Greenville Pale Ale - Twin Lakes Brewing Co.

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Greenville Pale AleGreenville Pale Ale

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143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DuaneL
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of lionking
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on draft.

Appearance. Poured about a one finger head. Nice copper colored ale. Nice lacing on the glass as I drank it down.

Smell. Smelled of flowers and hops. Spicy.

Taste. Strong malt and hops taste. Overall balanced.

Mouthfeel. Not much on the carbonation in the mouth. Smoothe I suppose.

Drinkability. They are some many of this style out there these days. The test is a pass/fail. This is a pass.

I would drink again (i did). Buy local. Also I toured the place when it opened and bought a growler.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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 corylew
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Matt for sending this one over!

Poured from a can into a glass. Little haze on a golden copper color, fluffy white head, some lacing. Looks great.

Smells of floral hops behind a wall of CO2. Some estery malt. The hop character that can be found in it is nice though.

Taste is thin, but the flavor that is there hits you with a twinge of bitterness, little hop flavor. Kind of malty, but thin and light.

Mouthfeel is eh. It's poured from a can and I have found lots of cans are overcarbonated. It's very light and refreshing though.

Overall it's a nice beer. Seems like it would be delicious on a hot summer day, not bad on a cold rainy night. I wouldn't claw through a line of people to get some, but it's certainly not bad.

Photo of IronLover
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark orange in color with yellow hues on the sides of the glass and a heavy haze. Poured with a tall off white foam that slowly reduced to a wispy cap. Orange and lemon zest aromas with floral hops and toasted grain aromas beneath. Medium bodied with a buttery smooth feel and rich, refreshing carbonation. Lightly toasted malt flavor up front that slowly allows tangy, citrus and light floral hop bitterness to roll in from the edges. Finishes crisply with a light lingering citrus and pine hop aftertaste.

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3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Buckley's. There was a white head on top of a dark gold body. It left very nice lacing rings all down the glass. The nose is full of piney and citrus hops, with a little bit of bready malt. The taste is well balanced, nice piney and citrus hops with a good bready/biscuty malt background. This is a very drinkable beer. It goes well with the shrimp and grits.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.93/5  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 hopsolutely
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hope I am reviewing the correct beer, as the bartender down the street from the (closed to the public today) brewery referred solely to it as "Twin Lakes Pale Ale", but this is the only APA I see referenced by this brewery.

Beautiful and warm, clear amber colour with a hoppy nose. I was unable to identify the specific hop blends in either aroma, taste or finish - but thoroughly enjoyed all elements and thought this was a well balanced and overall very drinkable beer. Look forward to finding it again.

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  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 cozmohollis
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy and pale golden/orange color with a white head.

S: Sweet, floral , grainy & tropical scent.

T: Sweet malt with a light tropical/orange and fresh bitterness at the end.

Mf: Light body with medium carbonation. Drinkable with a dry finish.

O: A good balanced apa. I like its clean taste. Good any time but definitely shines on a hot day.

Greenville Pale Ale from Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.