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758. Austin Street Double Dry Hopped Patina Pale Ale (Galaxy)

Austin Street DDH Patina Pale AleAnother double dry hopped beer with this one coming from Austin Street Brewery in Portland. I believe this is the second double dry hopped version with the first being a Nelson Sauvin. I didn’t have the opportunity to try the Nelson Sauvin but after having the Galaxy version I wish I had.

Being a double dry hopped beer you get a nice hazy orange glow. Aroma is huge for a low ABV beer with lots of citrus and passion fruit. Taste starts with a big punch of hops but quickly mellows out and finishes clean. Really enjoyable beer and hopefully Jake continues to work with these double dry hopped varieties of Patina Pale Ale. 
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Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Austin Street Brewery
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746. Austin Street Brewery Brett Loves Hops

Austin Street Brett Loves HopsThis is the second batch of Brett Loves Hops using only Nelson Sauvin hops. I missed out on the first batch as it sold out the same day it was released but I was able to grab two bottles of this batch, one for now and one for later even though the brewer says not to age it.

Brett Loves Hops looks like your typical IPA with a nice orange color and bright white head that is probably a little thicker than most. Aroma is a nice mix white grapes and a slight funk from the brett. Taste follows with the brett taking a back seat to the fruity hops. I enjoyed this beer but I think I will like it even more when the brett has taken control. Will update this review when I try it again in 6-8 months.
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Alcohol Content: 6.8% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
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Brewers Website: Austin Street Brewery
Brewers Description: Brett Loves Hops is an IPA fermented with brettanomyces. This will be a rotating series of beers with the hops changing from batch to batch.  The beer is named for the way brettanomyces and hops interplay and compliment each other so well.  When used as 100% of the primary yeast brett lends big tropical, overripe fruit flavors and aromas to the final beer.  We will work hard to choose the best hops to compliment those flavors.  Despite containing brettanomyces this is still an IPA and is meant to be enjoyed fresh.  We do not recommend aging this beer, but if you must have the signature barnyard funk that comes from aging, you will do so at the cost of hop flavor and aroma.

701. Austin Street Brewery Catherine

Austn Street CatherineSo much has happened in Portland in the past 12-18 months with many new breweries and countless bars and restaurants opening. Many of my favorite beers are being produced just 30 minutes from my home and I cannot wait to see where Rising Tide, Bissell Brothers, Foundation, Austin Street and all the others go in the next few years.

Austin Street is doing a little bit of everything on their small system producing some great pale ales and IPAs but also some amazing brett beers. I believe Jake’s beers will convert a lot of craft beer drinkers over to the wonderful complexity of wild yeast. When I picked up this growler of Catherine I tried their Brett Blonde and the Brett Weizen both excellent beers.

Catherine is Austin Street’s straight up Double IPA (no brett here). Pours a great orange color with a thick white head. The aroma is huge with lots of grapefruit and tropical notes. Taste follows with lots of flavorful hops but it also packs a lot of bitterness and slight alcohol burn. Overall this a very good beer that I expect will get even better in the coming months.
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Great Aroma, solid flavor
Cons: Big on bitterness and alcohol present
Alcohol Content: 8.2% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Austin Street Brewery
Brewers Description: Catherine is a double IPA brewed with huge amounts of classic American hops along with a relative new comer.  Dangerously drinkable at 8.2% and packed with hop flavor and aroma.

635. Austin Street Brewery Patina Pale Ale

Austin Street Patina Pale AleAdding an update to this review as Austin Street put this in cans using Bissell Brothers canning line before Bissell moved to Thompson Point. The canned version tasted equally as good but was far less clear than the original beer I reviewed.

Patina Pale Ale is the first official beer from Austin Street Brewery. I was fortunate enough to try several of Jake’s test batches before the brewery officially opened and all were excellent.

Austin Street Brewery Petina Pale AlePatina Pale is a light crisp hop forward pale ale that pours a nice golden color. Thin white head leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is mild but what is there is pleasant. Slightly bitter but pleasant taste with a solid hop profile. Finish is clean making this a very drinkable beer.

As with many new breweries I think Jake will continue to dial this in over the coming weeks and months to make Patina Pale even better than it already is. There is also a brett version of this beer that I have sampled that will put an entirely different spin on the classic pale ale.
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Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
Calories: ???
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Brewers Website: Austin Street Brewery
Brewers Description: “Patina Pale” ale is our hop forward American pale ale.  Brewed with copious amounts of American “C” hops with just enough of a malt base for the hops to stand on.  Citrusy, piney hop flavors are complimented by a light, yet full bodied mouth feel and dry finish.