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Mexican Logger - Ska Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
78
okay

235 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 15.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | 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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

08-02-2012 14:55:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
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beagle75

Iowa

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%

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.

07-31-2012 21:28:55 | More by beagle75
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-31-2012 19:11:45 | More by Lantern
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dogfish7

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-24-2012 02:51:49 | More by dogfish7
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18%

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.

07-24-2012 00:00:14 | More by WoodBrew
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enelson

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-21-2012 19:14:15 | More by enelson
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

07-15-2012 19:45:35 | More by kjkinsey
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tfidler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

07-15-2012 02:30:37 | More by tfidler
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2012 19:29:26 | More by ssjkyle
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mactrail

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

07-13-2012 04:04:20 | More by mactrail
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EGolfer4

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18%

07-12-2012 22:29:28 | More by EGolfer4
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reyna311

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-11-2012 14:56:43 | More by reyna311
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Abarhan

Texas

4/5  rDev +18%

07-07-2012 17:33:28 | More by Abarhan
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farrago

New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -15.9%

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.

07-04-2012 00:37:54 | More by farrago
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Listers

Illinois

4/5  rDev +18%

06-25-2012 03:14:57 | More by Listers
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-21-2012 22:53:18 | More by wdarcy77
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cdwil

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-19-2012 13:08:51 | More by cdwil
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

06-19-2012 01:07:55 | More by kew
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11.5%

06-18-2012 18:52:25 | More by carteravebrew
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soju6

Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -1.2%

A: Pours a clear light golden color with a good head that fades to some lacing.

S: Mild aroma of citrus with fresh grain and some malt sweetness.

T: Taste of citrus and malt sweetness with some fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F:Light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing.

O: Good summer beer that goes down easy. Nothing fancy just a nice relaxing beer without all the hype.

06-09-2012 22:13:44 | More by soju6
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theminutemen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

06-07-2012 21:27:22 | More by theminutemen
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lnashsig

Texas

2.93/5  rDev -13.6%

#BOTG 48 is Ska Mexican Logger! Its pretty freakin hot outside, and nice to get a craft alternative to Mexican shitty lager from Ska. Poured from can into Brooklyn tulip. Pours a super cloudy sunshine yellow color. Crazy, not what I expected for color. No head whatsoever. Smell- not much of anything. Maybe a little whiff of corn. Taste- very smooth, clean, crisp. Some sweetness on the end. A little bit of bitterness from the hops. This neither smells or tastes like anything. But, I could see POUNDING this at the pool this summer. Much better than AAL, but nothing special here. But, I will buy this instead of Corona, Dos Equis, etc anyday.

05-31-2012 23:28:26 | More by lnashsig
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Bammo22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-29-2012 01:06:05 | More by Bammo22
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.06/5  rDev +19.8%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear light straw yellow. Fizzy white head that recedes to a wisp. Minimal lacing, if any.

Aroma: Faint sweet grains and malts.

Taste: Very clean and crisp grain body. Subtle hop essence in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light, clean.

Overall: Fantastic and so refreshing. And I love that it's canned. And low ABV. Perfect warm weather beer.

05-20-2012 16:14:20 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Megahertz

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12oz can poured into a shaker.

A - Very, very light gold yellow with appreciable carbonation. Fizzy yellow beer.

S - Distinct corn aroma with light malt. More aroma than most macro lagers.

T - Light, spritzy, corny sweet. Maybe a very distant noble hop presence.

M - Light body, high carbonation.

O - Excellent example of the style. Very similar to other adjunct lagers, but with distinctly fresher, more aggressive notes. I guess the only thing that makes it 'mexican' is the marketing, but that's consistent with authentic Mexico beers I've had.

05-17-2012 20:51:26 | More by Megahertz
Mexican Logger from Ska Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.