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Klickitat Pale Ale - Alameda Brewhouse

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Klickitat Pale AleKlickitat Pale Ale

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RoyalT on 09-27-2004

Named after a local street which gained fame as a location in the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby books for children written by Beverly Cleary.

"With an appealing amber color, this brew has a perfect balance of caramel malt and spicy hop flavors. The Munich malt in this recipe lends a rich mouth feel, while generous additions of Pacific-Northwest hops complete the balance. Try a pint of Pale with the Salmon Gyros, Falafel or Alameda Dip."
5.3% ABV 36 IBU
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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 29
Photo of grnmtnman
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nqdell
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a good Ale. I wanted more flavor tonight. Not unique enough for me to go back. Alameda's staple beer, I'm sure they sell lots at the pub.

Photo of ColdBassHonkey
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

One of the better APA's for my taste. Earthy, Piney, and Citrusy hops are prevalent with a biscuity aftertaste. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Had this one on tap at the brewpub as well, and thought it was a very good APA. I don't like really hoppy pales, and this one was right where I like it. It went great with the food as well, and I could easily have had another if I hadn't gotten distracted by the stout. This one's better than the ratings for sure.

Photo of constantine_272
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Very native American themed imagery on this label, appropriate for the name, I suppose.

This beer pours a hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with one skinny finger of weakly frothy, and mostly just soap bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random splattered lace around the glass as things seep away.

It smells of bready, kind of crackery pale malt, a hint of caramel cream, a weird indistinct sweet spiciness, pine needles, and a faint whiff of generic citrus rind. The taste is bready, doughy, and slightly biscuity pale and caramel malt, a touch of dry cocoa powder, soft drupe fruit flesh, an ethereal oily nuttiness, and middling earthy, leafy, and piney hops.

The carbonation is quite low and quiet in its support role, the body medium-light in weight, a tad thin, but mostly smooth, as the hops don't really infringe here. It finishes generally dry, the malt skidding in that direction, while the hops and other fading esters hold tight.

A decent enough APA, nice flavours, it's just that, while I can't exactly call it watery, I just get a certain incomplete sense in separate, distinct metrics here that lead me in that direction when considering this beer. Perhaps 'inconsistent' would be a better descriptor, but again, not overly so. Sheesh - maybe this is just one of those offerings where it's better to shut up and drink it - so be it.

Photo of RJLarse
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Klickitat Pale Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass

Pours an amber/gold color, cloudy, with a modest bubbly white head..

Smell is a sweet bread aroma, with some sweet spice and candy scents

Taste is dominated by a caramel malt flavor, a bit of citrus pink grapefruit flavor, and then a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slight cloying character from the unfiltered nature of the beer..

Overall a decent pale ale, if not just a bit thick for the style.

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kylemif
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of kshizzle101
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into pint glass

A - very dark golden in color, almost red. Little to no head.

S - Pine hops up front backed by grainy/grassy malts. Perhaps a hint of spice.

T - Slight piney taste with the same maltyness in the background. A little watery and boozy

M - Watery, under carbed. These aspects really hold the beer back.

Overall - Decent flavors but lacks drinkability. Kinda of brutal in 22 ounces at a time.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WalterHeisenberg
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle says 5%. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a dark copper color. The head is a dinky looking half finger white shade. It doesn't fade away to nothing in record time, but it certainly doesn't look impressive. A minor amount of lacing is left on the glass. One really has to pour aggressively to give any sort of decent head.

S: Hm. This really smells like a English-style pale ale. It's heavy on caramel, toffee, brown sugar, marzipan, and a touch of earthy hops. A combination of nuttiness and even chocolate appears after it warms up sufficiently. This is definitely miscategorized - but as a bitter, it works well.

T: By gawd, smakawhat wasn't kidding when he said this was a bit chocolaty. Earthy, piny hops are the first flavors I note; after that, the malts take over. They have a very caramel-esque, vaguely sweet tone to them - and yes, there's even some notes of chocolate, nuts, apples, and vanilla. What the hell is this? An ESB? Maybe a hoppy brown ale? Or a defanged Arrogant Bastard clone? I don't know at all. I'll give it some credit - it drinks like it's bigger than 5%. But at the same token...it drinks like it's bigger than 5%.

M: Both the nutty, chocolaty, and hoppy characteristics all conspire to give this a dry finish. It's a rough kind of dry, though. It suffers from the typical pratfall of many beers with a prevalent crystal malt backbone - it's too coarse near the finish. The aforementioned coarseness doesn't fit the lingering syrupy buildup on the palate, either. I probably would have enjoyed this more if the mouthfeel didn't get in the way of the flavor profile.

O: Not sure how it's called an APA here, this is very much English-style. Decent, just don't expect anything close to SNPA. Do expect to find it wearing Union Jack knickers should you ever decide to pull its pants down, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of robuncorked
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Klickitat Pale Ale from Alameda Brewhouse
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