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Islander Pale Ale | Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Washington, United States
maritimebrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,507
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
57
pDev:
10.99%
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 29
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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of MTNboy
2.92/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- An orange copper like color with so-so head and lace.

Smell- A floral bouquet with citrus tones were strong as soon as the beer was poured.

Taste- A little more bitter than any other flavors but the were some good fruity tones of citrus and other flavors.

Mouthfeel- Thin.

Drinkability- It is a nice refreshing beer.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.04/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Golden Brown color, large white foamy head. Aroma is malty and sweet. A mediu, bodied Pale Ale, sort of hoppy for a Pale Ale. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are bitter and spciy. Full mouthfeel. Finish is crisp, nearly sharp. Aftertaste is bitter, some maltyness

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Photo of loren01
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a golden color, good sized frothy white head, good lace down the glass
S: Slight malt sweetness mixed with the smell of fresh cut grass/alfalfa.
T: Slight metallic taste that was a turn off. Decent hoppy flavor
M: Smooth good amount of carbonation, went down easily
D: Decent pale ale, though nothing too spectacular.

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Photo of andyhurley
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of scootpolute
3.27/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 FL OZ. bottle into cone pint glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden, with a nice white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O - This one is great!! I think what make this beer so good is the fine line of not over-doing 'it' in any particular area (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level). VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

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3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This hazy, goldy-amber beer sports a small, cream-colored, active, noisy head. It smells of sweet caramel and toasty biscuits. There's a little citrus in there too. The start is nicely hoppy bitter. The middle is foamy, milky caramel. It's a little watery and has a light body. Finish is very bitter grapefruit. It's not bad. A little one-dimensional (on the bitter side). Could use a little more malt for my tastes.

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Photo of Didier
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rarigney
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of masikon
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this in sampler six pack for x-mas. Pours a dark straw and gold with white broken head and active carbonation. smell is bready at first but there are plenty of citric notes to be found as well. Taste was quite malty for what I am used too from a Pacific Northwest Pale, usually the emphasis is on the hops but here it is much more in the English tradition. Hops do balance things out in the finish but not as juicy or citric as many versions of the style. A very solid if not amazing offering, I suspect this to be a more traditional take on the style than most we find here in WA state.

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Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Zach122
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cherche
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rennpferd
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don't know what happened here. I had it on tap and it was brought to me like a dead man on a slab. I thought it was too clear, flat and life-less to be what I ordered. Maybe the bar had crapped up lines.

It had a great aromatic hop smell. I didn't think it was anything greater than usual for an pale ale but it was good.

It had a well balanced hop and malt flavor. I felt that it was very smooth and light up front and bitter and strong in the finish.

It is a very drinkable beer. Except for it's appearance it has good qualities. In Maritimes defense I am blaming the line this beer was drawn from.

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Photo of hreb
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cold 12oz bottled served in tapered pint glass. Beer pours cloudy orange amber with a medium thick white head. Subtle dry-hop aroma: citrusy, even piney.

Flavor profile is long and involved: first sharp and fizzy, then grapefruity hops, followed by a faintly toasty malt flavor (not sweet at all), and finally another layer of bitterness, and nothing but a dry aftertaste.

Not thick, not heavy, nothing more than a respectable West coast pale ale.

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Photo of Chelsea1905
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great little example of a Pale Ale here. Poured from a 12oz bottle. Poured a nice golden orange, with a decent amount of head (admittedly I had to fight toward the end of the pour to get any). Lacing was decent the whole way down

Smelled of a sweet malt, with a hoppy background.

Tasted like it smelled, a nice blend of Hops and malt, some citrusy-pine mixed with the warmness of malt.

Medium mouthfeel, little residue on the tongue afterward.

Good example of an APA

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Photo of IPAchris
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great color and perfect for an APA, would have liked some more head on the beer though.

Not quite as hoppy as I would have liked, a hint of some citrus hops but not quite enough.

wow, a lot hoppier than the smell, Pretty bitter and probably to much bittering hops compared to the rest of the beer. Still tastes great though.

Good mouth feel with a great body to it, could have been a tad bit lighter in body to be perfect.

Overall a good APA but not the best, would definitely give it a try if you were in the mood for a bitter pale.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biegaman
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A barren, flat surface exists in part to the lack of head. A murky peach nectar looking beer that glows pumpkin orange to the light. Its colour and pulpy appearance has this looking like a fruit puree.

The smell gives you a clear message that this will be an American West Coast rendition of the traditionally mild English style. The oven-fresh bread and biscuit malt is coated in acidic hop resin. The combination makes for a toasty and plant like bouquet.

There is a balance struck between malt and hop, bitterness and sweetness but the body is a little too flat to lift the citrus and fruit out of the hops. As result, they impart more bitterness than flavour and hamper on a lot of the taste.

The taste is enjoyable: oven-fresh biscuits, grassy, grainy wheat and the light zest of flowery Saaz hops. Its makeup is just like that of classic English pale ales, only with some light citrus and the extra punch of hops!

I have no complaints with what I'm drinking, although it might need a little tweaking to become a really great beer. An ounce more carbonation might be welcome support to the cast of hop resins, that make the beginning of what could be an incredibly quenching pint.

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Photo of beertaster13
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden orange/amber with a decent sized head. The smell is strongly spiced and sweet, apple cider tones and thick buttery pancake syrup, hints of citrus. The taste is rich and creamy, tastes alot like apple and peaches, the caramelized/honey malts melt the mouth and blend well with the not to overwhelming citrus hops. Medium bodied and will call you back for more.

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Islander Pale Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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