N/E Auburn Pale Ale | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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N/E Auburn Pale AleN/E Auburn Pale Ale
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3.77/5
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61 Ratings
N/E Auburn Pale AleN/E Auburn Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, clean double-filtered West Coast pale ale brewed with citrusy, fruity and dank hops. This pale ale is juicy yet refreshingly clean. We double-filtered this hoppy ale ale in the traditional North East Auburn manner.


Added by jakecattleco on 12-24-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,812
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
61
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of mmmbeer89
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottling code of 07223, which is what I'd guess to be 08/11/17

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright gold in color with a white, half finger width head that displays sub-par retention before dying down to a thin, broken layer of suds and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. No lacing.

Smell - Toasted malt and citrus aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose. The citrus hops are met by a very prominent toasted malt character. Faint dank near the finish. Finishes much the same. Very nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture with an easy finish.

Overall - Solid pale. Good flavor for a 4.5% brew. I'd drink it again if it weren't priced like a 7% IPA.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a Knee Deep Brewing Co snifter

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy of white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Zesty citrus leads the way, slightly grassy and resinous, super faint fruity notes, and a little crackery malt.

T: Citrus zest, lemon and grapefruit, slightly resinous, light dank grassy notes, and crackery malt.

M: Light to medium body, moderately lively carbonation.

O: I've had a sip or two of this before and remembered it being different, mainly more fruity, so I will look to re-evaluate it again in the future. As this bottle stands it's a light, maybe a bit boring, but drinkable session brew.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a dimpled mug. Canned 8/16/17.

Appearance: light golden-straw hue with a dab of haze and a finger of frothy eggshell foam. Not bad!

Smell: very dank hops with a bit of citrus quality and a nice earthiness. The aroma comes across as pretty sweet, as well; I actually rather like it.

Taste: very earthy with a dank, somewhat piney and somewhat fruity hop character; there's definitely a little grapefruit in the mix. There's also that almost-too-sweet character that was present in the aroma, but given the earthy hoppiness I think it's quite balanced. I really rather like it.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body, somewhat richer than I normally expect in the style, with a good carbonation and creaminess. It works for me.

Overall: I really like this beer. It is one of the better-balanced earthy/dank pale ales I've tried. Good stuff!

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Photo of Donkster46
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhlosito75
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy orange color with a thin head with short retention.
Nice refreshing aroma with notes of lemongrass, pine, oranges, grapefruit, passion fruit and a bit of guava.
Flavor with notes of pine, lemon, mild mango, grapefruit, lemongrass, passion fruit, flowers and guava juice. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Forty something IBUs sounds right.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Good rounded hop forward APA. It is not deep, nor super complex, but it has an assertive refreshing power. It could not be better for this hot day.

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Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy medium golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, papaya, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and bready/grainy/sticky/resinous balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Fairly clean finishing. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is an excellent American pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very bright and dank hops, with a great pale malt backbone for the low ABV. Tastes like pure Simcoe hops to me. A really enjoyable offering.

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Photo of rangerred
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, dank, malts. Taste is citrus, light pine, none of the malts in the aroma. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is an ok beer, but nothing special.

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Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sayb
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TTripp725
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CoryR
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent light straw yellow with a off white foam head that disappears rather quickly but leaves light lacing down the glass. Nose is of cracker malts light pine and sweet corn. Taste of pale malts, pine and faint citrus peel. Where I begin to have a problem is as the beer warms it begins to become buttery to taste and feel. Possibly a bit of diacetyl? Not as prominent ice cold out of the can but it doesn't take long for it to begin to take over the beer. It is very light bodies but gains that buttery texture as it warms. If I you can drink this one quick, say within 5 minutes then it's tolerable. Mehhh

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Photo of jaxon53
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mleblanc25
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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N/E Auburn Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 61 ratings