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Old Jalopy Pale Ale - Powell Street Craft Brewery

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Old Jalopy Pale AleOld Jalopy Pale Ale

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Powell Street Craft Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: OF001 on 12-30-2012

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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by OF001:
Photo of OF001
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lightly hazy rich amber pour with good pale, off white head and amazing lacing,
steady carbonation that maintains a thin but ample head.

Sweet malty notes, light hops on the citrus side and mildly bitter esters, (pardon the vagueness I'm a little stuffed up this morning so the nose will skew the scoring,
I will revisit)

Sweet, medium roasty malt with medium dark berries. Mild hopping that is lightly sharp but smoothed by the texture. Some resin and bitter fresh pine and gentile citrus.

Mouth feel is smooth and heavy with a gentile and luxurious silky carbonation.

Wonderfully easy drinking Pale Ale with a medium high hop level. Good balance between citrus and bitter dry hopping. Just a little too sweet, but drinkable beyond belief. coming in at 5.5% is just right, a solid 4 just not quite 4.5.
The nose and especially the taste will probably bump slightly upon re-review, and my sense of smell returning.

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Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a murky amber-brown with a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Citrusy hops, some toasted grains and a little pine and caramel.

Taste. Toasty, slightly sweet caramel malts, citrusy and floral hops with a light bitterness and a touch of cedar.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. A nice tasting, easy drinking english style pale. I'll be buying this again.

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.15/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

40 IBU
A: cloudy buckwheat honey
S: sharp pine and citrus; rather muddy instead of fresh; grapefruit rind, pine,
T: where's the taste? Thin and practically flavourless. Low bitterness and fruit. Some dryness in the finish. Nothing there but it doesn't taste off so I don't know what's going on.
M:Thin, light.
O: did I get an off bottle? This came highly recommended but what I taste here I don't see why. They're a new brewery so maybe haven't got all the kinks out yet. I'll have to give them another try ...

Photo of ericj551
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Old Jalopy Pale Ale pours a bright red amber with a beautiful fluffy head. Definitely towards the darker end of the spectrum for a pale ale. The aroma is rich, nutty toffee malt, with some nice fruity esters. Malt dominates the flavor, with more raisiny caramel malt. The malt is balanced by a fairly strong hop bitterness. Some herbal, earthy hop flavor comes through, and the bitterness lingers just a bit in the finish. There is an odd, slightly sour character in the flavor that detracts just a bit from the beer overall.

Fresh off winning beer of the year in Canada, I had to give this one a try. It's really solid, but not an every day drinker at $6-7 a bomber.

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

I got the cool looking 1litre Boston Round growler of this beer and I must say that it deserved the gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards. It is a luscious beer with plenty of hops but a interesting malt base that is almost on the sweet side. It is an original pale ale that is incredibly drinkable yet has some complexity as well. Impressive beer from an up and coming new brewery.

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Old Jalopy Pale Ale from Powell Street Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.