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Greenville Pale Ale - Twin Lakes Brewing Co.

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Greenville Pale AleGreenville Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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:
Beer added by: DarkerTheBetter on 08-27-2006

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
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 51
Reviews by micromaniac129:
Photo of micromaniac129
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of mdaschaf
3.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of akorsak
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of philbe311
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of smakawhat
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of jsanford
3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review notes from 12/17/2012, on tap at Harvest in Glen Mills, PA: pours clear orange amber color with a very creamy 1 finger light tan head that faded very slowly, leaving outstanding lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down. A fine looking beer.

First whiff indicates that it's an English IPA, as it's just as malty as it is hoppy in the nose; smells of sweet malt, grains, caramel, light grapefruit or orange peel, citrus hops, piney notes and herbs. It's pretty basic, but pretty nice and balanced.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, toasted grains, caramel, biscuit, toffee, brown sugar, light grapefruit, orange peel, citrus hops, piney hops, grassy notes and herbs. Spot on for an English IPA, it was very easy to drink and rather tasty.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, with very light carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter grainy finish. Almost session worthy if I was in the mood for a pale ale or English IPA. This was listed wrong as an IPA, and since it is a pale ale it gets better marks overall from me.

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a standard shaker glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer was a bright clear golden orange color with a ½" fluffy white head that laves lacing and small sheets of foam clinging to the side of glass as the head recedes to a thick ring of foam with an irregular shaped patch on the surface. Through out the first half of the beer, sipping leaves scattered lacing, some of which clings to side of the glass. By the end of the glass the lacing is scattered but still showing well.

Smell: The aroma contains pine and citrus (orange or tangerine tinged with grapefruit), and some nice caramel malt.

Taste: The flavor is clean and crisp with the pine and the citrus all supported by the background sweet caramel flavor from the malt. There also seems to be a bit of lemon in here as well.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied with creamy smooth feel from the persistent adequate carbonation. The finish begins with the malt but ends with some dry pine and citrus bitterness.

Drinkability: This beer goes down quite easily and expect to be having this one again. A solid, well-made APA that is well worth a try if you find it.

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rich Wagner, a Pennsylvania breweries historian, for the beer. He told me this can was picked right off the production line during a tour.

Poured into and enjoyed from a DFH Pint Glass

A - Beer pours a hazy, semi-translucent, orange color. A one finger, foamy head on the initial pour. The head slowly fades to a thin skim. Good amount of tiny carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. Broken curtains of lacing left after drinking.

S - A malty, sweet aroma. Hints of citrus.

T - A really good ale. A mixture of sweet, bready malts, hops and a touch of pine and citrus (grapefruit). Not overly bitter. A very smooth, easy drinking beer. The ABV is not noticeable.

M - A medium consistency. Medium carbonation. A tangy aftertaste.

O - I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It's a well crafted brew that you could easily enjoy several of throughout an evening of drinking. This is my first beeer from Twin Lakes and I was impressed. Along with Dogfish Head, 16 Mile and Evolution, Twin Lakes is another reason to try the beers being brewed in Delaware.

Cheers!

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a solid golden amber with a frothy uneven white head that left some nice lace. While the growler sat in my fridge, it picked up far more cherry colors and looked utterly magnificent.

Smells of a red licorice and brown sugar sweetness with a touch of rhubarb that fades to an orange and pine hop.

Tastes of great fresh wheat bread dough that’s blended into a nice sting of woody hops that picks up some grapefruit rind in the finish.

The mouth feel is medium bodied with a light and easy carbonation. Seemed a little heavy to me.

This beer is a notable addition to the family of APAs. It’s very fruity with a well appreciated hop profile and it’s a breeze to drink.

Photo of nikonf5user
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is scrumptious, albeit a bit inconsistent. It simply is full of flavor and complexity for an APA, reminiscent of an IPA but with less alcohol. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Photo of rfgetz
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A hazed golden orange pour, decent head and retention. Scent is nice piney and citrus hops combined with a nutty, earthy and light carmley sweet malt profile. First taste brings a clean touch of earthy, piney and citrusy hops, not too bitter. The malt is the star as it tastes exceptionaly fresh and grainy, like chewing on some lightly toasted husked malted barley (a non homebrewer may have a hard time appreciating this description) Smooth and creamy body, light grainyness which adds to the taste. This is the second time i've had it, and while its quite simple in construction, the fresh and grainy qualities really add a lot to the experience.

Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest (TM) is indebted to both THECPJ and mdaschaf for this beer. The former sent this to me, gratis, and then his buddy CANtacted me about one of my Gots so it became a Beer It Forward. It looks like tonight is going to be an homage to The First State, albeit the only one without National parks, monuments, battlefields or historic sites. "Aw", shucks, from a recent Jeopardy! category.

From the CAN: "Fresh-Local-Delicious"; "Unfiltered & Unpasteurized"; "Living Beer-Chill It Baby!-Keep Refrigerated"; "Fresh from our farm to your pint. Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, Twin Lakes Farm, est. 1826, is an Ameri[CAN] Farm Brewery. We are preserving the art of brewing and are passionate about making Fresh-Local-Delicious (TM) beer. We use the finest ingredients; whole flower hops, the best grains, cultured yeast, and exceptional mineral enriched water from our George Washington Well. Perfectly balanced water provides a refreshing smoothness and unique quality to our naturally brewed beer."

The Crack & Glug revealed a finger-and-a-half of tawny head that fizzled out pretty quickly. Color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity and for being unfiltered, it was downright impressive! Nose had a grassiness to it, underlain by a mild sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium and the initial taste was of grassy hops, followed by a light maltiness. Finish was grassy and semi-dry, but it tasted like it needed more Oomph! It just seemed on the weak side to me in terms of overall taste.

Photo of KeefD
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another can courtesy of woodychandler. New brewery for me! Pours a golden yellow color with a small white head and no lacing. Nice mellow hop aroma, a bit of citrus and light maltiness. Taste follows suit. Good citrus flavor from the hops, a touch of grapefruit and orange, a bit peppery, some herbal qualities, and mild maltiness. Nice brew, well balanced. Quafable!

Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange in color with a fluffy 3" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Thick lace paints the glass.

Smell: floral hop bitterness and some orange citrus are mild but pleasant.

Taste: caramel, orange, lemon zest, some pear sweetness, and a floral bitterness make up a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout.

Drinkability: this is a clear session pale ale. Easy to consume and worthy of a try if you see it on tap.

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at the Washington Street Ale House in Wilmington.

Poured a rich amber color some brighter, deep red hues along the edges. Nice off white head that left rings of lacing behind. Looked really good. I was impressed with this one being the first sample from Twin Lakes that I have had.

Nice aroma. Pine and citrus hops blend well with an almost candy-like sweetness.

Flavor is strong on the piney hops but the malts show up as well. Pine, with a lighter citrus presence and some brown sugar and doughy bread in the background.

Mouthfeel was good. Nice, crisp carbonation for this medium bodied brew. They go down rather easily. Not sure of the abv in this one, but it didn't seem to be very high...I'm guessing around 5 1/2%. Nice solid offering from this local DE brewery.

Photo of FosterJM
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1244th Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date

Thanks to mdaschaf for this one

App- A creamy looking dark orange pour mixed with yellow and a two finger off white head. Sliding puck of head until about 1/2 way then really wonderful retention

Smell- A bit earthy. A small grainular note with a bit of corn in the nose. Didnt get a lot of hops to this but more of a sweet malt.

Taste- A pretty good pale ale that for me was a 50/50 mix of malty vs. hoppy. Still retained a grainy note but followed up with a bit of creamy hop bitter on the end.

Mouth- A good solid medium body with a medium carbonation. Residual creamy thick malts.

Drink- Its a tasty pale ale with a good flavor. Just a bit different. Not as crisp as most, still a bit thick with some creamy hops.

Photo of Ron_Fitz
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Perfect beach beer. smooth as silk with a slight hop facial.

Photo of KarlosT
3/5  rDev -18.3%

I had a sense of a slight soapy aftertaste

Photo of NiceTaps
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can in a pint glass.

A- clean and clear copper-orange color with lots of bubbles. There's a big 2-finger, fluffy, off-white head. Looks good. Substantial lacing.

S- Barley malts and floral hops. Herbal, some sweetness.

T- Mild flavors of malts and caramel, some hops. Kinda sour.

M- Good body and carbonation, yet easy drinking. Easily a golf or backyard beer.
Hop bite throughout, packing 52 IBUs.

O- The look and feel of this beer are what appealed most to me. The feel is what made it drinkable, aroma and taste lag behind. Not bad.

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +9%

Had this ale on tap many times before finally trying in the cans (not a can-beer fan, only drink out of bottles) and was surprised by how good it was…good, earthy flavor and golden brown color. There was one bad can in the six-pack however -- yikes, never had that happen before. I wrote to them about it and no response, as of yet.

Photo of brewduder
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not a good beer. Something is off with this one

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