Category Archives: American Pale Ale

Mikkeller San Diego Staff Magician

Brewery: Mikkeller San Diego
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Brewed & canned by Alesmith for Mikkeller SD

Brewer Description: (from can) New England style Pale Ale.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.89
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 23rd May 2018, and poured into a white wine glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Citrus peel and rind, lightly soapy with hints of peach.
Taste: Tropical and citrusy fruit notes, mango, grapefruit, orange rind, with light bitterness and a hint of floral.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Quite nice and although the flavours are there, the intensity was a bit lighter than expected.

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Brewski Mangohallonfeber APA

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 5.5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Roses are red, violets are blue, most poems rhyme, but this one doesn’t. This is a beer, with real raspberries & mango. Not a poem 😉

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.59
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th May 2019, ‘B11 brewskv’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark orange (dark mango juice) colour with a big but delicate three finger white head that dissipated quickly while leaving only some sparse lacing.
Aroma: Fruity with raspberry first, followed by mango with hints of citrus zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Slightly unripe mango, grapefruit rind and zest and hints of grass.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with lively moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: This was ok, but carbonation was probably a bit high. In addition, while I got raspberry in the aroma, I unfortunately pretty much didn’t get any in the taste.

Brewski Pineapple Unplugged

Brewery: Brewski
Country: Sweden
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: American Pale Ale. Only real fruit inside!

Brewer Description: (from bottle) I am an American Pale Ale with crazy amounts of pineapple and a hoppy unplugged attitude. Who are you? Just as a person can have different moods, who say a beer couldn’t? How do they say? “Thursday I don’t care about you’, or whatever, just let me wear these babies! I am still the same pineapple beer. Just as you, the days are different and so is my mood. Today I am Thursday.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.07
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 19th April 2019, ‘B7 for lo??? (it was cut off)’. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy golden straw yellow colour with a big three finger big bubbled white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some sticky lacing.
Aroma: Pineapple, grass, dankness and hay with a touch of citrus zest.
Taste: Lightly sweet pineapple to start with hints of citrus zest, chalky and floral notes, but the finish is extremely weak with close to not much flavour if at all.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: It started out well enough with good pineapple flavours, but unfortunately the flavours just kind of fell off to nothing on the finish.

18th Street Velvet Cashmere

Brewery: 18th Street Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 4.5%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: Not much information I could find on this beer, but I assume Cashmere hops were used.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.84
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A one pint can, canned on 26th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet pineapple coupled with citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and a light floral character.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus rind and peel, melon, mandarin, lemon/lime and pine. There’s some light sweetness and floral on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: Nice and easy to drink.

Rockmill Episode 3: Maverick Meets Yuzu

Brewery: Browar Rockmill
Country: Poland
ABV: 4.7%
Style: American Pale Ale

Brewer Description: (from website) We made a small variation on one of our core beers (Maverick). Beer base remained unchanged, instead of fresh lemon juice we used Yuzu juice (0.3%) and we replaced Mosaic hops with Denali hops, which is characterized by strong notes of pineapple.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.75
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 500ml bottle with a best before date of 14th January 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A nice clear golden copper colour with a one and a half finger fluffy white head that had pretty good retention and left some nice lacing.
Aroma: Yoghurt sweetness, pineapple, mango, lemon peel with a touch of grapefruit zest and grass.
Taste: Light yoghurt, lactose, caramel malt, pineapple, lemon peel, yuzu and grass. Light sweet beginning and a light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I preferred the aroma over taste, but it was still interesting to try.