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Twisted Trail Extra Pale Ale - Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd.

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: canucklehead on 05-12-2013

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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by BigBry:
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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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Photo of Trancesexual
2.6/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

S-Can into a Shaker Pint

A-Copper brown colour with a light head that rapidly dissipates with little lacing.

S- Very little here. Can't smell any distinctive notes from the malts or any citrusy flavors that you'd associate with the style.

T-Disappointing much like the Nose. This beer inhabits an uncomfortable realm between an amber and a pale ale without enough hoppy flavours to really be considered a real Pale ale, and not enough delicious matiness to make it an amber or a brown. Overall it's a bit watery and kind of bland. At least it doesn't have any unpleasant aftertastes that I'd find with a macro adjunct.

M- Low-medium carbonation keeps this beer pretty drinkable

O-The brewer needs to either up the hops significantly and keep it as a "pale ale" or increase the malts and rebrand as an amber. I'm not a genre purist by any means, but as is this beer is remarkably forgettable.

Photo of Phenyx
2.68/5  rDev n/a

Photo of canucklehead
3.78/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New name and great looking can for the extra pale ale. At about $8 a six this a very decent beer that actually is better than GI or OK Springs PA at about 4 bucks less a six. The beer is not very hoppy but makes up for it with a great mouthfeel and a good use of malt to create a beer that tastes more like an amber than a pale ale. I could drink a few of these and really appreciate something worth buying at the lower price point in BC liquour stores.

Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ah, Bowen Island. This is definitely my "go to" brewery for reasonably priced beers that have flavour. The Twisted Trail is a facelift in can only, I believe. Their Pale Ale has long been a decent "buck and half" a beer selection. It pours with a nice colour, a bit of head that hangs around the edges of the glass, leaving some pithy lacing behind. The flavour is quite nice, really, caramel malt, burnt sugar and a bit of a metallic undertone. The finish is a bit underwhelming, but it is far from unpleasant.

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.63/5  rDev n/a

Can poured into a standard shaker pint glass. A light coppery bronze hue with around two fingers of off-white foam. Aroma is rather faint, I am getting some light caramel, grassy hops, dried orange peel and flower petal. Really struggling to get the aroma elements though. Palate represents an odd transition, starts as unassuming as the nose, with some light peach, tobacco, and green kitchen herb notes eventually giving way to a more robust malt backbone, a little like a molasses candy with the volume knob turned down. Body on the thin side, carbonation quite high. Not sure why this is dubbed "extra pale" although this moniker does conjure up images of safety and pedestrian drinkability in the beer world. Indeed, this is rather dull and what flavors are there pose an identity crisis, a clash of neutered tea-like herb/spice hops and oddly robust malts. Chalk this one up to experience.

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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Twisted Trail Extra Pale Ale from Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd.
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