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Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale | Grand Canyon Brewing Company

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Horseshoe Bend Pale AleHorseshoe Bend Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Arizona, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
13.5 IBU

Added by aristeros on 09-26-2009

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 11
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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3/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Bottle poured into a tumbler, Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale is bronze with fizzy sand colored head that leaves very light, scattered lace.

Smell is vegetable hops, compost, herbal.

Taste is mild biscuit and caramel malt with a touch of spicy and herbal hop flavor, moderate bitterness. Not bad, pretty modest flavor profile but no major issues, just kind of generic.

Mouthfeel is dry, crisp, thin body.

Drinkability is fine, it's inoffensive, a bit subtle, but it has the key components of the style, in the English manner.

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4.11/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale pours a clear golden color, with a thin off white head and very moderate carbonation. The aroma is understated, but there is a definite floral hop character. The taste is a pleasant bouquet of hops, even more so than the aroma. There is nice lacing left on the pint glass.

Overall, this is a solid offering from the Grand Canyon Brewery. It certainly holds its own against other better known craft pale ales. I would highly recommend this beer to anyone that can get it.

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2.34/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass. Medium dark orange, crystal clear color. Lot's of medium sized carbonation bubbles lead to a bright white frothy looking head. Lace sticks decent.

Smell is quite musty. Smells like a Belgian yeast strain was used. Can't get much more than soggy bread.

Taste is a lot like the smell. Why do American brewery's brew American PA's and use yeast or malts from across the pond? This is not American at all!! The tastes are musty and dank. I maybe get a hint of weak, thin citrus tastes.

Mouth is medium. Carbonation is decent. A bit watery in the back. It is just a Pale though.

Overall I really did not enjoy this. I can't stand the use of Belgian yeasts in any beer. Especial APA's. I received this as a sample from my favorite bottle shop. My advice is if it's free then give it a shot. If they are charging anything then pass on it.

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3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden. Thin white head, low carbonation. Typical pale ale here.

Not much hops on the nose. Pretty faint floral but nothing much to spark interest.

Hop character is minimal with bitterness probably edging out flavor. Not that it's particularly bitter. Balance is nice. Decent and clean tasting but not going to stretch anyone's taste buds.

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Photo of cdcarresq
3.82/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good beer. VERY heavy carbonation which gave the beer so much white head that I had to abandon the idea of using a pint glass. After just a few seconds of very gentle pouring into a tilted pint glass, the head prevented any more pouring. After a few seconds it was trying to get over the rim of the pint glass. I tried again, pouring even more gently and had the same problem. I had half a glass left so the other half completely filled two pint glasses with head. The carbonation also impacted the mouthfeel, giving it the same overly-bubbly feel champagne or sparkling wine has. The flavor was good, as was the appearance (aside from the head taking over), but it was a bit light and watery in the mouth. I would definatley have another, though!

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Horseshoe Bend Pale Ale from Grand Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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