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Greenville Pale Ale - Twin Lakes Brewing Co.

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twin Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Greenville Pale Ale is a traditional, American-style Pale Ale that is rooted in the Pacific Northwest brewing tradition. We use whole flower Cascade hops and American two-row barley malt to produce a light amber ale that is medium bodied with a significant floral-citrus hop essence and aroma that makes it extremely drinkable and refreshing. One of our brewers said “You should name a beer after the town it’s brewed in.” So we did. This is our signature brew. Greenville Pale Ale represents both our local roots in Greenville, Delaware and our interest in “green” technology for the future.

52 IBU

(Beer added by: DarkerTheBetter on 08-27-2006)
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Reviews by micromaniac129:
Photo of micromaniac129
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

This was a good beer. It had a nice appearance of clear amber and a bright lasting head.
The aroma was bright and hoppy from the minute I popped the top. Floral hops dominated the nose with cereal grains and malts balancing out.
Taste was good with some citrusy notes but generally hop taste was muddled and bitter. Malts have a good bite too.
I felt on the palate the beer was course.
I really have no complaints about this beer. It looks good, it smells good, and it tastes good.

micromaniac129, Jan 19, 2014
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Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale now in cans!

A: Poured a clear orange/amber color with a sudsy 1.5 finger head that had nice retention and left some impressive sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Light citrus hops, a little bit of orange and orange peel, some grains and a floral grass aroma.

T: Light hoppy flavor with some grass and a little bit of fruit - some lemon, orange, and orange peel. Light caramel malt on the back end with a slightly bitter finish.

M: Medium bodied with solid carbonation, crisp out of the can!

O: Pumped that this beer is now in cans, its a solid APA and the first canned beer in Delaware, will probably be a staple in my fridge this summer. Hopefully Twin Lakes will can more of their beer!

mdaschaf, May 28, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Twin Lakes- Pale Ale

A- Golden orange with a thick billowy head. Thick messy lacing.
S- Sweet caramel malt and pine hops. Touch of lemon.
T- sweet lemon and caramel malt with pine citrus hops.
M- Sweet creamy malt up front with a smooth sweetened pine hop finish. Very crisp.

Overall- An easy drinker, refreshing.

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Swift989, Aug 07, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

Woodychandler comes through again with another canned beer.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops. Taste is also somewhat mild, piney hops and a touch of malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Jul 20, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

WaterCzar, Aug 10, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

Can number 2 from a six pack purchased at Banks Wine & Spirits. Poured into a tumbler.

A: The pale ale is an amber color, shiny like a penny. Transparent with just a bit of haze, the ale sports a three finger head on pour (yes, it overflowed). Minor patches of lace result.

S: The nose is fresh citrus, almost raw enough to be a harvest ale. This really caught me by surprise. Light cereals follow, but the hops make their mark. Damned impressive.

T: And the taste is even better. The hops taste so fresh, so straight from the vine that it is hard to believe. Citrus, grapefruit and orange in particular, are sugary sweet; bitter but not biting. Pale cereal malts add to the sweetness, at times a melange that I'd best describe as Froot Loops-esque. The resiny sweet hops continue and drive the finish. Absolutely surprised by this beer. Two cans in, consistent flavor, I'm sold.

M: Smooth and sweet, the light malts provide as much flavor as the powerful hops. Hell, even the yeast strain lends a saison-like feel. Very good.

akorsak, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of philbe311
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%

After being very pleasantly surprised by this somewhat obscure offering on-tap a while ago, I was quite excited to see it in canned form to see if it lived up to what I remembered...

A - Two plus fingers of tightly packed moderately creamy billowing khaki colored head with a bit of a rocky top... Very nice retention... Bursting at the seams with small bubbled carbonation that starts with a moderate pace at the bottom of the glass before picking up a blistering pace before reaching the top... The color is a muted amberish copper that displays some pale straw highlights when back lit... There is a slight haziness...

S - Loaded with biscuity malt... Compliment by pale malts... Very light floral notes... Perhaps some orange zest... There is a very mild but assertive earthy hop presence that lies beneath... Very clean and pure...

T - The malts are first and foremost... Bread, biscuits, crust, etc... Just a smidgen of caramel... Some grassy notes... Perhaps just a tinge of metallic character... A very subtle bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue...

M - Medium bodied... Lush and moderately creamy... Smooth, even and consistent sip after sip... Clean... Crisp... Uber refreshing...

D - This is a damn fine brew... A stellar example of the American Pale Ale style that proves the APAs can be deeply rewarding and loaded with character and flavor... Highly recommended for any BA who is looking to be pleasantly surprised by a brewery most have never heard of... Twin Lakes deserves wider notoriety and acclaim... Really good stuff...

In case you were wondering, this lived up to my recollection...

philbe311, Sep 07, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -7.3%

Ba Review #189
Served On: 07/22/2012
Glassware: Pint Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Found this at Dewey Beach Liquors while visiting Coastal Delaware.

Look: The color was a fairly clear copper. Head was a frothy white foam at about 1-finger. Lacing was transparent but present.

Smell: Crisp and light herbal aroma. Very clean nose with some sweet malts and grassy hops.

Taste: Sweet malts started things off with some faint grassy pine in the middle. The finish was rather dry and had hints of wet grass and lingering hops.

This Pale Ale was very basic with high drinkability. A high level of quality was noticeable in the brew. I wouldn't put this one above SN Pale Ale, but it certainly is a close second.

CraftBeerTastic, Jul 22, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +15.7%

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Thanks kindly to mdaschaf for the trade!

What an incredibly gorgeous forming huge head out of the can. Is this on nitro? It looks like it came off a nitro tap, it looks fabulous. Head color is huge taking on a creamy off white texture. Pale orange amber body, with some slow rising hard to see carbonation. Love this head top looks amazing like baked alaska.

Bouquet is just flat out wonderful. Soft light malt and hop, round and dense. Slowly creeps up and grows. Just real enjoyable.

Taste is, delicious. Wonderful soft doughy texture with a chewiness like a wheat ale. Dense bread dough raw and malt in the palate with no toasty qualities, with a slowly creeping hop bitter perhaps with some lime astringency that slowly builds on the swallow.

WOW. I am very impressed by this beer, I really enjoyed it.

smakawhat, Aug 13, 2011
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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

12oz can poured into a Pint Glass. Many thanks to THECPJ!

A - Pours a clear dark amber with a soapy ivory head that recedes to a spotty haze and thick ring.
S - Sweet caramel malt profile with some grassy, herbal hops. Plain-Jane, but nice nonetheless.
T - Follows the nose closely, the caramel malt has a bit of a toasted quality to it and the hops are herbal and slightly spicy. Moderately bitter finish.
M - Crisp and smooth, with a medium body and decent carbonation.
O - A decent APA, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

jsanford, Jul 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Greenville Pale Ale from Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.