Needle Peak Ale | The Brewery At Lake Tahoe

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Brewed by:
The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by KoG:
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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best brews I had at this particular establishment.

Deep copper color with an off white head that laces pretty well.

Smell is full of citric hop along with some rich malt and a light estery finish.

Taste is fullbodied and smooth. Good malt balanced with a light hop finish. No off flavors at all.

A good brew that quenches the thirst pretty well.

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3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickd717
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours clear copper with a one-finger white head and good lacing.

Aroma is decent, with caramel malt and piney and citrusy hops.

Sweet caramel malt on the flavor and C-hops evident with pine and citrus notes, along with just a little bit of toast. Pretty well-balanced.

Medium body with average carbonation.

Pretty drinkable. This one was a winner as far as this brewery goes, but overall was only above average for the style.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of sevenshubby
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear amber/copper color. Poured a 1 finger off-white head that dissipated to a thin skim. Laced in broken patches.

S: Grapefruit and citrus hops. Slight sweet malts, wet grains and hay.

T: Big, slightly sweet roasted malts up front followed by resiny hops. Enough bitter in the finish for some nice balance

M: Medium body. Low carbonation. Good flavor and nice balance give it a good feel overall.

D: Very drinkable; good flavor and finish. Smooth, but for lingering bready malt.

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Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Paccamacca
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Needle Peak Ale from The Brewery At Lake Tahoe
3.71 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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