Pale Ale | Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
okspring.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Clear and copper coloured, it is fruity on the palate and hearty in hops with a nice, round finish. We are honoured that Pale Ale continues to be BC’s most popular craft brew.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
76
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
15.9%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmitC
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Okanagan Spring Pale Ale from British Columbia.

Look: Amber orange color. Lots of carbonation. About a finger of white head.

Smell: Sweet cristal malt. Pin, cinder also, apple, peach.

Taste: Sweet malt, a tiny touch of caramel, apple kind of a cinder.

Feel:The carbonation is so smooth, remind me of a stout, . Medium body. Goes down really easy. Very soft.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure this is a well made beer. !

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewAskew
4.02/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a thick head that lasts and laces. Dark copper. Aroma is bready, grainy and biscuity. Flavor is malt forward and most definitely not anything a contemporary US reviewer would call an APA. Call it an English or Canadian pale ale. Mouthfeel is good. Very good pale ale in the classic British/Bass tradition. I loved it.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.05/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Beer Store for $2.50 473.ml can. Served at 7deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a high off white head that lasts for nearly 5mins before film out. Super nice dark gold colour and filtered clear

S- Super malty. Nice hops. Nice brew.

T- Like an APA gone wild. Super thick and rich sugar malt bomb. Nice blend actually. Nice break

M- Thick and rick. Nice brew

O- I .like it. Going to have more in the fridge for summer even though it's heavy. Have one at night by the fire

Food Pairing

This nice brew went well with my.... BBQ hamburger!

Enjoy

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Photo of BakaGaijin
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Powers30
2.54/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tommo
2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

The aroma of this beer is disgusting. On draft in banff. I cant identify what the smell is, but whatever it is i couldnt tolerate it. The hops they have chosen do not taste good, at all... Beside that its way to malty for a pale ale. 8 bucks down the drain.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.67/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Slightly hazy dark amber color with moderate activity. Slightly frothy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of caramel, lemon, sweet grains, faint herbal and red ale spices. Unpleasant bitterness. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Light finish, lingering roasted malts and bitter spices. Not very flavorful, a little stale, lacking some freshness. Overall not very well crafted.

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Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Taybeh
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Supergenou
3.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BcCraft710
3.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SocalKicks
2.25/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mlkluther
2.49/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's not offensive. However, there is very little going on with this beer. It has very few beer like qualities and resembles water more than beer.

Still, it's a step up from a macro.

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Photo of Brody1714
3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kitaka
4.22/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Socialiste
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.74/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper almost rust colored with deep malt notes and crisp to the pallet. I had this as a 22oz draft beer while in Ontario. The head was very small and dissipated quickly. Paired well with Buffalo Hot Wings.

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Photo of Damacdon
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Pale Ale from Okanagan Spring Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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