Sleepy Bulldog Summer Pale Ale
Gotlands Bryggeri

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Gotlands Bryggeri
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,257
Ranked #29,148
3 | pDev: 12.33%
Oct 01, 2022
May 12, 2010
Sleepy Bulldog Summer Pale AleSleepy Bulldog Summer Pale Ale
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Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

3.64/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had Sleepy Bulldog Summer Pale Ale in June 2017 at Krönet, Visby, on draft into becher glass, and later that same day aboard the SF1500, the Destination Gotland ferry from Visby to Nynäshamn, straight from 33-CL. bottle.

Looks pretty good, a bit cloudy copper-gold with a short-lived head that still leaves some decent lace. Aroma's not bad either, a little citrus and malt. Drinks similar, with a crisp, drying finish.
Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Jan 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Wer34truh from Minnesota

2.84/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
Pours a moderate sized head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing. Body has a calm cooper appearance.

Smells of grassy malts and hops. There is also some weird fruity sweetness present. Quite an archaic smell.

The immediate taste is hoppy, with hints of lemony citrus and floral notes. Carbonation is sharp, but disappears quickly. Light body.

This beer has something going for it, but it's well hidden over the erratic carbonation and unbalanced flavors.
Jun 06, 2017
Rated: 3 by Mattias from Sweden

May 25, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by Daniellehto from Sweden

Nov 25, 2014
Rated: 3.32 by Alex-Alkis from Sweden

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 3 by JohneHoodlum from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2011
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

2.69/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
The colour is brass, the liquid is clear. The high head sinks down to a thick uneven lid while leaving lots of lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy with a mild bitterness. Dried fruits, leather, hints of smoke and band aids. Rather unclean I think.

The taste is hoppy with citric notes (grape fruit, lemons, bitter oranges). Some notes of leather and bitter herbs. A light malty sweetness with a hint of cookies. Medium body. The aftertaste got clean bitter flavours, some candy sweetness and a touch of alcohol.

The carbonation is strong; the liquid is light.
A little too much odd off flavours, light body and a bit too sharp carbonation for me.
May 31, 2010
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Reviewed by Asgeirr from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

2.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Appearance: Wisby Sleepy Bulldog Summer Pale Ale pours a fulvous colour along with a latte- (ight-light-brown-to-white) toned crown. The crown in question tend to have a structure similair to that of a hefty pile of beluga caviar, in a matter of seconds this is diminished to be and as it dissolves the bubbles grow bigger with lacing aplenty. Continually, a medium high amount of small bubbles float towards the surface.

Smell: Some citric notes heavily interspersed with a mild tone of diacetyl. The hops are slightly floral and grass-like as well, but pretty much stay dormant until the very end where they appear in a moderate fashion.

Taste: Most of all a diacetyl with an acrid 'n' acid combo which occasionally takes on a lime-like and zesty role. Lingering bitterness, not all that strong but all the more persistent. The diacetyl tend to transform and lean towards the sweeter end of thing.

Mouthfeel: Way too thin viscosity, the medium-high carbonation however adds some well needed action in to the game.

Drinkability: Not all that bad, but all too weak to peak any real interest. Needs to be more "chunky" (yeah, I know, excellent definition) and "punchy". Power to the people? Eh, why bother, if there's anything that needs more power and energy it's this beer, for it is sleepy indeed...
May 21, 2010
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Reviewed by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
33 cl brown short-necked bottle with a green and yellow label. There's a pic of a bulldog.

A: Pours deep golden with a medium large, a bit uneven white head that sets pretty quickly leaving nice lacings.

S: Floral and bitter hops up front, citric and slight piney nose. Caramell malt.

T: Unbalanced. Nothing like the smell led me to belive. Sweet malt, floral hops but all flavours are faint.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation. Aftertaste stays for a little while.

D: A strange beer. It looked and smelled like a really nice APA but when it hit my lips i tought it was a lager or something. Watery and faint.
May 18, 2010
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.05/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Rather dark yellow color, a slightly off-white head, that leaves lot's of lacing.

Very much american hops in the smell, grape, pine needles, a bit of green soap.

A small dark sugar sweetness, mostly acidity, lime and grape, the bitterness is grape peel and a alkaline metallic presence.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a bit coarse.

A bit unbalanced, the bitterness was not really pleasant.
May 12, 2010
Sleepy Bulldog Summer Pale Ale from Gotlands Bryggeri
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 13 ratings