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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah American Style Pale AlePisgah American Style Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

171 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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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dave317

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-22-2014 22:33:55 | More by dave317
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baklo

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

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.

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

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

Thanks to my bro in law for nabbing a growler of this for my visit. I am assuming this is the same as their pale ale currently on tap. Enjoyed from a pint glass.

a - brew poured a soft brown orange that was semi transparent when held to the light. Head was thin and fizzy.

s - nice pale malts, some earthiness, but very appetizing.

t - extremely balanced pale ale. Not hoppy at all, just a classic American pale. Fresh and crisp. Clean and malty. A bit grainy, but nice overall.

m - crisp and light bodied. Could toss them back all day.

o - overall a really nice American pale ale. Malt forward and not hoppy. Classic. Solid.

11-10-2012 22:05:20 | More by cosmicevan
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-29-2013 18:22:52 | More by inspektor
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heelsn02

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-23-2012 22:17:06 | More by heelsn02
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 21:42:07 | More by OldTime
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planbee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-26-2011 05:42:12 | More by planbee
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-30-2014 21:20:33 | More by plinythederek
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Rmbr2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2014 23:57:39 | More by Rmbr2
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5%

08-24-2014 02:11:06 | More by livingtodie
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-22-2014 02:13:52 | More by mecmd
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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

03-18-2013 01:44:24 | More by GoodOmens1986
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

05-05-2013 22:18:39 | More by ZEB89
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

08-08-2012 04:53:54 | More by carrollmel7
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

02-20-2012 07:43:37 | More by greencovesteve
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baj

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

08-18-2013 02:28:29 | More by baj
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 10:44:00 | More by eerbayman
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Radiosox

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

01-22-2014 01:16:09 | More by Radiosox
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patre_tim

China

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Honey Amber and cloudy all the way, with a finger of off white yellowish creamy head. Some bubbles evident, but is so cloudy its hard to see them. Random lacing.

S: Citrus, fresh malts, a light sweetness. Feels like I’m about to drink a fresh squeezed juice. Caramel notes, light pepper note, some passion fruit.

T: Sweet and malty, hints of grapefruit engulfed in sweetness, hints of Jackfruit, light bitterness on the end. Beautiful beer that's well balanced.

M: Thick smooth body, medium light peppery carbonation.

O: Excellent beer. Drank in Asheville, NC June 17, 2014. Bought it today at Greenlife (Whole Foods). Very fresh, can’t find a date on the can but its fresh. 69% organic ingredients is labelled on the can.

06-18-2014 01:29:26 | More by patre_tim
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass

A - Golden color with what started as a thin white head and quickly gave way to no head at all

S - Balanced smell, caramelly, sweet malts with a light hop aroma

T - Crisp, fresh, balanced taste with a faint wood flavored finish, has a decent amount of flavor but neither the malt nor hops stand out

M - Decently carbonated with a light to medium body

D - Easy to drink and is a good representation of the style. If this beer was easier to obtain I would probably pick this up more often and drink when I just wanted a simple beer that I didn't have to think about. I am a little disappointed though, I was expecting something magnificent due to the reputation of the brewery.

03-11-2010 00:25:46 | More by jpmclaug
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours a near perfect gold with just the right amount of haze. Frothy two-finger head giving way to a thin rind in retention. Very nice evenly distributed lacing left behind on my glass.

The nose is light. Apricot comes out first. Slight bread, almost toast, quality present after that.

Flavor is maltier than expected up front and the hops are not as strong as I would have liked. Still finishes well with a light wood texture.

Feel is very good with a good mix of cream and fizz. Slightly fizzier than I would have liked, but the growler version is better than the bottle imo.

Easy drinker and a nice one to share.

08-05-2009 00:51:03 | More by beer2day
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Consumed at the May 2011 LEAF Festival, about 1 mile from the brewery. {Description tweaked following Fall 2011 tasting at the brewery.)

A - Amber. Clear. Nice bone head is creamy and has very good retention.

S - Pleasant but rather unremarkable aroma that is typical for style.

T - Well balanced with toasted malt flavor that allowed the hops to shine. Hops eventually dominate, leaving a distinct bitter finish and lingering bitter grapefruit peel aftertaste.

M - Smooth with excellent (moderate) carbonation. Some dryness in the finish

O- Very good pale ale with a bonus: it's certified organic.

05-17-2011 03:48:55 | More by chinchill
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glid02

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

Had this on-tap at Decade's in Asheville, NC.

Pours a hazy copper color with a one-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer of bubbles on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with hints of citrus. There's also a husky, earthy hop aroma.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Caramel malt flavors up front with light amounts of citrus hops. The earthy hops come in right before the mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got good thickness with solid carbonation that makes this go down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass fairly quickly and could have a few more of these.

Overall this is a solid pale ale that doesn't try and do too much. The flavors all work well together - worth a shot.

03-04-2009 01:11:55 | More by glid02
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jsanford

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

22oz bottle poured into my New Belgium globe

A - Pours a dark orange with a 1-finger white head and nice lacing.

S - Caramel malt, light pine resin, orange peel hops. Pleasant, but subdued.

T - More light caramel-ly malt, pine resin and orange citrus. Very nice level of bitterness towards the end, really balances this one out.

M - Crisp and refreshing with a medium-light body and effervescent carbonation.

D - Extremely drinkable, quaffable even. A great example of an APA, very nice for the style.

09-01-2010 04:00:13 | More by jsanford
Pisgah American Style Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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