November Gale Pale Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tophers:
3.4/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I thought this beer was very well balanced with the malt to support the high level of bitterness. Also, good head retention with some lacing that made it enjoyable to look at. I thought there could have been some more hop flavor in the beer. I picked up some pine character and then it quickly went away when the bitterness came into play. Maybe they could do a bit more of later kettle hop additions for a bit more hop flavor. Since there are so many great Pale Ale's out there, this is one I probably wouldn't purchase again.
a: Pale gold in color and fairly transparent. Pours a large head that is long lasting off-white and is creamy in nature.
s: Predominate hop aroma consisting of citrus and floral notes with a background of Munich malt. Malt aroma is moderately low and toasty in nature. No caramel detected. No esters.
t: Earthy, piney hop flavor with a touch of citrus that follows with a strong level of bitterness. Good malt backbone to support the strong level of bitterness. Not detecting a whole lot of malt flavor except some toastiness. Bitterness lingers in the aftertaste but is not too powerful to be unpleasant. Moderately dry finish
m: Medium body with moderate carbonation. No alcohol warmth.
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2012 00:39:33 | More by tophers
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3.46/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Kap N' Keg - Traverse City
November Gale Pale Ale is translucent with a bright, glowing sunset orange body and mild haze. A modest antique white, soapy cap covers the body while large carbonation rushes to the surface. Some nice patchy lacing clings to the glass. Good looking beer.
Citric hoppiness leads the way in the nose, orange and grapefruit in that order of intensity. The orange is sweet and the grapefruit is just kind of there. The malt profile shows clean graininess, a touch of caramel, and some dry white toast. Not bad, but a little ho hum.
The flavor is similiar to the aroma, a little more robust even. The orange brightens up and is on the sweet side as the sugared grapefruit becomes more pronounced and less muddled than in the nose. Malt profile runs the same, clean graininess, soft caramel, and a little toast.
The weight is on the lower side of moderate and, while this is very minor, it actually feels to light at times. The bitterness is on the low end of the spectrum and the drinkability is sky high.
Overall, November Gale is a solid, no brainer pale ale. This beer won't knock your socks off or wow your friends but it is a sturdy choice as an activity beer whether that's keeping busy on the grill, doing yardwork, or hanging out at a party. I could see myself picking this up again, especially at $7.99 a 6-pack.
Serving type: can
10-24-2013 00:52:49 | More by joe1510
3.73/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- big 2 fingers of light beige head that dissipates slowly, good amount of swirling carbonation, light amber
Smell- Decent amount of floral hops with some light toffee sweetness, some breadiness as well with a bit of grain, not much in terms of bite to the hops
Taste- The front is light and sweet while the mid-mouth holds most of the flavor, grains and some slight hop bitter on the back
Mouthfeel- light/medium, not as heavy as an amber but not as light as a pilsner, halfway between water and milk, seems about right
Overall- this is a pale ale, plain and simple, it does the trick as a beer you can have after some strenuous work and most definitely sessionable. I'd get another 6-pack.
Serving type: can
08-09-2013 03:04:36 | More by Sark
November Gale Pale Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.