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Stanley Park Brewing

Stanley Park Brewing
Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Stanley Park Brewing
Windstorm West Coast Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.4%
Brilliant old gold color. Hoppy aromas and flavors of pine needles, citrus peels, and toasted polenta with a supple, bright, effervescent, dryish medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish evoking suggestions of orange marmalade on wheat toast, lemon pepper, and arugula finish. A rock solid ale with nice balance of hops and malt.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: pine needles, citrus peels, and toasted polenta
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of orange marmalade on wheat toast, lemon pepper, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Hawaiian Pizza, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock solid ale with nice balance of hops and malt.

The Producer

Stanley Park Brewing

The Producer
465 Fraser View Place
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
Canada

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale