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Sky Chutes Strong Ale - Backcountry Brewery

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Sky Chutes Strong Ale
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 4
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: russpowell on 12-11-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 4
Photo of hopdog
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Backcountry Brew Pub. Nitro pour.

Poured a medium copper color with a frothy off white head. Aromas of toffee, fruity, citrus and light roast. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and some fruitiness. Nice smooth body which was a product of the Nitro pour.

Notes from 12/15/06

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Photo of benito
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On nitrogen at the brewpub in Frisco.

A strong ale? Not so much...but what is it?

It's a ruby red with a nice, creamy head. It has a floral, grassy bouquet and a crisp, bitterness upfront with a malt body and a light, smooth finish. In other words, it's a great IPA and a weak (in all ways) strong ale.

Backcountry's brews have gone downhill in the last few years from what I can tell, and the brewers there have a quality recipe on their hands with Sky Chutes. A good sign. To make it an even better one, they've got to promote it for what (ie the style) that it actually is.

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Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had this Thanksgiving weekend

Pours ruby red 1" of white head. Perfect head retention & lacing

S: Slight hops aroma

T: Some fruittyness up front. Finishes with spicy hops & dryness

MF: Super creamy & rich, but I believe the nitro also washes out a lot flavor & taste for this beer

Drinks very easy, but this doesn't really play the style the proprietors tout it as, not enough hops

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Sky Chutes Strong Ale from Backcountry Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.