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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 DarkerTheBetter
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (696 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a snifter

A- A hazy amber/copper color with a big three finger white head

S- Hops, earthy, hint of grass, caramel malts

T- Starts out sweet, with a nice bitter earthy finish, very nice balance between hops and malts

M- Smooth, a little creamy, refreshing

O- This is a taste pale ale that is worth trying if you get the chance. This is my second time having this beer, first was on-tap and I think I will be ordering it more when I go out. (466 characters)

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +5%
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. (1,197 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 ShogoKawada
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ivory white thin head, heavy initial ring on the glass. Bright rust orange in the glass. Lots of fruit in the nose- orange peel. Taste is bright and crisp- strong floral, earthy hops and biscuity malt goodness. Nice hop snap. Really well composed and balanced.

A really good APA, one I could throw a couple back. Very refreshing and tasty. Worth seeking out. (360 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 IronLover
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (507 characters)

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
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. (800 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 BuxMontBeerLover
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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! (1,072 characters)

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 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 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 orsulacp
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (380 characters)

Photo of hopflyer
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Offered from my brother in law at my god-daughter's birthday party.

poured into plastic solo cup (at a pool party). Not much I can see to comment but had about 1 finger head. Fluffy white.

Sweet malt aroma with a touch of orange.

Taste up front is bready and caramel malt. Sweet. A touch bitter on the finish. A bit of orange rind. Great balance. APA for sure.

Medium body and decent carbonation. Not really dry. A bit viscous but drinkable.

Pleased with this beer. Had a choice between this and SNPA. I'm glad i chose this one. Would probably do the same if given the same choice again. Nice work Twin Lakes. (614 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 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 DuaneL
4/5  rDev +5%

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. (336 characters)

Photo of lionking
4/5  rDev +5%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of corylew
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (740 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 cozmohollis
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (352 characters)

Photo of nikonf5user
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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. (191 characters)

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