Chupacabras Pale Ale | Cucapá Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cucapá Brewing Company
Mexico
cucapa.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-24-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
15.8%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of jdhilt
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Explodes out of bottle with two mugs (never seen this before) of light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose and flavor is hops and caramel. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. 12oz bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of keeganfrank
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Yellow-orange ale with a thick, foamy lather of head that takes ages to dissipate. Aromas of sweet citrus and bread and flavors of lemon, berries and sweet bread. Despite the deep colors and thick head, it has a light and crisp body. I've never been impressed by a beer from Mexico before; this was a pleasant surprise.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of CookstLiquor
3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Since this is a West Coast (Baja) Mexican beer, it's not surprising that it's actually a lot like a West Coast style pale ale. Pours a rich coppery colour, not unlike an amber. The nose is alive with bright hop aromas—pine, citrus, tropical fruits. For just a 5.8% ABV pale ale it has quite a lot of body. It has a nice creaminess to it as well, and the finish is bracingly bitter.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up during a trip to Baton Rouge.

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a white head. The aroma is fairly sweet and has a lot of sugar, toffee and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is fairly similar, with some biscuit and toffee malt. The beer is very dry and there is not much, if any, hop flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Chupacabras Pale Ale from Cucapá Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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