Pink Drank | Ale Industries

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Brewed by:
Ale Industries
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 06-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of NapaValleyBeerMe
4.67/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
4.44/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Well it's definitely pink... Spending some time with this brew, the color of the rosewater peach / mellon body really grew on me, and the complete lack of head didn't seem to detract from the overall appearance.

S - Wow, great nose. Tons of sour cantaloupe supported by fruit punch, lemon, and sour apple.

T - Now that is tasty. Sour apple warheads, watermelon, tart raspberries, plum, lemon, and a really interesting tangy greek yogurt finish.

M - Paradoxically smooth with a bright carbonation, sharp acidity, and crisp finish.

O - A surprising find. A really nice American Wild with a unique flavor profile.

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Photo of Tele
4.29/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 2.6.16

A: 4.5 Pours a slightly hazy, pinkish-orange with a one-inch, white head.

S: 4.25 Tons of lactic tartness one the nose first followed by fresh raspberries, damp oak, mild vanilla, and vanilla. A bit of stewed raspberry or cranberry sauce comes through as the beer warms.

T: 4.25 Not quite a sour as the nose suggested, but still quite tart. A touch of oaky, vanilla sweetness balances out the sour raspberry flavor. Orange peel and spice show up next before some mild funk on the finish.

M: 4.5 Body is nice. The carbonation is on point though; it’s fairly low but small bubbles are everywhere making the beer feel light and lively.

O: 4.25 First Ale Industries sour for me and it did not disappoint. Bright, clean flavors and strong fruit presence. Reminds me a lot of some Rare Barrel beers in this way. I’ll be looking for more sours from them.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Covocali
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great sour beer not to intense would drink again

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours pink with a small off white colored head that fades fairly quickly to a collar around the glass in a Duvel Tulip
S: smells of raspberries, lactic acid sourness and a bit of funk
T: tastes of tart raspberries, some lactic acid, and a nice slightly bready and wheaty maltyness with a bit more lactic sourness and funk. swallow is more rasberry and that same maltyness
M: lighter side of medium with nice and slightly vigorous carbonation. refreshing finish with a bit of pucker and slightly drying at times
O: definitely not the sourest or the most flavorful but what it does it does well. I liked it enough on tap that I bought a bottle of it.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of obiwan
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of tomb_ride
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a raspberry red (very unsurprising) with a fifth inch of head, no lace.

The smell is fresh raspberries, oak, pale malts and an odd nut smell. Still, I'm intrigued.

Pale malts and slightly unripe (sour) raspberry start this off. Lactic sour notes add a slight spoiled milk note near the middle. Not the best description of taste, but its what I got.

Could use either a bit of tweaking or a bit of age. It wasn't stupid expensive, so I'll try to age one .

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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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