Puddle Jumper Pale Ale | St. Elias Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
St. Elias Brewing Company
Alaska, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.65%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A copper colored American style pale ale featuring caramel flavors and an assertive but balanced northwest hop finish. Brewed with pale, caramel malts, Belgian malts, and hopped with northwest hop varieties.

Added by juzy on 08-20-2008

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by TriggerFingers:
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1.72/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had on tap at St. Elias.

Let me preface this by saying that the previous reviewer hit this on the head.

The beer looked a nice light golden color. However, the nose is non-existent (REALLY). The beer had an acceptable bitterness, but no noticeable hop flavor. Also, the mouth feel was very disappointing, as this was one of the most "watery" beers I have had in recent memory and probably the most watery pale ale I ever have tried.

Let me put it this way, its a light ale (pale), but pretty uncharacteristic for what anyone would consider indicative of the style. Maybe they were going for a session beer? But at any rate you shouldn't be eager to try it.

Grade: C-/D+

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wrentmore
3/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of n2185
3.32/5  rDev +55.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Trentt2
3.21/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of juzy
1.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: looks very light copper color, thin head, small white bubbles, too cold as all of their beers

Smell: where are the hops. It smelled like...hmmmm...nothing. Maybe some slight malt scent but I had to reach for that too.

taste: see "smell". Very bland, I've had more flavor from a Bud Light! Very diappointing. Seriously, between it being served too cold, I had a hard time picking up any hop flavor at all. Even the malt characteristics were very hidden. Tasted just a step above water, with a slight aciidic bite.

Mouthfeel: as with most of their beers, very thin.

Drinkability: probably would work as a lawnmowing beer, but I'd rather have a Corona with lime.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.58/5  rDev +68.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Puddle Jumper Pale Ale from St. Elias Brewing Company
2.13 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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