Cutthroat Pale Ale | Tree Brewing

Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.62/5
176 Ratings
Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada
treebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
West Coast Pale Ale. The perfect balance of five diffent malts and hand selected Hops. The distinctive flavour and aroma make this one truly smooth and inviting beer.

Added by IronDjinn on 04-03-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,013
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
176
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.52/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.91/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derdtheterd
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bilbobrewer
3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml can.
Best Before date stamped on the bottom edge.....kudos for that !

An Amber Ale, not a "West Coast Pale Ale" as advertised (very malt forward, with little or no hop flavours) ....but not a disqualifying issue for these types in my book.

Pours a warm red with a nice creamy head;
clean, crisp taste, some malty sweetness;
some lacing left on the glass.

A very good sessionable beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a one finger white head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of biscuit and caramel malt, butter, toffee and grassy hops; English profile. Flavor is also English, much like the aroma with rich biscuit and caramel malt, dry grassy hops; long lingering biscuit and dry hop finish. Medium bodied with a pleasant light creaminess. Oddly both ales I had tonight are labeled in a way that I was expecting something else; first was a cream ale, now a "West Coast Ale", but both would not be out of place in an English pub. This is very malty with English style dry grassy hops. It is nicely balanced, pleasantly malty and nice to drink, but not what I'd expect today for a West Coast style. On the other hand, this is likely to be what an English inspired ale might have been on the West Coast in the last century, and that's not a bad thing. Just south of British Columbia, we have quite a very small selection of good, malty English style ales. Truth is, I'd buy this again in a heartbeat. I like malty ales and this is well balanced and flavorful. The only flaw is a bit of butteriness in the aroma, but that does not show up in the tasted. Hops are traditional and not too exciting, but appropriate for the rest of the ale. I like this quite a bit.

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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

07/05/2016

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mousel
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilkLeg
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First craft beer I ever bought, thought it was super hoppy.

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tree Brewing 'Cutthroat West Coast Ale' @ 5.0% served from a 500 ml can purchased for $2.10
A-pour is gold from the can to clear gold in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-very mild smelling Pale ale
T-malty , not so Pale ale tasting , big bitter (harsh) swallow
MF-ok/mild carbonation , feels bigger than a medium body
Ov-ok beer & Pale ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of headlessparrot
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a good beer, but the "West Coast" name leads one to expect a lot more of a hop presence than is actually here. Indeed, like the other brews I've tried from Tree, this seems to lean more toward the malty, English style of the Pale Ale spectrum. There's some citrus and floral here, but it's really pretty restrained compared to the big malt character (the can says this is 36 IBU; I'd have guessed closer to 20-25, tops).

Colour is light, bright copper, with a decent, fairly persistent head of about a finger. Smell is the weakness--lightly grassy, with an almost musty, milk-y lactose kind of note lingering, with not much else. Taste is a back and forth between vegetal hops and sharp, toasty malt. Carbonation is a bit heavy. Tasty brew, but not earth-shattering.

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Photo of -steve-
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perusing BA and the top beers in Canada, we in Ontario seem to be missing out on the greatness of BC and Quebec. Both well represented in the lists of top beers. Perhaps this is simply a case of the grass is greener on the other side. Nevertheless, here in Hamilton I'm always eager to sample the craft beers of the West Coast. They seem to be too infrequent on the shelves of the LCBO.

This came in a 500mL can. So slightly different from the bottle shown here on BA.

It pours clear and slightly orange with a good inch or so of head. The head subsides leaving generous lacing on the sides.

Malty sweetness, caramel and pine resin assail the senses. I love that malty nose. This is a sweet beer with an underlying dry, hoppiness. Also tastes of pine and some steel. The finish alternates between the sweet malt and dry hops. I like the balance of those 2 sensations throughout the drinking experience.

BA calls this an American Pale Ale but I don't think it has enough hops to be an APA. But for me that is a welcome thing. Overall this is a really nice effort that I would drink again.

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Photo of Jotora
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 176 ratings
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