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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

134 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of TheMarkE
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy amber with decent head and lacing. Quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Citrus and floral hops, caramel, pine.

Taste: Pine, citrus, fresh bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a hop bitterness in the finish.

The Verdict: Very good. Well balanced and tasty, it’s not a bad alternative to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Firestone Pale 31.

TheMarkE, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MN_Beerticker, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of bcerv-ca
4/5  rDev +5.5%

bcerv-ca, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of jmint
4/5  rDev +5.5%

jmint, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of slackerjk
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

slackerjk, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of tomgetz
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tough to completely review due to it being served in a plastic cup at Disney California adventure. Despite this, this is a solid pale ale with citrusy taste. Low alcohol level makes this very drinkable. For the Midwest people, this is much like founders all day ipa. A very good offering from Karl Strauss.

tomgetz, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
2.5/5  rDev -34%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of MarriedAtGI
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Whole Foods El Segundo.

A: Transparent copper color with white head. Good lacing.
S: Very subtle aroma, nothing unpleasant
T: Citrus an pine hops with a nice malt backbone.
M: Dry and refreshing
O: A nice dry pale ale. I prefer more hop aroma.

MarriedAtGI, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of jenray
2.5/5  rDev -34%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of pveilleux
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

pveilleux, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No love for Karl Strauss? I thought this was a very nice brew. Pours clear dark golden copper color with a fluffy white two finger head. Floral aroma, with some light citrus coming in in the big nose. Flavor is a nice sweet citrus and light bitter pine on the finish. There is a definite malty biscuit backbone on this one with some caramel sweetness. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation and some bite lingering on the palate. Very nice beer.

BMMillsy, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of TJ_B
4/5  rDev +5.5%

TJ_B, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of magpieken
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

magpieken, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of heytomcat
4/5  rDev +5.5%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Dank26, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of vidisad
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

vidisad, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bostonryan, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of betterbitter
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

betterbitter, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of DSkilling
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

DSkilling, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of MrDave
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of blguillen
3/5  rDev -20.8%

blguillen, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.