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Ape Hanger Ale - Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Ape Hanger Ale
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2003)
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1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

timmy2b, May 13, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

mskiddo, Jul 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

bostonryan, Mar 06, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is exclusively available at the regions multiple Dinosaur BBQs. Also available at some locations for growler fills. To those interested in trying it make sure you hit Dinosaur.

Poured a cloudy orange tinged gold with two fingers of rocky white head.

Smells of apricot and fruit.

Taste is alright. Light malt blended with apricot and light floral hop. Bittersweet finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is balanced and crisp but is hard to really feel due to the out of balance flavor. Weight seems to light.

Drinkability is low. I don't like fruity beers, but considering the other beer options at Dinosaur, this is slightly better.

LumpyGuitar, Aug 20, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

dcbeers, Jan 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

magnusdave, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

nnthom266, Jul 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

JohnQVD, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

nyyfanatic213, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

GCBrewery, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

T-34-85, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

barnesrocket, Feb 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

boszormeny, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY for 4$

Appearance – Amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, malts, citrus, herbal notes, apricot

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with citrus and some apricot. There is also some herbal grassy notes and some light hops. It ends with a grainy slightly fruity aftertaste.

Overall – Just okay.. it seems a little unbalanced and a touch too sweet. Still worth a try but not something I'd buy again.

spinrsx, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ape-Hanger ale has a orange/gold colored body with a good bit of off-white head that leaves a little bit of lacing behind.

The aroma some fruit in it, mostly apricot, and then a light malt scent. I don't really pick up any hops though.

Nope, no hops the flavor either. In fact, I wouldn't really consider this beer an APA at all, and while beers often don't fit into a style, I would say "APA" is not the box I would force this one into. Up front there is a bunch of fruitiness in the form of apricot and following that there is a bit of pale malt that has a grain or cereal taste to it.

Mouthfeel is fine, a low alcohol, low bodied beer.

I like the fairly low ABV of Ape-Hanger, and I have to admit that it is a decent choice to wash down any item on the Dino's menu of awesome BBQ, but besides that I'm not a huge fan. I've never had the Apricot Ale that Middle Ages produces, but I find myself wondering just how similar Ape-Hanger is to that beer.

Hojaminbag, May 05, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

RobDB, Jan 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

DoubleMalt, Oct 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Dwkasper, Sep 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

TTTBeer, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

StrangerTides, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester, NY.

Pours a light golden yellow, with some orange tinges. Half inch head, and only a small amount of lacing.

Smells fairly weak, some malt sweetness, and a bit of fruity hops.

The taste is similar. It doesn't necessarily taste bad, it's just boring. Herbal hop character, a bit floral, with some fruity yeastiness that is quite common in Middle Ages beers. A bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Light bodied, crisp, dry mouthfeel, medium carbonation, pretty drinkable.

This is ok, but I probably won't get it again.

GreesyFizeek, Jun 07, 2014
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3.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this on tap at Dinosaur for $2/pint. Rumored to be at Blue Tusk.

Foam Factor: See through orange, amber color with a thin head. Bartender poured very quickly. Retained character.

Skunk Factor: very subtle apricot notes, otherwise crisp. My buddy said that he didnt care what it smelled like and I was wasting my time smelling it.

Tongueland: The weakest offering from Middle Ages. Would get beat up by the Syracuse Pale Ale in a jousting match. Starts crisp with mild malt and hop. Tongue made me buy 7 of these much to my brain's regret. Went perfect with my ribs, complemented well as the taste was refreshing and was not clouded by the sea of hot sauce that mysteriously appeared on my plate.

Bender factor: This beer for the price was worth it. Up the price, I would have gone with another selection. The only prob with the price is that we filled up on Ape before the food came. Good beer for pregaming before heading down to Armory Square.

wailingwench, Apr 28, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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Ape Hanger Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.