Gayle's Pale | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Beerandraiderfan on 09-09-2010

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first beer at hub, had their stuff before, me likee. This is their fresh hop. First thing I noticed after the appearance that looks identical to snpa, was the aroma was lacking, especially for a fresh hop.

Essentially, neither the aroma nor the taste give off the desired amount of hop character. Tastes like cascades, but not necessarily fresh or wet ones. This is a good pale, but it just lacks a fresh hop feel to it.

Bitter enough, right about 50 ibus.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amber appearance showing lots of caramel was my first impression, solid 4/7" white head. This drops some nice floral dry and wet hops in the nose, well done. Seems like Willamette and C hops in the aroma.

Taste is a good pale ale, pale toasted malts, some crystal, good bitterness that isn't high or distracting, light on its feet, complimentary grassy hop flavors. I liked it. Its not a pungent super awesome harvest kind of ale like Founders kick down, but this one is definitely pac nw and good in its influence and style.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My second try of the Gayle's Pale (named after Gayle Goschie of Goschie Farms, a hop farm south of Portland) this Fall/'Fresh Hop Season'...a pint at Concordia Ale House this time.

A: Aptly 'copper', a clean and shiny pale with fine clarity and little visible carbonation. Head is a dusting of ivory, very short as served - some fraction of an inch I won't dare measure. A smattering of lace in fragmented bands.

S: More doughy malt than anything, dry and grain-filled aroma. The 'fresh-hopped' flair underwhelms a bit, providing little more than brief whiffs of something green and leafy.

T: Caramel + honeyed Graham cracker + plenty of herbs and cut grass and a sly finishing spicy zing. Spice will last, pepper and bitter greens, the tongue curls a little and salivates. Fine balance.

M: Remarkable smoothness - not quite cask-like, but definitely on the milder side, fizz-wise. A growing 'medium' build, a spiced dryness resting comfortably on the back of the tongue.

D: Plenty drinkable, with a subtle hoppiness that taps on the shoulder rather than bludgeons over the head. Pleasing, fresh and flavorful. A sipper that again shows off HUB's mad skillz.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hopworks in a half pint glass. My first fresh hop beer of the season.

appearance - golden/amber with good head, some retention, minor lacing

smell - hops were fainter than i expected, not much hop aroma for a fresh hop

taste - hop forward with a noticeable malt backbone that balanced out the profile, hop bitterness, earthy and resinous

mouthfeel - medium body, high carbonation, tingly, slightly dry finish

drinkability - flavorful and tasty, mostly fresh although i like my face to be blown off, not bad

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Gayle's Pale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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