Spruce Tip Ale | Skagway Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Skagway Brewing Company
Alaska, United States | website

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
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
26.29%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 35
Reviews by utah44:
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap in brewpub. Presented as a light golden, clear, tight white head with good lacing. Smell was piney, obviously spruce-like and sweet honey-like. Taste was some sweet malt, honey, and a little bit of pine. Body was medium. Carbonation was adequate and pleasing. Finish was malty and woody in character. Aftertaste was sweet. Enjoyable brew which was very drinkable.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Matthowland
4.66/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Wilcox39
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
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 mikeg67
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours brilliant golden with white head. Aroma is very fruity: cranberries, apples and cherries. Body medium and crisp. Taste fruity, floral, woody and some caramel malt. Finish is long and fruity. Overall this is interesting brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
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 jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of notchucknorris
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Skagway Brewing Company

A: Very pale gold color with not much of a head.

S: Pretty sweet smell. Clover honey and strawberries.

T: Light pine hops with a lot of sweetness in the back that I can only describe as white gummy bear. There's a faint hit of spruce and pale malts on the finish.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Dok
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Light golden color, small amount of foam at pour.
Apple-like fruit flavor with a touch of herb-like qualities.
A gentle and mellow finish, not at all unpleasant, not at all bitter.
One of my favorite beers in AK.
Well worth the trip, and served by a fun loving staff.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
4.5/5  rDev +16%

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Spruce Tip Ale from Skagway Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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