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Pedal Pale Ale - East End Brewing Company

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Pedal Pale Ale
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 13.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A single-hopped, single-batch, summer quencher brewed exclusively for BIKEFEST!, Bike Pittsburgh’s week-plus celebration of all things bicycling. Keep an eye on www.Bike-Pgh.org for more info about the summer “brewery ride” and more about FreeRide! – the guys who made those cool tap handles out of salvaged bike parts. Available in July and August, or as long as it lasts (maybe a little earlier and later next year?)

(Beer added by: beergeek279 on 08-24-2005)
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -47.9%

08-17-2013 19:34:10 | More by HollyHops
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

05-15-2012 23:43:53 | More by ejimhof
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Kolsch

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled on tap at Brewery.

Was really anticipating this as I have never had it before.

This is about as fresh as it can get direct from the brewery. Not quite sure how to describe this. Smell and Appearance were average, nothing out of the ordinary. Website states this as Crisp and Hoppy. Taste was more of straight forward effervescent ale with very little hop character and a metallic dry finish. It is definitely crisp but is lacking in any kind of hop back bone.

I wanted to like this but was disappointed overall. I sampled twice just to be sure. Maybe I was expecting something else? Scott is a fine brewer, but misses the mark on this one.

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EDIT: 6.2.09: Recently tried this years (09)version again at the urging of Scott. This years version is very tasty and is what I was expecting initially when I first tasted this. Gone is the harsh metallic taste and replaced with the Hops that I was expecting from a Pale Ale. I liked it so much, I got a Sixtel for my home system.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2008 12:08:02 | More by Kolsch
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Boulevard in Johnstown, PA. Color is a dark orange with a fairly small head. Decent subsequent lacing as the pint poured into my gullet. Nice hop bite that is more rounded than sharp. Malt profile is pronounced but is balanced out. Still, a little on the sweet side for an APA. Very drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 03:14:31 | More by WoodBrew
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-20-2013 00:28:02 | More by hollywood_15063
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-25-2013 14:50:37 | More by TheMultiYeast
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.9%

05-24-2013 13:49:22 | More by DeutschesBier
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kimbo33

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-16-2012 03:10:45 | More by kimbo33
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a light golden color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast to give a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was almost non-existent. There was a very light malt aroma and a tiny citrus smell.

Taste – The taste was on the rather mild side. At the start it was entirely of a light malt flavor. Soon flavors of a citrus nature come to the taste. This more lemon hop and orange citrus flavor is soon met with a lighter pine and grassy hop flavor. These take the taste to the end leaving a slightly bitter hop taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer had a lower then average body with a higher than average carbonation. Both were good for the more subtle malt and hoppy flavors of the beer.

Overall – Decent, but not really one that stands out in my book. It has a good citrus hop flavor, but could use a bit more of a malt body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 23:26:31 | More by Darkmagus82
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-11-2013 01:48:56 | More by tallfellapgh
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-31-2012 19:45:12 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Loaf31

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-05-2014 00:05:15 | More by Loaf31
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-16-2014 13:54:25 | More by Walkerjgt
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-26-2012 00:52:25 | More by tmars13
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-01-2012 01:32:09 | More by Mark5252
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Highlander15401

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden hue,nice white head that dissipated to lacing on pint glass. Faint nose though served in a pint glass & needed a little warmth to perk it up. Grapefruit, light bread & balanced finish with more grapefruit in the finish! What is not to like? Scott ROCKS!

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2013 22:49:39 | More by Highlander15401
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-16-2014 17:49:04 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-20-2013 13:36:00 | More by Griggsy
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-08-2013 01:15:12 | More by hinemk76
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2012 01:10:22 | More by xnicknj
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-26-2013 03:12:39 | More by b1515152004
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-14-2013 22:29:32 | More by billab914
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-24-2014 01:25:01 | More by Omnium
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rabsten

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap from that bar next to D's, in the East End of Pittsburgh. Poured into a thick-walled barrel mug, golden amber with fluffy white head. Some solid lacing.

Smells curiously like a wheat beer. Anise and banana hints over dry malt.

Tastes like an american wheat, too. More along the lines of Bell's APA than a SNPA or GL Buringin River. Toasted malt with floral and fruit hints. Hop presence surprisingly low.

Crisp/dry to astringent mouthfeel. High carbonation that crackles in the mouth, almost like pop-rocks. The biggest drawback to the beer, IMHO. Led to a lower drinkability, as well, since the high carbonation led to an almost immediate bloated feeling.

bottom line: looks, smells, and tastes nice, but was a little harsh going down. I enjoyed it, but am going for something else next time.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2006 20:35:07 | More by rabsten
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psinderson

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler that filled at the brewery! I was told that this batch of Pedal Pale Ale was just finished yesterday, so it was as fresh as it could get. Fresh hop cones were added to the growler when filling.

Appearance: A nice golden color, good head retension and somewhat cloudy.

Smell: Definite hop presence, nice and citrusy.

Taste: Very satisfying hop bitterness. I wanted a bit more complexity in the middle but this beer isn't trying to do that. It's meant as a simple thirst quencher and that it does.

Mouthfeel: Medium with good carbonation. Taste isn't "sticky" in the mouth.

Drinkability: Great session beer. Not too hoppy or complex.

Serving type: growler

09-17-2006 04:15:53 | More by psinderson
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Pedal Pale Ale from East End Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.