Klickitat Pale Ale | Alameda Brewhouse

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Klickitat Pale AleKlickitat Pale Ale
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3.52/5
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78 Ratings
Klickitat Pale AleKlickitat Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse
Oregon, United States
alamedabrewhouse.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after a local street which gained fame as a location in the Henry Huggins and Ramona Quimby books for children written by Beverly Cleary.

"With an appealing amber color, this brew has a perfect balance of caramel malt and spicy hop flavors. The Munich malt in this recipe lends a rich mouth feel, while generous additions of Pacific-Northwest hops complete the balance. Try a pint of Pale with the Salmon Gyros, Falafel or Alameda Dip."
5.3% ABV 36 IBU

Added by RoyalT on 09-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,835
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
78
pDev:
16.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Dark amber, wispy head fades away. Aroma is caramel malts. At first I thought they mistook this for their Vienna, but other reviews back thus up. Taste too is malty, dry, latent bitterness. Not your standard APA, close to an amber ale.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange amber in color, with a decent two finger head. Retention is quite good and there is some nice lacing.

Smell is led by the malts. I get some nice caramel malts in there, then the hops pop in for a visit. Resiny and piney is what I pick up, but the malts are the star here.

Taste on the other hand,is led by the hops. Those piney and resiny hops are joined by a bit of pith too. Then the malts come in behind. Caramel and then a bit of a spice to it too for good measure.

The feel is medium body with fairly active carbonation. There is a touch of stickiness to the finish and the bitterness of the hops stay with you.

Not a bad APA, I'm surprised at the malt aroma and then the flip to a hops forward beer, but it was still nice. I'm not sure I'd have another, but if it were offered I wouldn't say no.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark orange with thick, off white head.

Smell is citrusy with hints of rye, raisins and a bit of resin.

Taste is floral , with more rye and less citrus than the nose. Nice lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a good old school pale ale, robust and tasty.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.37/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anteater
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skrumpy
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12 oz can into standard pint glass. The color was dark amber, more like a red ale. It was clear, with a nice, creamy, white head. The aroma was mild malt and faint orange. The flavor is nice, caramel malt, bitter hops aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, on the watery side a bit though. Overall a good beer.

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Photo of Giangio
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TobeerAs
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can. More orange than gold, small head, and just a little lacing. Nose is malty...almost more like a marzen than an APA...odd. Also some dough and light citrus. Flavor is malty/biscuity with an astringent bitterness on the back of the tongue on the finish. Carbonation/mouthfeel is about right. To be honest, his beer didn't do anything for me.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel, then barnyard and lemon.
The taste is caramel sweetness, spice and lemon bitterness, a touch grassy.
The texture is crisp.
It has a strong spice and grass flavor, which could be off-putting.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thick rich amber with a hint of orange to it. Half finger of large bubbles coalesce to cap it all off. Sticky lacing.

Sweet and creamy nose with some bright fruits... more orchard than tropical though. Fresh crisp apples and some grassy and almost faint woodiness. Again way creamy.

I wish the flavour had carried more of the creamy brightness of the aroma and less of the high pitched tart bitterness. Blunt pine and a hint of granny smith green. I found the nose really compelling and had hoped that it would offer some more of that rich creamy body that can work so well in APAs. Might be a tad committed to the bitter finish for it to be truly refreshing and light, but better than I expected based on the ratings here.

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Photo of mikesubocz
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nqdell
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a good Ale. I wanted more flavor tonight. Not unique enough for me to go back. Alameda's staple beer, I'm sure they sell lots at the pub.

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Photo of ColdBassHonkey
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

One of the better APA's for my taste. Earthy, Piney, and Citrusy hops are prevalent with a biscuity aftertaste. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of dcscientist
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the brewpub as well, and thought it was a very good APA. I don't like really hoppy pales, and this one was right where I like it. It went great with the food as well, and I could easily have had another if I hadn't gotten distracted by the stout. This one's better than the ratings for sure.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Klickitat Pale Ale from Alameda Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 78 ratings