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Cutthroat Pale Ale - Tree Brewing

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

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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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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

FinnHawk, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

sclitch, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

maplesyrup76, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Olek4374
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a can of this a long time ago and it has been sitting in my fridge ever since. I don't know why I've been ignoring it for so long. Perhaps it's because out of the dozen "sampling" beers I bought, this was the only can. Oh those cans.

The beer pours a very nice copper colour with a modest, two finger head. The head is very quick to dissipate. The beer has a very nice aroma, with citrusy hops making the beer have almost an orange-type smell. It has a bit of sweetness to it as well.

The taste is something else. When the beer first hits my tongue, I'm really unsure of what adjective to use to describe the taste. It is certainly quite hoppy with some fruity notes, but it tastes so much fuller, almost like a proper India Pale ale. I'm actually quite stuck on what words to use, but rest assured if I knew what they were, they'd be very positive.

The finish is very strong for such a beer, and it leaves a strong hoppiness lingering on your tongue for a good twenty seconds. The carbonation level is appropriate, leaving the beer with a little tongue-tingling goodness and a smooth finish down the throat.

Pretty good stuff.

Olek4374, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

FadetoBock, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

smekermann, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Druid, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

1stOffender, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Long813, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

KStark, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of bsp77
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into mug.

Appearance: Copper colored with white head and light lacing.

Smell: Toasted malts, citrus and some spiciness.

Taste: Grainy, toasted malts with light citrusy hops and lots of spicy and floral notes.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish.

Overall: Very straightforward APA, which is solid but little stands out.

bsp77, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bgramels, May 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Kmat10, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

CurtisD, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

dejongjohn, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

schnarr84, Nov 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jrempel, Sep 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

kelvarnsen, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.33/5  rDev -9%
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.

hopsolutely, Sep 08, 2012
Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.