Steelhead Extra Pale Ale | Mad River Brewing Company

Steelhead Extra Pale AleSteelhead Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
41.1%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 426 Ratings
Steelhead Extra Pale AleSteelhead Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 03-24-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,797
Reviews:
222
Ratings:
426
Liked:
175
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
12.89%
Alströms:
3.95
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 222
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4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CJNAPS
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Netmedic
2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

To me, this is a flawed brew if it is meant to be a "pale ale". I guess the warning is on the label "extra pale ale". Extra what? Extra less care in brewing it? It's a cloudy orange colour, with some small "floaters", which would be ok for home brew or real ale, which this most definitely is not. It has a nice sharp nose, which promises a lot more than this drop delivers in the mouth. Initially there is a good dry hoppiness, but this fades off to a somewhat citrusy sticky finish. I guess either rack your beer after the particulates have settled, or make a good quality real ale and sell it on it's yeast. Maybe these guys are having problems getting the right hops for a pale ale, as well. I think they're using a good quality malt, though. Pity.

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skrumpy
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have been drinking this beer since it was released in '89 & it is one of my favorites. Definitely a go to Pale Ale for myself. I poured a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Nice, light amber color. A very smooth and drinkable beer, but full of flavor as well. I can pick up on the sweetness of the malt right away, while the finish is a light, citrus and pine hoppiness. Well balanced for sure. The sweetness in tasted is paired with a more pungent smell, and creates one fantastic drinking experience. Great with food & a perfect summer afternoon picnic beer.

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEER88
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Steelhead Extra Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.1% out of 100 with 426 ratings
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