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Pale Ale - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
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138 Ratings
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Clear and copper coloured, it is fruity on the palate and hearty in hops with a nice, round finish. We are honoured that Pale Ale continues to be BC’s most popular craft brew.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2003)
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -6.5%

CurtisD, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of TheBeermin
2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

TheBeermin, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -6.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of nicsman
3.5/5  rDev +9%

nicsman, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of robuncorked
3/5  rDev -6.5%

robuncorked, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of Serge
3.1/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper body very nice crown on top. Light sweet caramel aroma with floral hop hints nothing to special extremely mild but pleasant. Light crisp taste some astringent but good, mild to weak malts are tasty just not enough power behind them. There is a bitter hop finish but with no real hop flavour, I guess I can taste some citrus in the after taste. Good light beer to sit back and drink if nothing better is around.

Serge, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of bigox420
3.5/5  rDev +9%

bigox420, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of LoveBeerNo7
2.25/5  rDev -29.9%

LoveBeerNo7, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of NedShakeshaft
3.5/5  rDev +9%

NedShakeshaft, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of MalcolmJames
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

MalcolmJames, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.5/5  rDev +9%

BigGruntyThirst, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of MylesMac
3.5/5  rDev +9%

MylesMac, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of Vyronian
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Vyronian, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of mick303
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer is a nice full copper brown, with strong carbonation and about two finger head, which is jut off-white.

The nose is quite fruity, also picking up a lot of malt. Nice bit of kick, sort of light toffee apple.

The taste has got a nice body of caramel malt, with apple fruitiness. Balance from the hops is alright, if understated. Drinks quite nicely, good flavour intensity but something feels like its missing.

Mouthfeel is alright, mostly carbonation though. Some dry malts to the end. Generally light bodied, and the aftertaste is malty and a bit stale.

Easy to drink, quite refreshing. Has some assets but could improve to make it more impressive, no glaring faults, and has a good amount of malty character to it.

mick303, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Coastal_Brew
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of NV9
3.85/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a coppery colour, somewhere between amber and red. A finger plus of foamy head that has good retention.

Scent is dominated by caramel malts, bread and faint fruit and hops

Lots of malts and hops in the taste, a bit of fruit mixed in the taste as well, giving it a fruit finish.

Lots of carbonation and a medium body, a little watery and very, very drinkable.

A nice APA with lots of flavour that goes down well.

NV9, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Vandelayindustri
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Vandelayindustri, Jun 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of NightINgale
3/5  rDev -6.5%

NightINgale, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +9%

RedAleMan, May 30, 2012
Photo of joefinnigan15
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a large 20oz pint glass (god these things are huge) at le Feu Sacré in Quebec City.

Amber red to orange body, quite clear with a solid off white to caramel head. Some cola carbonation from the sides, but mostly a nice streaming crawling pin head bubbles. Not bad.

Nose is quite dry and bisquity. Fruity esters of slight cherry, with a good balance. Smells fairly inviting surprisingly.

Palate mixes most of what is expected on the nose. Toasty malt body with classic ester fruit. Mouthfeel seem rather ordinary but tolerable, with about medium carbonation. Some density in the palate but big on yeast it seems.

Overall this really reminds me more of an English style. It's alright you could do a lot worse.

smakawhat, May 05, 2012
Photo of leaddog
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a copper hue with a finger width of bubbly white head.

Smell - Earthy hops, hint of lemon/citrus, slight nuttiness.

Taste - Nice balance of earthy, fruity, and nutty flavours. Leaves a pleasant light bitterness on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little watery, but still nice body.

Overall - An enjoyable APA by Okanagan. I like that it is lightly hopped. Also quite enjoy the nutty hints of flavour. Not something I would drink sessionally, but still better than the macros out there.

leaddog, May 01, 2012
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev +9%

ThinkAgain, Apr 12, 2012
Pale Ale from Okanagan Spring Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.