Pale Ale
Salt Spring Island Ales

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Style:
Pale Ale - American
ABV:
5%
Score:
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Avg:
3.28 | pDev: 14.94%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
From:
Salt Spring Island Ales
 
British Columbia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
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Notes: 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.
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BDTyre from Canada (BC)

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.

Jan 29, 2006
Pale Ale from Salt Spring Island Ales
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 4 ratings