Gangster Pale Ale | Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company

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Gangster Pale AleGangster Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JamesS on 04-29-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by dnichols:
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2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 ounce capped brown bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a yellow with an amber tinted body and a very slight white head despite a very aggressive pour. The head went away leaving modest and thin lacing that clung to the side of the glass.

S: It had a nice toasted malt base with herbal and floral hops. All of the aromas were muted and thin.

T: It had a sweet malt base with a sweet citrusy accent (more of a mandarin orange flavor). There were hints of spices that never came to the front.

M: It is light bodied with almost no carbonation. It finishes crisp and clean.

D: It was light and I'd guess it have a fairly low ABV. It lacked distinction and character but it would make a decent session brew.

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Photo of SMark
3.26/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured into a pint glass resulting in a slight white head without much lacing. Neither the bottle nor label contained any date information. The beer was amber with an orange tinge and hazy in appearance.

There was a hint of hops with herbal fragrances.

Hop taste was more profound than the aroma. It was also clean and crisp.

Mouthfeel and drinkability of this beer were definitely a step above average. The crisp clean sensations of the taste carried through inviting more tasting. No off flavors or flaws could be detected which would make this a good candidate for some sessions.

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Photo of biggred1
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Honey blonde with some suspended particles and a huge sticky white head that took a few minutes to settle enough to pour the rest of the beer in the glass. Some decent fine lace on the glass. Honeycomb and bready yeast in the aroma with floral hop notes. Tastes of nice and fruity hops with a distinct belgian yeast sour quality that gets bitter in the finish. This beer gets more complex as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium light with a big seltzery carbonation. It seems like Ted Miller has perfected this beer in the past year, I had it when it was brand new and was unimpressed but now I think it's a home run.

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Photo of JamesS
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the five main types of beer brewed by Wabash Beer, it has a picture of Dillinger on the label (my guess is to pay tribute to the man who came down to Terre Haute, Indiana when it was known as Sin City).

Pours a nice light orange/copper colow, although with very little head and almost no lacing. It has a nice floral scent, with hints of beef jerky, although the aroma is a little on the slight side. Very nice taste, it has a good bitter/hoppy taste with hints of jerky and banana, and has an excellent bitter aftertaste. It goes down very smoothly, a great beer to try.

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Gangster Pale Ale from Wabash Valley Malt Beverage Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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