Silverback Pale Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The can beer revolution is coming, so I thought I may as well try to get ahead of the curve. This particular can, named Silverback, is from Wynkoop out in Colorado. Poured into a generic tumbler. Color is lighter than I expected for a Pale Ale, primarily straw. Quick forming head that fizzes away just as quickly. Some hints of decent head retention. Pretty hefty aroma in this guy, with hops kind of dominating the conversation. Notes after my first taste: "Oh, this is going to be a good one." And it is. I'm starting to believe that the Pale Ale style has been overlooked in recent years. Not just by me, but by the general beer public. After all, black, double and triple IPAs seem to be all the rage these days. Beers like this help jolt me back to the style, and remind me of why I got into craft beer in the first place. This beer impresses. Pretty good levels of carbonation with some nice lacing. Hops hit the palate first, lemony grapefruit, maybe pineapple if you're so inclined. They're massaging, not overpowering. And there's something awesome towards the middle. I think it's hops, but it's completely unique to this beer, and not something I've noticed previously. It's floral, like roses. Rounding things out, light toffee malt sweetness implodes the whole thing. It's actually very well done. Decent stuff, I'd go back to it if I could get it where I live.
Serving type: can
09-26-2010 02:05:18 | More by eclaycamp
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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
Silverback Pale Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.