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

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Ape Hanger Ale
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
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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nyyfanatic213

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

12-09-2013 10:16:32 | More by nyyfanatic213
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squack

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-04-2013 00:26:42 | More by squack
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mdfb79

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-25-2013 15:41:37 | More by mdfb79
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StrangerTides

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

10-14-2013 00:59:40 | More by StrangerTides
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-22-2013 22:17:46 | More by Gregwa
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Redrover

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had Middle Ages Ape Hanger Ale at the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester (great place BTW).

As with most beers at the Dinosaur, it is severed in standard pint glass. The beer is medium gold with a slight chill haze and a sticky white head.

Light grains and something fruity like apricot.

Taste tracks the smell. Milled grains, a bit of cracker and apricot and pear. I like the interplay of the malts and hops. Some caramel notes at mid-glass.

The mouth is yeoman like. It is an easy drinker and went very well with my BBQ.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 17:12:31 | More by Redrover
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magnusdave

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

06-12-2013 19:00:14 | More by magnusdave
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-26-2013 14:12:54 | More by polloenfuego
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voortex824


3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

01-13-2013 08:14:47 | More by voortex824
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chefduff2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-05-2013 23:04:24 | More by chefduff2
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap at dine bbq, syracuse. pours a gentle wheat ale color, with hues of orange and copper in lesser quantity, and a substandard head of only about a quarter inch, but it may have sat on the server tray awhile, the place was packed as always. the nose is more like the ithaca apricot than a magic hat number 9, super fruity, almost jammy, with wheat malt undertones and a lot of residual sugar. the flavor is the same as the nose, but the sugar cuts through some of the heat of the spicy food at the restaurant, which is much needed sometimes. lots of fruit, lots of sweet. the feel is alright, plenty of carbonation and a sticky medium body. id like to see more of the sugars fermented in this beer to dry out the finish and take away some sweetness while also providing enough alcohol to cop a buzz. still though, a tasty brew, i like proprietary beers, and this is a good one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 04:43:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 19:11:18 | More by spinrsx
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brentblack1

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-07-2012 00:45:34 | More by brentblack1
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nnthom266


3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-01-2012 01:56:26 | More by nnthom266
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

06-03-2012 16:46:42 | More by JohnQVD
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-04-2012 18:11:10 | More by vonnegut21
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barnesrocket

New York

3/5  rDev -9.9%

02-18-2012 15:28:56 | More by barnesrocket
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-07-2011 00:19:13 | More by JohneHoodlum
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.1%

11-18-2011 00:07:29 | More by tclapper
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 00:36:15 | More by Hojaminbag
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Billolick

New York

3.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at (where else) Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem, NYC, pours lighter honey amber, with a respectable light tan head, leaving minor lacing. Moderate hop infused sniff. This is a pleasant enough, slightly better then a middle of the road craft brewed pale ale. Nothing super special here, but a decent thoroughly session able ale. Of course it did go pretty well with the Dino's top notch (especially for NYC) BBQ

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2010 02:50:47 | More by Billolick
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my 800th review!!

A classic, clear golden amber color with healthy but very lively white head, sticks around only so long but there is plenty of good foamy coverage left.

Earthy and herbal hops are abundant with a surprisingly aromatic malt.

The Balance of crispy pale malt and earthy herbal hops is just right, right on the level of the classic SN Pale. a bit more pineapple bitterness though which is evened out by a rather large presence of malt.

Light and crispy with a healthy level of smooth foam to round it out.

It drinks easy on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2009 18:42:13 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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LumpyGuitar

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2008 00:10:01 | More by LumpyGuitar
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MTNboy

Germany

3.93/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not sure but I do believe this is a beer that they exclusively make for Dinosaur BBQ.

Appearance- A light bronze color that at has little bit of a gold hue. It had about two fingers of head and about middle of the road lacing. A little bit of carbonation bubbles in the body but not much.

Smell- Nice aroma it has more of a beer smell then a fruit beer smell if that makes any sense. It has a fruity after smell.

Taste- It has a good Pale Ale flavor but then the fruit kicks in. I think the apricot brings out the hops flavor and they work well together.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and some what creamy.

Drinkability- Good and it goes well with the BBQ.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2008 11:19:29 | More by MTNboy
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at Dinosaur BBQ

I didn't pick up much hops at all and would call this one more of a golden ale than anything. There's a bunch of Ringwood yeast creamy fruit and spice up front with sweet pale malts that follow. It's just a simple beer and washed down your meat choice of the day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2007 06:26:02 | More by tempest
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Ape Hanger Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
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