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

Golden Mariner Pale AleGolden Mariner Pale Ale
BA SCORE
18%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 50 ratings
Golden Mariner Pale AleGolden Mariner Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hopwave on 09-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,026
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
50
Liked:
9
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
11.34%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of gshak
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
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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Photo of northwestdr
3.79/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank five 12-ounce bottles (in separate sittings). Nice golden color, a bit hazy. Peculiarly high carbonation, with a head that is actually too thick, spilling over the top of the glass the first time. Quite smooth for the high alcohol content. The hops have a solid presence, but are not as strong as most IPAs (as is appropriate for a pale ale). Just the right amount of bitterness, though a little more than the average pale ale.

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Photo of WolfStOner
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - a 'pale ale', coming in at 7.1% ABV? Seems like this particular mariner has been at sea for just a wee bit too long, eh?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a few instances of the Simpsons' amorphous blob lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of grainy and rather sweet caramel malt, some red berry-forward generic fruitiness, a subtle earthy yeastiness, and more leafy, weedy, and certainly perfumed floral green hoppiness. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, further mildly biscuity toffee square notes, still hovering, if innocuous yeast, muddled domestic and tropical stone fruit, and more laid-back earthy, leafy, and floral hop bitters.

The bubbles are pretty tame on the palate, what with their limp-wrist frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and generally smooth, with a nice airy creaminess basically hitching a ride from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the lingering heady malt and side-saddle fruitiness winning the Wild West day.

Overall, Golden Mariner is indeed 'still' a pale ale, as there appears to be little attempt at rendering it as an IPA (beyond the commensurate booze quotient). Fairly enjoyable to drink, as said alcohol is mostly well integrated, and robust enough to make me take heed as I end this bomber.

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Photo of Tpop1005
3.93/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of northbay47
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMUduke
3.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JackieKu
3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle.

A: Cloudy deep gold. 2 fingers high of head but not retained.
S: Tropical fruits: mainly mango and some pineapple.
T: Tangerine and mango. Medium bitterness. Dry. Short finish.
M: Light bodied. Refreshing.
O: Nice pale ale.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Segelstrom
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TeachChefs
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssgunbond
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rick778
3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PhillyNole
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a thin whtie head that dissipates to light patches with no lacing. Aroma of bready malt with buttery toffee and light stone fruit. Flavor starts similarly, with buttery, bready malt, then rapidly develops grassy hops with a bit of astringency, finishing with a long, bitter grassy hop finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A malty take on a pale ale, the body starting more like a golden ale, but finishing like a hopped up pale ale. The hop finish is a bit stark, considering the maltiness of this ale. A satisfactory, but unblanced, golden pale ale hybrid.Nothing here to really bring me back. I like Scuttlebutt, but this is a near miss.

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Photo of Faunland
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle pours slightly hazy golden-amber. Durable off-white head leaves very good lacing.

Aroma: malty and sweet for style but with some hops.

Flavor: somewhat opposite to the aroma, the h follows but is stronger, with a bolder hop presence and eops make their presence known largely through bitterness, but with some frutiy. Meanwhilte, there's some caramel from the malts but not enough to completely tame the bitterness. Herbal/grassy/earthy hop aftertaste. Relatively high ABV is not hidden.

Feel: lively, medium carbonation. Medium body.

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Photo of Beardo
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jweik
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malty, a bit of sweetness. Taste is hops, minty, alcohol is present, a bit of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer, a bit light on the hops though.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

My local, frequent in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped this off for me in his latest batch of beer. I am always anxious to see what he has for me when he stops by!

I am an ancient Mariner, having served 15.25 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy aboard four ships and countless underway periods. Does the helmsman on the label have a seagull in the crook of his arm or is it an albatross?!? Only us salty dogs know for sure, but the mermaid on the cap has given the all clear for a Pop!, so here we go. We seamen know of only one way to pour a beer and that is by way of a good, hearty Glug. The resulting pseudo-cascade settled into three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with decent retention. Color was a slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Scuttlebutt has it that we are going to have liberty call in Everett, Washington, but only if behavior stays on an even keel since the Old Man has had a Wild Hare up his ass since our last beer ration. Nose was in keeping with the APA style with hints of pine/mint and citrus rind along with bready malt. My mouth was beginning to water at the prospect. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was what I expect in the style – slight, but not overwhelming, bitterness, hop driven without venturing into AIPA territory and with a light maltiness to help keep things in check. I am more and more disappointed by that Wild Hare the more that I think about it. Beautiful lacing appeared in its wake. Finish was semi-dry, more hops than malt, but not so intensely hoppy as to be overpowering.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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Golden Mariner Pale Ale from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company - Restaurant and Pub
Beer rating: 18% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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