Klickitat Pale Ale | Alameda Brewhouse

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Klickitat Pale AleKlickitat Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Alameda Brewhouse
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Mlkluther
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anteater
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skrumpy
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
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 -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TobeerAs
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -7%
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 -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kemoarps
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grnmtnman
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nqdell
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +4.7%

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 +14.5%
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 -2.2%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of schnarr84
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Very native American themed imagery on this label, appropriate for the name, I suppose.

This beer pours a hazy, medium bronzed amber hue, with one skinny finger of weakly frothy, and mostly just soap bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some random splattered lace around the glass as things seep away.

It smells of bready, kind of crackery pale malt, a hint of caramel cream, a weird indistinct sweet spiciness, pine needles, and a faint whiff of generic citrus rind. The taste is bready, doughy, and slightly biscuity pale and caramel malt, a touch of dry cocoa powder, soft drupe fruit flesh, an ethereal oily nuttiness, and middling earthy, leafy, and piney hops.

The carbonation is quite low and quiet in its support role, the body medium-light in weight, a tad thin, but mostly smooth, as the hops don't really infringe here. It finishes generally dry, the malt skidding in that direction, while the hops and other fading esters hold tight.

A decent enough APA, nice flavours, it's just that, while I can't exactly call it watery, I just get a certain incomplete sense in separate, distinct metrics here that lead me in that direction when considering this beer. Perhaps 'inconsistent' would be a better descriptor, but again, not overly so. Sheesh - maybe this is just one of those offerings where it's better to shut up and drink it - so be it.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of Klickitat Pale Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass

Pours an amber/gold color, cloudy, with a modest bubbly white head..

Smell is a sweet bread aroma, with some sweet spice and candy scents

Taste is dominated by a caramel malt flavor, a bit of citrus pink grapefruit flavor, and then a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slight cloying character from the unfiltered nature of the beer..

Overall a decent pale ale, if not just a bit thick for the style.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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