Peril Strait Pale Ale | Baranof Island Brewing

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Peril Strait Pale AlePeril Strait Pale Ale
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Peril Strait Pale AlePeril Strait Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Baranof Island Brewing
Alaska, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perilously narrow with strong, ripping tides, the strait is also the infamous site of one of the worst cases of shellfish poisoning in history. In 1799, 150 seal fur hunters had a no-doubt delicious last dinner but didn't make it through to the next day.

Our pale ale is not poisonous and is the perfect crisp, cold beverage for a sunny Southeast Alaska day. (We know they're rare, so we tested, and it tastes pretty good in the rain too.) Pairs well with shellfish.

26 IBU

Added by BeerKangaroo on 07-06-2013

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by SD-Alefan:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Damian74
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The appearance has a semi hazy orange/brown body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds and leaves some clingy somewhat foamy lacing sticking to the sides of the glass. The smell has citrus hops up front, just a bit of pine hops underneath, light malts trickle through very slightly as the beer warms. The taste is bittersweet (combined very nicely), slight dry citrus aftertaste - a bit of orange, dry finish. The palate is a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation seems to be spot on for the style and for me, becomes fairly smooth. Overall, this is a pretty good APA, I’m glad I picked this one up.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
3.8/5  rDev +5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light orange/copper amber with a thin white head that dissipates immediately to tiny patches and a light ring around the glass which leaves light lacing. Mild aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, citrus hops; slightly vegetal and spicy. Flavor is light biscuit malt with light grassy hops, hints of earthy darker malt. Finishes with biscuit malt and light grassy hop bitternes. Medium bodied. A light, dry biscuit pale ale that is somewhat subdued and pedestrian. OK, but nothing really stands out in this one.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerloserLI
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out hazy amber.

Smell is very light. Light hops/malt at best but not much of a nose to it.

Tastes comes over light and crisp with a light and bready mouthfeel. Flavors are pretty mute and subtle. It serves best as a session ale or an easy drinker. Not the best pale ale I've had but a nice opportunity to try it.

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Photo of sonnydeezy
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

I've had this many times in my life, on tap and out of the bottle. It's always the same. Here's the rest of my take on this.
Into a pint glass, it has a light orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Light lacing stuck finely around the glass.
The smell had a light citrus hop bitterness graced with a light earthy hops in the background.
The taste was pretty much the same.
The mouthfeel seems to be right on par as an APA, it's sessionable and somewhat crisp.
Overall, good APA I always love coming back to my craft beer roots.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Peril Strait Pale Ale from Baranof Island Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 12 ratings