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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
86
very good

48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 163
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of mthomp081
2.91/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - once inch head - creamy and foamy looking, yellow golden hue

S - not much here, hops, some sweetness, fruitiness, bread, yeast, all very mild

T - some hops, some malt and barley, hints of fruit sweetness, not too much taste here over, just a pale ale with mild hops

M - crisp, light bubbly

O - I find this beer to be very mediocre. The hops have slight bitterness. It is not bad but it is not something that jumps out to me. The hops have some sweetness, but hard to really detect, brief tastes of malt and barley. Again, very light and mild. Would be an okay summer beer, but not something I find myself coming back to, (628 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
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. (530 characters)

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
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. (718 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at North Star on 5/20/11.

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a one finger frothy white head that slowly fades into a thin lasting ring. Streaks of spay lacing left behind.

Earthy aroma with lots of piny hops and citrus along with a caramel malt presence. More hop forward in the nose than expected with hints of pine needle, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. Looks and smells pretty good.

Medium bodied but lighter than expected and less hoppy than the aroma suggests. Subtle crisp hop bite up front with earthy pine and very faint citrus but I was really let down at how weak the hops were given the nose. Slight lactic creaminess and a prominent malt backbone.

Overall this beer wasn't bad. It looked and smelled pretty nice but the flavor was a bit of a let down. Quaffable and refreshing in this warm weather but sort of bland. (854 characters)

Photo of mentor
3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger tan head that settles quickly to nealy a layer over a cloudy copper (brown linged) liquid. Smells orange rind, red apple, tangerine.

Tastes american hops of woody character. Some esters of light fruits (pear syrup from a can and fresh apricot. Malt sweet is below hop bitter and dry. Bitter is wrong term, perhaps, more grassy weedy than alpha-acid bitter. Not quite co-humulone either. Metallic copper as a side-note. Md-thick, which is heavier than the style dictates. Thick helped with the limited swwet and to cut into the grassy of the hops. Okay drinkability. Average. Not a lawn-mower beer, but not winter ponderful either. (650 characters)

Photo of Seanibus
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad pale ale, but not a terribly memorable one either.

Pours clear amber with a lively head and carbonation clinging to the sides of the glass. Aroma is sweet and a little flowery. The flavor is straightforward, with piny hops and a round bready sweetness at the end. There is a sharp, piny bitterness. Mouthfeel is slick. (329 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger white head

smell: sweet, caramel, malts, hops,

taste: sweet, malts, hops,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a nice crisp pale ale out of north delaware. will have again.

Cheers,
The CPJ (271 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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. (315 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of KeefD
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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! (367 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
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. (776 characters)

Photo of Zaktcc
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a very hazy golden color with two finger head. Good head retention.

S - Subtle but pleasant aroma of hops. Not much else present.

T - Good balance of malt and hops. Fairly sweet tasting beer overall. Very straightforward flavor and too much else present.

M - Light to medium bodied. Mildly carbonated but not very present; very smooth and enjoyable feel.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber, capped by an inch of foam that leaves some strands behind

Smell: Biscuity, with a lemon citrus and grassy hop character

Taste: Biscuit dough, up front, with a lemon citrus and grassy hop character that develops by mid-palate; hints of toffee develop underneath, after the swallow, though the finish is slightly tilted towards the hops with strong sulfur tones in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad APA, at all, with a rather distinctive hop character, though I am not crazy about the sulfur that appears in the finish

Thanks to mdaschaf, for the opportunity, and to singlespeed, for the opportunity to revisit (683 characters)

Photo of kajerm
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tasted fresh about three times at the brewery opening, just a few miles' walk from my family home. apparently pairs stunningly with a deer park hot dog with extra onions and special sauce.

had a nice pale ale color to it, an assertive orange-gold. can't recall if it was filtered, but I hope it wasn't. smelled like hops, of course, with some Cascade for sure, although it didn't run the show the way it does too often in american pales. the flavor was well-balanced bitterness with a nice fullness.

it is drinkable as hell, and easily sessionable. I should know, I nearly sessioned it myself.

the stout was nice, but this is by far the strongest of their offerings. it's nice to have a brewery this good in my parents' back yard. (741 characters)

Photo of NiceTaps
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (545 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is slightly sweet and floral, with a grainy malt character and, pine, and citrus pith.

Flavor is fairly balanced between malt and hops. Bready malt forms the backbone, and accents of resin and very subtle citrus are accompanied by fresh cut grass. The finish is slightly bitter. (285 characters)

Photo of bonkers
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had on tap at an Applebee's in Christiana, DE. It was served in a 23 ounce "brewtus" which is large weizen glass. It is pale gold in color with a moderate white head and some lacing. The aroma was a bit tame, light citrus notes. The beer did have some hoppy bitterness, but it was less than I expected. The finish was crisp and clean. The brew was light to medium bodied and was easy drinking. Overall a beer I would try again, I did not like it as much as most of the previous reviewers. (490 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (1,507 characters)

Photo of klkatz
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

dark amber
smokey - nice finish, smooth

not a bad brew... it has a decent taste, light enough to enjoy a few... bold enough not to make you want something else... a good beer, doesn't leave much to be desired, but would choose many other pale ales over this one. (263 characters)

Photo of garuda
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, pale copper with a lasting head and good lacing.

S - Pretty much just rich caramel malts with a touch of earthy hops. Not really what I expect from an APA.

T - Much better than the nose, with the caramel malts rolling over into earthy, pine hops and finishing with moderate bitterness. Touch of diacetyl mid-palate.

M - Medium body/carb finishes clean. Nicely smooth and creamy.

O - Very drinkable APA, was just expecting more hops in the nose. (460 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of ThoreauLikeAGirl
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

second-hand CANQuest (TM) from woodychandler =) Thanks, bud.
Poured into a tulip glass from can.
Hazy amber/brown color. Reminscent of the color of [unfiltered] apple juice. Lots of carbonation bubbles going up the side of the glass into a 2-finger off off-white head. Head recedes ever-slowly.

Aroma of apples, cranberries, and grains. a tad bit of malt. Not picking up any hops on the nose.

Flavor has a bit of hoppiness to it that lingers at the finish. Bitter citrus peels and pine in the middle. Very crisp and refreshing.

Amply carbonated and creamy.

Overall, a decent pale ale. (589 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks larryi86. Part of NBS BIF1.
Aroma seems kinda' hop faded and holding of some kinda' sweet malt quality.
Nice off-white dense dense head with solid lacing. Largely clear of a amber with orange/brown.
Clear shot of grain up front then a blended hop profile with grassiness, slight flower and herb. A nice smooth bitterness rounds off the flavor and finishes of the drink nicely as it grows and then fades out nicely. The start also includes some sweetness that might be a mix of the grains with a hop, but regardless, it's a nice start.
For style it holds plenty of heft and this is enhance by the ample carbonation.
A perfectly good everyday drinker. (660 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours quite cloudy brownish amber with a lot of lacing. Nose is orange and a mild bit of earth. Flavor is thick, thanks to it being unfiltered. Kind of an earthy hoppy thing going on with wads of orange and a lot of malts. A date on the can would be helpful here. But since it isn't to be seen, I will have to make do. A pretty decent beer. (340 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (485 characters)

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Greenville Pale Ale from Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.