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Puddle Jumper Pale Ale - Third Street Aleworks

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Third Street Aleworks visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: litheum94 on 09-24-2011

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 10
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body. With a tiny white head. Leaves slight lacing on the glass.

Explosion of fruit: peach, pineapple and grapefruit. Some floral perfume aromas as well. Subtle malt profile, mostly biscuit.

Good punch of bitterness, floral and woody. Juicy grapefruit and peach. Malts are again subtle, with toasted tones. Finish with citrus fruit and a good bitterness.

This is a great beer. I like to refer to it as a session Sculpin. For a brewery that makes mostly average beer, they struck gold on this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is grapefruit, through and through.
The taste is strong bitterness, a bit dry and all grapefruit again.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
It's a strongly bitter pale ale and good for it.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer from these guys just started showing up at my work. Had to try it out since I've never heard of 3rd Street Aleworks. Poured from a 22 into a Bruery tulip.

Color is a super bright clear orange with a billowy one-finger head that I imagine will disappear quite quickly.

There's a strong earthy hop smell. Gettin' a bit of orange citrus, but there doesn't seem to be a super strong aroma.

Very strong flavor of candied oranges with a slightly sharp bitterness on the finish. Nice and clean.

Light bodied with medium carbonation, the mouthfeel works well with the clean flavor to make a beer that would be awesome on a hot day in the park. I think I'll have to try out their other two beers that I've seen at the store.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light orangish yellow - very pale. Thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Mostly hoppy aroma - citrus, a little bit of pine, grapefruity. Not a lot of malt aroma - definitely all about the hops. Smells like a good, fresh IPA mostly, which is fine, but maybe not so true to style. It does smell very nice regardless.

I'm getting most of the hops I smelled in the taste here too, although not quite as much of a punch as the smell suggests. Again, that's fine though, for the style - would expect it to be light. Also like the smell, the malts are pretty much covered up for the most part. I detect a little bit of biscuit, some caramel, lightly toasted backbone - slightly stale, but definitely pretty good. The staleness I'm tasting from the malts seems to linger the longest in the aftertaste though. The balance is good here - just seems to lean more IPA than APA.

Light, crisp, refreshing. Moderate carbonation. Very nice.

Overall not too bad. A basic, yet hoppy APA that leans a little more session IPA to me, but that's fine in my book. I'd definitely get this one again, especially given the low price.

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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome golden amber in the Stell glass with plenty of foam. Flowery aroma.Sudsy mouthfeel but fairly coarse.

A thoroughly drinkable Pale Ale that is not overly bitter, and has just enough malt. THe browned biscuit flavor with a touch of the herbal with some flowery hops. Slightly resiny. It's really the classic flavor. Long aftertaste of hops with bready, cereal flavor and bitter finish.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco.

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased in Santa Rosa for $3.99. Going to give it a try. Poured into a tulip.

A: Nearly clear, sunburst orange with 1 finger thick white head which leaves filagree lacing as the head recedes to the edges of the glass.

N: Grapefruit citrus, onions, floral and faint pine.

T: Mild tinge of citrus hops and mellow malts combined well.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Slightly dry and bitter finish.

O: Not bad, not great. For the price, it's hard to beat. Enjoyed.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a nice pale.Enjoyed on tap at the brew pub. Light orange coloured with a nice sized head. Good hop aroma, some herbs, IPA level of hops. West Coast hops delivering some grapefruit and orange flavours brewed right and boldly.Some caramel adding to drinkability.

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Puddle Jumper Pale Ale from Third Street Aleworks
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.