Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale) | Fort George Brewery + Public House

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Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)
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Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)Sunrise OPA (Oatmeal Pale Ale)

Brewed by:
Fort George Brewery + Public House
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-12-2007

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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lpothier
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served From 16oz Orange Can into a 20oz Nonic

A — Pours a slightly hazy but bright orange hue into the glass. There is a creamy light brownish amber colored head on top, leaves behind some consistent rings of lacing.

S — Smell is lightly sweet and hoppy, with floral notes and light citrus tones of orange peel and a creamy smooth malt foundation of caramel and oats.

T — Much like the nose, with notes of light orange juice and peel, light pine, balanced on top of a chewy and smooth oat like malt base.

M — Medium bodied, fairly light and refreshing overall.

O — Nice enough overall, a really smooth and clean APA with a bit of a creamy oat presence.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Plenty of cloudiness up in this pour, that is part orange and yellow, with a good half inch of head to top it off.

Citrus-naval oranges in the aroma.

Taste doesn't yield as much flavor. Balance achieved I guess. Smooth mouthfeel. Comes of lighter than the appearance.

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Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from New Seasons. Heard this was going away so I had to grab it.

A mildly hazy light orange with a dense, white head with solid retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose is solid. Bright citrusy hops with orange and a little grapefruit, green, leafy hop character, a malt character that has a blend of oxidized malt, cooked oatmeal and a little cereal-heavy, this is decent. A little honey is present as well. The palate opens with a blend of OJ, honey, a little sweet grapefruit juice, cooked oatmeal and a definite vegetal hop character. For some reason, the leafy hop character really seems to cling to the oats, making this a little distracting. Smooth and slick on the palate with a mild sweetness on the finish, this is decent.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Drank at Canfest a few years back, it seems like half the breweries just bring their old out of date stock to this thing. Good premise, questionable execution sometimes.

Hazy orange and yellow coloured pour, soft 5/8" white head on the beer. You get citrus in the aroma, orange and tangerine. Not really hoppy aroma or taste, just citrus aroma.

Lacked a hop punch for sure in the mouthfeel and taste segments. Oats provided a smooth mouthfeel, but that is also achievable when the hops aren't there. Seemed undercarbonated at times. Little malt contribution flavorwise. An easy going beer to keep in the fridge for when people come over I guess.

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Photo of aobrehm
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Bright golden orange color with slight haze. White head dissipates and is retained around the edges.

S- Resinous and citrussy hop aroma dominates. Slight biscuit malt presence in the background.

T- Crisp and balanced. American hops counteracted beautifully with grainy biscuit malt and subtle sweetness.

F- Beautifully creamy with substantial body for a lighter beer. Dries out in the finish.

O- A really nice pale ale that is well-balanced and creamy.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bought from brewery canned two days ago so super fresh. Huge citrus aromas that give way to a wonderful hop bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. The mouthfeel on this is spectacular they no how to use the oats to turn the pale ale to a creamy goodness. No sign of wateryness on this one. One of the best pale ales I've had. Wish I would have bought more.

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Photo of rodlavers
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woemad
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.49 (according to the can this was $1 off the regular price). There’s a date stamped on the bottom of the can that appears to say 3/11 (presumably March 11, 2015) but it was smudged quite badly.

Poured a hazy, pale golden color, with lots of bubbles arcing to the top of a nonic pint glass. Big, rocky white head that left lots of lace.

Bitter, citrusy hop aroma.

The bitter, citrusy, lemony hoppy nose carries over to the taste, at least initially, but then a malty backbone that’s meaty enough to keep this from being like a bitter IPA makes itself known. The balance is fantastic, but the drinker still has to not mind a bitter and very dry hoppiness.

Medium bodied, with a prickly, slightly oily mouthfeel.

I really like this, and don’t find it’s 4 ½ months or so in the can to have been detrimental at all. This is a nice pale ale for people who don’t mind bitter hops (48 IBUs, per the can label). I’ve had IPAs with 90+ IBUs that didn’t deliver as much on hop flavor, yet the malt backbone makes it a surprisingly balanced beer. If I were to walk over to my closest local and find this on tap, I’d have several. Really bummed it sounds like FG is looking to replace it with something else as part of their canned lineup. Shoulda tried this a long time ago.

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Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cromlaughs
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kylo76
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RenzoD
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeslieDale
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zestd
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pounder can picked up last night at the COOP... but I've saw it today at Bier Thirty and Whole Foods.. Enjoyed out of my HotD goblet.. Hazy golden... Pillow white head shows great retention and lacing. Nose is bracingly bitter.. Dry.. Only hints of pale malt remain. Flavor is again unapologetically bitter... That bitterness is only magnified by plenty of pithy citrus and virtually no residual maltiness to help balance. For the low ABV the body has interesting "heft" to it that I assume is contributed by oats.. Medium body with big carbonation that is everpresent but still small bubble effervescent.

Weird... I figured I would like this more... But honestly, the drinkability takes a hit just because the bitterness is soooo heavy compared to all the rest of the parts.


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Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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