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
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
127
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of beernads
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden yellow pour with a frothy two finger head. Big citrus hop aroma. Taste follows the smell. Very hop forward with flavors of grapefruit and pine. Body also has a bit of biscuit flavor as well but it very much dominated by the hops. Bitterness lingers to a nice piney finish.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange ish color with a white head and plenty of lace. The aroma is very citrusy and just a hint of sweetness. In the taste, grapefruit pith, herb and dusty pine work well to bridge the gap between pale ale and ipa territory. Light pale malts do a decent job at balancing, but make no mistake this is a hop forward ale. Light to medium bodied with a small hop bite. Overall, this is a very good pale.

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Photo of avalon07
2.67/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: A hoppy aroma with some traces of fruit as well. A bit thin in this department.

T: Tasted of light fruit, malt, grassy hops, and a medicinal quality (like aspirin). A shockingly harsh, grating flavor. The hops and the medicinal quality tend to overwhelm the flavor, making it very off-putting.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a very abrasive finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Not a great beer. This is a relatively simple style, but this is not a good example of an APA. One expects better from Anderson Valley.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this at my house of 1,000 beers in the 10 dollar mix six section. Yes please!

A - Damn can you say over carbonated? I crack the can not shook in the slightest and get a foam party! In the glass I see equal of that with two solid inches of the white head atop of a typical pale ale yellow light tint orange.
S - Well its mellow with nothing standing out and no skunk. Just biscuit malts and mild hop bitterness with some saltine cracker.
T +M - A very smooth pale not as watery as some have said. Pale malts, biscuit flavors, and a twang of hop bitterness just to remind you its a beer. Light and slam able.

Overall it's a very good session pale from a brewery I know and love. And... it's gone! Very chugable beer! Much more hops when you slam it!

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of scruffwhor
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of hilgart1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of wedge
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Gold with a little bit of haze and a lumpy head of off-white foam. Mild aroma of resinous, somewhat dank hops, orange, and a quality toasted, biscuity malt base. Green herbal and citrus hops, black tea, and floral notes with some cakey malts. Light bodied and bitter. Seems a bit flat to me, which makes things feel more watery than they should. A tasty little pale ale overall though. Highly crushable, as expected.

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Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Tucquan
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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 jsh420
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz. can, with maybe some kind of canned on date printed on the bottom, but I can't read it. Another new canned beer to me from Anderson Valley, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a lemony orange colored body with about a finger and a half of fluffy foamy off-white head. Leaves behind lots of big fat sheets of lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is pleasant - fresh piney hop presence, earthy & herbal, some lemony citrus presence, and just a hint of malt backbone. Some leafy herbal spice rack notes are mildly present.

T - The taste is dry, herbal, grassy, & piney. Very light citrus & malt characteristics. Lightly metallic finish. Simple.

M - The feel is bitter & resinous, but the finish is far too dry for any 'session' beer. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation, however.

Overall, an average pale ale at best. Simple, not unique, but pleasant and drinkable. Worth trying, but I won't miss it.

Anderson Valley Keebarlin' Pale Ale ---3.5/5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Highway 128 Session Series: Keebarlin' Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 127 ratings