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:
#35,091
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
176
pDev:
10.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into mug.

Appearance: Copper colored with white head and light lacing.

Smell: Toasted malts, citrus and some spiciness.

Taste: Grainy, toasted malts with light citrusy hops and lots of spicy and floral notes.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish.

Overall: Very straightforward APA, which is solid but little stands out.

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Photo of bgramels
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of CurtisD
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dejongjohn
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of KalanM
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of robuncorked
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can strangely bought in Halifax last week with a date (which I assume to be "best before") of 19/11/12. May not have been perfectly stored during its trans-Canada sojourns, but from a date perspective not nearly as old as I would have guessed from the caramelized malt "breadiness" in the taste. Hope to head west and taste fresh on draught at some point, but not a beer I'd purchase in a can again if looking for the typical citrus and pine hop bomb of a typical APA.

Pours a beautiful near iridescent orange amber with a decent and sustained off-white head, impressive lacing. A very mild aroma of caramelized malts, even after it warms. Taste is a bit more complex, but also utterly "inoffensive" - caramelized malted barley sweetness transitioning into a dry hopped finish that doesn't linger long and maintains a sweet backbone.

Probably an excellent gateway or transition beer for someone just moving away from macro lagers.

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Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Coastal_Brew
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of joefinnigan15
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of adburton
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of maclean25
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I got a pair of 500 mL cans. It pours with big, white/slightly-yellow, creamy head. The body is clear with an orange-amber colour.

I love the aroma. It smells fresh with hints of fresh fruits like apricot/peach and citrus. The aroma carries through into the taste. Starting with a more citrus fruitiness, I get a dark chocolate taste (there could be some vanilla in there?) and a fantastic floral hops finish. It has a medium-to-full body and heavy carbonation.

Overall, I love smell and taste of this beer. I haven't particularly cared much for west coast hops, they work great here. The only downside is the feel which has too much carbonation and is a tiny bit thin.

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Photo of ScottWestmaas
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JimManybears
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of wesbray
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Orange colour. Decent head of the pour and well-marked lacings.

Restrained hop aromas. Citrus and a surprisingly grassy, continental, note.

Grainy malt. Light citrus hops throughout, nice enough, but seems to be cut short.

Find most of the Tree beers are over-carbonated. Well made beers but they're not giving much support to the flavours they create.

I'd opt for their Hop Head. Pale Ale shouldn't be shorthand for something with less taste.

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