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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
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good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.85%
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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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-14-2013 22:26:08 | More by Molson2000
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CreightonSM

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-10-2013 17:20:50 | More by CreightonSM
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-17-2013 22:52:51 | More by SonOfKyuss
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-19-2013 13:25:29 | More by grahamboudreaux
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surfrogue1

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

03-14-2013 02:35:01 | More by surfrogue1
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-02-2013 02:09:51 | More by Headgoober
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ckollias

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a medium, white, 3-finger head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass, leaving a nice trail and ending in a solid lace.

S: Malty aroma up front followed by some citrus notes and finishes slightly hoppy.

T: Equal mix of sweet and bitter. Malt and hops mix well together with some mild citrus notes.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent pale ale – nice combo of the malt and hops to be a well-balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 03:24:44 | More by ckollias
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-31-2013 15:15:46 | More by Thorpe429
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WebGuyMike

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-22-2013 00:44:31 | More by WebGuyMike
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-27-2012 03:12:09 | More by cliff1066
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-10-2012 03:12:24 | More by LJWalker
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-13-2012 14:55:03 | More by ncaudle
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djre4orm

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-04-2012 16:19:13 | More by djre4orm
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GFish

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-23-2012 23:40:45 | More by GFish
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tjsjostrom

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-05-2012 02:51:31 | More by tjsjostrom
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tanner1980


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-31-2012 01:26:14 | More by tanner1980
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amstokesdb9

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-05-2012 23:01:13 | More by amstokesdb9
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (batch code 05 14 12) poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Very hazy coppery orange. Off-white very thin head dissipated very quickly after pouring, just leaving a ring at the edge. Some tiny strands and islands of lacing noted. Ho hum.

Smell: When first poured, a bit sweet and floral. As it warmed up, a bit of citrus, a bit of pine, and bit of skunk.

Taste: What it lacks in smell it makes up for in taste. Crisp hop bite up front, smooth malt middle, then quick transition to lingering piney/grapefruit citrus bitter finish. Not an amazing APA flavor, but the notes of flavor stand out 1, 2, 3 as they hit my tongue.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but a tad watery. Good carbonation. Definite hop oil stickiness to the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: I have had better APAs, but while the individual components don't amaze me, together they work okay such that I think this would be quite good with a fresh catch from the Chesapeake bay. One is enough though, although I could probably finish a larger bottle or glass if it were made available.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 22:49:16 | More by damndirtyape
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FosterJM

California

2.98/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

1393rd Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Thanks to my coworker Kathleen for bringing me this from VA

App- A creamy hazy looking orange to orange yellow fading brew with a small 1/4" head. A couple dots of cling. About it.

Smell- Big ol english malts with a over ripened fruit and a ton dry grass behind it. A bit sticky and sweet with a lot of caramel as well.

Taste- Really reminds me of Cisco Wales and Brooklyn 55. Just pretty and caramel. The citrus is pretty tame and grassy kicks in on the finish.

Mouth- A pretty full body with also a medium carbonation with a ton of sweet caramel and orange peel.

Drink- Average at best. Non offensive but not something id come back to.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 05:23:00 | More by FosterJM
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-12-2012 17:14:48 | More by JohnK17
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KenC

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-12-2012 01:13:05 | More by KenC
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2012 02:35:07 | More by egrace84
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rwill2001

Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-09-2012 02:59:22 | More by rwill2001
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-07-2012 17:19:45 | More by Yabev15
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange colour with a thin white head.

The smell is citrus hops, lemon and malts.

The taste is more on the hoppy side with a bitter after taste. The malts do come through as well though so there is some balance.

The mouth is light/medium with medium carbonation.

A pretty decent pale ale and would happily drink this again but I don't think I'd buy it myself.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 22:10:36 | More by Dave1999
Chesapeake Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.