Pale Ale - Okanagan Spring Brewery
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Reviews by iSip:
2.96/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale: Well, this beer missed the mark for me. I expect a bit of hops from a pale ale. I admit that may US pale ales are brewed in IPA territory, too hoppy. But still, I need some. The Okanagan has a dark color for a pale ale, a deep tan. Good head and little aroma round out the presentation. Nice malts up front and a clean finish, but where are the hops? Not a bad drinking beer, so try it when you are next up in BC.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 15:36:28 | More by iSip
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3.4/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass, snagged from a mixed pack. This pale ale is a coppery brown color with a decent amount of biege foam, maybe two or three inches upon initial pour. Aroma evokes some dark bread, musty grape, hints of citrus rind (mostly lemon). The malts are more assertive on the nose than the hops. Ditto on the palate. Initial taste is dark crust, some caramel, nut shells or old rancid walnut meat, dusty white peppercorn, lemon and watermelon rind but these are particularly subtle. There's a hint of hard candy fruitiness and some peppery spice but surprisingly little hop flavor for an APA. Rather tannic as well, with some grain husk emerging in the dryish finish. Highly carbonated and on the thin side for the style. I don't know, I am not sold on this one (or this brewery for that matter). It is too malty and in a coarse "cheap lager" way, and the hops are OK from an earthy bitterness standpoint but rather lacking in the flavor department.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 19:45:45 | More by CalgaryFMC
Pale Ale from Okanagan Spring Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.