Six Shooter APA | Horsefly Brewery

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Brewed by:
Horsefly Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by spoony:
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3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery into a shaker pint. The menu calls this beer an "American IPA;" reviewed as a pale ale.

A-The beer is light golden in color and clear. The head is virtually white and short to start, but retention is pretty good and thin cap hangs around for quite a while as I drink. The foam leaves fine lacing on the glass all the way down.

S-The aroma is pretty mild with pale malty suggestions of biscuit and cracker, as well as some lightly floral hops. Bitterness is on the mild side, but there is a grassy bite and hints of orange zest. Not much happening.

T-The taste is similar to the smell. It is pretty dry with pale malt flavors of biscuit, cracker, and just a hint of honey sweetness. Light hop flavors give the beer a little floral kick and hints of orange lurk in there, but the finish tends towards soapy and there is a bit of aspirin bitterness on the finish.

M-The body is medium in heft and carbonation is very light. It drinks well for the style, but feels a touch flat.

O-This beer is just OK. It reminds me of a lot of craft beers from the mid-90s microbrew boom, i.e., different than BMC, but not much better. Those looking for a hoppy APA or IPA should look elsewhere. Those looking for a malty English style pale should also look elsewhere.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.42/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice slightly off white head settles into a nice long lasting lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

A lot of floral, citrus, and pine hops aroma emanating from this beer.

A dry slightly bitterish hops taste with a lot of piney and floral hops coming to the forefront.

A near puckering dry aftertaste that brings with it some of the hops notes on this well received medium bodied beer.

A pretty darn good pale that just misses being an outstanding drink.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmlewisjr
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djtechman
1.85/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

How can you make an APA that has lots of bitterness but no hop flavor? These guys pulled it off somehow. I'm not sure what was floating in it but it somehow appears unfiltered. There was a really off-putting aftertaste to this one -missing the great hops bite that I'd expect from an APA.

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Photo of dbauer
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of birchstick
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

a pretty lackluster pale, i think i overheard someone saying it was amarillo based, but i dont get a lot of that. what i get instead is a slightly dishsoapy thing, bitter and sweet at the same time, not at all my favorite beer i had here, not by a long shot. its thin and has no head at all in the glass. starting to think my glass may not have been rinsed properly, which is equally bad as poor beer. golden in color, mostly clear, smells generic and extract based, not much going on at all, and the hops never set in like they should in the style, just that all too common bitter bite. its not carbonated too bad, and i finished the pint without any trouble, so its not all bad, but i always think this is a style where a brewer can be creative within the guidelines, show off a little, try new ingredients and techniques at low stakes, and this is just such an afterthought of a beer, its a let down. still, the place is awesome and some of their other beers are very good, so dont let my opinion here dissuade you from visiting, not that it would have...

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Gerred
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Laurellovesstouts
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Six Shooter APA from Horsefly Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 14 ratings