Old Jalopy Pale Ale | Powell Street Craft Brewery

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Old Jalopy Pale AleOld Jalopy Pale Ale
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3.84/5
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34 Ratings
Old Jalopy Pale AleOld Jalopy Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Powell Street Craft Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
powellbeer.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by OF001 on 12-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,670
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
10.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rasmonton
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle - nice to see more of this Van City brewer's wares making it over the Continental Divide, and into Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a few instances of hovering organic alien spaceship lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells of bready and biscuity caramel malt, mellow domestic citrus peel, a hint of earthy yeastiness, and some rather laid-back leafy, grassy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a lesser biscuity caramel joint, muted orange and white grapefruit rind, some strange earthy woodsiness, and more subtle leafy, weedy, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its working-man's frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a weird pithy astringency taking a wee tithe out of it all here. It finishes off-dry, just, as the lingering limey malts carry on with a stiff upper lip, and the Yankee hops continue fading into the woodwork.

Overall, this comes across as an attempt to sex-up a boring old English Pale Ale (isn't that what an APA is in the first place?) with some American hop varietals - but not nearly enough of them. Kind of boring, and not really something that I would want another of, even if offered it.

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ghrymm
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650ml bottle.
A: Pours a slightly hazy Orange Amber with a thin white head and some lacing.
S: Some Pine and Citrus and faint floral nose.
T: Crisp and dry with hops in the background.
F: Nice carbonation not heavy or sweet at all.
O: A really nice Pale Ale i bought the last bottle where i live if they get more i will pick up a few more.

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Photo of Easton70
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: On tap at the brewery tasting room, served in a 12 oz tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright amber with a good frothy head of off white foam; leaves nice lace strata.

Smell: Mild grains and caramel.

Taste: Crisp malt body, some cereal, bit of caramel and toasted notes, but little overt sweetness. Hops bring some light pine, citrus and earth. Just enough herbal bitterness for a clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with crisp carbonation.

Overall: Really tasty and drinkable - a display of balance and restraint. Everything needed is there without needing to shout.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Powell St. Brewery 'Old Jalopy Pale Ale' @ 5.5% , first tasted on tap at HOPoxia'13 , & a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6 recently
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-faint citrus & pine , mellow malt
T-crisp & clean tasting English pale ale with a slight dry finish
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-nice beer , decent pale ale
prost LampertLand

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Photo of ZachT
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Kenmac19
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This poured a translucent golden colour with a white head that quickly disappeared. The nose had some citrus hop and definitely some grainy malt. The taste revealed much of the same but it was very subdued. I was expecting a bit more of a defined flavour based on the nose but it came across as "okay". The body and carbonation was on the medium side even though the beer "finished" quickly. It was good but not spectacular.

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Photo of imfinished
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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Old Jalopy Pale Ale from Powell Street Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 34 ratings