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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3.78/5
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70 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:
#23,069
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
70
pDev:
8.99%
 
 
Wants:
1
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of russpowell
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Good head retention, better lacing

S: Dankness, a little pine

T: Catty, some sweet breadyness, a little pine & dryness up front. A little orange peel bitterness as this warms, along with plenty more dankness & some dryness, plus some grapefruit& tangerine. Finishes dank, a little dry with some grapefruit pith

MF: Medium body, fairly fluffy carbonation, pretty good balance

Pretty drinkable, a solid PA, especially if you like'em dank

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Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a lightly cloudy golden Amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is citrus and hops. The taste matches the nose.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kayakguy
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captain69
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

GOOD CLEAN CITRUSY TASTE , GOLDEN YELOA COLOR WITH GOOD HEAD GREAT BEER

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can - a bit on the pricey side (more than the great Breaking Bud IPA). Pours crystal clear bright golden with 2 fingers white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is piney, bit of grapefruit, nice hoppy tone. So looks great and smells really good....then - taste just misses - piney bitterness with bit of citrus, but mainly seemed bitter in an unbalanced fashion. Lingering bitter without anything to smooth it out - just not really working for me. But hey, Breaking Bud is great (or whatever they’re going to call it once Sony finishes with them).

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Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can - why did I think that this was going to be an amber (auburn) brew? Anyways.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and mildly fizzy bone-white head, which leaves a bit of flock of seagulls pattern lace around the glass as it evenly bleeds away.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, a hint of melon fruitiness, and some leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is dank pine resin, grainy and crackery cereal malt, still mixed citrus notes, a faint earthy yeastiness, and more testy leafy, weedy, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its structurally supportive frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, with just a suggestion of hop astringency exacting a minor toll here. It finishes trending dry, the malt bottoming out, while the hops regroup for another sortie.

Overall - this certainly comes across as a prototypical version of the style, nice and citrusy and piney in its bearing. Crisp, and without any dropoff due to the 'sessionable' ABV, Imma gonna enjoy the rest of this while listening to the hubbub of the kids' soccer tournament going on in the park nearby.

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Photo of arizcards
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 1-15-2018 for $1.83. Could not find the bottling date. Refrigerated from purchase to consumption.

Beer poured golden with a pretty good head with the initial pour.

Nose was nice, fresh citrus was very prevalent.

Taste was nicely balanced with the citrus and light malt body with a piney crispness in the end.

Mouthfeel was light and very refreshing.

Overall a solid session beer that was enjoyable to try!

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-Spiegelau ipa. Disclaimer: bot. on 01.22.17. Consumed 02.25.18. can.

A: Golden orange coloring with a vast amount of macro-bubbles fills the vessel. Soapy off white head of one inch, is porous, and holds only briefly. Light clarity, head lacing was thin, weakly holding.

S: Light fresh peach juice, citrus, with some pale sweet grains. Some sweet sugary fruit. For being canned over a year ago, the aroma was respectable, and still quite pleasant. As sharp and as hoppy as can be flavor wise. Fresh citrus, canteloupe, peach with a soft grassy dry hopping on the trail.

T: Pine with some dank hoppiness is set against crisp pale grains show a flowery hop presence. The flavor was moderately strong per style, and finished well.

M: Crisp carbonation, good fullness, low foaming, with a light dry flowery edge of bitterness on the after feel. Slick texture.

O: Solid first impression, good per style with a sharp tropical presence meeting a flowey citrus and lightly dry pine hopping. Good drinkability, well suited with an elevated level of hoppiness. The malting was clean and crisp, with a light lingering finish. Drinks well for 4.5%

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -0.8%
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 +5.6%
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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhlosito75
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shortbox81
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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N/E Auburn Pale Ale from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 70 ratings