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Poleeko Pale Ale | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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3.78/5
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556 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
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Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Poleeko Pale Ale is an exceptionally flavorful and well-balanced beer. With a bright, citrus hop profile and mild malt flavors reminiscent of English biscuits, the aromas of pink grapefruit and lemon zest compliment the brisk, balanced finish to create a truly refined American Pale Ale.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,120
Reviews:
326
Ratings:
556
pDev:
12.7%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
49
Trade:
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of monkist
4.72/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Been wanting to drink this for long but has been sold out for quite a while. Anderson Valley is one of my favorite breweries in CA so it was a must to try.
It is really refreshing to drink it, kind of like Sierra Nevada but more bitterness at the rear end. Welcoming, pleasant, rich but still subtle. Dry mouthfeel balanced with a somewhat sweet smell. Reminds you of the depths of the forests around Boontsville with a gentle summer breeze blowing between the trees.
Anderson Valley's greatness lies in its naturality, in the way they can grasp the flavors of nature - when you drink their beers, it is as if you were breathing the air, sipping their stream water and biting into the warm rays of the Californian sun.
This is North California in a bottle. Classic like Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of dandy14
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Driftpunx
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emincems
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjrider
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.91/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle from Boise Co-op. Looks good with thick fluffy head, but aroma and taste are just average at best. Malt and mild hops, but not remarkable. One of the few disappointments I've had from these guys.

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Photo of B_B
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benfons
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shanex
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanp91
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12 oz. bottle. Pours into a clear honey color with fluffy head that quickly disperses. Light carbonation with tiny bubbles. Fruity aroma, almost tropical. Some zest taste combining well with malt. Pleasant dry mouthfeel. Overall a crisp and gently offering that can be continually enjoyed.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Gold color, slightly cloudy. Head slightly yellowish in color, fine bubble, sizable, unfortunately, it did not last.
Aroma: sweet malt and fruity aroma is very pleasant not cloying.
Taste: clear freshness, sweet and slightly sour fruit.
Gentian delicate, slightly dry on the finish. The loading medium toward high.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shellynix
1.62/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pale golden McDonald's arch! Clarity is decent and it was just cold enough to frost over my heine mug. Lacing is on point and the big 1" inch fluffy head isn't bad either.

S: Orange peel stands out, as well as grapefruit notes.

T: Not overly hoppy. Orange zest and grapefruit peel hold up the nose, with big biscuity malts really showing there stuff after. Very bready. There is a little herbal/citrusy hops that help keep the finish on the dry side. Well balanced and just enough complexity to keep you coming back for more.

F: Light to medium body with carbonation on the lower end of medium. Finish is crisp, but short

O: This isn't your average hop forward APA, but that does not mean this isn't a great beer. It's refreshing and drinkable with just enough hops to keep it interesting. I think this is a very well-balanced beer and I love a good hop-bomb as much as the next guy, but this is just a solid APA.

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Photo of marshrat63
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinakalva
2.86/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Totalpackage411
2.38/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Not that great of a pale ale

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Photo of gnikola
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiro
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.22/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright gold with plenty of clarity to stand out. Full inch of white heat, muted hop notes and toasted Cheerios.

Taste was the same as the aroma. Mildly grassy. Decent lawnmower stuff.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momon
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyingpig
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle as a gift:
Underwhelming really, if it didn't look so good when I poured it then it would probably have been the worst beer of the four I've tried from the brewery. There was nice biscuit malts with a sweet backing & a few earthy flavours beside all the bitterness that helped the beer down. On its own this would have been a nice enough offering but I was expecting a little more from the brewery based on a couple of others I've had from them in the past; enjoyable but not great.

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Poleeko Pale Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 556 ratings
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