Ring Tail Pale Ale | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
4.2% ABV, 32 IBU, 11 OG, 3 FG

Added by Thrasher on 11-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Thrasher
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a very thin, light-colored "pale ale," really in blonde ale territory, almost lager-like, except for the judicious amount of hops to create a bitter, lasting finish. A very quaffable ale, and accessible to those who might shy away from the brewpub's stronger or darker offerings. Top-notch session ale, unique (and commendable) in its lightness and drinkability.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The trend I’ve noticed with Raccoon ales is that they initially present with a fair measure of flavor but tend to fade quickly and don’t sustain well. By mid-pint, as the ale reaches ambient temperatures, the smell, the body, and the flavor have dissipated and lost their initial appeal. This is how I found Ring Tail to be. It started out looking light; a little too pale for a pale, and headless. There was initially an abundant flavor of customary malt/hop dimensions and a modest malt aroma. But these soon diminished to a benign neutrality.

Raccoon’s ales aren’t bad, but they don’t make me jump up and shout. The truth of it is, it’s a competitive market out there, and this one just can’t compete.

Aside from that, the finish was kind of funky.

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Ring Tail Pale Ale from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
3.45 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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