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November Gale Pale Ale - Keweenaw Brewing Company

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November Gale Pale Ale
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MarcatGSB on 05-17-2012)
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

10-01-2012 01:05:29 | More by richkrull
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pb9613

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This pale ale pours a beautiful copper color with a thick head that quickly dies down. The head that is retaing is thin but leave a little lacing on the glass.

Smell – A little sweet malt smell dominates at first until the citrus and pine of the hops shine through.

Taste - A good balance of hops and malt. There is a definite caramel note that shines through the moderate hop flavors.

Mouthfeel – The balance of the malts and hops play well on the tuonge with the carbonation pushing the hops towards the end.

Overall – KBC’s mottos is to turn the average beer drinker into a craft brew drinker. This is an excellent step from Pick Axe Blonde and Lift Bridge Brown into a excellent example of a pale ale. This is a solid pale ale that does not take a back seat to other pale ales.

Serving type: can

08-23-2012 02:05:44 | More by pb9613
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olafphysics

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

08-09-2013 01:33:04 | More by olafphysics
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19.4%

05-30-2012 02:38:18 | More by Extrajoker00
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-15-2012 02:11:29 | More by Localdrinklax
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-21-2014 06:13:38 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

09-03-2012 03:17:33 | More by redleg64
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NodakEric

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

11-17-2013 16:37:15 | More by NodakEric
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Savan

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-02-2014 06:08:59 | More by Savan
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-07-2013 19:17:45 | More by tdmccarthy
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Sark

Montana

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
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andrew8626

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

11-04-2013 05:48:29 | More by andrew8626
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-15-2012 22:30:22 | More by Cooper
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-31-2013 23:08:33 | More by tommy5
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

10-24-2013 16:21:32 | More by DMarlinJ
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atone315

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-06-2013 12:38:06 | More by atone315
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waston

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

09-23-2013 06:22:41 | More by waston
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JVoyager

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

03-26-2013 23:57:39 | More by JVoyager
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cl3

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2014 17:07:16 | More by cl3
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-04-2013 16:25:39 | More by TonyTalon
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joe1510

Illinois

3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Can
$7.99 6-Pack
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
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tophers

Michigan

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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jkrich

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an undated 12 oz. can: clear, deep golden to copper with a quickly receding white-head.

The ale has a sharp, perfumy hop punch in the aroma; some faint malt aroma wafts upward after the initial hop blast.

Like the aroma, the flavor is all over the place. The flavor begins with a nice malty sweetness(perhaps too much so) including some faint caramel notes. Then the astrigent hop profile comes through, offering a bracing bitterness on the back of palate. The ale becomes more balanced as it warms in the glass.

This light to medium bodied ale has a soft and clean mouthfeel with restrained carbonation. The aftertaste struggles between the assertive hop and the malt before finally ending in a slightly minty flavor.

This ale has a quite different (and better) taste after it is allowed to warm a bit in the pint glass. It has a decent flavor profile but hardly memorable. I would not seek it out again which is the same thought I had when I tried another offering from this brewery.

Serving type: can

12-29-2012 23:58:30 | More by jkrich
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warnerry

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-17-2013 16:16:23 | More by warnerry
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3%

04-03-2013 17:57:24 | More by Zaphog
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November Gale Pale Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.