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Pisgah Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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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 patre_tim
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

patre_tim, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

claspada, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of xJMFCx
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of plinythederek
4/5  rDev +5.3%

plinythederek, May 30, 2014
Photo of dave317
4/5  rDev +5.3%

dave317, May 22, 2014
Photo of JohnParadee
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

JohnParadee, May 21, 2014
Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Irish57, May 11, 2014
Photo of garuda
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

garuda, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of bcrossan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

bcrossan, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

OnryAndMean, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Paincane, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +5.3%

KevinGordon, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of bcr42
5/5  rDev +31.6%

bcr42, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of KFrank729
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

KFrank729, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of RyanAU
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

RyanAU, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mecmd, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

humuloner22, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of kell50
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

kell50, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Radiosox
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Radiosox, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Rmbr2
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Rmbr2, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Dave1999
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Dave1999, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Bartos
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Bartos, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

baklo, Jan 12, 2014
Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.