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 mjacquard
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of CRObighit2
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of spinrsx
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.75

Appearance - Copper colour with a small size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Caramel, malts, breads/grains, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also a faint fruitiness and a grassiness.

Overall - Don't be expecting a 'west coast' fruity/juicy/hoppy flavour. It's an okay beer that is very drinkable, just not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ThirstyDutchman
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DarrenBrule
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of valianes
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of stevergca
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DaveBar
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.80 for a 500ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours with a nice white head that dissipates to a film within 2mins. Golden good.

S- Light and airy. Good hops

T- A bit light on the hops compared to many other IPA's so expect that. Very light bodied IPA.

M- Pretty typical. Not very creamy at all

O- Pretty good. Will not buy again though but it is good. I just prefer more hops.

Food Pairing

This very good but light IPA went well with... Chicken Salad Sandwiches. Nice chicken broken into pieces, mixed with green onion and mayo with a sprinkle of salt and pepper on whole wheat.

Enjoy!

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Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of hunterjames
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $2.75 CDN.

Appearance - crystal clear beer, honey brown in color with golden and even orange highlights throughout. Small half finger of off white head is poured and doesn't stick around very long, leaving a small soapy ring around the edge of the glass. Some lively bubbles stampede towards the top of the beer.

Smell - nice blend of malty caramel aromas and some sweet tropical fruit. Not a lot else there but pretty solid and inviting.

Taste - given the aroma, this is actually what you would expect it to taste like. Light hop bitterness throughout. The tropical fruit flavours are light and subdued composing of some mixture of lime and a trace of pineapple. Very minimal sweetness. The taste is bold but subsides quickly leaving a clean palate.

Mouthfee - well carbonated yet light bodied brew. Slightly dry finish.

Overall-pretty tasty refreshing pale ale. Not really sure what makes this a west coast ale, but we'll rounded and excellent balance between hops and malts.

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Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL can into a dimpled mug. This is billed as a "full-flavoured West coast ale" on the can.

Appearance: rich golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head pours two fingers of pillowy ivory foam and has pretty good retention. I like it.

Smell: lightly toasty malt with a resiny, slightly herbal hop character. Not too bad.

Taste: sweet malt with just a little toastiness. Hops are subdued up front but build gently; they are herbal, piney, minty and green. Bitterness is moderate right at the end. Not bad; a pretty balanced pale.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess.

Overall: this is an interesting beer; I can't say that I love the hop combination here, but this beer also encourages me to keep drinking it. So, good, but maybe not my favorite, though definitely quaffable.

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Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good looking brew. Clear amber under a short head that settles to a full cap and gives plenty of lace. Nose is subdued, slightly fruity. Bready, yeasty, fruity to taste. Noticeably hoppy with a dry and bitter mouthfeel. Maybe just a tad too sweet by way of malt.

Decently brewed, but not too exciting, doesn't really stand out in any way.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear bronze with a crackly, chunky head that leaves plenty of lace trails behind. Fresh bread and All Bran mixes with a light floral, citrusy hop character in the nose. Caramel, mashed grains, cookie dough, fruity esters and lemon drop hoppiness in the taste. The mouthfeel is quite dextriny and full bodied, with quite high carbonation levels. The finish is lightly bitter with a clean residual sweetness from all the malts.

A good Pale Ale though imo more in the English tradition, with the yeast flavors and complex and dominant malt profile. Tasty stuff never the less.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dipso123
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant bright AB looking beer.
Very little and bland aroma.
On the malty and British side of the Pale Ale spectrum. Hardly enough hop for an APA and no where near enough hop character to be called a "west coast" APA. Would rate this higher as an EPA and with no "west coast" BS on the label.

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