Sound Brewery

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,919
Ranked #32,708
3.66 | pDev: 9.29%
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15
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3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Date code 17178. Poured a cloudy medium orange-amber color, with about 1/2 inch of white head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma was very muted, soft citrusy hops, and a light grain malt scent. Same on the tongue, with a bit of orange/grapefruit on the finish.

Body was typical medium of the style. Drinkability was nice, the beer went down quickly and smoothly. Overall, a nice, solid version of the style. Worth a shot if you see it.

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2.84/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Handsome brew, color is amber and there are plenty of suds in the snifter. LIvely mouthfeel. Aroma is not much. Some lime peel and peach skins to start and then it's suddenly bitter.

As much as I like good Citra-hopped beers this isn't one of them. I don't know why this beer leans toward the harsh and herbal. Bitter, flat, unpleasant aftertaste. I"ve tried three of the 12 oz cans with anticipation and end up not finishing them. From the six-pack purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington.

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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can - canned on 16 03 31 (stamped on bottom):

Pours hazed golden amber. A thin white head leaves spotted lacing.

The smell is of a fairly strong citra hop aroma.

The taste is of citrus with balancing sweet bready/grainy until the bitter-ish finish.

A nice APA that leans more bitter than sweet in the finish. Nice and refreshing.

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can - great punny name on this one, even if I'm not going to attempt any of the suggested imbibing positions - and my wife isn't fond of beer, so boo.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves a few splatters of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty and almost dank pine resin, toasted pale and caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, indistinct earthy tropical fruit, a touch of yeast, and further leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, an increasingly untethered toastiness, wet pine needles, overripe orange and red grapefruit flesh, a still hard to differentiate exotic fruitiness, and more laid-back leafy, floral, and sort of dead grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate for the job, via its sturdy frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, with a gentle airy creaminess arising as things warm up a tad. It finishes off-dry, the base toasty malt keeping it real, with the green and fruity Citra hop esters still bouncing around like hepped-up kidlets.

Overall, this is a fairly enjoyable single-hopped pale ale, lots of good stuff going on, and not too bitter. Citra seems to possess the twin axe attack of pine/citrus character that embodies the American west coast ethos, so, it kind of makes sense. Very worthy of giving a go, beyond the cutesy marketing angle.

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3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light bready malt, citrus and mildly piney hops and an exotic fruit component like star fruit or over ripe mango, interesting. Flavor is light biscuit malt, citrus hops, orange and lemon citrus, similar light, ripe, tropical fruit as the aroma; finishes with lemon and grapefruit rind hops and a lingering lemon lime mild tartness and hop bitterness. Pleasant light creaminess that is quite nice; an oaty feel. A mellow and well balanced pale ale, the hops are straightforward citra, which is as advertised. The oat feel to the body is a great idea, and the fruit flavors are mild, but interesting. Refreshing and laid back pale ale. I liked this.

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