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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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253 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%
Wants: 11
Gots: 32 | 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 taospowder
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of jonbeer89
3/5  rDev -10.7%

jonbeer89, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Stoshua
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Stoshua, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Lemke10
3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours a clear, golden yellow color with a slight, white head. The scent is weak with some cheap grains. The taste is weak and not too flavorful. Some basic malts and hops in the mix. There is crispness to the beer with a slight spice. Nothing all that special other than the fact this tastes a 100 times better than cheap Mexican beer. Very drinkable, but also one of those you can skip over.

Lemke10, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of MarcWP
3/5  rDev -10.7%

MarcWP, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear pale to medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation throughout. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that slowly reduces to a patchy thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light notes of bready malts with some lemon zest and spicy hops.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted bready malts and some light honey sweetness (but it also could be corn). There is a lighter amount of spicy hops that impart a light amount of bitterness that fades quickly. There are also some very light hints of lemon zest.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very refreshing and very thirst quenching - super easy to drink and sessionable (great beer for lawn mowing or other yard work). Not the most flavorful beer or my favorite style but I would happily enjoy a couple of these.

dbrauneis, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -70.2%

dgrauwiler, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.63/5  rDev +8%
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 -10.7%

mikeradebaugh, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
2.25/5  rDev -33%

brewdude1982, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of cosmic-ray
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

cosmic-ray, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of EddieJoe
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

EddieJoe, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

bluckbeyes, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Franticc
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Franticc, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Perducci
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +19%

pixieskid, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of vickersspitfire
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
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
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of beagle75
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Lantern, Jul 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

dogfish7, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +19%
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
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

enelson, Jul 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

kjkinsey, Jul 15, 2012
Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.