Coast Mountain Brewing- Forecast Pale Ale


Coast Mountain Brewing- Forecast Pale Ale Review

Coast Mountain Brewing, situated in scenic Whistler, B.C., brews a pale called “Forecast”. It turns out that the forecast for the foreseeable future is calling for deliciously made pale ale. Back in the day when the IBU arms race was in full effect and everyone was trying to destroy your face with hops, often the hops Amarillo and Cascade where used as weapons. It just goes to show how much an adept touch can make the world of difference in the finished product. Case in point, the hops of Forecast pale ale.

Forecast pours a deep gold colour with an off-white head that lingers well. It is on the lower side for carbonation and body. One quickly notices the very pleasant aroma of the amarillo dry hopping, with soft floral and grapefruit notes. There is no abrasive bitterness. A biscuity and bready malt body balances the precise hoppiness. On the finish there is a more noticeable light bitterness and some piney, dank hop notes.

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Normal head + retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Clear
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: Extremely Crushable
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Grapefruit, Floral, Piney or Woody
  • Palate: Creamy, Soft or Silky


At no times abrasive, Forecast is a real thirst quencher with balanced hops, malts, bitterness and body. Amarillo shines in the nose. This beer won’t alienate anyone, no matter what their mood or preferences.


Precise dry hopping.

Well balanced with no abrasive bitterness at anytime.


On the lower side of carbonation and body.

Only available in the Whistler area.

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