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Purist Pale Ale - Appalachian Brewing Company

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Purist Pale AlePurist Pale Ale

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80
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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 10.57%
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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ZEB89

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-05-2013 14:03:26 | More by ZEB89
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

03-16-2013 16:01:13 | More by George2744
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sailorsaint

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-08-2013 03:35:36 | More by sailorsaint
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GeorgianBayPackr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-30-2013 03:22:25 | More by calcnerd
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dan027

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -42.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-29-2012 00:27:04 | More by Sipchue
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-27-2012 23:50:32 | More by Larrydoherty
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KatyC

Maryland

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-27-2012 23:08:38 | More by KatyC
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2012 05:37:39 | More by cliff1066
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-28-2012 17:32:11 | More by TheMultiYeast
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yankhawk

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-26-2012 00:03:43 | More by yankhawk
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-20-2012 14:51:05 | More by Cardmarauder
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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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ChickenBugg


3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-08-2012 00:15:55 | More by ChickenBugg
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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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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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bigdog73


4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-12-2012 19:35:44 | More by bigdog73
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-11-2012 14:07:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

08-09-2012 21:01:24 | More by Oakenator
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BrianMatteson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-21-2012 12:26:32 | More by BrianMatteson
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-13-2012 21:34:37 | More by wertschy
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

06-10-2012 20:35:12 | More by WanderingFool
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

06-03-2012 06:08:26 | More by DmanGTR
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drtth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

05-01-2012 00:51:17 | More by drtth
Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.