Category Archives: American Pale Ale

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.

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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.

Trillium Itty-Bitty Goose

Brewery: Trillium Brewing Company
Country: USA
ABV: 5%
Style: American Pale Ale
Other Notes: Small Bird Series. Malts – American 2-row Barley, Malted Triticale from Valley Malt, Flaked Oats, Dextrine and C-15. Hops – Amarillo, El Dorado and CTZ

Brewer Description: (from website) A refreshingly hoppy American pale ale, Itty Bitty Goose is another edition in our “Small Bird Series” of lower ABV pale ales. The nose is an ripe apricot, lemon, and lightly toasted malt. Citrus peel and grassy hop flavors fill the palate and ends in a soft yet crisp mouthfeel. Dry and effervescent, light to medium bodied.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.78
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 24th July 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: A hazy dark yellow orange colour with a just over one finger frothy bubbled white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some lacing.
Aroma: Orange, lemon, citrus peel, grapefruit, biscuit malt, pine and grass with a hint of apricot.
Taste: Starts a bit empty before being filled by orange rind, orange, lemon and grapefruit with hints of apricot, peach, pine and biscuit. Lightly bitter on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Started out a bit weak before improving on the finish. However, this was not one of the better ones in the Small Bird Series as I preferred both Tiny Chicken and Skimpy Sparrow over this.