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Syracuse Pale Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Syracuse Pale AleSyracuse Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

152 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 16.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 10-30-2001)
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, thee finger head head, some carbonation, good lacing.

S-Some citrus and grassy hops, malt is present. (bottle did not have a date so that maybe the cause)

T-Start with a mix of malt an citrus hops, ends with a slight bittnerness, the meshing of the malt and hops makes me think the bottle is "fresh"

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated and smooth.

O-A nice local APA, nothing out standing but I figured it was time to try some local beers before I move.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 16:17:44 | More by rlee1390
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Durge

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This has a clear light copper color with a fair off-white head and nice lace. There's a nutty caramel aroma with herbal hops, a touch medicinal. I get tart apple with tangy dry hops on the tongue. Thin, sprite, and pretty drinkable, but very bitter with caramel sweetness in the background. Not my favorite but a bit different.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 03:30:56 | More by Durge
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Clear orange/golden color with a small beige head that left some lacing.
Aroma is sweet malt and some earthiness.
Taste is on the sweet side with a light bittering near the finish.
Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing feel.
It's easy enough to drink but it's sort of lacking much flavor to get excited about.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 01:05:45 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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soju6

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Maggies on the River in Watertown, NY.

A: Served a clear light copper color with a nice head that slowly fades to some lacing.

S: Fresh grain with a light malt & citrus aroma thrown in.

T: Clean & crisp. Some sweetness & citrus flavor and a light bitterness.

F: Fairly light body, quite smooth & nice balance.

D: Good drinker, not overpowering. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2010 19:47:11 | More by soju6
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice Pale Ale that definately favors hop and estery flavors over hop bitterness and simplicity.

Syracuse Pale Ale begins with a veyr clear deep golden, light copper hue. A froathy head forms of standard white foam, giving a good formation and even better retention and light and solid lacing.

Instead of hoppy aromas dominant, the estery notion of the beer is able to balance with appricots, apples, and pears. Malty compounds of caramel give even more balance to the beer while contributing a rather sweet attitude.

Flavors do much the same. The malts and fruity flavors take center stage while the hops just moderate the beer- keeping it from cloying but also giving mild citrus and tropical notes. There's a light buttery flavor that is mild enough to amplify sweetness, but not becomming distracting.

The beer's texture starts out creamy and sweet. After the creamy notion and carbonation subides, the sweetness overrides dryness and gets away from what Pale Ales do best. The buttery flavor also translates to slickness in texture and hurts the finish of the beer- it becomes less dry and more heavy and slick.

Comparisons to both Dogfish Head's Aprihop and Magic Hat's #9 come to mind. If these beer's are you fancy, then Middle Ages' Syracuse Pale Ale is your cup 'o beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 03:50:17 | More by BEERchitect
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BrewMaven

New York

3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When in Syracuse, buy a like named beer!

Pours clear gold with a one finger white head that dropped to a cover but left some lace.

Floral hop nose with a slight soapy presence...no it wasn't the glassware.

Taste was similar with some floral hops up front, slight bitterness through the middle and a clean, somewhat dry finish.

Mouthfeel was on the thin side with a buttery presence. Mellow carbonation was a bit prickly on the tongue.

Nice session brew at 5%

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 23:23:56 | More by BrewMaven
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TurnX


3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2012 18:23:43 | More by TurnX
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dgeebs07

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2012 23:45:26 | More by dgeebs07
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Barcade, Jersey City, NJ

A: The beer is yellowish amber in color. It poured with a half finger high head that eventually completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of lemony and grassy hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is lemony and has flavors of grassy hops. Not much in the way of bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Nothing really stands out in this beer as being very interesting, but it is a beer that goes down quite easily.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 13:02:09 | More by metter98
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-03-2013 22:33:18 | More by DoubleMalt
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A hefty pour yielded a clear, lucid, light-orange tint with a creamy, puffy head that soon dissipated and deposited a thin film of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Smell: Fruity, floral notes stand out...
Taste: Very crisp, clean, and refreshing... Not heavy on flavor, but goes down ultra smooth with hints of tangerines... Nicely balanced and a fine brew...
Easily drinkable... Definitely a good session beer...

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2009 19:54:38 | More by dsa7783
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

03-17-2013 01:47:56 | More by JamesShoemaker
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Barcade in Jersey City, NJ

A: Pours a hazy to cloudy dark golden yellow in color with some hints of orange when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall creamy white head that reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Very little discernable smell to this beer - quite mild. Very light notes of pale malts with a touch of caramel sweetness and some floral and grassy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the overall flavor of this beer is quite mild. There are notes of pale and caramel malts with some floral and grassy hops. Light amounts of bitterness that fades quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and sessionable - perhaps a more enjoyable beer for a hot summer evening than a cooler fall one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2012 20:27:21 | More by dbrauneis
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Naes

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has a ridiculous head. My initial pour turned out to be almost completely head. Anyway, it is a pale golden/copper color with a huge white head.
The aroma is of floral hops with just a trace amount of hops hidden in there.
The flavor is also dominated by floral hops, but it does have a light toastyness near the finish; slightly bitter near the finish.
Mouth feel is a bit over carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2006 01:17:05 | More by Naes
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-04-2014 17:20:52 | More by GCBrewery
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prisdefer

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

07-01-2012 19:19:31 | More by prisdefer
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2013 05:39:45 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

09-22-2013 22:16:53 | More by Gregwa
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nasboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-05-2013 00:10:04 | More by nasboy
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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-20-2012 23:13:16 | More by CaptDavyJones
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JJMorgan22

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

05-01-2014 03:11:51 | More by JJMorgan22
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a better than average pale ale. pours a little darker than most, with a redish tint and a small white head. fruity hop aroma and modest malts in the nose, certainly more american than english in nature. taste remind me of a magic hat number 9, save the apricot. its a little bit sweet, and well carbonated. not my favorite pale ale, but a good local product. i should mention that the bottled version differs significantly from the draft, and is often much crisper and fresher. i have has some really lousy pints of this, but every bottle is good. not sure why but its true.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2011 21:25:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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digitalflood

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2013 03:50:36 | More by digitalflood
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-09-2014 01:01:19 | More by Dizzy242
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yesyouam

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Syracuse Pale Ale is a clear, sparkling golden ale with a sandy colored head that fades to dense, bubbly blotches that cling to the glass in thick sheets. The aroma is light, fruity and grassy; nothing overtly hoppy. It's light bodied and pretty slick. The finish is dry and crisp. The fruitiness from the aroma is kind of the main flavor here. The flavor is very light, but the malt, hops and yeast seem to contribute equally to form a single, tight taste. There is a touch of mintiness at the finish. This tastes less like a pale ale and more like an alt or maybe an Irish ale. This is an inoffensive session ale or lawnmower beer, good for drinking without thinking.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 14:17:38 | More by yesyouam
Syracuse Pale Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.