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Pisgah American Style Pale Ale - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
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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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-08-2013 00:51:49 | More by Falcone
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-10-2013 21:12:38 | More by jak
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-15-2014 22:06:25 | More by MacQ32
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2013 23:02:25 | More by Onenote81
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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%

Big thanks to Cuzco for sending this beer to me. The beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint glass.

Appearance: The body of the beer has a bright coppery coloration. The head is thick white but fails the mustache test. Nice webs of lacing mark this beers quick passage from my glass.

Smell: Nice caramel malt leads the aroma. Then the next wave of aroma goes to citric hops. Very nicely done.

Taste: The beers flavor leads with a slightly toasted caramel maltyness. The sweetness is put in check by grapefruit hops. The hops and malts ebb and flow very nicely done.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The body of the beer is light very gentle on the carbonation. This is a very satisfying throw back beer that I would revisit frequently if it was available in cincinnati.

10-28-2010 10:07:19 | More by nlmartin
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4/5  rDev +5%

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

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-14-2014 14:34:56 | More by mikeincharleston
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-18-2012 21:37:07 | More by Lantern
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Bottle received from several BA's reviewed using old notes. Split and poured into tulips.

A: Hazy golden orange hue. Small white head fades leaving soapy lace.

S: Sweet and fruity nose. Hints of grapefruit and pineapple. Mild maltiness in the background.

T: The flavor is much malt forward. The hoppiness of the nose is much more subdued. Hints of hops but nothing big and substantial.

M: Medium to light body. Modest carbonation.

O: Nothing horrible but not really something I would reach for again.

08-09-2011 23:03:58 | More by beerwolf77
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North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Sampled on tap at Camino's in Black Mountain, NC.

A - A cloudy, golden ale with an orange hue and a small but sturdy white head. Nice lacing.

S - Sweet and fruity with some orange coming through.

T - A fruity hop lead with a citrusy, somewhat bitter finish. Very flavorful for a pale ale (a lot like what you'd get on the west coast).

M - Moderate carbonation and a bit on the thin side.

D - A very refreshing beer that's interesting and easy to drink. I wish I could get this one closer to home.

02-09-2009 00:30:04 | More by GJ40
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Finger plus of larger bubbles, delicate, eggshell white, razor thin streaks of lacing, decent retention given the larger size of the bubbles. Opaquely cloudy burnt orange color, slight yellowing at the outer edges, looks dense. The nose has a muted character, pine, tree leaves, straw, white grapefruit peels, peat moss, very light glance of toffee and potato bread, comes across as somewhat "closed" in wine terms. Full-bodied, not bottom heavy, heavy from top to bottom. The carbonation doesn't overtly appear active but elicits a few burps with ease. Orange, lemon citrus, forest floor matter and earth, slight metallic ring. Doughy, country style bread aspect. Apricot and peach pit, some pear as well. Very little sweetness, the malts don't coalesce into a recognizable whole, cocoa and mocha there most. Flat-footed finish, plays it close to its vest when it needs something sparkly to catch your eye.

05-23-2010 02:18:19 | More by farrago
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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-13-2014 01:20:40 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-24-2013 00:48:16 | More by GTB
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-30-2014 12:05:28 | More by garuda
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%

On-tap in Asheville in a shaker pint. Hazy dark orange with thin white head, sheet of fine lace down the glass. Smell: grainy, husky, a little spicy and citric. Taste: a little caramel, way earthy, spicy. A very NC / Pisgah take on the APA with the dominant hop contribution being the earthiness. Different but worth a try.

03-21-2011 05:38:48 | More by babaracas
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

01-16-2012 02:44:28 | More by rangerred
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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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-21-2011 01:40:44 | More by thebouch01
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-21-2014 14:39:51 | More by JohnParadee
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-06-2013 22:50:06 | More by Soto
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District of Columbia

2.58/5  rDev -32.3%

On tap at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC

Appearance: Hazy bright copper.

Smell: Citrus, herbs, hops

Taste: Hops & oxidation. Pine resin.

Mouthfeel: Average

Drinkability: More IPA; I was not crazy about the hops used, would not drink again. Their high gravities are much better.

11-17-2008 18:07:53 | More by craytonic
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South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -17.3%

Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. Slightly hazy orangish amber. Smallish head, lazy streaks of lacing.

Smells and tastes pretty much like a scaled-down version of the Pisgah IPA and, much like that beer, I think this might better be categorized as the English version of the style rather than the American. Light floral notes weave in and out of the husky, grainy nose. Tastes pretty grainy, too, toasty and a touch nutty. Modest earthy and tealike hops. A fairly dry beer with a slight juiciness at the swallow.

Overall impression: Pleasant and easy-drinking, but would be more noteworthy as an English Pale than an APA.

05-18-2011 01:55:45 | More by PDXHops
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-08-2014 14:03:19 | More by kell50
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-30-2011 02:03:12 | More by freduardo
Pisgah American Style Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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