Pale Ale | Backcountry Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Backcountry Brewery
Colorado, United States
backcountrybrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Telemark India Pale Ale.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
14.66%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a pretty nice clean/clear golden yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice small creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, some malts, citrusy. The taste is hoppy, kinda malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of brwnchrstpher
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jame515
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of denverroks
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zonker17
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A touch hazy light golden color, white head and little to no lacing. Not fragrant with some hop and more grain. Very light flavor and body. Slight bitterness on finish. Low carbonation.

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Photo of sporklift87
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of victorj2002
1.65/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Where's the flavor? This may be the most non-descript microbrew I've ever had. What is this, a pale ale, or Milwaukee's Best?

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spreetaper
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dlug84
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of svenness
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light bodied, easy drinker. Easy to see why this was changed from an IPA, unless the ingredients changed. A nice light bodied pale ale isn't as appreciated now as much as it used to be

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Photo of 5280fireman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Decent pale ale.

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Photo of eptolemy
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of beergoot
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: Please refrigerate (looks like an) 8/19/2014

Clear, honey-colored body with a moderately thick yet dense, white head. Mild, zesty and peppery aroma with some hints of malt grains; pine resin. Bread crust flavor; mildly toasted grains; soothing hop bitterness. Medium body; soft and smooth with a clean, semi-dry finish.

All in all, a very pleasant and satisfying pale ale. Deceptively light yet well-balanced between the grains and hops flavors. If this was formerly marketed as an IPA, I'll assume it was an English style. In any case, it's very easy drinking and worth repeat visits...

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Nose: Minty pine over malt.
Brilliant gold to amber under a ½” foam cap that dissipates to a film.
Palate: This is a rich and malty pale ale. It starts with big malt flavors and then some hints of spice. Well balanced with a nice blend of sweet and hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.

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Pale Ale from Backcountry Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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