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Pisgah Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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86
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-01-2005

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.
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Ratings: 211 | Reviews: 83
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.83/5  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.

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Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.