Puddle Jumper Pale Ale | Third Street Aleworks

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Puddle Jumper Pale AlePuddle Jumper Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Third Street Aleworks
California, United States
thirdstreetaleworks.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by litheum94 on 09-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
16.99%
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a nice pale.Enjoyed on tap at the brew pub. Light orange coloured with a nice sized head. Good hop aroma, some herbs, IPA level of hops. West Coast hops delivering some grapefruit and orange flavours brewed right and boldly.Some caramel adding to drinkability.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 1/19/16.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, caramel, and pine needle aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and pine needle flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice caramel presence that works with the hop qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased in Santa Rosa for $3.99. Going to give it a try. Poured into a tulip.

A: Nearly clear, sunburst orange with 1 finger thick white head which leaves filagree lacing as the head recedes to the edges of the glass.

N: Grapefruit citrus, onions, floral and faint pine.

T: Mild tinge of citrus hops and mellow malts combined well.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Slightly dry and bitter finish.

O: Not bad, not great. For the price, it's hard to beat. Enjoyed.

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Photo of mactrail
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Handsome golden amber in the Stell glass with plenty of foam. Flowery aroma.Sudsy mouthfeel but fairly coarse.

A thoroughly drinkable Pale Ale that is not overly bitter, and has just enough malt. THe browned biscuit flavor with a touch of the herbal with some flowery hops. Slightly resiny. It's really the classic flavor. Long aftertaste of hops with bready, cereal flavor and bitter finish.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Coit Liquor in San Francisco.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dwagner003
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of dertyd
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger and half of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is grapefruit, through and through.
The taste is strong bitterness, a bit dry and all grapefruit again.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
It's a strongly bitter pale ale and good for it.

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Photo of Offa
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep gold, it has a medium off-white head, creamy, slowly shrinking to thin foamy top, then to foamy ring and wisps, some foamy lace.

Aroma is passionfruit, hint of grapefruit, grapes, hint of caramelized barley – pretty good, bright, clean, but standard West Coast US aroma.

Taste is a thin, one-dimensional, basic and off-balance standard West Coast US pale ale – mostly a spicy grapefruit-rind bitterness with hint of white grape juice and cracker sweetness underneath. It is a bit soapy-perfumy and the bitterness lingers well past its welcome.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of avaldivia
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of atpca
1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

Photo of gleemonger
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear, light orangish yellow - very pale. Thick white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving moderate lacing.

Mostly hoppy aroma - citrus, a little bit of pine, grapefruity. Not a lot of malt aroma - definitely all about the hops. Smells like a good, fresh IPA mostly, which is fine, but maybe not so true to style. It does smell very nice regardless.

I'm getting most of the hops I smelled in the taste here too, although not quite as much of a punch as the smell suggests. Again, that's fine though, for the style - would expect it to be light. Also like the smell, the malts are pretty much covered up for the most part. I detect a little bit of biscuit, some caramel, lightly toasted backbone - slightly stale, but definitely pretty good. The staleness I'm tasting from the malts seems to linger the longest in the aftertaste though. The balance is good here - just seems to lean more IPA than APA.

Light, crisp, refreshing. Moderate carbonation. Very nice.

Overall not too bad. A basic, yet hoppy APA that leans a little more session IPA to me, but that's fine in my book. I'd definitely get this one again, especially given the low price.

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Photo of litheum94
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden body. With a tiny white head. Leaves slight lacing on the glass.

Explosion of fruit: peach, pineapple and grapefruit. Some floral perfume aromas as well. Subtle malt profile, mostly biscuit.

Good punch of bitterness, floral and woody. Juicy grapefruit and peach. Malts are again subtle, with toasted tones. Finish with citrus fruit and a good bitterness.

This is a great beer. I like to refer to it as a session Sculpin. For a brewery that makes mostly average beer, they struck gold on this one.

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Photo of TGS
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Puddle Jumper Pale Ale from Third Street Aleworks
3.65 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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