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One Barrel Penguin Pale Ale | One Barrel Brewing Company

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One Barrel Penguin Pale AleOne Barrel Penguin Pale Ale

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One Barrel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 11-09-2013

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Photo of emerge077
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Penguin pale ale

Bottle with Julian code 01516, roughly May '16, which sounds super fresh if a bottling date... tastes more like an expiration date though.

Pours a bright saturated orange with rising carb trails, minimal head or lacing, just a ring of loose bubbles around the edge of the glass. Still glassy surface with a bare web of faint skim on the surface.

Aroma of wet grains, vague cereal sweetness. Pretty bland.

Taste has a little malty flavor, and a lingering earthy hop bitterness. No assertive hop flavor. Pretty basic, bland and ho-hum unfortunately. Relatively substantial feel, it has carbonation and a light to medium body.

Overall this does nothing adventurous or even showcases simple well-made attributes.
It may be past it's freshness date, if so i'll try to re-rate at some point.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle of the new bottling run. Blue label bottle served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark amber-orange body, one finger white head with fair retention, splotches of lacing. Slight metallic aroma comes out initially and goes away as it warms. Toffee, caramel, a bit of pine, marmalade. It's nothing too complicated. Flavour is similarly uncomplicated; toffee, caramel, pine, a bit of marmalade. It's almost like a slightly piney English bitter. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, depth is a bit lacking and is mostly a little bit of sweetness up front and a mild bitterness at the end. There is even a little bit of alcohol heat, which is surprising. Nothing too special here, I would look elsewhere for an every day American Pale Ale.

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Photo of drpimento
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great surprise for this beer! Got a growler after trying it at the bar. Poured with a smallish, but thick, off-white, foamy head with a bit of lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma, to my lame snooter, is decent, malt, hop, and clean. Flavor's like nose, bitter is up front along with tang, fairly dry, and tasty. Body is good, ditto carbonation although it is perhaps a bit heavy. Finish is good, very drinkable, and glad I got a growler to share with friends.

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One Barrel Penguin Pale Ale from One Barrel Brewing Company
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