Chesapeake Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company
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Reviews by breweryaprntc13:
4.3/5 rDev +20.1%
L: Dark golden/ amber color, one finger pale white head, thin lacing that recedes slowly.
A: Strong floral and citrus hops, notes of grassy hops, and a slight hint of caramel underneath.
T: Great mix of floral and citrus hops that will please any hop head; caramel malts present for balance but not overpowering the hops.
M: smooth considering the bitter hops, bit more bitter finish, with medium to high carbonation.
D: A delicious pale ale, one of the better standard pale ales I have had. I will definitely be drinking this beer many more times in the future.
05-17-2010 18:03:34 | More by breweryaprntc13
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3.14/5 rDev -12.3%
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased yesterday) served in a lager glass.
Pours apricot-amber in color, hazy and with plenty of sediment in suspension. It looks much better at the top where it is crowned by a tall, creamy head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing.
Aroma: too musty and earthy, although some of this no doubt comes from the hops.
Flavor: better than the nose, with a mildly bitter balance although slightly sweeter than usual for this style. Fruity with sweet and bready grains underneath.
M: soft and smooth with medium carbonation.
O: a fruity, easy drinking APA with a relatively poor aroma.
02-01-2014 21:40:42 | More by chinchill
2.55/5 rDev -28.8%
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head on top that quickly dissipates to a thin layer on top. Pretty nice lacing around the glass. There are TONS of floaties in this beer though. They float throughout and cover the bottom.
S: Lots of lemon, but not really in the normal sort of hoppy lemon aroma, more like pine-sol lemon. This is mixed with an apple cider that has been sitting for too long.
T: Not a whole lot going on, some pale grainy malt and a little bit of lemon. The finish is sourish though, not hoppy at all.
M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation.
O: Not really sure whats going on with this beer, but I'm not a fan.
10-25-2011 23:45:39 | More by mdaschaf
3.9/5 rDev +8.9%
Williamsburg AleWerks- Pale Ale
A- Deep copper with a huge frothy head.
S- Light citrus and pine oil.
T- Oily pine resin with a fruity toffee malt.
M- Sweet maly dominant with a dry rind bitterness.
Overall- My 1st beer from Williamsburg and a good 1 at that. A simple 2 dimensionable PA but a good session beer regardless. Glad I picked up a 6er.
04-02-2008 02:02:48 | More by NJpadreFan
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
A- this poured out a orange/brown/red. It had a nice head and was dark for a Pale ale.
S- Nice hop smell, slight citrus with a nice sweet piney smell
T- Citrus, hoppy and slight bitterness.
D- Hoppy for a Pale Ale, but great to drink. A decent after taste and a nice summer drink served cold.
02-22-2011 16:26:57 | More by 7UCK
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Medium-red color, huge head, tons of lacing in rings overall.
Smell: Very balanced roasted malts and citrus hops with bursts of grainy earthiness.
Taste: Hops-dominated with mild sourness and fruit and an earthy hoppy backbone, a lot of hops and bitterness, mostly, but the malt keeps creeping through to balance everything out. Hoppy and dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Good balance of carbonation in this seemingly more medium-bodied brew.
Drinkability: One of my favorites in their line-up with a nice hop bite and good citrus hop backbone.
08-12-2008 18:49:45 | More by asabreed
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Pours a mildly clouded reddish orange sunset color, with a blinding white head, creamy and firm. Looks a beaut.
Nice aroma too, having a citrus element buried by a sweeter, kind of butterscotch-like maltiness, but certainly not in an off or awful diacetyl sort of way. A hugely welcoming smell.
Simple aroma, simple taste, and a taste that very much mirrors the smell. Lighter touches of citrus (like grapefruit), with a rind-like bitterness to the finish, although it's a mild kind of bitterness, certainly not a hop bomb wallop. The malt is the most impressive and forward component of the taste, having that buttery, creamy flavor (and feel), a bit nutty, quite a bit of caramel/toffee...could almost be classified as an English pale ale if it weren't for the grapefruit-like traces in here.
As said, texturally this is on the creamier side of things, just enough carbonation to keep it lively, even providing a sharpness on the back end, and meshed well with the young/green bitterness of the finish.
Very pleased with this beer. It's pure, simple, very enjoyable. It doesn't set my imagination off on uncharted courses or anything, but for a beer to sip on a nice spring day, hey, glad this is readily available in these parts. Good stuff.
03-18-2011 22:10:35 | More by Metalmonk
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Cheapeake Pale Ale by Williamsburg AleWerks
Appearance: Hazy golden orange body beneath a frothy head of off-white that holds remarkably well and leaves beautiful lacing about the glass. I'll assume that this is unfiltered, or close to it; and that it fits right in at Colonial Williamsburg where an unfiltered beer would be apropos.
Smell: Grainy and gently sweet with leafy, piney/grassy and floral/citrus notes from the hops.
Taste: Solidly bitter right up-front and straight through into its dry, lingering finish... perhaps a bit over-done, perhaps not. The malt is fairly straightforward and quite flavorful with just a bit of golden caramel character. The hops are initially piney/leafy and citrusy/floral, but when combined with the rising bitterness they appear more grassy, and even spicy.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and gently crisp. Nice, almost seemingly natural carbonation.
Overall: Pretty impressive. If they were going for a 'historical' beer they've done it, except for the bitterness, which is a bit high; and the obvious use of Pacific Northwest hops. And although I don't particularly find the yeast character to be English in nature (I'm guessing it's Chico... it's very clean), I find the overall character of the beer (dry-malt-hops) to be very English (it reminds me of one of the newer, American hopped English summer ales). An enjoyable quaff: I wish I'd had a full Imperial pint, and I wish it had been draught instead of bottle. I enjoyed its 'rustic' charm and I'll look for it again.
11-01-2011 13:22:02 | More by NeroFiddled
3.39/5 rDev -5.3%
A run of the mill Pale Ale but still a contender amongst young brewerys and brewers. Good flavor with the just the right asmount of bitterness. Feels good on the palate, but good feel dissipates fast. Enjoy very cold for optimum flavor. Good Job, Alewerks
05-02-2014 02:12:54 | More by hophugger
3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
Massive thanks goes out to breweryaprntc13 for giving me a bottle of this at Sexual Chocolate '11! Served from bottle into a Stone nonic. Poured yellow-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, and sweet hops. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, roasted malt, and caramel hops. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The caramel aspect to this one definitely ties everything together. It was fairly well balanced, but it seemed that it was lacking in intensity slightly. Really glad I got a chance to try this one. It is definitely worth trying at least once.
02-04-2011 13:08:26 | More by thagr81us
3.74/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head and some floaties in it. Smell is hoppy, some malts as well. Taste is balanced, some fruits, a touch of sweetness, flavorful and tasty. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable brew.
01-23-2014 14:49:27 | More by tone77
2.54/5 rDev -29.1%
A: A billowy off white head sits atop a cadmium orange colored body. Visible carbonation is strong, fast and vibrant while the lacing sticks well in an encompassing band.
S: Lemony pale grains, lightly dry, not much else here. Weak, monotoned, disappointing.
T: The flavor was lemon, tastes a bit dirty and old hop and grain wise. Lemon grass, stale hop flowers, seems again old with a chemical lemon hint.
M: Mouthful was decent carbonation wise, medium body, bready feel, but leaves with a washy feel.
O: Overall not really crisp, not flavorful, very muddled, a homongenous mess with no definable aspect of quality or sharpness. Lacks in almost everything a good pale ale should be. a simple avoid.
10-01-2013 23:00:23 | More by beerthulhu
Chesapeake Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
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