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
Reviews by notoriousgra:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of nhirsch04
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt copper to orange color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Messy sticky lace. The aroma blends some orange pulp, marmalade and fresh mint leaves. Nice clean sweeping malt in the backbone. The flavor freshly moves the mint sweetly with just enough spice to meld with the orange pulp and marmalade. Super nice sliding minty to malty aftertaste rolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Nice carbonation. ABV felt right. Overall, first one by Aslan and certainly doesn’t disappoint.

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Photo of drone
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfreed
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mule Bar in Winooski.

Pours a completely unclear yellowy orange.

Juciy smell, lots of mango and starfruit.

Soft, and tropical, taste, mango, pineapple, some peach. Really easy to slam down.

Mouthfeel is nice and soft.

First time trying Aslan, and I really liked it. Very easy to drink, bright and juicy.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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 Spikester
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold with one finger of five minute head. Some rings and splotches of lace.
Smell is citrus fruity hops.
Taste is citrus fruity hops with a rather low level of malt support. Like a session IPA.
Mouthfeel is light with alright carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and not very bitter.
Overall mild ale. If you want organic above all else then give it a try.

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Photo of hockeypuck
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy golden amber with a one finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing, looks very nice. Aroma of light bready malt, citrus with hints of tropical fruit and a slight tartness from the rye. Flavor is neutral malt with light biscuit, citrus hops, lemon citrus, hints of tropical and stone fruit, finishes with pleasant lightly sweet biscuit malt and citrus hops with a good mild tartness and spiciness from the rye. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Starts a bit understated, with light malt and hop presence but finishes quite pleasantly with nicely integrated malt and hops. The rye is used deftly and adds good character to the finish. Mellow, butI liked this quite a bit.

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

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

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 ovaltine
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow. I did NOT expect this. A "Pacific Ale" from a brewery I've never tried, it pours a MURKY copper color. A light tan head. This looks like no APA I've ever seen.

The smell ..... some hops, but a tropical component that is really cool: mango, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus. Yum. And the taste follows the aromas, with the mango and pineapple really shining.

I was doubtful when I poured this, but it surpassed my expectations - by a lot.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer pours an orange color with moderate cloudiness. Hefty head thst is off white, lasts a while, and generates a lot of clingy lace.

The smell is wonderful. It is tropical like mango and papaya, a promise of sweetness, a little minty smell, and mildly roasted malts.

Nicely blended flavors of tangerine, more tropical flavors that are coming up papaya/mango to me, definitely sweet, and a nice cushion of lightly roasted malts. Minimal bitterness. It has characteristics of the "NEIPA" without being the overly cloudy, murky mess that some of them are. Drinks smoothly.

The feel is super silky smooth, mildly carbonated which I like. A little sticky too, but not in a bad way.

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Photo of abrodsky
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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