Gale Force IPA India Pale Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company

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Gale Force IPA India Pale AleGale Force IPA India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
Washington, United States
scuttlebuttbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jreitman on 08-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
99
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of American_Hawk
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BallsDeep
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hreb
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle in pint glass. Beer pours medium orange amber with big soda bubbles. Aroma is citrusy and malty sweet. Flavors are more resinous. Not as sweet as the nose threatened it would be, and not at all cloying. Malt flavors are a little biscuity, actually. But otherwise this is a totally classic profile American IPA. Hoppy and enjoyable.

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Photo of JMUduke
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from12 ounce bottle into a nonic glass. Could not determine the bottle date which always bugs me. Color was an orange/yellowish. The smell was a light floral. I thought it would smell stronger given the IBU rating.

Tasted pretty bitter. Seemed to be lacking the floral flavor of the hops unless this is the flavor that was strived for. Overall, the price is right for what you get but this would not be my first pick for an IPA.

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Photo of vandeir_bochi
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alew_os
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Israelreyes311
4.49/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bottle, there was a lot of foam. pour after pour, more and more foam kept coming out. The taste was good. Wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of rfreed
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of onedogtwodog
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerNW
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaleAleSean
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petewheeler
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gypson
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of yifany
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdTheEdge
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of frozyn
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L -- Hazy amber color, very thick, exploding head out of a 22oz bottle into a tulip. Head sticks around for a long time, very little to no lacing.

S -- Not very good. Smells a lot like cheap beer does. I wasn't expecting much for the price, but this lowered my expectations a lot.

T -- Much better than expected. Decent hops bitterness along with a tropical fruit flavor - bananas come to mind first. The alcohol shows through, along with some malts, at the end.

F -- Way too carbonated. Trying to let the beer settle, warm, and open up just leads to bubbles.

O -- Not a bad beer, not great -- just good.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a beige/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very light, some hints of hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, mild bitterness, a touch of pine. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottmanimus
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I personally really enjoy this one, it's great to have at social occasions for people. It looks and feels classy for a really affordable price. It definitely is a bit stronger and a little more bitter then I normally care for but it still has a satisfying quality to it.

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Gale Force IPA India Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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