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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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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

bumchilly25, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

adburton, May 06, 2012
Photo of maclean25
4.33/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

maclean25, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

ScottWestmaas, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

JimManybears, Mar 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

beerhunter13, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18%

wesbray, Feb 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

goalie35, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

schopenhauerale, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

CanuckRover, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

WoodersonMB, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Converge
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Converge, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

jmdr, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

tbeckett, Oct 06, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL can poured at 40F into a Duvel Tulip. Can dated 30/07/11, apparently bottled on. Fresh!

Amber with a nice head that is tinged oranged and reatians well wand laces very nicely. Nose of grapefruit and citrus hops has a hint of earthy undertone and a dose of alcohol. The body follows similarly and is enjoyable with a crisp bitterness that is appropriate and doesn't linger terribly long. Came across initially as a little thin but seems fine now, with strong carbonation. A solid pale ale that is worth reaching for again.

kjyost, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Did not see this around Vancouver on tap and certainly not on cask as recommended by Derek. However, in a can, this was easily to take along anywhere and have a decent beer. In its basic state,its a transition beer, giving more taste than a macro or even a basic weak light BC craft beer. It was overcarbonated, but still a decent drinker and sessionable.

Sammy, Jul 31, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cutthroat Pale ale pours a orange copper with a nice head that fades quickly. The aroma is a nice mix of herbal hops and bready, slightly toasted malt. The flavor is a nice balance of nutty, toasted bready, malt, with herbal, slightly grassy hops. A bit of sweet caramel pops up in the finish. I've had this beer before in a can and wasn't too impressed, but I'm enjoying it a lot more today.

ericj551, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of 2roosters
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice coppery colour, faint lace on medium head

S - fruit esters, touch of pine, malt on the back end

T - clean and hoppy, finishes a tad short but the flavour is excellent

M - excellent

O - a really good solid Pale Ale, I like 'em hoppy and this one fits the bill. Excellent value at $2.15 for a 500ml can.

This has become my "go to" pale ale for home consumption.

The more Pale Ales I drink, the more I realize how good this beer really is.

2roosters, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of belenita
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Bronze-ish Orange, thin lacing, quick rise and settling of the foam

S - alcoholic, nutty, some citrus notes

T - bitter all the way through from start to finish, subtle flavors of vanilla/citrus/floral present

M - initial average carbonation, smooth, metallic finish in the mouth in the end. Quite refreshing, actually!

D - It's good when I want something bitter but drinkable without having to go for an intense (at least for me) IPA.

belenita, May 08, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

had off and on for a couple years, but never truly scrutinized....
A - bubbly clear golden orange, thumb of head settled at a half finger covering that retained well at that level
S - a sweet canned fruity and honey sweetness is surprising, a herbal and somewhat spicy hop note, with a sweet honey finish, not what I expect in a Pale but intriguing
T - herbal oily hops up front, a mix of sweet fruit and citrus tang, with a gentle honey sweet finish
M - decent carbonation, generally thin just a little bitter
D - the unique flavour is surprising and welcome, i am definitely a hop head but I always appreciate ways to create balance and this flavour mix is definitely a worthy change up

joemcgrath27, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of marty21
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy bright yellow/orange with a two finger creamy white head. Settles to a creamy cap and leaves a little bit of thick lacing.

S: There's banana, spices and a yeasty aroma.

T: Mostly banana with some spices to it. Also a bit of a yeasty taste.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium body. Quite smooth.

D: I enjoyed this one but having one 500 ml can is enough. The taste eventually becomes too much. But overall still a decent beer for the style.

marty21, Dec 30, 2010
Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.