1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Greenville Pale Ale - Twin Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Greenville Pale AleGreenville Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

126 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 126
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NJpadreFan
NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

05-28-2009 00:47:54 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of brez8791
brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-21-2013 18:26:17 | More by brez8791
Photo of twenty5
twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

09-23-2013 12:59:15 | More by twenty5
Photo of lackenhauser
lackenhauser

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +14.1%

Deep golden in color with a good sized white head on top. Fair amount of lacing as it goes down. Big hoppy and grassy aroma. Huge hop presence flavorwise. Quite the tongue stripping slickness-almost comes off as a US IPA for me. Just enough malt to balance against the hops. Very fresh tasting. Good mouthfeel. A great US pale for sure. This was incredibly fresh tasting I cant get over it. Wish all draft beer was this good.

08-30-2008 14:38:36 | More by lackenhauser
Photo of philbe311
philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%

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...

09-07-2011 01:26:37 | More by philbe311
Photo of mltobin
mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-23-2014 00:35:33 | More by mltobin
Photo of micromaniac129
micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

01-19-2014 12:08:58 | More by micromaniac129
Photo of Gambrinus1184
Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%

Served on-tap at On the Rocks in Lewes Beach, Del.

A: A reddish, copper amber color with a two-finger head of frothy, off-white foam. Carbonation was ample and lacing minimum.

S: Herbal, fruity hop aroma with a slightly hearth-baked bready sweetness in the nose.

T: A rich, balanced flavor with sweet, caramel and roasted malts up front before quickly switching over to a more bitter, herbal and spicy hop palate. A bit hopped out for an APA, but I'm not complaining. The sturdy malt backbone supported the citrusy, slightly resinous hop finish quite nicely.

M: Medium bodied APA with a nice hop bite and mellow, balanced finish.

O: A pretty good local APA from Twin Lakes that tasted nice and fresh at this local beach front watering hole. The taps were dominated by 16 Mile, another local favorite, but nothing that could match the hop-forward, sessionable Greenville APA. I'd pick it up again to pair with some Old Bay fries or softshell crab sandwich.

07-12-2012 01:07:22 | More by Gambrinus1184
Photo of mentor
mentor

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

11-28-2007 00:13:09 | More by mentor
Photo of jaasen64
jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-26-2012 18:53:36 | More by jaasen64
Photo of Damian74Shensky
Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-01-2014 19:55:36 | More by Damian74Shensky
Photo of CHickman
CHickman

New York

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

12-21-2012 05:30:09 | More by CHickman
Photo of anteater
anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-29-2013 02:10:42 | More by anteater
Photo of bonkers
bonkers

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

02-06-2009 11:54:01 | More by bonkers
Photo of DeutschesBier
DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-25-2013 16:54:24 | More by DeutschesBier
Photo of JMBSH
JMBSH

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-29-2013 00:41:07 | More by JMBSH
Photo of socon67
socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-05-2013 02:15:09 | More by socon67
Photo of Lehighace06
Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-19-2014 17:48:37 | More by Lehighace06
Photo of hopsolutely
hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

12-28-2010 23:04:08 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of garuda
garuda

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

10-16-2011 22:06:10 | More by garuda
Photo of Auror
Auror

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-29-2012 03:55:04 | More by Auror
Photo of Gww1864
Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-15-2014 23:41:48 | More by Gww1864
Photo of JohnParadee
JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

04-27-2014 12:24:17 | More by JohnParadee
Photo of DarkerTheBetter
DarkerTheBetter

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%

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.

08-27-2006 13:07:01 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Photo of Soto
Soto

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-22-2014 03:31:41 | More by Soto
Greenville Pale Ale from Twin Lakes Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.