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Steelhead Extra Pale Ale - Mad River Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

344 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 03-24-2002)
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Reviews by Bang34:
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Bang34

California

4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a dark gold to amber.

Scent is a pronounced citrus with an almost floral hint.

The taste is clean and crisp with a very slight bitterness on the finish. It really lacks the hops I have come to expect in most pale ales but is is really refreshing.

Mouthfeel is smooth, and it goes down easy, I could spend the whole night on this one, it is so drinkable.

I forst bought this brew in the winter of 1999 on a ski trip because the label brought back memories of the steelhead fishing trips I used to take on the Gualala river in Northern California. ever since, this has been a beer that I don;t drink frequently but like to go back and visit every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2003 06:12:07 | More by Bang34
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Steelhead Extra Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.