17-7 Pale Ale | Castle Danger Brewery

17-7 Pale Ale17-7 Pale Ale
BA SCORE
63.3%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 79 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by maDUECEgunner on 04-06-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,905
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
79
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
9.71%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 23
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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Photo of olafphysics
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wolfpac255
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Snow81
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

the can didn't lie. it tastes pretty much like they said it would. that's not a bad thing.

pale gold, thick head, thin lacing. decent hops in the nose, a little fruity. taste is bitter up front, with biscuity malt.

little dry at the end, light carbonation, lingering tastes even with a bit of a thin mouth.

nothing remarkable, but easily consumed.

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17-7 Pale Ale from Castle Danger Brewery
Beer rating: 63.3% out of 100 with 79 ratings
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