33 Acres Brewing Co. – 33 Acres of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale

33 Acres Brewing Co. – 33 Acres of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale


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  • Type: Pale Ale
  • Brand: 33 Acres Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Mild West Coast Pale Ale flavour

  • Cons:

    Could be a little bigger

  • Conclusion:

    Easy drinking Pale Ae.

33 Acres Brewing Co. – 33 Acres of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale Review33 Acres of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale Review

The first bottle to be released out of the Vancouver based 33 Acres Brewery is the 33 Acres of Ocean. This is a Westcoast style Pale Ale with a focus on Pacific and Pine. Much like the brewery tasting room this beer has a simple, high contrast label with a sense of sophistication and elegance. The beer itself pours from the 650ml bottle as a rich, golden colour topped with three fingers of loosely packed, lacing head. From this beer comes an aroma of light sweetness, mild piney hop and a malted base for the ordeal. The beer as a whole smells rather light and sessionable with a mild, west coast style hop. The flavour is rather light with reasonably high carbonation. Featuring more malt tones than you would expect from a West Coast Pale ale the beer is rather smooth. As the flavour progresses, a piney hop flavour builds at the back of the mouth. While the bitterness of this hop never truly takes over the sap-like flavours stick to the back of the palate balancing out the earlier malted tones. The sweetness is rather low with a bittered finish making for a lighter than average Pale ale with a defined west coast-style finish.

Alcohol – 5.3%
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $6.60 (Craft Beer Retailer)

33 Acrews of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale Review
33 Acrews of Ocean Westcoast Pale Ale Review

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  1. Brent William Gilmore PEng
    Brent William Gilmore PEng 7 April, 2014, 23:26

    I found this beer to be quite bland. Impressive label, but zero hop aroma. Another bland BC pale, a la Granville Island or OK Springs. Call me disappointed.

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