Purist Pale Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company
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2.05/5 rDev -41.4%
First had: on tap at the Collegeville brewpub
Slightly hazy, amber-orange color, with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer of tiny bubbles. Aroma was essentially non-existent. Sad for a pale ale, in which I like to get a nice scent of fresh American hops. Taste was bland and muted, grainy, stale citrusy hops, cardboard. Not even much in the aftertaste other than a trace of bitterness. Light and watery, which if anything made this easily going down, but lacking in freshness and flavor as it was, I wouldn't ever order this one again or recommend it to anyone other than macro drinkers.
08-26-2012 13:01:35 | More by Rifugium
2.45/5 rDev -30%
This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head, with no lacing left on the glass. There was significant visible carbonation on the brew. The body is a golden color and clear. The nose is muted. I can get citrus, but I almost have to stick my nose in the brew. This is not a good sign. When I taste the brew, I get some limited bitterness and a lot of malt. I’m confused. Really, really, confused. I thought this was a pale ale? I was apparently wrong. This tastes almost like a lager. The finish was quick. But, all in all, if I was home, this would be a drain pour. Instead, I just left half of it. Not a good brew.
09-17-2012 02:58:25 | More by mgironta
2.8/5 rDev -20%
Served as part of sampler tray in 3oz glasses.
A--eggshell head with a brown gem color.
S--Malty, grainy smell
T--citrus, full hop beginning and finish with some nice malt in the middle.
D--Not a bad representation of this style. But there are certainly better ones out there. Pretty good if you are getting it in the brewpub.
02-20-2008 04:05:47 | More by jneiswender
2.85/5 rDev -18.6%
This beer poured an with an orange hue with a 2+ inch head that quickly dissipated. The smell was not very hoppy and had an aroma of grain. The beer had a distinct taste of grain, yeast, and malt with a little hops at this end. I had about a third of the glass and desided that I could not finish this beer.
07-07-2005 23:01:20 | More by pbjclimber
3/5 rDev -14.3%
Sampled from a 12 oz bottle. Pours a simple orangish gold with a miniscule white bubbly head. Aroma of caramel malt with some pine & citrus. Wave of caramel up front with a bit of bitterness and some mildly citrusy hops. Continues with a solid base of biscuit & caramel malt, some fruity esters, & definitely evidence of dry hopping. Finishes moderately bitter & reasonably drinkable.
08-13-2004 20:18:44 | More by garthwaite
3/5 rDev -14.3%
Appearance: A sunburnt orange that poured with a thick head. The head quickly dissipated. No clingage.
Smell: Floral and grassy aroma.
Taste: Bland. Weak cereal grain and malt flavors are upfront. Mild and dull hop kick at the end. Snuh
Mouthfeel: Thin and unimpressive.
Drinkability: For all its negatives....it goes down easy
05-13-2005 22:47:50 | More by maek228
3/5 rDev -14.3%
Pours a decent amber with respectable head. Smells malty, slightly musty. Flavor is round, a bit woody, with a bit of spice. Lacking in hop essence. Nothing to be ashamed of, but hardly a beer to seek out considering the glut of excellent pale ales and IPAs available on the American market. This would have been a breakout beer in 1985, but now it is merely not embarrassing.
05-04-2008 20:48:26 | More by Seanibus
3.03/5 rDev -13.4%
Purchased in a sampler pack which included 5 of their year round brews. A very clear reddish appearance. The head was nice while it lasted, though that wasn't very long. It had a nice nutty almost rustic scent. The flavor was nutty with a nice hop flavor, hints of caramel, and even a slight citrus essence though you wouldn't notice it right away.
11-08-2005 12:07:06 | More by HugoGrim
Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.