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Butte Creek Organic Pale Ale | Butte Creek Brewing Company

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Butte Creek Organic Pale AleButte Creek Organic Pale Ale
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3.57/5
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60 Ratings
Butte Creek Organic Pale AleButte Creek Organic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Butte Creek Brewing Company
California, United States
buttecreek.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BuckeyeNation on 04-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,477
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
60
pDev:
10.92%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by RunDWP:
Photo of RunDWP
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another good organic brew from Butte Creek Brewing. I'm all for saving the earth, but some organics have all sorts of off tastes which makes being a good steward of the earth more difficult. Thankfully, this brew isn't one of those.

It pours a dark brown with a chunky white head. I'm getting a little grassy hops on the nose. The malt has a touch a sweetness, maybe a slight nuttiness, and is well balanced by the hops which have a highly grassy character with a little savory bitterness as well. Oily, slick mouth feel and really started warming up to this one as I worked through a six-pack. It's pretty smooth for a beer with some bitterness and complexity.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Jonmoore89
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of socon67
3.82/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this even though I haven't been a big fan of the organic stuff.

Beer poured rather nice, with a coppery hue. The caramel hops were fairly pleasant.

I'd consider it a good pale ale, with bonus for being one of the organics I sctually like. I found it a bit heavy for its type to really kick back a few. I'll keep an eye out for some more from these folks on the west coast.

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Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Spikester
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale amber with a modest white head and good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops.
Taste is orange-pinapple citrus bitter hops and an average amount of malts for the style.
Mouthfeel is average for the style.
Drinkability is good. Not a beer that will make you say "Wow" but a well crafted organic Pale.

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Photo of bcm119
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper with a slight haze. Anemic white head. Mild grain and ester aroma, with a little green apple/acetaldehyde. Husky grain and feeble hops. Malt flavors are musty. A little sweetness up front, and a faintly citric, hoppy finish. Grainy aftertaste.

Every once in a while I'll re-try organic beers like this, only to be re-disappointed. They seem to all taste the same: as if they were made with old, stale ingredients. Its a shame because I like the idea, I like organic food in general, but I just can't get into organic beers.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up a couple of Friday's ago at the Fred Meyer on Chinden.. poured into my shaped SA glass... I don't remember what I paid for the individual bottle, but I remember the 6'er being in the $9.50 range.

Nice creamy looking head.. with great lacing .. the brew is a slightly hazy orange.

nose is very subdued for an APA.. slight floral hops.. a little tangerine zest/orange oil..

flavor mirrors the nose with a nice/yet slight cookie maltiness that pushes the palate from front to back... just minor touches of caramel malts.. the body is a solid medium for the style.. and the carbonation is fairly heavy.. yet creamy nonetheless.. not much of a finish..but what is there bends again toward flowery and citric..

not a mind blower by any means.. but it is still a pretty okay beer..

3.5's across the board.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly cloudy golden pour with a snow white head. Very light grainy aroma. Taste has an herbal hop flavor backed by earthy and grass flavors. Can also taste a hint of bread. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes with a light earthy and slightly bitter flavor.

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Photo of CMOrak
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
2.28/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy golden, slight amber color with frothy white head. Nose of sweet malt, grains and faint hops. Tastes of light caramel, some faint malt sweetness and a very faint, just barely there, hop presence. Very thin body. Pretty underwhelming Pale Ale.

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Photo of MattSlem
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Despite the notable lack of any head, this beer has plenty of webby lace. Solidly amber colored with a significant haze.

Pleasant fresh smelling hop spiciness to the nose. Solid malt base.

Starts with a full pale malt flavor--dry and bready. Strong peppery hop in the mouth. The swallow is dry and bitter. Full mouthfeel with a lower level of carbonation. Overall, this is a very good, albeit quite neutral tasting pale ale.

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Photo of Gavage
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear light orange color with a 2" head that lasts a bit. Moderate lacing develops and carbonation bubbles are few and far between.

Smell: caramel and some lemon zest are soft, and a grassy tone is also noticeable.

Taste: caramel, lemon zest, hint of orange, some pear sweetness, grass, and a mild bitterness make up a so-so pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout. Very little aftertaste.

Drinkability: this is another organic beer that just doesn't do it for me personally. One was enough for me.

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Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Showboat66
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BCash
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of -ronin-
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of gordavidson
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy and deep orange with some really nice copper hues. The head is ever so slightly off white with a very creamy appearance and excellent retention. With a bit more carbonation activity in the liquid, this would be perfect.

S- Grassy, carmely, a bit of orange rind.. pretty subdued. A hint of floral activity is noticeable.

T- The floral and grassy flavors are noticeable here, as is the orange rind bitterness. The malt backing is decent. Pretty subdued with a hint of earthiness.

M- Very smooth, but just a bit too smooth. This could use just a bit more carbonation bite to it.

D- A very solid pale ale. I bet this is much better when it is extremely fresh.

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Photo of DCrimdog66
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Archemedies
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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