Spruce Tip Ale | Skagway Brewing Company

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Skagway Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
skagwaybrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our signature ale, brewed with spruce tips is a favorite of tourists and locals alike.

“This local favorite incorporates hand picked Sitka Spruce tree tips that add a crisp kick to its creamy, slightly sticky body and floral zest to the fruit and spice flavor.” Draft Magazine “50 Beers, 50 States” July 2009

Added by tpd975 on 05-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,156
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
42
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of unclekeith
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.7/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tigg924
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy, orange-blonde in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is orange, lemon, wheat and light spruce on the end. Sweet, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes for a delicious summer brew. One of the most unique and tasty beers I had on my Alaskan trip. Had several glasses and will get this again. Easily the best beer from the brewery.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at the brewery in Skagway, poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a mostly clear light golden color. Two fingers of head... nice lacing.

S: Mildly sweet... evergreen and malts.

T/F: Mild malts with summer fruits and a bit floral. Spruce is there towards the finish... mild, with a little hop bitterness giving it a semi-dry finish. Creamier than expected in mouthfeel and relatively light. Generous carbonation.

O: Not bad... and definitely something a bit 'different'. I'd have it again but not a favorite.

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Photo of smanson56
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matthowland
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.04/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt golden orange color with a bar pour’s kind of slim head that didn’t leave any lacing. The smell definitely had the piney sprucy notes - subtle, smooth, delicate and bringing in a light citrus aspect that was good. The taste replicated the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Overall, this was a well done herbed/spice ale that does the trick to hit the spot!

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Photo of Wilcox39
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts out like a Christmas ale but the more you sip, the more you realize it is good year round.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MShloss
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Filabee
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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Spruce Tip Ale from Skagway Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 42 ratings