Salt Spring Pale Ale | Salt Spring Island Ales

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Brewed by:
Salt Spring Island Ales
British Columbia, Canada
saltspringislandales.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Light copper in colour and hopped with East Kent Goldings, Salt Spring Pale Ale has a light, clean, and soft texture. A nutty-toffee maltiness with an elegant flowery aroma. This brew was awarded a silver medal at the 2004 Canadian Brewing Awards; it's a "session beer" (great for having many), like the Golden Ale, but more flavour.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-06-2003

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4
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good looking, if somewhat pedestrian offering from Gulf Islands. Perhaps my least favourite of GI's regular offerings.

The colouring is nice, a deep amber with a two finger white head. Decent lacing and head retention. The smell is acceptable: malts, hops and hints of citrus, bread and nuts, but with a sour overtone, similar to what I found in their golden ale but stronger.

Thankfully, this sourness is not overly present in the taste. Citurs notes, malts hop bitterness with a bit of toffee. There's also a hint of sugary sweetness, like caramel or brown sugar.

The carbonation is perhaps a bit too high and the body is a bit weak, but otherwise this is an enjoyable beer.

Formerly called Mayne Sail Ale, now known as Saltspring Pale Ale.

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Salt Spring Pale Ale from Salt Spring Island Ales
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 4 ratings