17-7 Pale Ale | Castle Danger Brewery

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3.81/5
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86 Ratings
17-7 Pale Ale17-7 Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castle Danger Brewery
Minnesota, United States
castledangerbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

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Added by maDUECEgunner on 04-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,001
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
86
pDev:
9.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of argock
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 05/10/18
Pleasing amber with healthy 1-finger wheat colored head and solid lacing.
Aroma is mostly weedy-grassy, herbal with a shot of grapefruit pith and biscuit malt
Flavor is a much brighter but still heavily dank and herbal with some honeysuckle and weed-marijuana notes along with pine and orange citrus. A very complex and complete hop profile. Malts are less biscuity than the aroma and come off very well-balanced with a splash of light caramel but mostly toasty maltiness. Bitterness is moderate. Alcohol is not detected.
Feel is also well-executed with a light body and crisp carbonation with a dry finish that is not watery.
A stellar APA from Castle Danger -- an exceptional example of an old-school APA with more attention to a brighter yet leafy/hoppy presence and a balanced maltiness. Great job and thanks Greg for the chance to try it!

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Photo of ffshore545
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Efoss
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden/pale orange in color
Hoppy & citrusy on the nose
Smooth, clean mouthfeel
Crisp, hoppy up front but finishes more malty
I really enjoy this a lot, but I thought it was more like an IPA than a pale ale!

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

17-7 pours a hazy and cloudy bronze color with a very small, lacing head. Sweet aroma, with hints of citrus. Flavor is sweeter, lots of citrus, with hints of earth, and a fruity hoppy finish. Good body and feel. Overall, its a sweeter fruitier pale ale.

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Photo of Kristydrinksbeer
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sholbert
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a pale amber with a solid head. The aroma features bold citrus, guava, passion fruit, pineapple, kiwi, and ripe pear. The flavor is loaded with juicey tropical and citrus fruit - pineapple, guava, passion fruit, grapefruit flesh and peel, tangerine - and a finish of toasted coconut and woodsy flavors with solid bitterness. The mouthfeel is rich and well carbonated. Overall this is a really delicious beer with layers of flavor and good balance.

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Photo of ipeters1017
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a shaker pint. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a big, fluffy head with good retention, leaving a nice amount of lacing down the glass.

Smells citrus-y with a slight hop presence, but a sweet, biscuit scent comes through as well, making me think this will be nicely balanced by malt.

Taste is hoppier than the smell, with a prevailing bitterness right away that gives way to fruitiness. There's a hint of pineapple mixed in with the citrus, but the citrus is strong. The malt comes through at the end for a slightly sweet finish, quite nice. One of the better tasting APA's I've had.

Mouthfeel is heavier than I'd like for an APA. Certainly smooth, but it leaves my mouth sticky. Fairly light carbonation as well.

Overall, a great pale ale that goes down very easily. If it weren't for the stickiness, this would likely be my favorite pale ale.

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Photo of Lorihall1
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of karlt
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly-clear, orange/gold colour. Smells like orange peel, tangerine, citrus-hops, and light malts. Tastes like it smells, light malts, biscuits, oranges, tangerines, and citrus-hops.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz can from Justdoit1234 (thanks man!). Canned 11/30/16. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours a muted, hazy darkish orange with about a three quarter finger cap of pale froth. The head settles to a bubbly haze and full halo, leaving a nice band of lace where the initial pour rested but little else.

Smells of old oranges, lemon, bread, pine, grass and a little biscuit. Not bad at all but also not particularly inspiring.

Flavor kicks off with mildly bitter overripe oranges and is fleshed out with grass, crusty toast, citrus zest and a little pine. Like the nose, the taste is not offensive but for my tastes there is nothing that makes me want to return for more.

Medium body with moderate carbonation and a hop bready finish.

Castle Danger's 17-7 is a straight up pale ale. I wouldn't go out of my way to avoid it but it also not something I crave any more of.

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

Photo of jera1350
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mnmich7662
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not the most compelling american pale ale, but a better made beer than its ratings here would indicate. nice golden color to it, but a pretty short lived white head. aroma of bright citrus and spicy hops, definitely a cool mix of varietals, and a light but biscuity malt base that forms a pretty good support structure. its all very light and summery in the taste, more citrus than bitterness with a little bit of noble hop character too it seems, well layered there, and the beer finishes nice and dry. its absolutely on the thin side though, not very much body here, and despite liking the flavor of the grain itself, i needed a little more texture from it. the carbonation is very active, keeps it refreshing, a nice texture for the lighter brighter hops. very easy drinking american pale, best when super fresh (as almost all of these are). only had a few from these guys so far, and its all pretty basic, but sometimes we need six packs for crushing too, and these guys certainly have a couple of those out there right now. this one is better than folks here are making it out to be.

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Photo of Brent_B
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briguy93
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Henefield
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irrevjim
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a can to a beer tulip
look; amber golden, thick 1'2" head with a couple minutes retention and moderate lacing, not light but clear, visible carbonation
smell; funk, some citrus, pepper, other spice, caramel and bready malt, don't know what the funk's about (and it pains me to say that)
taste; delicious spicy hoppy malty balance. grapefruit, passion fruit, pine, with caramel and sugar right behind it with a pepper cinnamon little kick, a little rye...
feel; smooth, moderate carbonation, medium body, barely leans toward dry on the finish
overall; a deliciously spicy (not in any way overbearing) nicely hopped (not too hoppy)pale ale with a nose that's too busy (but not strong) for me or maybe that just doesn't come together well

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17-7 Pale Ale from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 86 ratings