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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:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mccallisters_dali, Mar 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

GoodOmens1986, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Onenote81, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

jaswilson2, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

2dogbrew, Feb 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

rvajohn, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

roywilliams, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Falcone, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of Avlbrewer
2.78/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pisgah is a favorite stop while touring asheville, the pale ale (flagship) was a little underdeveloped or green. It's a great beer to enjoy with dinner but I'd prefer something fresher and refined for a daytime brew. The recipe seems to have changed in the years I've been drinking it, but it's always a good standby.

Avlbrewer, Dec 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fehrminator, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

sendbeer, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cosmicevan, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a hazy orange hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

See my review of the IPA and know that the profile is essentially the same except that the pale ale is cleaner with a touch less sweetness (duh).

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty hop driven pale ale.

plaid75, Nov 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jeanphony, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Pours and orange/amber with a small white head. Pretty dark for an APA. Smell is piney hops with a bed of grapefruit poking through. The taste has lots of orange citrus with the pine as a secondary flavor. Malt presence is very weak and I think it could use a bit more carbonation.

Solid APA, but I think they can do better.

From notes, Mar 17, 2012

VaterRoss, Oct 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

wceaton, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sdaly3, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

carrollmel7, Aug 08, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

@ Barley's (Asheville)

Clearish amber body, appearing well-carbonated with a ridiculously long-lasting, super fluffy, frothy white head. Lightly floral, spicy hop aromas with some pale fruit. Spicy, fresh floral hops upfront in the flavor...fresh grain and leafy/herbal notes. Fairly earthy overall - not much in the way of citrus. Medium bodied and satisfactorily bitter. While it's not something to get too excited about, it is a solid, pleasant Pale Ale that I enjoy whenever in the Asheville area.

wedge, Jul 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

mklinger, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

PEIhop, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Texasfan549, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

kjkinsey, Jul 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25%

AustinHughes, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

OldTime, Jun 24, 2012
Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.