Greenville Pale Ale - Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.58/5 rDev -3%
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 a hint of sulfur 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, mdaschaf, for the opportunity
04-30-2012 00:14:46 | More by brentk56
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
05-03-2014 04:30:20 | More by RblWthACoz
3.7/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
06-09-2010 11:47:38 | More by Gavage
3.4/5 rDev -7.9%
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.
05-22-2011 01:28:08 | More by corby112
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
07-15-2011 22:56:22 | More by woodychandler
4.28/5 rDev +16%
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.
08-22-2011 01:07:28 | More by akorsak
4.28/5 rDev +16%
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.
08-13-2011 03:22:09 | More by smakawhat
3.93/5 rDev +6.5%
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!
05-28-2011 18:47:06 | More by mdaschaf
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
05-29-2011 21:35:01 | More by THECPJ
3.53/5 rDev -4.3%
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.
07-20-2011 14:53:59 | More by tone77
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
05-23-2011 14:54:39 | More by rfgetz
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
1244th Review on BA
Can to Pint
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.
04-30-2012 13:43:24 | More by FosterJM
3.3/5 rDev -10.6%
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.
07-24-2011 04:32:14 | More by jsanford
Greenville Pale Ale from Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.