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Pisgah Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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:
Formerly known as Pisgah American Style Pale Ale.

Pisgah Pale is a perfect blend of rich organic malts with whole-leaf Chinook and Nugget hops. A crisp, clean profile makes this, our flagship beer, distinct. 31 I.B.U.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005)
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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Random beer gift from a friend, served in a snifter. Beer is amber and clear with a nice off white head of small bubbles, some lacing, moderate retention.

Aroma is a little hoppy, earthy, floral, nice.

Beer is medium in body and a little buttery, slightly creamy in the mouthfeel, decent but not great, not a repeat for me.

drabmuh, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Barley's Taproom in Asheville.

A - amber with a hazy orangish hue; soft white head; great retention

S - earthy, piny, floral - decent hop character

T - toasty, burnt malt character; floral, faint grapefruit

M - medium bodied, light carbonation, smooth

This one has an odd malt character. The toasted malt is off putting. The hop character is good but doesn't redeem this one. I'll probably avoid this in the future.

tdm168, May 26, 2012
Photo of mrfrancis
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy amber with a thin, creamy white mousse.

S: Faint aromas of ripe peach, nectarine, tangerine, caramel, cream, mandarin orange, and biscuits are present on the nose. Not nearly as assertive as I would like, but still very pleasant.

T: Notes of caramel, cream, vanilla, biscuits, nectarine, peach, tangerine, mandarin orange, lemon, and lime wash across the palate. The finish is gentle and fruity with a wealth of peach, nectarine, orange, and tangerine flavors.

M: Medium in body, smooth, and much creamier than I would expect from a beer of this style. Not all that crisp or dry. Very easy to drink.

O: This is a highly unusual APA, but is very appealing in its own way. The flavor profile is intriguing. I would love to sample this again, either out of the bottle or on-tap.

mrfrancis, May 22, 2012
Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

6% pale ale from NC. Very cloudy orange color. At pizza paradisio a glass goes 6$. Glad i got a small glass cause its just comparing to thhe dogfish head saison du buff thats sitting on my table. Again, its ok. No aftertaste which is good. But it doesnt stand out either.

TheHopHeadGirl, May 15, 2012
Photo of twowheelssoar
4/5  rDev +5.3%

twowheelssoar, May 07, 2012
Photo of ssk
4.75/5  rDev +25%

ssk, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

acurtis, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Apellonious
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at pisgah brewery

A - cloudy golden orange. Thin head that sticks on the side of the glass.

S - citrus, fruit, mild hops

T - it's all here, hops, clean finish, some mild sweetness, malts, some back of tongue bitterness.

M - spot on. Great balance.

O - defintiely one of the better apa's I have had. Organic and fresh makes a difference.

Apellonious, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of matzah
4.75/5  rDev +25%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of 13esd
3/5  rDev -21.1%

13esd, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of greencovesteve
4/5  rDev +5.3%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Lantern, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of bs870621345
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

bs870621345, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of jrenn
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

jrenn, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of heelsn02
4/5  rDev +5.3%

heelsn02, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of mdalpert
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mdalpert, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a half finger head. Good head retention.

Slight aroma of citrusy hops along with some caramel malt. Not as strong as I would have liked.

Earthy hop flavors come in first followed by a moderate bitterness that lasts throughout. Biscuity malt flavors balance out the hoppyness quite nicely. Finished relatively clean leaving a slight earthy taste.

Overall a nice pale ale that I could easily drink all day long. Nothing too special about it but a solid enjoyable beer.

rangerred, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of jpotocik
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

jpotocik, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Brewsed
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Brewsed, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of mikem0487
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz beer pored into standard pint glass.

Appearance-Pours a golden brown with an orange hue. About a fingers width head with great lacing and good head retention.

Smell-Initial smell is a malt sweetness with a slight caramel notes. Not getting to much hop aroma at all which is disappointing considering the beer style. Even though it has a lack of hop aroma it still smells appetizing.

Taste-Taste is good. Get some sweet malty notes with slight orangey zest in there. Do not get really any bitterness until the swallow but is only there slightly.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with slight carbonation. Good overall for this style.

Overall-Very drinkable pale ale. Not my favorite but could enjoy drinking this all day. Would like a more aggressive hop taste and aroma to balance out the malt character this beer contains. Good but not as good as its IPA sibling.

mikem0487, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

freduardo, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of planbee
4/5  rDev +5.3%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
5/5  rDev +31.6%

thebouch01, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of grifftheiii
5/5  rDev +31.6%

grifftheiii, Nov 21, 2011
Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.