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Silverback Pale Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company

Silverback Pale AleSilverback Pale Ale

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15.29%


Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BradLikesBrew on 06-29-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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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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

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O: Hops are the stand-out on this one with a duality in scent vs. taste.

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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.

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Wynkoop Silverback Pale Ale ---4/5.

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Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.