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Pedal Pale Ale - East End Brewing Company

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: beergeek279 on 08-24-2005

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?)
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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.

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.

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2.92/5  rDev -23.6%
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.

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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.

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Pedal Pale Ale from East End Brewing Company
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