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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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246 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.32%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-07-2002)
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Photo of tdm168
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear, see through gold with a soft, white lacing of head that fades fast

S - mild grains, spicy herbal Saaz hops

T - bready, grainy, spicy, herbal, bitter

M - light to medium bodied, very crisp, overcarbonated

This has potential. The Saaz hops are fantastic but the malt character is a bit unbalanced. If they're trying to make a hoppier version of a Mexican-style lager, they'll have to scale back the bread notes and lighten the malt. It's drinkable and sessionable, but I won't be buying it again.

tdm168, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of mikeradebaugh
3/5  rDev -11%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

brewdude1982, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of cosmic-ray
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

cosmic-ray, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of EddieJoe
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

EddieJoe, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

bluckbeyes, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Franticc
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Franticc, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Perducci
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.2/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear straw golden colored beer with a very small white head that quickly dies leaving no lacing on this beer, not at all like most Mexican beers.

Very light citrus to floral hops aroma with a light lemon sticking out the most.

A light taste that blends light malt and light citrus hops together equally.

A light lemony dryish aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

A light bodied beer that just seemed to lighten my pocket without giving me much needed tastes.

LXIXME, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev +18.7%

pixieskid, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry folks, I didn’t have a pilsner to pour this one into so I used a pint glass. It pours out a nice crystal clear blonde color topped off with a light white head that quickly thins out into a layer of sporadic bubbles hugged by some minor lacing. It has a very light aroma, some wheat smells and mild spice comes through but not much else. Light on the tongue and light in mouthfeel too, this beer does have that skunked quality some Mexican lagers have, it’s not very powerful but the mild skunked taste is there(but is absent in the aroma). It’s slightly bitter on the side of your mouth and you can pick up some orange and lemon zest. Malts are present when its heads toward the back of your throat. Not a bad lager overall

vickersspitfire, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of DrunkinYogi
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a becker glass.

A: Clear, pale golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass and an isolated and lazy bubble or two rises slowly through the column.

S: Initially grassy and slightly floral, this beer's smell deflates quickly after being poured. The lingering smells include understated lemon-lime soda, uncooked flour, and vacuous carbon dioxide.

T: Begins dry, with refined light malt and energetic citric acidity. Sweetness intrudes into the middle as malt stays light but becomes more husky. Bitterness is low during the finish, herbaceous; honey and delicate grain linger on the palate.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer appears to be an all-malt pale lager that follows the archetype closely but does it well. Flavors and textures seem under tight control, if not particularly exciting. The smell has less appeal, not really matching the sensory profile of the flavor, while the beer appears to try to hide in the glass and not draw attention to itself.

beagle75, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Lantern
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Lantern, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of dogfish7
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

dogfish7, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Mexican logger is a sound good american pale ale. Its appearance is typical....average....smell includes the Saaz hop similar to others. The taste to me is much better balanced than the big marcos put out. The body is a nice medium to loght with good carbonation. overall a very tastee beer....probably one of the better american pales I've had.

WoodBrew, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of enelson
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

enelson, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of tfidler
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

tfidler, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of ssjkyle
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ssjkyle, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is verging on a Light Lager, but I guess there is some distinction. Pale yellowish in the tall glass. Modest head that is pure white and not very long lasting.

The main virtue is a crisp, faintly lemony taste that makes a quick splash. Then there is a timid bitterness that grows into something like a flavor. Actually, it's not so bad. There's not much malt to balance, but the slight hoppy kick is rather pleasant. It's not really different from the paler Utah supermarket beers, but very clean.

From the 12 oz can courtesy of Grapevine Liquors in Denver. This has the new, politically-correct artwork on the can. More Saaz, less snooze.

mactrail, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of EGolfer4
4/5  rDev +18.7%

EGolfer4, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of reyna311
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

reyna311, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Abarhan
4/5  rDev +18.7%

Abarhan, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of farrago
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Close to two fingers of very loose and dimpled bright white foam, sizzles down to the surface in no time, the lacing forms thicker stripes and sticks better than expected. Simple golden hued liquid, a few lazy bubbles drift here and there. Sweet and full nose of corn syrup, malt, cocoa, honey, peach fuzz and a brief shot of grassy hops, not that interesting yet plenty of richness in what’s there. Medium-bodied, some carbonation tickle while overall heavy and clings to the palate. More sweetness via honey, corn, molasses and malted milk balls, peach to apricot fruit and a splash of mixed citrus. Simple bread grains and oats, little about it seems hoppy. Mild metallic ring near the finish. Certainly not offensive, just leaves you with very little to say about it. So, that’s all there is to say.

farrago, Jul 04, 2012
Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.