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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

Pisgah American Style Pale AlePisgah American Style Pale Ale

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86
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%


Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 76 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by austin_page:
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austin_page

South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden in color, thin head

S- There are some hints of citrus, tickles your nose a little bit

T- Fantastic American styled ale, nice full body and goes down smooth, a beer snobs wet dream basically, tastes so good you'll want a few but be careful! i had two and i was buzzing pretty good.

M- You can tell its an ale that's for sure, different than most beers because it's organic

overall, give this brewery some love, try out green man as well

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2013 06:56:46 | More by austin_page
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-14-2014 19:30:37 | More by OnryAndMean
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Paincane

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Opaque copper colored body with off-white head. Excellent lacing and head retention.
S: Sweet toffee and biscuity aromas. Lightly floral notes.
T: Caramel, bread, toffee up front with dry hoppy bitter finish. Balanced.
M: Smooth, crisp, dry brew.
O: Very drinkable APA in a can! Quite good.

Serving type: can

04-03-2014 19:59:10 | More by Paincane
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-09-2014 14:50:57 | More by KevinGordon
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a mottled very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit hops, citrus/orange hops, and light amounts of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of slightly sweet caramel malts which is quickly overtaken by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/orange hops. Light amounts of bitterness are present but fade pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - definitely a sessionable brew (and great that it is now available in cans). Well balanced.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 02:14:59 | More by dbrauneis
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bcr42

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +30.9%

03-05-2014 02:29:34 | More by bcr42
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

03-01-2014 23:50:00 | More by KFrank729
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

02-26-2014 03:08:49 | More by RyanAU
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2014 02:13:52 | More by mecmd
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice! In a can, now I can have this without dealing with the hassle of a growler. I don't have many people with my thirst for fine craft ales around here. This is one of my favorite beers, I always get it at least one trip to the bar if they have it on draft. I have drank it for years. On to the review. Nice red ale color a little hazy, the smell a bit of hoppiness, but not too strong, just a well rounded American style Ale. Also, I would like to interject here that the person below stated that theirs was 5.7 abv, this one says 5.1 %. I don't know if there is a variance or if they just confused the 1 or a 7. I looked really close to make sure. The taste is a perfect balance of smoothness with just a hint of the hop bitterness but not overly malty either. I have always loved this beer and I am so happy they are canning it now, I hope they keep this up. I have heard some confusing information about whether they are going to keep doing this or rotate it to another in their lineup. I hope this is a harbinger of things to come and not a one and done.
Overall, if you cant find it in cans, drink it on draft, its amazing, if you can find it in cans, don't buy too many because I am going back and picking up another couple of sixers.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 01:39:27 | More by humuloner22
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-13-2014 01:20:40 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-08-2014 14:03:19 | More by kell50
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North Carolina

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Virginia

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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can is 5.7%abv slightly higher than stated above.

Apearance is quite dark amber,semi-transparent with a nice white head.

The smell is pretty faint, some earthy tones.

The taste is bread, biscuit, earth and grains.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

Overall not bad but boring, glad I only picked up a single can.

Serving type: can

01-17-2014 04:31:20 | More by Dave1999
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Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-16-2014 16:20:30 | More by Bartos
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2014 11:34:22 | More by baklo
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Benjacolvin


4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tap pours provide bigger head and nice floral and citrus aromas. Pisgah is 90%+ organic but since hops are not sources organic, the USDA changes made them lose the label. Great mouth feel and better than typical Pale Ale tastes including a nice malty- hoppy balance.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2014 00:05:04 | More by Benjacolvin
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RaggaD

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-30-2013 16:06:34 | More by RaggaD
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-20-2013 02:00:27 | More by IrishColonial
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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inspektor

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-29-2013 18:22:52 | More by inspektor
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler my roommate received from a friend. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Rich burnt orange color. Had a smallish white head that went away quickly and lift low lacing.

S: Pretty faint smell mostly floral scents along with some citrus and hops.

T: Taste like toasted toffee and malts. Hops and citrus present themselves stronger in the taste then in the smell.

M: Carbonation leaves a nice tingling on the tongue. Could have a bit more body to it. This is easy to drink.

O: I really enjoyed this as I have all other Pisgah beers ive tried. If your a fan of the stay I would say defiantly pick this up.

Serving type: growler

11-02-2013 20:37:57 | More by watermelon
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North Carolina

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Florida

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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.