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Rat Bastard Pale Ale | Stumptown Brewery & Smokehouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stumptown Brewery & Smokehouse
California, United States
stumptown.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,607
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
pDev:
11.57%
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by tdm168:
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3.53/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery when in Guerneville, CA

Pours a cloudy copper with a quarter inch of head with great retention. Nose is hops and roasted malt. Taste brings in a nice malty sweetness up front with good hop bitterness in the finish. This beer is well carbonated leading to a nice, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, a nice little find in tiny Guerneville.

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Photo of plaid75
3.61/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewpub, Guerneville, CA.

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light doughy malt and grassy hop.

The taste consisted of a nice upfront sweetness followed by an herbal hop spice.

The mouthfeel was typical if the style.

Overall a tasty English style ale.

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Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of banger7
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mattmarka1
2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

Photo of litheum94
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright, golden body with lots of action to the body. Compact off white head that leaves a small cover and nice lacing.

Very fruity nose, with apricots and some lemon. Bready malts with some caramel. Doughy smelling with some spice. Light, woody hop aromas.

Very creamy mouth at first, with bread and caramel flavors from the malts. Lite citrus hops. Spice and pine hops on the finish. Weird, fruity sweetness at the end, almost berry like.

Not a bad pale. Easy drinking and low ABV. It is a touch on the sweet side, and leaves a sweet taste in the mouth.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.85/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber with a reasonable head.

The aroma is mostly earthy hops and roasted grain.

The taste is very balanced, Roasty and hoppy with a fairly fruity finish. This beer is not typical for the syle, being a little more aggressive than many pales and having such strong grain notes underpinning the malt and hops. Nevertheless, its quite tasty.

The mouthfeel is pretty nice. Somewhat soft, with good carbonation for the style. At least as far as mouthfeel goes, its reminiscent of an English pale ale.

Quite drinkable. The roasted grain note could be distracting, but this beer is so well balanced that it works.

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Photo of ricecracker420
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tizride
2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of FATH3RH0P5
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of redsoxjim
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillWrkForBeer
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KimenTshom
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Rat Bastard Pale Ale from Stumptown Brewery & Smokehouse
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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