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Chesapeake Pale Ale - AleWerks Brewing Company

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Chesapeake Pale AleChesapeake Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006)
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
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kierancarobine

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-04-2014 00:12:29 | More by kierancarobine
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tard24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-02-2014 09:47:47 | More by tard24
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-02-2014 04:27:43 | More by Gregaroo
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-01-2014 18:53:19 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-31-2013 21:43:47 | More by HopHeadRyan
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

12-25-2013 15:21:06 | More by Noelito76
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

12-14-2013 21:21:13 | More by JandJMD
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rderedin

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-09-2013 19:01:43 | More by rderedin
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obywan59

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchasesd on vacation from Wine Cheese & More, Chincoteague Island, VA

Light yellow-gold in color with a white chunky head and thick sticky lacing. Hazy with swirls of sediment and rising bubbles.

Fruity and sweet in the nose. Peach or apricot. Floral perfume and pine. Biscuity.

Lightly sweet with over ripe citrus or doughy bread. Bitter hops from middle to end with a brief spike of tropical spice.

Medium bodied, leaning towards full. Rather syrupy and mostly smooth with light pepper. Slightly warming. Drying and lightly astringent.

Good to very good. If the spice had been more pervasive, and there were better balance between sweet and bitter (a bit sweeter), it would have been a solid "very good".

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 02:14:03 | More by obywan59
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-16-2013 02:38:07 | More by Mattyb79
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A bit dull opaque orange to muted yellow body color, with some faint carbonation. Slightly hazy and murky. Head forms real nice and fluffy with a three finger tall head, that has good retention and staying power. Speckeled lacing coats the glass while drinking very nicely.

Great nose on this beer. Ripping hop marmalade and bitter apricot fruit with lots of herbal tea aromatics. Pure orange pekoe and wonderful hop fruit sensing. Very enjoyable.

Palate matches much of the nose with a bit of a neutral palate. Malt density is noticeable without too much sweetness or sugar. Moderate carbonation with a juicy fruit marmalade action. Finishes very clean and a good pine hop bitter to match, hinting at honey sweetness on the finish. Chewy fruit rind and zesty to go with the tea like hop herbality.

Overall a real solid pale ale, and a good one to have in the arsenal and know about.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 17:31:33 | More by smakawhat
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.54/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 23:00:23 | More by beerthulhu
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-30-2013 22:03:36 | More by jburd19
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jeffy_two_times

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-29-2013 22:10:42 | More by jeffy_two_times
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-29-2013 18:28:21 | More by HattedClassic
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-16-2013 14:00:06 | More by BMart
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-15-2013 02:49:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

09-04-2013 10:11:31 | More by AngusOg
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2013 03:25:20 | More by PaulD
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-28-2013 21:39:35 | More by StoutSeth
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VBWharfRat

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-15-2013 23:42:06 | More by VBWharfRat
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-05-2013 21:04:33 | More by Swift989
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-23-2013 19:42:41 | More by Rhettroactive
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-14-2013 12:06:55 | More by dgherm
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-11-2013 22:27:42 | More by Camjmorton
Chesapeake Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.