Steelhead Extra Pale Ale | Mad River Brewing Company

BA SCORE
81
good
425 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
Ratings:
425
Reviews:
222
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 222
Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of snuffle85
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good hoppy smell Good flavor at the sip kinda flatly finish.

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Photo of sheenisgod
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike707
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a warm Weizen glass. Well hopped with a common bitter and astringent note.
Better than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The smell is really good though-nicely floral hop scent.
It leaves a bitter after taste that I'm not particularly into. I like malt forward or refreshing imports more than the IPA Hop Craze.
Not disrespecting IPAs. I just prefer different brews overall.
Drinkable and it was on sale down the street, so why not? I've had Steelhead on Draught and it's definitely better like most beers are better on Draught.
Definitely higher quality than Becks;) Just not as refreshing as a smooth Lager or Pilsner like Stella or even Fosters, however, I prefer Beer from a Bottle or on Tap.
Cheers Mates

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Photo of jdaddy
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of klesniew
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeThumel
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Undated 12 oz bottle.

Pours hazy golden with some unattractive particles floating about. It is topped by a largish and thick white head that has good retention.

The flavor is a bit better than the aroma, with adequate hops for style.

Excellent lively but smooth feel with a near medium body and medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of Matthe764
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good beer. My favorite from this brewery. The individuals who say this is not a good beer do not know what good beer tastes like or they are the kind of people who cry at movies involving love stories.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: It pours a hazy gold (from chill haze) under a 2” off white foam cap that dissipates fairly quick.
S: Can smell the hops from a couple of feet away
T: big fruit and malt flavors, some melon but it finishes dry with some hints of lemon and orange in the finish.
F: Medium body, medium to medium low carbonation
O: Very tasty, well composed and well balanced.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale gold draft pour with white head; good lace. Very little aroma, just a whisper of citrus. Lemon zest taste with a lite hop bitter finish. Light mouthfeel with dry hop linger. Overall ok.

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Photo of dertyd
3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BradExtreme
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewkennedy
3.14/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishstick_pete
4.39/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Went out on a limb here because by putting it in a mixed 6 pack. Not a fan of extra pale ales, but I enjoyed this one. I'm curious what the IBUs are.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

at the brewer, their flag-ship, reminds me of my first Red Tail Ale. Nor Cal as meant to be.

A: Faint chill haze on golden hue, long lasting white lace. stiff and sticky.

S: Lovely flowery hop with notes of citrus and a mild spice. Pale malt sweetness, and that herbal, wild, California air.

T: Follows smell but fuller. Rich malt sweetness and honey, hops arrive with flowers and bite. Flowery hints with a mild fruitiness, then spice - nutmeg and white pepper?

F: Medium, peppery finishing dry and clean.

Great APA. in tradition of red tail ale. Must try.

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Photo of LuauLarry
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ragarazor
4.08/5  rDev +14%

Steelhead Extra Pale Ale from Mad River Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 425 ratings.
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