Cutthroat Pale Ale | Tree Brewing

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Cutthroat Pale AleCutthroat Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tree Brewing
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 75
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of maclean25
4.34/5  rDev +17.9%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Foamy, yellow-white head; about one finger. Light orange-amber hue to the beer. Nice glowing pale ale look to it. Bits of lacing, but little head retention.

S - Right off the bat this smells fantastic. Buttery, bready malt, caramel, sweetness, light grassy hops. Like GIB's English Bay Pale Ale on steroids.

T - Heavier on the hops than expected, without as much malty characteristic as the aroma hinted at. The hops are done pretty well here though, with a refreshing and clean feel to them. Balanced pretty well between the malty backbone and the hops upfront.

M - A little thicker and drier on the finish than anticipated. Fitting mouthfeel for the ale.

D - Overall, a solid APA. Not quite as good as the smell had promised, but a great ale I'm sure I'll have again.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Cutthroat Pale Ale from Tree Brewing
3.68 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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