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Pintail Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Pintail Pale AlePintail Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

128 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tonistruth on 10-01-2007)
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a_sh0pping_cart

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

07-23-2012 15:27:23 | More by a_sh0pping_cart
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jenray

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

12-29-2013 05:53:14 | More by jenray
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

01-30-2014 03:54:27 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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chrisb8s4


2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-09-2014 01:14:42 | More by chrisb8s4
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SmashPants

Australia

2.9/5  rDev -23.3%

Bottle: decent 355mL brown bottle. Nicely styled label - kind of old-school cute.

Appearance: darker orange amber in colour, with fast but refined carbonation. A limited white head stays for some time. Minor lacing.

Aroma: some citric hops with a light caramel backing. A touch of pine to fill it out. Not outstanding, but a standard pale ale aroma.

Taste: very muted in flavour for a pale ale. There are the usual suspects as there are in the aroma - grapefruit, pine, caramels - but the flavour is quite muted and dull. Quite disappointing actually.

Aftertaste: pretty much the same - muted without much in the way of follow-up aftertaste.

Mouth feel: I think this is half the problem with the muted flavour profile - the light-to-medium body is fine, but the lack of carbonation really seems to dull this beer down. A pity, as this could have been a good beer if it had a bit more backbone.

Overall: this is the second beer I have had from the Karl Strauss Brewery, and the second one that comes up short. A good flavour profile wasted on limited carbonation and no backbone. A pity, really.

02-09-2013 02:25:49 | More by SmashPants
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afrokaze

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-18-2013 22:23:16 | More by afrokaze
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.6%

04-24-2013 19:07:58 | More by Braz
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blguillen

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-20-2013 04:25:32 | More by blguillen
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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

02-01-2012 05:43:36 | More by codynevels
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Naterobsnyk4

New York

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-24-2012 05:21:58 | More by Naterobsnyk4
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tsailor


3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-26-2012 23:58:18 | More by tsailor
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tonistruth

Nevada

3/5  rDev -20.6%

on cask @ Churchill's in San Marcos, CA

A- pours a cloudy, unfiltered straw color, with a silky two finger white head and lace, great retent on both

S- fresh citrus and bready

T- dry toasted malts, bready, citrus, leafy, burnt cardboard flavor in background

M- silky, smooth, dry and somewhat sticky after

D- burnt flavor can be harsh and a brew from cask is a love or hate situation, but not to shabby, probably be better off on tap

10-01-2007 02:08:38 | More by tonistruth
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thedjbear

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

05-29-2013 05:34:08 | More by thedjbear
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PolarBear3

Australia

3.13/5  rDev -17.2%

A - Pours a honey colour with an off white head that retains fairly well

S - Caramel, sweet candy, pineapple and grapefruit. Very promising aromas.

T - Light caramel malts, citrus including grapefruit, lemon together with slight bitterness and a little burnt orange at the finish

M - light to medium bodied with very little carbonation

O - Not a bad effort for a Pale Ale but what promised so much with its aromas but lacked a little in taste. Definately worth a try but I reckon you would have had enough after a couple.

06-26-2013 09:19:35 | More by PolarBear3
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mulder1010

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%

355 ML bottle

A-- Poured a darker orange amber color. Quite clear and some visible carbonation bubbles. Half finger of off white head. Nice lacing with this. Good sticky ring of lacing. Head holds up quite nice.

S-- Pineapple, passion fruit, Lemon, orange, and lime. Good citrus nose. Some caramel backbone but this is very fruit forward.

T-- Pine, orange and grapefruit in the taste. Turns to a more herbal variety. Citrus tones get lost in the taste. Not much of a backbone to this.

M-- Slight amount of toffee in the feel but not enough to back up the hops. A sort of thin, soapy herbal character to this. A lot of hop bite to this but nothing to sooth it out. Dry, medicinal orange and grapefruit finish. Some resin in the mid palate. Lightly carbonated and medium feel.

O-- More body to back this up. Lots of hops in this and could be very nice with a bigger backbone. Better than a lot of APA's out here but not on par with LCPA. Would buy again as a pretty well hopped APA.

08-01-2012 12:06:16 | More by mulder1010
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stumac

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-05-2014 00:56:33 | More by stumac
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likesbeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-24-2013 23:51:48 | More by likesbeer
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djaeon

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-16-2014 01:36:51 | More by djaeon
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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-30-2013 20:51:33 | More by kojevergas
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-08-2013 05:19:03 | More by Zbeetleman
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cherche

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2014 01:43:17 | More by cherche
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Devinph

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

02-06-2013 05:33:14 | More by Devinph
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heygeebee

Australia

3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

BB April 2013 (!)

Pours a deep amber, slight head, maybe half a finger. Dies to a film quickly. Sproadic lacing on swirl.

APA on the nose! Firm aromas of citrus, a little fruit salad, honey, and hops.

Taste is a let down after the nose. Hops and pine dominate a one-dimensional palate. Freshness is the issue methinks.

Mouthfeel a little watery. Carbonation good.

Overall, OK but not great example in crowded market.

08-11-2012 08:35:01 | More by heygeebee
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magictrokini

California

3.33/5  rDev -11.9%

Poured a clear gold with a bubbly white head. Thin lacing. Metallic malt-and-grassy hops combo typical of the style; nothing outstanding. Carbonated mouthfeel, dry finish. Crystal malt bite with slightly piney hops. Smooth, and refreshing, but not a lot of substance.

06-06-2009 00:44:53 | More by magictrokini
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%

On tap at Karl Strauss downtown. Orange color.aroma is nice tropical fruits. Flavor is citrus but very crisp and fleeting like a Speite with no sugar. Aroma was a real tease and gla or didn't live up to it. I wanyed this beer to taste a certain way but its the other way. Ho hum.

05-03-2013 20:08:45 | More by ArrogantB
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Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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