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Sawtooth Ale - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Sawtooth AleSawtooth Ale

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1,781 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,781
Reviews: 659
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 48
Gots: 117 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-16-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

duff247, Mar 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

chasmandocharles, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

redfox405, Mar 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

MammothTarantula, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JxExM, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

BluBeers, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of kemoarps
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice looking amber colour, with a wet off white head that lasts lacing the glass as it passes.

The smell is kind of weak. It's mostly a malty nose, with almost a grassiness underneath it.

The tongue is less hoppy than I had expected, as I notice mostly a bready/honey malt with a little bit of piney hop in there to balance it.

Has good carbonation and decent body.

Overall it's not bad, it just doesn't really jump out at me. I was surprised to find it was my fourth favourite beer out of the four flavour Mountain Mixer/sampler pack. Left Hand are a very talented brewery, and this is a well made beer, it just left me underwhelmed.

kemoarps, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

lumpy1126, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, pale, yellow coloring that has a surprisingly impressive cascade from the pour. I wasn't expecting much from it being on nitro, but so far so good. Healthy, thick, 2 inch foamy, dense, white head. Good looking brew. It seriously looks like you could carve the head with an ice cream scoop. Subtle, creamy aromas of nutty and toffee sweetness, with a touch of hops. Flavors are smooth and rich, with a toasted toffee backbone and some peppery spicing, with a subtle hop presence that cleans the palate nicely. Smooth, sweet, and subtle richness overall. The aftertaste is light and smooth, with a nutty richness. The finish is smooth and clean, leaving the palate almost completely clean. Tasty on nitro.

GarthDanielson, Mar 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

HarmonMW, Mar 22, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour a dark gold with a one finger head. There was average lacing as the head dissipated.

Aroma of hops and malt.

Taste has just a hint of hops and hops.

Mouthfeel is nice but just a little weaker than I expected.

Overall this was a very nice beer. It was a little older than I expected and I'm looking forward to finding this with a fresher brew date. This one was 7 months old. The upside is they do date the bottles. Now if I can find it when it is less than 4 months old I will revisit my review. Even at this age it was quite good.

JimKal, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

MaddDogg84, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Mizorie, Mar 06, 2012
Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,781 ratings.