Purist Pale Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company
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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.
Serving type: on-tap
09-17-2012 02:58:25 | More by mgironta
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2012 13:01:35 | More by Rifugium
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.
Serving type: cask
08-09-2012 21:01:24 | More by Oakenator
3.4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
It was a busy day that led to a lazy evening. A decent end to the day.
Poured brilliantly clear blonde/light maple with a frothy, white head that retained nicely, adorning my mini Duvel tulip with trails and webs of lace. The aroma is light and biscuity, with hints of herbs and lemon zest. The best way to describe it here is balanced. The flavor is somewhat more forward than the aroma, with a delicate malt profile of graininess and light toast, followed by a delicate bitterness that actually lets a lot of the sweet malt shine through. Again, balanced is probably the best way to describe it, as there really isn't too much else to describe. A thinnish body leaves me hanging, but carbonation is smooth. Not great, not bad.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2012 06:08:26 | More by DmanGTR
Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.