Bluff Creek Pale Ale | Six Rivers Brewery

16 Ratings

Brewed by:
Six Rivers Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rastaman on 03-29-2006

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Nage37:
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4/5  rDev +34.2%

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours out a dark amber color, not much in the way of head, lace, retention. Aroma was a little citrus, on the orange side.

Taste, seems like they are going for the SNPA thing here, not bad, but they tend to go at lengths keeping the malt bill up and failing to get the trademark Cascade hoppiness thing down. Orangey feel to it at times.

Easy enough to drink, keeps bitterness down, but doesn't appear to have much, if any dry hopping going for it.

A beer worth having around when you don't want someone breaking into your good stash.

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Photo of rastaman
2.26/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

[email protected] Rivers. Pretty pale, lemony and piney, but quite short and thin, it was pretty easy to drink though, which is a plus. Light. Not my favourite American Pale Ale it has to be said, not enough body/flavour/length of flavour. Little more body, and it could have been quite nice.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.06/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3.55/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Spikester
2.19/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Cloudy amber with a modest off-white head. Fair amount of lacings.

Aroma of piney hops.

Taste is bitter sour lemon, dirt, some bitter hops. Some malt in the background.

This tasted unlike any Pale Ale I've ever had. It was almost a chore to finish the 12 ounce bottle. I think the beer must have been old or not well kept.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of largadeer
2.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.41/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Darker appearance than average, starts to venture into amber ale territory, 1/5" white head. Aroma yielded a minor amount of citrus notes.

Taste was a little bit of caramel malt flavor, aspirin like bitterness that didn't get enough of the C hops going for it. Old school recipe that wasn't that good to begin with. No late stage hops, underhopped relative to most pale ales these days.

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Photo of Elimination
3.45/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Look: a mild brown, a few bubbles coming toward the top, little head
Smell: light hops, buttery
Taste: a grassy hop taste, not harsh, slight bitter, flows easily
Drink: small bubbles, easy throat taste to it

Lighter in flavor, and abv than the IPA but a bit better brew.

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Photo of Santosizer
1.62/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a marketing disaster. This beer left me with more questions than answer. Why call this a citra, when the citra is nowhere near promonent? Why go through the effort to use citra only to have it overpowered by malt and high fermenting yeast? This is alright i suppose, but it tastes like PBR. My suggestion is call this something else, not a pale, and ffs, use a different yeast.

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Photo of johnhenryconway
3/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of beertunes
3.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another one from Tyler after recent trip to PDX. Poured a cloudy gold-amber color with just a thin cap of white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma was fairly evenly balanced between malt and hops, with the malt being slightly bolder and the hops adding a piney finish. On the tongue, the hops had a stronger presence and had a bit citrus to with the pine.

The body was pretty typical for the style, as was drinkability. Overall, a pretty much average example of the style. If it were local to me, I'd probably have one on a semi-regular basis.

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Photo of rkuhnel
3.1/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at Hops in Humboldt 2007 in a four ounce glass. This was a clear amber color with a medium white head and moderate lacing. Nose of light malts and floral hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor of malts and hops in good balance. Nothing fancy but very easy to drink.

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Photo of kiki3drt292
2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bluff Creek Pale Ale from Six Rivers Brewery
Beer rating: 2.98 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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