Golden Mariner Pale Ale | Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub

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Golden Mariner Pale AleGolden Mariner Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by hopwave on 09-02-2013

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a Ninkasi Pint Glass at the Bella Mar.

A: Pours golden amber. One finger head. Tight, frothy lacing. Both which last an average amount of time. Light orange-like hues to the body.

S: dirty hops, bright pine, citrus blend. Alcohol has a heavy presence, but not overbearing.

T: not great. All the bad things about the smell hit you in one fell swoop.

AT: at least the after taste is nice. Orange flavor with refreshing afters, but still with the tangy, scratchy onset feel of a pale. almost IPA'ish.

O: been drinking the flip out of Rainier and the like of late, only reviewed a couple beers the last few months. Saw a sixer of this at the Sehome Haggen and decided to snag it. Not great for a local beer, I've had Scuttlebutt before and don't remember it being this much of a turnoff. I'll question grabbing their label again after this little kerfuffle. Not a terrible beer, especially at 7.99/six-pack, just nowhere near a great one.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a murky orange color. The head...well, there isn't much head - not even a finger high. It's off-white shade with terrible retention and almost zero lacing behind. When given an aggressive pour, the head does end up at a finger high, uniformly textured (which is a good indicator of "NEEDS MOAR HOPS"), and still poorly retaining. It actually leaves a touch of lacing behind in this state.

S: This smells extremely malty. There are some hints of citrusy hops, but mostly it's a butt-load of toffee, bread, and earth. Seemingly English-style in approach; this doesn't so much disappoint me as it does realign my expectations.

T: Malts hit first with plenty of toffee and earth. It's hop character is subtle at best, but there is a noticeable citrusy quality to the finish. Once it warms up, its malt backbone just steamrolls over everything. There isn't much complexity or balance to help keep the malts in check, either.

M: There isn't much carbonation here - but hey, it fits the English approach, amirite? Despite its heavy-handed malt backbone, it has a rather dry and crisp feel. While the malts win out over the unfiltered-ness, it's still a pleasant drink.

O: An over-malted pale ale? An under-hopped IPA? Or maybe it's just "English-style"? Whatever it is, it isn't great. But, it isn't bad, either - especially for $2.50 a bomber. While it's too malty for me to purchase again even at its great price, I'd still reckon it's worth purchasing once.

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3.08/5  rDev -7.8%

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3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Out of the keg, served at Chip and Dale's Oktoberfest celebration in Seattle. Had this side by side their Amber ale. Visually they look identical, so I am docking some points - where the heck is the pale aspect if the beer looks amber??
Taste was of one of those generic beers that taste like they have all the necessary ingredients but no character. Looks like this keg had sat out a few innings too long in the back of their cellar. I am not sure how the brewing process went, but I imagine it to be something like this:
Malt - check
Hops - check
Water - check
Yeast - check.
Yep, let's call that a pale...

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3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. brown bottle into a standard pint glass...

Golden pour with a small white head... smell/taste is muddy hops with a touch of grain in at the end... feels rather heavy and just okay for me... if your looking for a nice summer sipper pale ale this is not it. and weighing in at 7.1 won't feel like it either... might get a better score from me if it was labeled a IPA but just slightly...

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3.14/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured to pint shaker

Pours a nice red-gold, lightly hazed. Thick creamy off white head, maybe a finger and a half that seems more persistent then most PA's. Leaves a significant lacing.

Aroma is yeasty and bready with a few muddled hop points, primarily orange. You can smell the alcohol

Taste is sweet with a nice hop bite in the aftertaste... warm orange danish, a little pine and cedar.

Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a pale, but that body props up that awesome head, I suppose.

Overall, very good, not great. Appearance is nearly flawless, but the aroma and flavor is a step down. More of a "tweener" brew between PA and IPA... indeed I might have rated it a tad higher as an IPA

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3.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Golden Mariner Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
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