Dale's Coffee Pale Ale | Alley Kat Brewing Company

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Dale's Coffee Pale AleDale's Coffee Pale Ale
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Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
alleykatbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by alleykatbeer on 05-04-2018

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3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle - the latest in their Back Alley Brews series. Cold pressed coffee and a citrusy pale ale is this one's marketing claim to fame.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves some decent scary woods pattern lace around the glass as it quickly dissipates.

It smells of acrid artisanal coffee grounds, gritty and grainy cereal malt, a strange vegetal spiciness, faint domestic citrus rind, and some earthy, musty, and floral hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery caramel malt, dry cafe-au-lait, some green chili heat, muddled orange and white grapefruit peel, and more leafy, weedy, and musky floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-supporting frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and sort of smooth, as the coffee and edgy hop acridity make more than a minor fuss at this particular juncture. It finishes trending dry, the hops (if that's where the spice is coming from) pushing out any lingering coffee or malt aspirations.

Overall - yeah, this one kind of goes off the rails rather quickly. There's fancy-schmancy cuppa Joe up front, sure, but then that spicy character takes charge, hardly letting the purported citrusy notes get a word in edgewise. Interesting, but not for the right reasons.

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Dale's Coffee Pale Ale from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 1 ratings