Wakeup Call Pale Ale | Peekskill Brewery

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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States
peekskillbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Galaxy Hops and Guatemalan Coffee Beans from Coffee Labs Roasters Inc.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-13-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Biggtriksta
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a vibrant orange-golden color with a very thin layer of head on top. The beer is not very translucent. The aroma is coffee all day. It smells great. Doesn't have many of the burnt, roasted qualities that a dark coffee beer usually exhibits, rather is smells of the essence of coffee. The taste follows suit with the nose. Such a great sweet, creamy, coffee flavor. Almost tastes like I'm drinking a bitter iced coffee. The mouth is just right as well. It is nice a creamy with a medium body. Overall, I am quite impressed. I have had some coffee IPAs and Pale Ales before and this ranks up there with the best.

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Photo of mnj21655
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden orange in color with a finger of white head. Aroma has a touch of lightly sweet pale malt, a touch of citrus, and a moderate dose of coffee. Tatse is heavy on the coffee upfront but adds some cocoa and citrus notes and a coffee derived bitterness in the finish. Medium-light body and carbonation that is at times prickly but generally comes across as moderate. Overall a pretty solid beer even though the coffee rolls over the underlying pale ale.

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Photo of Amalak
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jhfinn
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mjhall1989
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cath
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeMans
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Sunny gold, bordering coppery orange. Foamy, ivory head.

S: Coffee grounds; coffee cake richness with sweet-tangy tamarind-citrus-passionfruit glaze.

M: Medium body with prickly, med high carbonation. Refreshing but with substance.

T:Chocolatey-amaretto coffee flavor. Citrusy passionfruit; grapefruit forward with supporting Valencia orange. Grassy, piney hoppiness. Smooth milky, roast finish. This can be an all-weather, all occasion beer.

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Photo of CaptainInsaneO
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look - my favorite look for a beer. Not too hazy and unfiltered like the new England "milk shake IPA" but a deep orange amber.

Smell - a lot of raw coffee with so e citrusy hops.

Taste - light coffee is in the forefront. Slight maltiness and a lot of juicy hops in the background.

Feel - smoooooth. Billy Dee Williams levels of smoothness. Not thick and stouty but velvety without stickiness and a little effervescent carbonation.

Overall - refreshing like an iced coffee. All the appeal of thick rich coffee stouts but great for spring and summer days like a pale or wheat ale.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Valhalla in New York, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazed light amber, with a small head, and streaks of lacing.

Smells like fresh roasty coffee with hints of chocolate and lemon, grapefruit, and pine.

This is always an interesting style. The coffee here is really delicious, silly chocolatey and fruity, with grapefruit and orange hop flavors, and a good bitterness on the finish. The malt backbone is sturdy, though I wish the hop character was a little brighter.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

First beer from Peekskill since Chief moved on. It was good but not great.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GearHaiku
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phigg1102
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is a hazy golden with a thin head.

Smell is of rich roast coffee definitely the best thing about the beer.

Taste is light coffee with malt and maybe a slight citrus hop.

Definitely a cool beer to try. Combining he best parts of a light pale ale and a coffee stout.

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Photo of alexrusso
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure I will become a huge fan of coffee forward pale ales, but can't figure out how one could have more coffee aroma and balanced flavor with the pale ale then this one. Highly recommended if you love coffee and beer

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Wakeup Call Pale Ale from Peekskill Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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