Silverback Pale Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
3.3/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Also had on tap at the brewery. Strangely, the can had more hop character than what was on tap. Anyways, here, we, go. . .
Pours out a mostly yellow liquid, 1" white head forms over the top. Retention is average at best. Lacing, spotty. For the claims of this being dry hopped, my nose could not tell, upon multiple servings. Really just smells like a non dry hopped 90s pale ale. Some grain to it, and that's about it.
Taste, some residual sweetness, the hops pop up finally, but they're far from big and bold, this pale ale is stuck somewhere between old school British style and run of the mill American (not west coast). A little bit of breadiness prolly gives that sweetness a boost, its enjoyable for that aspect, which is a little better than the average pale, but the hopping is subpar. The biscuity like malt cracker snap is cool. Damn, why couldn't they make a double dry hop version of this? It might turn out like they think the single dry hop was supposed to.
Serving type: on-tap
12-24-2012 18:39:51 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.66/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A: pours a yellow-orange, with good carbonation and light white foam, yielding a slight lacing.
S: sweet and floral hop notes, with a mild yet notable spiciness
T: Oddly departures from the scent, begins with peppery and bitter hoppiness, malt notes are mild and clean, finishes with a distinct, crisp bitterness.
O: Hops are the stand-out on this one with a duality in scent vs. taste.
Serving type: can
09-07-2013 03:57:29 | More by weller1js
3.93/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 fl oz. can, with no apparent canned on date present. Ordered four cans of this beer, along with some others, from LetsPour.com recently, and my package arrived yesterday so I'm dipping into the stash. Expectations are average based on this beer's ratings.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Pours a coppery orange-red body with about a finger of doughy bubbly off-white head.
S - Smell is of mild citrus, earthy spice / grains from the grains of paradise, tropical fruit notes, some skunkiness, and some bready malt backbone. Something about the nose reminds me of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA a bit. I think it smells rather nice.
T - Taste follows the nose: earthy graininess from the grains of paradise, some hop bitterness, tropical fruit juice, and bready malts holding it all together. Nothing complex or extraordinary, but hits it's mark, I'd say.
M - Feel is smooth, crisp, and clean. Just a hint of lingering sticky fruit sweetness, and biscuit malts.
Overall, I think it's a rather nice beer. Nothing too complex going on here, but I'm digging it's simplicity. I'm also impressed by the additional flavors that the grains of paradise adds. I was expecting more of an overwhelmingly minty clove-like spice rather than dirty earthiness. Definitely a beer I would drink again. Underrated, for sure. And who doesn't love to drink and save mountain gorillas at the same time?
Wynkoop Silverback Pale Ale ---4/5.
Serving type: can
09-01-2013 03:31:34 | More by mfnmbvp
4.09/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
Look: Nice copper color. Soapy cream colored head that's slow to recede. Chunks of foamy lacing.
Aroma: Piny hops, earthy malts, and apricot fruit.
Taste: Nice sweet malt beginning, solid hop body with woody, piny notes. Sweet tropical fruit finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Overall: Really great balance, refreshing pale ale.
Serving type: can
08-16-2013 02:07:48 | More by JuicesFlowing
Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.