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Questionable Origins #3 - Cellarmaker Brewing Co.

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Questionable Origins #3
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 3.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cellarmaker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Two of the hardest to acquire hop varieties in the world; New Zealand “Riwaka” and South African “Southern Passion” create a unique hop blend that you’d be hard pressed to find in any other beer. Passionfruit, Pineapple, Grapefruit Citrus, Earth, and Spice.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 03-04-2014)
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raynmoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-29-2014 03:22:01 | More by raynmoon
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cletusdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2014 18:11:05 | More by cletusdog
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snowmageddon

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-26-2014 16:12:47 | More by snowmageddon
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random846

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-25-2014 01:38:29 | More by random846
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2014 23:37:24 | More by Texasfan549
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-23-2014 00:33:20 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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MrGone

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

05-08-2014 06:26:03 | More by MrGone
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2014 16:15:06 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-23-2014 16:57:43 | More by ygtbsm94
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives very cloudy with a honey color and a dense head; some lacing left behind

Smell: A tropical fruit salad, with pineapple, kiwi and citrus

Taste: A touch bready, but the unusual hop bill really takes over to provide pineapple, kiwi and citrus tones; very floral and fruity in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Several recent beers have claimed the pineapple territory lately, but this one takes the crown; I have never heard of the hops used here before, but they lend a unique flavor to this beer

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 04:51:57 | More by brentk56
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akang

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 06:46:29 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 06:20:28 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 04:22:49 | More by CoolEthan
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MrDave

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

03-10-2014 14:26:23 | More by MrDave
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laglocal

California

4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a suprisingly murky neon yellow with a white head that lingers for a minute or two. Very interesting appearance for a pale ale.

S- Pineapple comes across strongly with some danker hop notes, a bit of rye

T- Just fantastic. This might be my favorite beer with rye in it, although the favoritism is due the awesome hops that just happen to play off the rye perfectly. The South African Southern Passion and Riwaka hops are so unique.

M- Carbonation not lacking in the slightest, and the hops just sit so heavy on the palate. Truly a wonderful beer, but I have come to expect nothing less from Cellarmaker.

O- Overall this is a style-defying pale with some exotic hops, pretty much right up my alley. Hops might be just a bit stronger in the nose than they are on taste.

Serving type: growler

03-10-2014 01:27:59 | More by laglocal
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California

4/5  rDev -9.9%

03-10-2014 00:35:40 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-05-2014 22:50:17 | More by largadeer
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California

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

03-05-2014 06:50:33 | More by mc4z
Questionable Origins #3 from Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.