Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale AleHighway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 100% Columbus hops and loaded with hop flavor and aroma, Keebarlin’ Pale Ale takes aim at what a session beer should be. The use of Caracrystal® Wheat malt imparts subtle caramel and smooth dark toast flavors to perfectly balance the earthy, herbal hop profile.

Added by MacQ32 on 03-10-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of icemanls4
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BWED
3.04/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a Willibecher.

A- Hazy pale gold. Thin white head holds densely. Good lacing.

S- Earthy hop aroma, slight fruit bittersweetness. Malt is a little toasty.

T- Light toasty malt. Earthy hop. A bit herbal and dry.

M- Body is light. Dry finish. A little stale, bitter.

O- Okay. Feel and finish aren't great.

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Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very well done pale ale, clean, crisp and tangy. Pale golden with creamy head, nice citrusy aroma, sharp bitterness and slight lingering finish. Easy drinker.

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Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with an incomprehensible code stamp on the bottom.

A fine session pale ale, with less hoppy bitterness and earthiness than usually found in APAs. Fruity aroma and flavor with hints of lemons, oranges and tropical fruit punch. Pretty flavorful for a 4.2% PA.

Mouthfeel: ight body with medium+ carbonation that is notably soft.

O: a good, but not great, example of the style.

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Photo of aussiebeer
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rapayn01
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Miller9410
3.02/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lelampp
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NateMac13
3.17/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gefinley
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tappangordo
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of probert
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Store label date of 05.01.14.
Poured from a 12 oz can into a tumbler on 06.06.14.

A: See through gold body. 2 finger head that retains well.

S: Strong grapefruit. Citrus.

T: Flower and sweet malt dominate. Grapefruit and spices are subtle.

M: Crisp. Watery, but it is a session pale ale.

O: This one is balanced. It is not as strong in flavor as other session pale ales, but it is still good.

Rating: B, 85/100.

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Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Thanks to Joe for this one!
Served in a mason jar glass at Bottles in Lemont.

As an amateur Columbus hop grower, I wondered how a commercial 100% Columbus hop beer would taste. Turns out it was fairly average, but if this was released in the spring, it was probably a good 6 months old at this point.

Poured a brilliantly clear gold orange. Fluffy foam that formed crags and irregular peaks that rose above the rim of the glass, leaving behind lots of soapy lacing.

Aroma was of a pretty typical pale ale. Mild malt sweetness and a light green floral hop note. Pretty removed from what Columbus smell like, likely due to the age.

Taste was pleasant and fairly simple, pale malt and a floral green hop bitterness that was moderate, and lingered into the dry finish. Light bodied and easily drinkable. Hope to catch this one next year when fresh.

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Photo of ryanjtravis
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

For a session pale ale, this thing packs a ton of flavor. This stands right up there with Founders All Day IPA.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Pours a finger of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is bright orange, lemon and grapefruit.
The taste is mild lemon bitterness at first, slight honey sweet in the middle, finishes with a mild dry bitterness. Nice and easy.
The texture is crisp with soft edges.
Tasty for a "session" or otherwise.

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Photo of MarshMan71
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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