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Ol Woody Pale Ale - Mad Anthony Brewing Company

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Ol Woody Pale AleOl Woody Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Anthony Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 08-02-2002)
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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from kiltdtxn, courtesy of the Nice Cans BIF so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character followed by sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then there's a decent hops bitterness that comes in and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer that is worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 10, 2010
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a brown hued orange with a very thin creme head. Nose is biting citrus with hops trailing. Flavor is vibrant. Citrus and hops. Very "bright." Hops seem to create a bit of a sweet tone, with a minor bitter bite on the back end. Feel is thicker and smooth on liquid. Carbonation is slightly boisterous. A nice pale ale that comes off as an IPA to me. Would probably do well on cask.

Thanks to tburkhart for this one.

RblWthACoz, Dec 12, 2008
Photo of yourefragile
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle that erupts when I open it. Hate it when I caught by surprise.

Takes a while for this to calm down as I pour it. Result is a hazed, yellowish orange color with a massive cream head that slows fades a thin cap with clumps of lacing and some floaters in the glass. Aroma is zesty and citrusy, lemon and orange with some grain and malty caramel. Flavor is similar to the aroma, fairly zesty and stronger lemon than orange flavors. Very high carbonation and a slightly watery finish with lingering sweetness. Flavorful APA, but a little too artificial sweetness for my taste.

yourefragile, Dec 07, 2009
Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to tburkhart for this brew.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice two-finger foamy off-white head, with lots of nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops notes, very slight citrus. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, hoppy, with some citrus. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a tasty APA. I like this one much better than the IPA.

Wasatch, Nov 09, 2008
Photo of billab914
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Sam Adams pint glass. poured a slightly dark gold color with a big thick foamy white head. The huge head lasted well into drinking the beer and left some nice lacing.

The aroma has a little earthy hop smell with a little sweet malt coming through. The taste is maltier then expected with some biscuity malts and caramel along with some spicy, earthy hops coming through as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation. Drinkability is pretty decent, it has some good flavors and is a pretty light easy drinking beer.

billab914, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of dmorgan310
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

dmorgan310, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Dogbrick
4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Courtesy of Kahn's in Indy. This beer is a bright amber color with a thin but lasting eggshell white head. Thin lacing all the way to the bottom. The aroma is really nice citrus and hops. Medium-bodied and easy to drink with a solid hops flavor that is both floral and citrusy. The finish is fairly bitter and lasting. Overall I am rather impressed with what a good APA this turned out to be.

Dogbrick, Feb 10, 2004
Photo of tpd975
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange with quite a few floaties. Nice tall foamy white head, very good retention and some nice thick sheets of lace.

S: Aromas of caramel, pine, and bold citrus.

T: Nice light bready malt, hints of caramel and brown sugar as well. Quite aggressively hopped for the style. Mostly citrus with light pine, and hints of earthy grassy notes in the bitter finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium, slick, bitter biting finish.

D: Good, I really like this one. A very solid pale.

tpd975, Mar 25, 2010
Photo of tgbljb
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trying to pour this beer into a glass is like trying to plow the ocean. It just ain't done. Way too carbonated. By tilting the glass almost hotizontially and poring very, very slowly, I was able to get a decent glass. Too much work. Or was it?

Smell shows nice caramel notes with a pleasant balancing citruh hop character.

Taste is superb. An absolute perfect blend of malt and hops form a truly delicious beer.

Perfect taste retention with a long light dryness at the ned.

Perfect drinkability. great taste. Very refreshing. Maybe the difficult pour was worth it.

tgbljb, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of Florida9
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy red tinted amber. Forms a thin off white head with decent retention. Some moderate lacing.

S: Grainy malts, pale malt, light scent of pine and some carbonation in the background.

T: Starts off with some light pale malt before turning a little watery then shows some light pine characteristics and a mild bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied. Decent carbonation. Light bitterness.

O: A slightly better than average pale. Drinkable, but there are better out there.

Florida9, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

tommy5, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Caveat emptor - my first experience with this beer, I bought it unrefrigerated. This is one time you really need to keep it cold to keep it fresh. An overly sour beer = one that sat too long on the floor before being sold to you. Take it back for a replacement/refund if the store is local to you.

Appearance - hazy, peachy gold color. A watery head that holds at a thin cover. The lace is an extension of the head, laying a soild thin coat around the glass.

Aroma - very piny and fresh. Mint leaf and grapefruit help make an intense and appealing aroma.

Taste - just a thin brief stint of sweet malt before the crisp, assertive hop flavor takes over. A little biscuity reprise on the swallow. The hops maintain dominance into the aftertaste, turning bitter and citrusy. Fairly clean finish. Though I'd like a little more malt for balance, it's hard to fault what's in the glass.

Mouthfeel - thinner than usual for a pale. The flavors don't pull off quite the linger, but at the same time this would be far more refreshing in hotter weather. Carbonation is crisp and lively.

Drinkability - lots of hops for just a pale ale. A good picnic beer. Thanks for the sample, Todd.

***
Original Score 1.7 (3.5, 1, 1.5, 1,1)
Appearance - hmm, hard to pour, six fingers of head form quickly. Another foamer. Cream colored, it covers a hazy golden beer. Looks nice enough, but if the pattern holds true...

Aroma - a whiff of citrus smells nice, but the off odor as the others. Rats.

Taste/Mouthfeel - a start of citrus, gets nowhere before a flood of bubbles and sourness overtake the beer. If nothing else, the beers from Mad Anthony were consistent, just not in the way they were supposed to be. To their credit, I can sense the beginning of good flavor before the sour bomb hits, but I couldn't be more disappointed with my samplings from this brewery. I'll have to contact them and see what they have to say.

Drinkability - if these weren't infected, they'd be quite drinkable, I can tell that much. Maybe they get another shot later this year.

brewdlyhooked13, Jan 29, 2008
Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured clear light golden amber with an off white frothy head that lasted well to lace the glass.

The aroma was a nice caramel with a citrusy and resinous hop presence and a fruity and woodsy aroma.

The flavor was strongly woodsy with a nice hop bittering and a light caramel which followed.

The finish was dry with lasting woodsy hop bittering. The body was medium and well done despite being highly carbonated.

12 ounce bottle. The beer was missing complexity in hop flavor, was very carbonated, and was resinous in the hops used. Old Woody is right...

GCBrewingCo, Dec 29, 2004
Photo of kmpitz2
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The brew pours a nice ambered color with a small coating of head that falls to a sparse coating over the top. The nose is nice and full of hop. I get a nice pepperyness and citrusy hop with a caramel malt base. The flavor is not as nice as the aroma. The hop is only peppery and rather bland. Only a hint of the caramel malt. I'm not digging it all that much. The feel is moderate to thick with a moderate carbonation. Drinkability is okay as well. Its refreshing and easy to consume. The flavor keeps me away from it. I won't get it again.

kmpitz2, Jul 07, 2005
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Raznug for this one! 12 oz bottle poured into my Mad Anthony pint glass.

A- Body is a cloudy pale yellow color with lots of sediment n'at floating around in the glass. Pours with a 1 finger white head that quickly fades to 1/2 finger and has good retention from there. Leaves traces of lacing all the way down the glass.

S- Nice, classic APA nose. Lots of pale malt along with some subtle earthy and floral hops and a slight citrus twang.

T-A little bit of lemon zest accents soft floral and earthy hops and a solid pale malt backbone. The finish adds a touch of citric bitterness adds some crispness to the finish. Pretty clean and nothing lingers.

M-Good medium to high tingly carbonation and light, smooth, drinkable body.

D- This is a nice, classic pale ale. The classic version of this style seems to get overshadowed by much hoppier APA's like Dale's. I wouldn't mind having this again, though there are similar local examples readily available to me.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of CRJMellor
2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a copper, gold color with and off-white head that had staying power throughout the length of the pint. Aroma was heavy on citric, resiny hop notes with just a hint of malt and caramel in the background. Taste was very close to style but a little light on good malt/bitter balance. Beer seemed a little bit watered down (as most Mad Anthony beers were to me). Decent effort just not enough complex flavors to be a memorable beer.

CRJMellor, Dec 09, 2003
Photo of clvand0
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a small head that falls fast and doesn't leave much lacing on the glass. The aroma is full-on hops. Lots of citrus hops and maybe a little pine. If I were a hop lover, I'd love this aroma. The flavor has a nice caramel character and it has a mix of hop flabor and bitterness. Finish is dry. The body is medium and the drinkability is pretty good. This is a pretty good beer, but the flavor doesn't follow up with the big hoppiness that the aroma promises.

clvand0, Jul 07, 2005
Photo of JamesS
4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice orange/copper color with good head and some very nice lacing. It has an excellent scent, sligty floral and nicely bitter. Same for the taste, excellent use of American hops, it has a slightly citrus taste with a great bitter finish, without being too one-sided (very much a pale ale, but it's nicely balanced). It goes down very smoothly, a wonderful APA.

JamesS, Jul 26, 2008
Photo of Jayli
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
consumed 12/30
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a somewhat clear copper color with a lot of sediment floating around in it. A one finger of foamy, white head that recedes quickly, leaving wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is a lot of floral hops, pale malts, and a good deal of breadiness.

T: Taste starts loads of floral hops with a light, light caramel malt backbone. Some pale malts and breadiness come through the middle while still holding some floral notes. Finish has a piney hint to it.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, clean body.

D: Goes down easily, pretty tasty, not too filling, nice kick and nice representation of style. I rather enjoyed this and would absolutely have it again.

Jayli, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of mentor
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wasn't aware I had reviewed this before. Pours a one finger tan head over a cloudy orange liquid. Smells grapefruit and pithy lemon.. Strawberry esters, jam, yeasty, and woody english hops.

Tastes yummy. Jelly, watermelon, grapefruit pith, oranges. Hip driven flavor profile with playful esters. Supporting sweet on a thick creamy body. Tart sour zing in the end (like a bit of lemon) helps dry the finish and keep the beer from hanging too long or too sweet. Bit of grassy in the aftertaste and also apricot and caramel. Bit of woody english hop character accompanied by oranges.

mentor, Dec 01, 2007
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Surly pint glass.

A: Heavy pour yields a fluffy, 2 finger semi-fine light cream colored head with decent retention. Beer is a cloudy grapefruit. Lacing is frothy and patchy all the way down the glass.

S: Sweet citrus, cane sugar, lychee, hops. Slight sourness is detectable. Clean and enticing on the nose.

T: Opens astringent citrus hops which dissipate slowly into the background. Spicy, piney, slightly tart, strong hop backbone but with no real other significant flavors coming off of it. Sweetens a bit as it warms possible emanating from the spice. Hop character at the finish sticks to the mouth for just a second before dissipating.

M: Light bodied, coarse, and carbonated. Watery in the mouth and with a very light finish. Leaves a bit but overall very clean.

D: Clean on the nose, palate, and in the mouth but nothing really stands out here which is why I feel its very deserving of an average grade. A good APA if you're in the area, but nothing really to go out of your way for in my opinion.

SpeedwayJim, Mar 17, 2010
Photo of nlmartin
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer is a caramel coppery coloration. The head was a honeyed white coloration. The head quickly resolves into a ring of foam.

Smell: The beer has a very pleasing floral pine smell with a bit of citrus zest. There is a nice caramel sweetness to the beer.

Taste: The beer has a bit of bitter woodyness to the taste. There isnt alot of maltyness to the beer.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a pretty thin mouthfeel. The beer has a dry finish. The beer is simply a ok beer drink. I would have liked a slightly more pronounced hop and malt combination. I will not seek this one out again.

nlmartin, Apr 15, 2006
Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -13.3%

LJWalker, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

neckbracesub, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

rorjets, Dec 16, 2013
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Ol Woody Pale Ale from Mad Anthony Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.