Pathfinder Pale Ale | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Pathfinder Pale AlePathfinder Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GRPunk on 01-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +7.7%

Pours a hazy, gold color. Two inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, resin, slight sweet malt, hint of biscuit, and a hint of floral. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of hops, resin, slight sweet malt, hint of biscuit, and a hint of floral. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, blend, and body.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

it pours amber pale, with a slight haze, and a finger width tan head. It has fruity aroma, with a strong taste of light grains/herbs, with a diminish or muted fruit taste. It has little or no bite, no metallic edge, and has a bitter after taste. not really filling and leaves the mouth dry.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with coded date 130624 printed on the label. Not sure if that's a best by date or a born on date, so whatever. Acquired at the local Binny's as part of a mixed six pack. I just recently tried the Saugatuck + Binny's Hopfinder collaboration, and I liked it a lot, so I'm excited to see what we have here.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Hmm, strange. Pours about five parts of fluffy rocky cavernous off-white head to about one parts lemony orange colored beer body. Becomes a darker cloudier orange when I pour the rest of the bottle. Epically frothy head with good staying power. Fat fluffy lacing.

S - Smell is light and bready. Lemon zest. Grassy. Earthy. Some yeasty pineapple fruit presence.

T - Taste is very light, crisp, and bready / malty. Not a lot of the lemon zest or other fruit presence comes through much in the taste. Minimal fruit or hops detectable in the taste.

M - Feel is extremely dry and bready. High carbonation could probably be toned down a bit.

Overall, I definitely prefer the Saugatuck + Binny's Hopfinder collaboration over this one. It started out strong, but failed to deliver. Easy drinking with a moderate 4.90% abv, I would have no trouble sessioning this beer, but the flavor could stand to be amped up some.

Saugatuck Pathfinder Pale Ale ---3.5/5

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pathfinder Pale Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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