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Purist Pale Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Purist Pale AlePurist Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our pale ale is inspired by the classic English style pale ale with a blend of noble hops and a delicate malt attribute. This beer is well balanced by design and is for the enjoyment of the purist beer drinker

(Beer added by: psugrad98 on 07-22-2002)
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dan027

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.9%

01-28-2013 21:33:02 | More by dan027
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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
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mgironta

New Jersey

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
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

10-09-2012 13:11:03 | More by squeakmeister
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

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.

M--Medium body

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
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pbjclimber

Pennsylvania

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
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timjim1327

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-23-2013 02:23:14 | More by timjim1327
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-08-2014 00:33:15 | More by crowsnest
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pathman

Ohio

3/5  rDev -14.3%

01-04-2014 01:57:50 | More by pathman
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jtd335

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-27-2012 20:42:04 | More by jtd335
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-25-2013 03:38:43 | More by bigfnjoe
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KatyC

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-27-2012 23:08:38 | More by KatyC
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Boggdogg

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-15-2014 20:28:59 | More by Boggdogg
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everlong353

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-24-2013 00:30:13 | More by everlong353
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EinFesteBurg

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.3%

03-06-2014 16:05:59 | More by EinFesteBurg
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garthwaite

Virginia

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
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.3%

08-31-2014 02:08:47 | More by nmann08
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-15-2011 22:00:09 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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PastorMeat

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-01-2014 01:02:13 | More by PastorMeat
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maek228

Pennsylvania

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
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Seanibus

California

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
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Shilt

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-27-2011 22:19:34 | More by Shilt
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MerkurKing16

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-17-2011 15:24:58 | More by MerkurKing16
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GeorgianBayPackr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

02-03-2013 22:47:19 | More by GeorgianBayPackr
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HugoGrim

Pennsylvania

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
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Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.