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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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blguillen

California

3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-20-2013 04:25:32 | More by blguillen
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somalley26

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-24-2014 23:48:32 | More by somalley26
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jwalden

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

07-05-2013 21:07:28 | More by jwalden
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somnus

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-18-2013 23:22:31 | More by somnus
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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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likesbeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-24-2013 23:51:48 | More by likesbeer
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jjh19

California

4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

Appearance: My bottle of Pintail Pale Ale poured a rich golden amber color. Decent head. Had a really clean look.

Smell: A pleasant aroma, hints of citrus (maybe grapefruit?)

Taste: Wow - this ale delivers big on the citrus with the first sip. Pretty cool. I think my favorite thing about the Pintail is the malts I get mid-sip. Creates a nice balance with the vibrant hops.

Mouthfeel: My bottle had a fairly ale-standard medium body. Nothing crazy.

Drinkability: This is a smooth pale ale with an interesting hoppiness. I'd totally recommend this. Can't wait for a hot San Diego day to enjoy a couple more.

05-02-2010 04:00:13 | More by jjh19
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pepelemofo

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-30-2012 01:54:05 | More by pepelemofo
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tsailor


3/5  rDev -20.6%

07-26-2012 23:58:18 | More by tsailor
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CMack71968

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

05-12-2014 20:18:37 | More by CMack71968
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betterbitter

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

07-29-2013 17:57:41 | More by betterbitter
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JMM0414

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

05-30-2013 14:10:28 | More by JMM0414
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crvcac

California

4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

Appearance: pours with a nice golden amber hue

Smell: smells absolutely wonderful. Clearly dry-hopped, this beer runs a fine line between pale ale and ipa.

Taste: taste very similar to its smell. Again, a very hopped pale ale. Copious amounts of citrus and pine like flavors. Sits very nicely on the palate.

Drink ability: very drinkable. Moderate abv makes for a great session beer. Hop linger on the tongue makes me want more

Overall: solid

08-17-2010 15:16:06 | More by crvcac
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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

12-30-2013 20:01:37 | More by MarriedAtGI
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bestpoop

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-28-2013 21:57:46 | More by bestpoop
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hoptrip619

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

Not sure if there was a reformulation to this recipe because there is no way this beer deserves anything less than a solid A. I sampled Pintail several times last night at a charity event for the San Diego History Center and was very very impressed. Ryan, the KS rep, mentioned it will be available in six-packs here in a few weeks and I definitely plan to pick some up when that become a reality.

A- Poured a clear bright golden orange with a 1/2" white head.

S- Prominent clean floral citrus aroma of grapefruit zest with some fruity notes.

T- Lots of hop flavor of grapfruit, orange, and meyer lemon. Some caramel malt contrasts nicely with the forward hoppiness.

M- Medium bodied and very very easy to drink.

D- This PA is clean, super flavorful, and incredibly easy to drink. This may very well become my go-to beer. I am seriously impressed by the new beers KS has been putting out lately.

02-21-2010 20:16:59 | More by hoptrip619
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thedjbear

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.6%

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

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

03-12-2013 06:34:56 | More by Brewt
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elwoodjblues

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-07-2012 04:47:19 | More by elwoodjblues
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TJ_B

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-21-2013 04:07:18 | More by TJ_B
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itfitz

California

3.35/5  rDev -11.4%

Calling this American Pale Ale "average" does no justice to the wonderful amalgam of caramel maltiness, light and balanced bitterness, an inviting grassy-citrus hop aroma, and a nicely-carbonated feel.

Karl Strauss' Pintail Pale Ale just works -- it goes down smoothly, leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and is the perfect accompaniment to a nice summer day.

05-27-2010 10:57:42 | More by itfitz
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tomgetz

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

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.

02-03-2014 20:25:10 | More by tomgetz
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jchanrahan

China

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-18-2014 15:35:41 | More by jchanrahan
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Gstarkey


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Probably one of the best pale ales that i have had. Tastes very fresh. Nice hop and malt aroma. Slight fruitiness. Overall a very good beer.

This is a beer you can session all year round but probably fits best around summertime. I like to drink this beer whenever i am cleaning my backyard or when i get back from a long day of surfing. If you can get this beer you need try and you will be glad you did. Cheers.

10-16-2012 00:24:55 | More by Gstarkey
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Beerocrat69

California

4.43/5  rDev +17.2%

This beer was copper-colored with a nice white head and great lace on the glass. It smelled like grapefruit juice mingled with a little bit of pine. Great aroma! It tasted dry - which is good - with slight notes of caramel. The beer was super hoppy without being very bitter. The mouthfeel was light to medium-bodied. This is definitely a sessionable pale ale. I could drink alot of this one.

04-30-2010 21:57:46 | More by Beerocrat69
Pintail Pale Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.