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Pale Ale - Backcountry Brewery

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Pale AlePale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2003

Formerly known as Telemark India Pale Ale.
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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 40
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3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5280fireman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Decent pale ale.

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of beergoot
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: Please refrigerate (looks like an) 8/19/2014

Clear, honey-colored body with a moderately thick yet dense, white head. Mild, zesty and peppery aroma with some hints of malt grains; pine resin. Bread crust flavor; mildly toasted grains; soothing hop bitterness. Medium body; soft and smooth with a clean, semi-dry finish.

All in all, a very pleasant and satisfying pale ale. Deceptively light yet well-balanced between the grains and hops flavors. If this was formerly marketed as an IPA, I'll assume it was an English style. In any case, it's very easy drinking and worth repeat visits...

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Nose: Minty pine over malt.
Brilliant gold to amber under a ½” foam cap that dissipates to a film.
Palate: This is a rich and malty pale ale. It starts with big malt flavors and then some hints of spice. Well balanced with a nice blend of sweet and hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild, dense, and foamy head rides atop foggy orange-red brew. No lacing and decent retention.

Creamy, milky, mildly floral, light, crisp.

Smooth, mild carbonation, crisp bite, not too bitter. Sweetness is also quite relaxed, yet mild and well done. Flavors are very floral, peach, red apple. Smooth and fluid. Solid.

Well, apparently you can't judge a beer by it's label... Definitely recommended as a mild easy drinker for a relaxing evening. First Backcounty Brewery experience I'd consider a great success.

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Pale Ale from Backcountry Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.