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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

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

HopHeadRyan, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

bacher468, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ZEB89, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

George2744, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

sailorsaint, Feb 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

GeorgianBayPackr, Feb 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

calcnerd, Jan 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Sipchue, Dec 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Larrydoherty, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

KatyC, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

TheMultiYeast, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

yankhawk, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Cardmarauder, Oct 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

squeakmeister, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

ChickenBugg, Oct 08, 2012
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2.45/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

mgironta, Sep 17, 2012
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2.05/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Rifugium, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

bigdog73, Aug 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 11, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On cask at ABC in a ceramic mug. From what I can tell it has a nice golden brown color and the head is limited but often can be from the cask. Piney hop aroma. Flavor is consistent with the nose and the cask significantly improves the level of hop flavoring from the regular tap/bottle of Purist.

Oakenator, Aug 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

BrianMatteson, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

wertschy, Jun 13, 2012
Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.