Gnaw Bone Pale Ale | Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
oakenbarrel.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of bwood06
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Moderate pour produces a 1 finger head in height that is off white with a slight orange tint in color. The head is a thick froth and dissipates very slowly. The beer itself is slightly hazy and bright amber in color with moderate carbonation based on a medium amount of bubbles rising quickly toward the surface. 4/5

S - Very sweet aroma with grapefruit, mango, papaya, and a bit of pineapple. Really a very citrusy aroma with a bit caramel backing up the citrus and light malt reminiscent of white bread acting as an undertone base. 4/5

T - Lightly sweet at the start with just a hint of caramel and buttered white bread. A bit of a light cracker note too. The hops really start to come in right in the middle with grapefruit playing the starring role and being backed up by mango, papaya, and pineapple. Light hint of green apple along with the grapefruit. Bitterness is really not all the harsh but it does linger lightly on the palate after swallowing. 4/5

M - Light carbonation burn on the outset which transitions to a bit of a creaminess which is unexpected. Medium bodied. Very little drying but drying does linger somewhat. 3.75/5

O - Well balanced beer between sweet and bitter with the hops playing the starring role, providing both sweet citrus and bitter notes. Creamy mouthfeel that comes through at times is a bit odd but not unpleasant. 4/5

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3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.37/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of target88
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scottspencer
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.68/5  rDev -1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of KrispyBrew
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark caramel color with lots of carbonation. 1.5 finger cream head with a good amount of lacing.

S- Grapefruit! With other sweet fruits and a light pine touch.

T- The grapefruit/hoppiness comes in at the start with very little bitterness and continues through with a doughy finish.

M- Starts off pretty light but grows exponentially, you get the sweetness of the grapefruit long after your last drink.

O- An incredible brew in my books and an extremely easy drink. I highly recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Gnaw Bone Pale Ale from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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