Allegheny Pale Ale - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ryan011235:
2.28/5 rDev -30.9%
Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 2/23/12
Pale, browned gold with a layer of haziness. Two finger white head is in no hurry to drop though as it does, it leaves swaths of bubbly lace.
The aroma is orange peel, lemon zest and toasted bread. Grass and herbal overtones unfold as the beer warms. It has a lemon-lime twinge and a slight musty smell to it. Thin, watery feel with a low-slung fizzy carbonation are lent to a dirty, bitter, medicinal flavor that overcomes the beer. Rotten orange peel, grass and toasted grains are an uncomfortable, failure-destined pairing for the aspirin-like bitterness.
Perhaps this could be decent but for the scathing bitterness. I would never expect such brute out of such an unsuspecting package.
04-10-2012 05:14:00 | More by Ryan011235
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3.95/5 rDev +19.7%
Light bodied. Nice yellow color. Minimal carbonation....just enough to make it fizz but easy to drink. A nice hop flovar that is balance by the malt. Smooth. Has a mild hop aroma. It almost reminds me of a English version Pale Ale. Interseting and nonetheless tastey! Cheers!
11-16-2010 04:25:55 | More by muskiecf
3.5/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- Dark straw colored with a thin white head.
Smell- Citrus and hops jump right at you. Grapes in the back end.
Taste- Great fresh pale ale flavor. This bottle tastes like it just came off the production line. Mostly bitter hops but lime and lemon are in there too
Mouthfeel- Good feeling...Its almost like your chewing on a hop (in a good way) Pretty thick for a pale ale.
Overall- I do not know much about Penn Brewing Company, but if all their beers taste this good, I'm gonna know more soon. I will seek this beer out in the near future.
12-28-2011 00:16:42 | More by frenchblood21
3.53/5 rDev +7%
First time I've seen this new style from Penn bottled, so I had to grab one from the Beer Store. Pours a slightly hazed pale copper color wih a bright white large bubbled head, fine speckled lacing scattered. Aroma has a slight metallic note about it with herbal/floral hops going on in the nose. Label states they use perle, columbus, and chinook hops...I'm getting more earthiness and maybe a hint of citrus. Nice cereal grain malt room going on amongst the hops here this seems like an approachable training wheels pale ale so far. Nothing wrong with that aspect, figure from a traditional German style brewery it's nice to see a nice drinkable APA. Welcome fruitiness in the flavor with ample ctrus/floral hop flavors a bit of earthy dry quality about with some nice pale malt sweetness. Again it's not a world class pale but it's solid and shows promise for other beers to come out of Pittsburgh, definitely a wise decision to bottle this one as well nice shot of the point with the skyline of the Burgh on the lable. Mouthfeel is nice mellow carbonation light to medium bodied slight trace hop oils on the palate but never cloying or sticky. Drinkability is solid a nice session refreshing hoppiest beer from Penn you'll ever come across.
09-12-2010 21:44:45 | More by WVbeergeek
3.53/5 rDev +7%
Picked up a single at Abe's. This is a basic, maybe classic, American pale ale. There's a medium, citrus flower aroma with a catty Pacific Northwest touch. The malts provide dry bread crust and toffee balance to the hops. I can see this being a great cask beer, but the character is pretty mellow compared to most pale ales. If the alcohol were a touch lower, this would make a fine session beer.
04-10-2011 22:32:55 | More by tempest
3.58/5 rDev +8.5%
On-tap at the brewpub in a tumbler.
A: The pale ale is a coppery amer color, translucent nonetheless. A steady stream of bubbles provides sustenance for the half finger of white head.
S: The nose has a grainy aroma, hoppy but not abundantly so. An interesting divergence from Penn's German line-up. Run of the mill in terms of APAs.
T: Malty, biscuit primarily with caramel later on, the ale is slow to generate a hop profile. When it does emerge, the vegetal hops have an earthy citrus flavor that doesn't stand out. The flavor isn't lacking and I think that I am still awestruck by the German departure, but I definitely prefer an authentic German brew.
M: The mouthfeel is smooth, more malty than hoppy. Not my preferred pale ale, but it was a nice beer to drink in the Penn beer hall.
05-15-2011 17:45:57 | More by akorsak
3.48/5 rDev +5.5%
A: Clear amber in color, the beer has a light amount of visible carbonation and poured with a thin white head that quickly faded away.
S: There are aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose along with some hints of malty sweetness.
T: The beer has a light amount of bitterness and flavors of citrusy hops, toasted hops and notes of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer goes down smoothly and is easy to drink.
03-20-2011 20:37:56 | More by metter98
3.18/5 rDev -3.6%
Part of a winter mix pack.
Pours a golden color with a thin white head, fades quickly, minimal lacing on the glass.
Smell is very weak for even a pale ale, picking up mostly sweet malt, hops have essentially faded in the nose.
Taste still has some hop bitterness left, starts out with a musty grapefruit hop bitterness, sweet malt creeps in and balances things for a bit, finishes dry with a mild lingering bitterness.
04-19-2012 00:41:45 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.58/5 rDev +8.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into NB Globe. Bright copper color with really froathy sticky head..it actually looks pretty good. Smell is nice floral but subtle hop and some sweet caramel malt. Very nice mild hop and malt aromas, but very well balanced. Nice easy brew, mild, but good all around flavors. Maybe a little more hop-forward APA than usual.
I had very low expectations on this after reading some of the reviews, but I was actually surprised on how tasty this was. Dont be turned off by other reviews, this is a good APA.
10-31-2012 14:19:23 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.65/5 rDev +10.6%
How about this for distribution, this is the first time I ever seen this brew in my life and live in PA all my life!
A - Light and clear amber yellow with a half inch of creamy head that leaves a nice bit of lace.
S - Light pine and citrus hops, pale malts and a bit of sweetness. Nothing really stands out though.
T - Taste is a bit better starts off with a mild pine then quickly turns to pale malts and a sweet finish. One dimensional but tasty.
M - Light and sessionable.
Overall if I ever went to the brewery I would have a few of these but outside the area my favorite is still Headwaters.
11-24-2011 03:04:01 | More by DrDemento456
3.28/5 rDev -0.6%
I selected "bottle" for serving type, but I actually had one bottle of this in my refridgerator and a 1/4 barrel keg of this loaded into my kegerator, and I decided to compare/review them head-to-head. I'll score the bottle pour here, as I scored and submitted the draft a few minutes ago. My comments about Appearance, Smell, Taste, Mouthfeel and drinkability are pretty similar to what I noted before but resubmitted below for convenience. In summary, I preferred the bottle over the draft this time around.
A: The bottle poured less transparent than the draft, but didn't provide nearly as much lacing on the glass.
S: The bottle has a slightly more distinct aroma of hops, but neither had a strong presence in the nose.
T: Very hop-forward. Good bitterness present up front. The finish has more consistency to it than the draft pour did. This tastes somewhat like the "classic American beer" that just has more of a hop-bitterness than the standard Macro. It's good, but not "great". Kind of nondescript. There's no grapefruit/citrus characteristics to these hops that I so crave but find so rare in East Coast Pale Ales and IPAs.
M: The beer leaves a good oily hop coating in your mouth as your work your way through the glass. The mouthfeel of the bottle is superior to that of the draft, as the draft had a slightly watery finish to it as noted below.
D: This is drinkable. I could put down several of them if this was all that was available. But if a great deal of selection was made available to me? I'd have one and then move on to something more interesting.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2010 19:42:34 | More by psuKinger
Allegheny Pale Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.