Storm Island Gold | Storm Brewing (Newfoundland)

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Storm Brewing (Newfoundland)
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pale golden ale brewed with barley and wheat malts; moderately hopped with an earthy, floral aroma. Storm Island Gold Ale is lighter in colour than other ale styles, and combines the best elements of an ale with a refreshing character.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-13-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by JustinBathurst:
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3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured something resembling copper (which bad pub lighting can't help) with a slight head of creamy looking foam. The head makes a circle 'round the rim o' the glass all the way down--lacy, lacy, lacy.

Smells of whole wheat bread sweetness, a bit of apple cider, and something like a raspberry syrup. Some faint haybale grassiness does creep up as it warms.

I found the brew smooth with a low-medium carbonation, unlike Barleyzone.

Taste is tart with a bitter finish. Behind this sour and bitter ale is a nice subtle maltiness. A bit of pleasant hops. The aftertaste is pleasing and bitter.

I personally felt this was a very English ale-inspired brew. The whole thing just screamed anglophile to me. Pleasing in general, nothing to scream about, but pleasant and preferable to a macro brew from somewhere else in the UK or North America.

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3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a 650 ml bottle of Storm Island Gold last night. The appearance of the beer is clear copper with good head retention. The beer pours crystal clear making you want to drink it.

On the nose the beer was all malt and wheat. A good balance of rich creamy malty cereal characters. I prefer a more hoppy character on a pale ale but the I really enjoyed maltier aromas on this beer. The hops aromas are very moderate maybe slightly on the low side. Considering the bottle was a week old, I expected to pick up a little more earthy hops on the aroma than I did.

The taste follows the aroma leaning towards the malty cereal flavors. There's a nice rich medium mouthfeel to the beer that doesn't linger around very long sending you right back to the glass for another sip. If I had to guess the IBU on this beer must be around 20, a little on the low side but I was impressed at how good this pale ale was even if it deviates from my regular preferences for this beer style.

Overall, this is a beer to hunt for if you're in St. John's, Newfoundland. With the very limited beer selection in Newfoundland it's nice that we can depend on Storm, the smallest of the micro breweries in the city ( for a total of 3) to make this good pale ale.

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Storm Island Gold from Storm Brewing (Newfoundland)
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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