Beer Review: Amsterdam Cruiser All Day Pale Ale

April 10th, 2015 by in Beer Reviews

“They who drink beer, will think beer”  Washington Irving



I was lucky enough to receive a 6 pack of Amsterdam’s Cruiser all day Pale ale.  From Amsterdam’s Website, “Cruiser All Day Pale Ale is a smooth, 4.9% Golden Pale Ale that has a refined drinkability and rich tropical flavours. We use a bounty of Canadian Pale Malts and slowly add Citra and Sorachi Ace hops, giving the beer a crisp, refreshing taste with a big citrus punch. Enjoy Fresh & Keep on Cruisin’”


Now to the interesting facts about the Cruiser Pale ale, the taste!!!  When I took the first sip of beer you can really tell the Critrus flavours jump out at you. There wasn’t a big hit of bitterness, but still was a very enjoyable beer for sure.   Would be a fantastic beer post ride during the summer.


The alcohol concentration is 4.9% so pretty much standard for a beer, and not the 6+% which is good for a post ride beer.  Also, the IBU rating is at 40 so pretty much middle of the road for hoppiness.  A beer that would be a comparison is Muskoka’s Detour beer, if you have tried it and like it, you would enjoy this one for sure.


Overall, the whole beer experience was great, but when is it not great with Amsterdam’s lineup.  A huge plus is the logo, loving the bike related designs!!


Beer Rating:  4.32 out of 5

Was the Beer Hoppy?  not as hoppy as some of the other beer’s we have tried over the course of my short beer drinking life…

Would you buy a case of this beer?  100% yes, only in 6 packs, but I would buy 4 to make a 24.. Maybe duct tape it together, so it really looks like a 24..

Would you recommend this beer to a Friend?  I would, and have given them to folks to try, and the resounding approval has been given.

What does each King in a deck of Cards represent?   Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history; Spades – King David; Clubs – Alexander the Great; Hearts – Charlemagne; and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.  Who knew eh.






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