Dawn Patrol | Aslan Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Aslan Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is mild yet complex in its delivery. The hop presence is noticed by subtle flavors of pineapples that meld beautifully with the slightly spicy and minty character derived from the use of Rye malt. A somewhat recently pioneered style, this Pacific Ale is delivered unfiltered to accentuate its fresh farm to glass, unprocessed, organic qualities.

Added by beertunes on 03-11-2015

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of stratusjeans
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale orange with a half-finger of off-white head. Sloppy rings of lacing.

Juicy aroma with papaya, pineapple, tangerines, peaches, pine and white pepper.

Watered down tropical fruit and melon flavors and a little rye spiciness up front in the taste with some dull, pithy bitterness and a light minty note in the finish.

Soft, medium-bodied feel with strong carbonation bordering on fizzy.

Not bad. The flavors here are really nice, just a little watered down to my personal preference. Would be glad to session a few of these in one sitting.

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Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can purchased at Community Pint in Spokane for $2.99. According to the partially smeared stamp on the bottom, it was canned some time earlier this month (July, 2018 for you future beer archaeologists), but the exact date is unreadable. First time I've seen Aslan cans in Spokane, in fact my first Aslan beer not shipped to me by beertunes.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a cloudy tangerine color, with a thin, beige head that dropped quickly. Tiny, spotty lace. Looks like a NE "haze, bro" version of a pale ale.

Tropical and citrus fruit aromas greeted the workers at my olfactory. Mostly sweet but with an underlying grapefruity bitterness.

While the flavor starts out soft and sweetly fruity, reminiscent of mangoes and oranges, the bitter, grapefruitiness noted in the nose carries out a hostile takeover midway through that stays through the finish. This bitterness does not meld well with what came before, it's way too far up in the mix for that.

Medium bodied, with a level of carbonation that seems a tad too low.

This is not a bad beer, but it's definitely not pushing the right buttons with me. Seems like the balance is out of whack. If Aslan is now being regularly distributed around here, I might try a draught pint of this and see if perhaps this was an abberation, but I can't see spending another $3 for a can if there's a chance it'll again be like this.

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Photo of bv51
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gandres
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:03 PM
16 ounce can poured into wine glass
Sight: light amber, pale, very hazy, with small foam, lacing
Smell: very fragrant, hoppy
Taste: medium bitterness
Mouth feel: good carbonation, good finish, very good follow through, bitter aftertaste
Overall: very good Beer, ok to repeat, not look for

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Photo of MugC
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Re-review June 15th, 2018

Original ratings: 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25

Body color remains the same but the head has more presence, is fluffier and stickier, longer lasting. Another slight ratings boost goes to "Smell" -- a bit fuller and more noticeable. The taste also seems better in the hops department -- punchier and with a bit of bite. The mouthfeel seems rounder, too; a nice mix of velvety smoothness with a mild sweet coating on the palate.

This second can certainly improves my impressions of this beer. 'Tis nearly always good to give second and third tries to beers one may not have been initially impressed with.

Yellowish orange body; thin, spotty head; small flecks of foam along the glass. Thin presence of orange and other citrus smells. Flavors of orange rind, tangerine and a very faint presence of light cereal grain malt. Medium body; rather flat and watery but with some citrus spikiness.

Nothing to see hear (as far as notable craft beer elements go), move along...

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the amazing woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, tropical fruits. Taste is juicy, grapefruit, oranges, some pineapple, malts are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good thirst quenching beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I recently signed up for/on Tavour & frankly, I am quite happy with the service. I took a buncha bombers to a bottle share last weekend & they were all met with pleasant surprise. This is my first from them in support of The CANQuest (tm), but it will certainly NOT be the last!

From the CAN: "Pride of the Organic Northwest"; "Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture"; "Peace Recycle". As to the latter, Ha! My craft CANs go to Jeff Lebo's House of CANs in York Co., PA.

I began with a Crack! & slow, gentle Glug since it had revealed itself to be a brimful craft CAN. Once sufficiently decanted, a vigorous in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of foamy, soapy, bone-white head with moderate retention that left plenty of sticky lacing in its wake. My earlier efforts paid off since the color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity. If you want a hazy/cloudy beer, initially, pour hard, otherwise, tread lightly. Nose had a mélange of scents, from pine & grapefruit to papaya and banana with an underlay of bready malt. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very fruity, even more than the nose had led me to expect. It was tending more towards tropical (mango, papaya, guava), but there was also a citrusy orange/grapefruit presence plus an odd banana ester, all backed with a bready maltiness. Reviewing to style, "Fruity esters and diacetyl can vary from none to moderate" & this exceeded this site's upper boundaries. If I were rating to taste, it would drop even further as this is nothing like the benchmark of the style - SNPA. Finish was really odd as I began to taste coconut, which was the lingering taste, post-swallow. Not bad, but not great, either. Was it the organic ingredients? IDK. It was interesting, but for me, not sustaining. Oh well, plenty more in that box! Warming, I really got the minty, tea-like quality mentioned by others. The final Glug revealed the lees that had given other reviewers a cloudiness, but nothing really changed in terms of mouthfeel or flavor.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notoriousgra
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

oh so fresh and so clean, clean. Soft on the palette and a refreshing smooth finish. I am an APA fan and this is a good find. It's an Edward without the strong flavor. A nice drinking beer if you're not a hop fiend.

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Photo of sxhan92
2.46/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Does not taste quite good...

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Photo of evergreen_machine
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhartley
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a JK Snorkel snifter. Canned on date: 10/03/17.

Appearance: Hazy orange with a minimal amount of head.

Aroma: Orange, pine, grapefruit, something akin to pineapple.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Taste is a little muted compared to the aroma. Closer to a sour orange/grapefruit juice with some mild carbonation.

Overall: Not a bad beer, just a little disappointed in the flavor. Super easy to drink just a little too light in flavor.

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Photo of smanson56
3.19/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a hazy golden orangey color into my tulip glass. Can is dated 10/3/2017
The nose is mild (nicer than saying weak) not much coming through perhaps a little tropical fruit and a hint of malt.
The taste is weak to me not much of anything coming through. Hints of some fruit perhaps?
The mouthfeel is smooth.
The beer to me lacks some of the flavors I look for in this style of beer. Not a bad beer actually just not having the flavors I was expecting.

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Photo of rarigney
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dawn Patrol from Aslan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 63 ratings