
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robuncorked


3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-26-2012 21:13:14 | More by jrempel
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-23-2012 21:04:06 | More by kelvarnsen
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Alberta_Beer_Guy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-16-2012 01:08:23 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-16-2012 00:00:10 | More by Coastal_Brew
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-25-2012 05:46:33 | More by joefinnigan15
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-13-2012 18:39:46 | More by bumchilly25
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adburton

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-06-2012 02:00:48 | More by adburton
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got a pair of 500 mL cans. It pours with big, white/slightly-yellow, creamy head. The body is clear with an orange-amber colour.

I love the aroma. It smells fresh with hints of fresh fruits like apricot/peach and citrus. The aroma carries through into the taste. Starting with a more citrus fruitiness, I get a dark chocolate taste (there could be some vanilla in there?) and a fantastic floral hops finish. It has a medium-to-full body and heavy carbonation.

Overall, I love smell and taste of this beer. I haven't particularly cared much for west coast hops, they work great here. The only downside is the feel which has too much carbonation and is a tiny bit thin.

Serving type: can

04-20-2012 03:49:43 | More by maclean25
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-06-2012 20:56:15 | More by ScottWestmaas
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JimManybears

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-29-2012 02:10:04 | More by JimManybears
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-29-2012 08:41:56 | More by wesbray
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-01-2012 22:38:37 | More by goalie35
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-19-2012 07:06:15 | More by schopenhauerale
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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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WoodersonMB

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-23-2011 22:54:21 | More by WoodersonMB
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-01-2011 06:40:29 | More by EskimoDave
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Foamy, yellow-white head; about one finger. Light orange-amber hue to the beer. Nice glowing pale ale look to it. Bits of lacing, but little head retention.

S - Right off the bat this smells fantastic. Buttery, bready malt, caramel, sweetness, light grassy hops. Like GIB's English Bay Pale Ale on steroids.

T - Heavier on the hops than expected, without as much malty characteristic as the aroma hinted at. The hops are done pretty well here though, with a refreshing and clean feel to them. Balanced pretty well between the malty backbone and the hops upfront.

M - A little thicker and drier on the finish than anticipated. Fitting mouthfeel for the ale.

D - Overall, a solid APA. Not quite as good as the smell had promised, but a great ale I'm sure I'll have again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 05:29:41 | More by Converge
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-23-2011 05:01:46 | More by jmdr
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
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
Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.