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Islander Pale Ale - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Islander Pale AleIslander Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

tylerstravis, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev +7%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Zach122, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Lazaro, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had from cask at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a fresh, clear golden colour, very light weight, with a frothy, cracky and undeniably "casky" head of white. This leaves some patchy suds as it crackles and casks its way out of existence.

Bright mild fruit on the palate, giving perhaps a touch of mango, and stonefruit, with some peppery notes cutting through. Overall, it's pretty mild, but it's not unpleasant.

Light entry before more of that slightly sweet, slightly tropical fruit flavour mid-palate. Some mild, neutral grain comes through as well. On the finish we get a hint of metallic bite to add some sharpness, but everything has been smoothed and blunted.

Feel is great from the cask. Adds another layer of smoothness that it wouldn't have otherwise had.

Overall, a very decent drop. Smooth and light and very easy to drink. I probably like it more than these scores would indicate—it's a super drinkable beer that I'd love to have more regularly.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

strongaf, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of veganbiker
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from my kegerator this beer is bliss! Slight creamy head, slight sweet taste, the right amount of hop taste. It is so good I could drink it all day. Very dangerous.
It is the only beer I put in my kegerator anymore. I clean the pipes after every 1/2 barrel and it makes all the difference. There is no comparison between this and the bottle version. On tap is the best.

veganbiker, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

hannaho, Apr 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

twelveinches, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of scootpolute
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 FL OZ. bottle into cone pint glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden, with a nice white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O - This one is great!! I think what make this beer so good is the fine line of not over-doing 'it' in any particular area (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level). VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

scootpolute, Sep 10, 2011
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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cold 12oz bottled served in tapered pint glass. Beer pours cloudy orange amber with a medium thick white head. Subtle dry-hop aroma: citrusy, even piney.

Flavor profile is long and involved: first sharp and fizzy, then grapefruity hops, followed by a faintly toasty malt flavor (not sweet at all), and finally another layer of bitterness, and nothing but a dry aftertaste.

Not thick, not heavy, nothing more than a respectable West coast pale ale.

hreb, May 29, 2011
Photo of flagmantho
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: pale orange with a touch of haze and very little effervescence. Head is one finger of frothy ivory foam with moderate retention. It's pretty bog-standard, but decent.

Smell: citrusy, very slightly funky hop aroma; it's got a good bite to it. Pale malt backbone provides a little sweetness to support the hops. Again, pretty normal for a pale ale, but well executed.

Taste: bitter hops right up front followed quickly by the bready, biscuity pale malt flavor. This fades into a longer-lasting bitterness which takes the edge right off the sweetness. A tasty, middle-of-the-road pale ale that is pretty fulfilling, flavor-wise.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a moderate level of carbonation. I can coax a little creaminess out of this, but it's not creamy by nature. Not bad, though.

Drinkability: there's enough bite in this beer to keep me coming back; it's refreshing and, while not anything special, is a beer I'm really enjoying.

flagmantho, Nov 21, 2010
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Islander Pale Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.