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Silverback Pale Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

92 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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)
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Reviews by Bradthoc:
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Bradthoc

Nevada

3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a can. Poured into a DFH 2011 IPA Glass.

Appearance - Deep golden color with a soft amber tint. Slightly hazy with mot as much clarity you'd expect. Head is a pale white that receded rather quickly. Light lacing.

Smell - Citrus hop burst, with a slight earthy and wet grass hint. No noticeable malt.

Taste - More citrus hops than I expected for the style. A slight malt finish but the dryness and hops take over the overall finish. Grassy notes make a quick appearance and fade rather fast.

Mouthfeel - More of a medium feel with a little dryness.

Overall - Not a bad beer. This is my second taste of Wynkoop's line and I'm not disappointed. I feel I could have enjoyed this PA a little more if the hops (and I love hops) were cut back a little bit and the malt was a bit more noticeable.

Serving type: can

07-11-2013 22:11:43 | More by Bradthoc
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West Virginia

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

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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.

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Wynkoop Silverback Pale Ale ---4/5.

Serving type: can

09-01-2013 03:31:34 | More by mfnmbvp
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Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.