Pale Ale
Side Launch Brewing Company

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From:
Side Launch Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.53 | pDev: 9.07%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
55
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 27, 2018
Added:
Aug 26, 2014
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  17
SCORE
81
Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.4 by madhungarian90 from Canada (ON)

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.19 by JunctionCat from Canada (ON)

Oct 05, 2018
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canadian tall boy can (473 ml). This was a fairly standard pale ale, with just enough hop to please my taste buds. I'd buy it again for a session (poker?). I paired this can with some Canadian "All Dressed" Ridgies. It was not a bad combo.
Sep 19, 2018
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Golden and hazy with lots of carbonation and 6 fingers of yellowish head.

Smells of pine and perfume.

Tastes of perfume and a long, dull bitterness on the finish.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

Got at LCBO, drinking on Lake Rosseau, June 4th, 2018.
Jun 05, 2018
 
Rated: 2.72 by Jangle_bojangle from Canada (ON)

Mar 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Jan 05, 2018
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
473 ml can served cold into a beer mug. An LCBO purchase for around $3 CDN.

Appearance - pours a hazy fine hued orange color with a finger and a half of fluffy off-white head. Pretty good retention and some lacing left behind.

Smell - not a lot of nose, with apples being most prominent and some grape and faint hints of citrus.

Taste - middling bitterness, some earthiness, English hop presence and a touch of citrus. Not as fruity as I'd expected.

Mouthfeel - smooth with plenty of active carbonation, some spritzy bits on the tongue and light body.

Overall - A serviceable if not overwhelming pale ale with English leanings. Worth a try, but may not blow too many people away.
Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by kbullen87 from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by MichaelGennings from Canada (ON)

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Side Launch Brewing Company's Pale Ale. 473 ml can. 5.3% alc. Brewed in Collingwood, Ontario.

The beer has a light beige head. The beer itself is a honey golden colour. There is some sediment showing, plenty of ascending bubbles, and an overall haziness.

The beer has a faint fragrance of pine and citrus, plus a hint of maltiness.

The taste is more dominant than the aroma. There is pine, citrus, some malt, and a general hop bitterness that is enjoyable. There is also a slight fruity flavour at play that I can't quite put my finger on.

The body is medium.

The beer is quite smooth. Very gulpable if you enjoy this style.

The finish crisp and dry.

The beer would pair well with anything, but in particular barbecue and seafood, in my opinion.

This is a nice offering by all means.
Aug 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.68 by halivera from Canada (ON)

Jul 21, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by km02600 from Michigan

Jul 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jun 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.35 by SportsGuy33 from Canada (ON)

May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.46 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
473ml can, part of the mixed sixer pack that this 're-launched' Ontario brewery's wares show up in around here.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky ecru head, which leaves some thick, splotchy 'lace' around the glass as it very lazily subsides.

It smells of bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, earthy yeast, muddled tropical fruit notes, and some testy leafy, piney, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is crackery and bready caramel malt, a further biscuity graininess, muted domestic citrus rind, a hint of pineapple core, extant yeast, and more leafy, herbal, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its gently buoying frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, nothing really getting in the way of a good time here, no sirree! It finishes off-dry, the robust malt keepin' 'er tight, while the hops continue to act all anonymous-like, and well, uninteresting.

Overall, this isn't a bad brew, but as already mentioned, there just seems to be something about it that doesn't float the boat that would uplift my skirt, or the like. Anyways, maybe it's the English leanings (those don't really appeal to me, for this particular style), or maybe it's just the (psychic) hangover from last night's election bender.
Nov 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.19 by shivtim from Georgia

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Oct 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.51 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Aug 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Boo-urns from Canada (ON)

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
An orange body, clear and bright, with a short persistent white head. Massive lacing. Smell is of floral hops and cracker malts. Flavor tilts to cracker over hops. Bittering on the back is present but remote. Clean, crisp but with a flavor that only hints at a hop presence.
Jul 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.24 by talbotjf99 from Canada (QC)

Jul 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.31 by OneTuffPony from Canada (ON)

Jun 18, 2016
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Reviewed by portwood from Canada (ON)

3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Smell: pineapple, mango, caramel, malty.
Taste: sweet bread, orange, low carbonation, tropical fruits.
Finish: pine resin, citrusy hops, malty, leafy dry.
(canned 1/05/16 ... should try a fresher can)
May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.86 by bryanzk from Canada (ON)

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by MJ63 from Canada (ON)

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

May 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by cubbyZilla from New York

Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by MattCampbell from Canada (ON)

Apr 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by andrenaline from Canada (ON)

Mar 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.29 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by Varsoon from Canada (ON)

Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.17 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ECsurfattic from Virginia

Dec 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.78 by Quotashun from Canada (ON)

Dec 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by SocalKicks from California

Oct 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON)

Oct 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Sep 01, 2015
Pale Ale from Side Launch Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 69 ratings