November Gale Pale Ale | Keweenaw Brewing Company

November Gale Pale AleNovember Gale Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.38/5
70 Ratings
November Gale Pale AleNovember Gale Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Keweenaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
keweenawbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MarcatGSB on 05-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,589
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
70
pDev:
14.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of ZachT
4.62/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.39/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of pb9613
4.15/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This pale ale pours a beautiful copper color with a thick head that quickly dies down. The head that is retaing is thin but leave a little lacing on the glass.

Smell – A little sweet malt smell dominates at first until the citrus and pine of the hops shine through.

Taste - A good balance of hops and malt. There is a definite caramel note that shines through the moderate hop flavors.

Mouthfeel – The balance of the malts and hops play well on the tuonge with the carbonation pushing the hops towards the end.

Overall – KBC’s mottos is to turn the average beer drinker into a craft brew drinker. This is an excellent step from Pick Axe Blonde and Lift Bridge Brown into a excellent example of a pale ale. This is a solid pale ale that does not take a back seat to other pale ales.

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Photo of olafphysics
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Schutter
4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of schnjac
3.96/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RoSco
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Sark
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- big 2 fingers of light beige head that dissipates slowly, good amount of swirling carbonation, light amber

Smell- Decent amount of floral hops with some light toffee sweetness, some breadiness as well with a bit of grain, not much in terms of bite to the hops

Taste- The front is light and sweet while the mid-mouth holds most of the flavor, grains and some slight hop bitter on the back

Mouthfeel- light/medium, not as heavy as an amber but not as light as a pilsner, halfway between water and milk, seems about right

Overall- this is a pale ale, plain and simple, it does the trick as a beer you can have after some strenuous work and most definitely sessionable. I'd get another 6-pack.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 8/22/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity and robustness of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice pale ale style. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the really unexpected pleasures that I have derived from The CANQuest (tm) is the quality of the graphics when transferred from a paper label onto aluminum. Some went directly to a CAN, so there is no CANparison, but nobody has cooler CAN labels that Keweenaw B.C. in the U.P. of MI. I was ecstatic when I spotted one that I had not seen before while visiting a college buddy in Ann Arbor and then I had to take a picture and get it approved. Here we are!

From the CAN: "The Keweenaw Brewing Company, located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, was founded with the goal of turning beer drinkers into craft beer lovers."; "A golden pale ale, this beer hs medium malt character, assertive hop bitterness with a distinctive fruity aroma and citrus finish."; "'The infamous storms of November descend on Lake Superior as winter closes in on the region. These powerful gales have plagued mariners from the earliest days of shipping and still garner their fear and respect in the 21st century.' With hurricane-force winds and wave heights reaching 35 feet, Gull Rock Lighthouse (circa. 1867) stands off shore of Keweenaw Peninsula in defiance of a 'November Gale'."; "From a Family of Fine Ales"; "Hand Crafted Beer South Range, Michigan Est. 2003".

I really like hearing a nice, loud Crack! as it inspires me to CANduct an inverted pour, which is just what I did. This netted me two-plus fingers of dense, tawny head that slowly fell, leaving nice, sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose had a grassy mintiness. I have to admit that I was intrigued at this point. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a slightly astringent bitterness. It was not hopped to the point of saturation, but it was pushing that upper limit. It finished very dry, somewhat astringent, with a lemony citrus tartness. It was pretty good, overall, but I just think that it could use a minor tweaking of its recipe to make it a little less puckeringly dry.

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3.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a murky golden color. The head was minimal, and dissipated fairly fast. The nose has some hops on it. The taste is slightly hoppy, some maltiness. Feels somewhat wattery. Not bad.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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November Gale Pale Ale from Keweenaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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