Voyageur Extra Pale Ale | James Page Brewing Company

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Voyageur Extra Pale AleVoyageur Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
James Page Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
jpbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
For Trade:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of GeoffRizzo
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Peach fuzz in color, capped with a huge white head, decent lacing. A citrus and hops mixture on the nose. Sweetness and hops noted on the top; somewhat carbonated, perhaps a bit too much. Somewhat clean and delicate flavoring, a bit off the beaten path with some biscuity/bread notes in the middle. Seems to lack a full flavored, hop craving APA, just average right across the line.

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Photo of UnionMade
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden amber, with a decent white head. The head dissipates into a thick ring of lacework about 1/4 of the way through the beer.
Aroma is malty, with a grassiness and fairly agressive hop presence. Slight pear aroma.
Flavor starts out malty and effervescent, to a bready and grassy flavor, and tapering off into a sharp hop bitterness. Strange grainy malt aftertaste. Esters are very light, almost nonexistent. The beer is sharp and crisp, with a semi dry finish. The aftertaste is sort of unpleasant, but the beer initially tastes quite good. I like the hoppiness, but i think the malt needs a little work.

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Photo of Tballz420
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A large, off-white head sits atop this copper colored drink. There is a fair amount of lacing present. The main character of this drink is its spicy hop flavor, topped off with some caramel malt. Its not the best pale ale in the world, but its not the worst either. An ok drink.

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Photo of BeerAngel
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice clear copper color with a modest off-white head that appears dense. The smell of light buttered fresh baked bread and faint grain are blended nicely. It tastes of more of the grain and a nice citrusy hop fading into a light bitter finish. This beer although it tastes nice and drinks down easy is not very complex. It is light bodied and finishes slightly dry. Pretty decent brew IMO. Cheers!

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Photo of tavernjef
3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a lighter copper of amberness with a inch high head of fluffy white head that slowly dwindles, leaves some drippy lace. Smell is a mild downed cirtusy hopness with a sweet creamy sense from caramel malt and a bit breadish, but a wee bit light and softer then most bitter pales. Taste is a shadowy reflection from the smell in the hops character, citrusy bite and bitterness thats fairly strong but paled in a sense that lends itself uneven from the caramel malts playing in a sweetness and doughy likeness that seems to hamper the flow of taste. Clean and drying finish with a medium body feel, leaving traces of hop bitterness. Pretty soft and easy this beer is and seems to want to be. Perhaps like a lost voyaguer without a compass, knows how to get places without a problem but still needs a starting point and a destination.

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Photo of budgood1
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours out a deep copper colour, nice head and decent lace left on the glass. aroma of understated caramel malts and and a quite strong punch of cirusy hops. tastes of toasted malts, and a bitter citrus hop kick. the bitterness of the citrusy liberty hops really is the main player in the flavor profile, outdueling the meager malts. in fact it seems out of balance. i'm thinking that this might not be a bad summer quencher, but not really a good any time pale ale. an adequate body makes the mouthfeel seem full and satisfying. i agree with the notion that here in the northland, if you have access to summit EPA, why would you want to drink this?

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Photo of marc77
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper hue, w/ brilliant, lager like clarity. Billowy, thick, porcelain white persistent head leaves loose, muddled lace. Mild citrus tinged floral hops and mellow light caramel malt upfront in aroma. Hint of doughy, lightly buttery malt adds a creamy undertone. Soft, pleasant aromawise. Moderate, edgey hop bitterness bathes and lingers on the palate initially, then fades allowing bready pale base malt and pseudosweet dextrins to surface. Light caramel malt presence adds minor sweetness, and is perceived mostly indirectly in its contribution to residual, unfermentable dextrins. Mild hints of toast, but overall quite clean,
and perhaps a touch one dimensional. Lightly bodied and crisp, with an agreeably smooth mouthfeel a hair shy of creamy. Understated floral hop flavor with a trace herbal lace integrates well into the mellow malt profile. Finishes dry, with a continuation of hop bitterness fading slowly. Quite a quaffable, balanced pale. A bit underwhelming and perhaps over filtered, but enjoyable nonetheless. Soft. Eerily similar to Siletz Cream Ale. Thanks to Feloniousmonk for delivering the bottle.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Color is a clear amber, head is small and white. Aroma is sweet and soft and fruity, full of peaches and melons, among more.
Texture is airy and light. Hops are actually quite quiet and make little presence upon the palate. Balance is bright and fine, nicely rounded, malt is sweet, but, sorry, when you put it all together, it's rather run of the mill. Swwet, but short finish.
Tasty and nice and pleasant, but lacking the hoppiness that would have made it thoroughly appealing. The fruitiness is bright and sunny, but this pale ale is really lacking in body and texture.
I do like it okay, but see no reason to pick it up again, when Summit EPA is everywhere you look around here.

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Photo of jackndan
2.65/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

James Page Pale Ale; While this was certainly a good looking beer (amber with a thick off-white head with nice lacing) and it smelled OK (hops and flowers), and the initial taste was OK( hop aroma built into a hoppy taste, with an undercurrent of sweet malts) the over all beer was not satisfying, The reason, I think (and its hard to describe) was that the hops flavor seemed to be flat and musty. Decent enough, but there lots better out there.

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Photo of ADR
3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, dark amber color, 1/4 inch head sustained by upcharging bubbles, froth tends to a yellowish color. Vaguely sweet smell. Bitter initial flavor, not wonderful, maybe to much hop aggression (liberty hops according to the label). After the first bite the malts are pleasant enough to the finish. OK back taste and pretty good swallow (a little gassy). Seems like a typical American Pale Ale but thinner than some and skewed toward a not very tasty hop flavor. Needs adjustments. Fairly drinkable, mid pack.

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Voyageur Extra Pale Ale from James Page Brewing Company
3.43 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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