Archipelago Straits Pale | Archipelago Craft Beer Hub

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Archipelago Craft Beer Hub

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by basica on 08-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by basica:
Photo of basica
3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the second of the 3 bottles of Archipelago bottled beers that I have tried. I had
low expectations after the first one which was the Traveller's Wheat. But seeing 2 bottles
at $7.55 I just bought the remaining 2 of the 3 variants to try (the usual price is $4.15
per bottle at the Cold Storage Branches). This one was a pretty alright beer but pretty
plain as well. Nothing exciting or novel about the outlook and head; typical pale pilsner
look and it was normal tasting no surprises except that perhaps the malt and hop character
is slightly more pronounced than typical off-the-self lagers and pilsners. The after taste
was rather pleasing and lasting but again nothing unique; almost a basic fulfillment of many
German pilsners and Weissbiers. The label behind markets this beer as a thirst quencher
(erm, cummon water is one of the top ranking thirst quenchers too). Also mentioned is the
use of American hops. Drinkable but not worth the price considering that a bottle of Coopers
Sparkling ale is only slightly more than 3 bux.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dirkor
3.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden cloudy straw color with minimal head retention.

Nice floral aroma upon opening but quickly dissipated. Mild hop flavouring with beer tasting more pilsner than ale....

Bitterness was prominent but left a slightly astringent aftertaste.

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Photo of soju6
2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a golden color with a fair head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness, bit of fruit and grain.

T: has an initail crisp nip with some malt sweetness,fruit and grain.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Nice beer that goes well with hot humid weather

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Started sipping on this at the Singapore beer festival and then "bought" a pint.
A good pour, slightly amber with mostly golden tint to it. I was quite happy with the head, semi sticky and frothy. I expected a bit more, but I may have been a bit too excited to finally have an ale.
Smell was a bit floral, but a bit too biscuity I thought. Keeps reminding me of a imperial pilsner or something like that.
Taste follows. Biscuit. Some nice hops characters though. Good crispness with a touch of buttery-bitter.
Still, more like a pilsner. However this is a nice beer.

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Photo of laituegonflable
2.79/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden colour, with a very light haze in the body. Head is snowy-white, fluffy and marshmallowy in appearance, fed by a steady stream of bubbles. Lace is not very inviting. Needs some work, but not bad.

Bit disappointed with the nose. The label gives the impression of craft passion and American hops, but I'm just finding that weak citric sourness characteristic of Asian lagers. Some spent grain aroma adding a dourness, but fairly bland and slightly off-vegetative at times as well. A shame.

Taste is nicer, with the hop characters finding more meat than in the aroma. Quite malty throughout with biscuity notes and a slight buttery overtone, with a crisp tang assault giving lemon zest, then descending into a slightly oversweet mid with notes of sweet corn and honeyed seed bread. This is almost counterbalanced by the citric hoppy finish, but it's not quite enough to really cut off the sweetness, which sadly remains behind. Slight phenolic edge on the very back and leaves a gentle but noticeable metallic hang.

Not a bad body to it, but could use more texture to keep one interested, as it's quite flat in the mouth.

Decent effort applied, but it comes up short everywhere.

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Photo of barbellsNbeers
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of ADZA
3.33/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Alright the third and final brew from this brewery so here goes it pours a very see thru clear golden colour with nice carbonation that leaves a cloudy two finger head and smoggy lacing everywhere i swear if this wasnt classed as pale it could easily pass as a pilsner,the smell is pretty average with some dull fruity hops and malt aswell,it has an average light sessionable mouthfeel which doesnt really have much to it with tastes of dull fruity hops and some weak golden malts,overall a pretty bland beer that would drink over a macrobrew if offered but would not rush out to buy again in a hurry.

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Archipelago Straits Pale from Archipelago Craft Beer Hub
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 7 ratings