Penguin Pale Ale | One Barrel Brewing Company

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Penguin Pale Ale Penguin Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
One Barrel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
onebarrelbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by drpimento on 11-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
10.76%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Roby923
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Penguin Pale Ale has light hints of hops on the nose. Amazing malt character and hints of toasted caramel to taste - Heavier in the malt aspects in comparison to other pale ales. Very drinkable. Bottled from Total in MKE.

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Photo of zkoehn
2.86/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear orangish coppery color with white head. Cereal grain, bread, light pine, some light fruits, and some citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a nice balance between bread notes and fruit.

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Photo of Brieske_Business
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerguy04
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an orange color with an average white head. Smell is citrusy. Taste is orange peels with a weird aftertaste. Kind of tastes like bad orange peels. Mouthfeel is light. Overall, not my favorite.

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Photo of Soneast
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle on August 28, 2016.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twb0392
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
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 McHenry
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of millelacsmark
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flandoggie
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
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 italianstallion
3.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Penguin Pale Ale from One Barrel Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 35 ratings.
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