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Phoenix Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 05-13-2006)
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nickfl, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Pottstown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear bright and deep golden body. Nice lacing. Very nice lacing.

S: light caramel with mostly candied citrus, little else.

T: spicy and slightly bitter with candied sugar and candied fruits. Light malt profile and floral notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable but the malt profile is very light and the hops don't quite carry the beer. Easy to drink but not very memorable.

kylehay2004, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of gvacca
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

gvacca, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml Can from the Potsdam IGA for 2$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, cereal

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some cereal sweetness and some light grapefruit. It ends with a malty lightly hopper aftertaste.

Overall - I was expecting more based on the taste of their pilsner. It's a pretty boring tasting beer. I couldn't fund a date on my can, so perhaps this one was past it's prime. Regardless, I wouldn't buy this again.

spinrsx, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev +7.2%

baybum, May 25, 2012
Photo of Bigtimmy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bigtimmy, May 14, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, orange-red amber with decent head and lacing. Although less carbonation than I expected, still a reasonable mouthfeel. Malt-forward aroma in which I can't discern any typical "American" hop elements. The taste is predominantly caramelized malts with a decent bitterness and dry finish, but not as well balanced as many in its class and without any "west coast" or "c hop" notes.

A beer I'm glad to have tried, but not too disappointed to have only purchased a single can.

hopsolutely, May 13, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ejimhof, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

TasteTester, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received from Dino in our most recent trade! Poured from can to pint glass the beer arrives a murky ruby mahogany with a nice 2 finger white head, nice retention though not a lot of lacing. A nice crisp fruity nose with citrus, pear, apples and dark fruit character. Unique and nice. Mild caramel malt hint. The flavor is very much the same. The hops provide a nice fruity character as found in the nose with again a nice base caramel. Finishes crisp with a lingering mild bitter fruity sweetness. Lighter end of medium bodied. Overall, this is really enjoyable. Would gladly reach for another if I could!

hopfacebrew, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – It’s not so pale. Pours a beautiful deep amber color with a large billowy off white head. The head has some pretty good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell is of some bready and biscuit malt with a toffee sweetness and a very light citrus aroma.

Taste – A very bready taste meets the tongue up front. The breadiness has some nice roasted malt flavors mixed in. There is not much of the sweetness that is detected in the nose, but maintains a relatively drier malt flavor. The hop flavors really start to develop more toward the middle and end with nice citrus flavors.

Mouthfeel – Creamy for a 5.1 % abv beer. The carbonation is very normal. Overall both serve the beer quite well and are quite suiting.

Overall – This is a very tasty and very drinkable beer. This is a wonderful session beer and one I will definitely come to on more occasion.

Darkmagus82, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of ninner00
4/5  rDev +7.2%

ninner00, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of mulder1010
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A craft Can!!!! What a novel concept, not in Australia though.
Thanks to Mr Kennedy for the can

A-- Poured a golden, orange amber color. Not much head. Layer of light brown film that sits around. Vigorous swirling gets a half finger of head but that also fades back to film quickly. A few spots of lacing and not much else.

S-- Good carmel backbone with hints of lemon, lime, grapefruit, and grass.

T-- Carmel, biscuit, orange and other soft citrus. Slight amounts of bitterness.

M-- Bitter grapefruit comes through in the back. Not too shabby. Light carbonation, slick and slightly oily. Slightly heavy for the ABV. Missing some carbonation that would lift this more. last 1/3rd of the beer the carbonation picks up a bit but in some ways the damage has been done.

O-- Not bad, not great, not as good as Little Creatures is. Like the backbone of the beer but the first part of the beer lacking a normal amount of carbonation hurt.

mulder1010, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DoUhave, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

zekeman17, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kvltmetalhead, Feb 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rydev24, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

RoryOMoore, Jan 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

oldsmuggler, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

DocJ87, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

bradleyjay34, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jtw21, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent copper toned orange with a pure white head and decent lace coating the glass. The nose is extremely hoppy and sweet with a strong resigny oil hop presence. There is a very light malt in there but the hops are strong behind with notes of citric orange. The taste has a more assertive malt presence with a lightly toasted bread and pale malts. There is an assertive citric hop and strong bitterness to balance. Medium to full syrupy body and a lighter carbonation with a very clean finish. The beer is balanced, strong hop presence and very clean beer.

cpetrone84, Dec 15, 2011
Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.