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Pocono Pale Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.

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Pocono Pale AlePocono Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

71 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lion Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-08-2003)
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Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

crystal clear pale amber with a white head that cleared quickly leaving just a tad of lace. Smell was slight earthy, grass malts, with a hop hint. The taste was light and highly carbonated, but this is to be expected from an Extra Pale. This would make a good summer beer as it essentially goes down like water. No realy over bearing flavor profile anywhere, overall will give it another shot

mikesgroove, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of Jayli
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Acquired from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a clear orange, copper color with a one finger of off white creamy head. Head recedes quickly and leaves sticky sheets of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is a touch of floral hops, toasted malts, and a grapefruit citrus.

T: Taste starts with a minor hint of floral hops, very light before being taken over by a pretty predominant caramel malt flavoring. Some toasted notes and breadiness come in before a good deal of grapefruit bitterness grabs the finish. After taste is slightly sweet, but still has that bitter presence there.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium body, slick feel with a sticky finish.

D: Goes down easily, pretty tasty, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. There are better of the style out there, this is a one and done for me.

Jayli, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, some citrus and a little bit of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel & citrus that are quickly followed by the breadiness of a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this may not be the best beer in the style but it's solid enough to drink for a while.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of climax
2.1/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pocono pale did not impress right off the bat. It poured a dirty murky peach/brown. The head was next to nothing and faded to exactly nothing quickly.

The nose had significant bread tones with some dashes of citrus and sweeter cider.

The flavor had the same wheat bread taste, with some lemon zest. The finish had a lingering bitter aftertaste, but not the good kind. It surely didn't warrant another drink.

The beer was overwhelmed with carbonation, to the point where it interfered with the flavor.

This one has been occupying my pint glass for too long, so its time to either slam it or pour it into another receptacle.... the drain.

climax, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of Lldeegan
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light orange, amber with a minimal white head, not much lacing.
The nose is pretty floral with definite yeast aromas, grain, pale malt and a touch of American hops.
Sweet citrus and bread are the first to hit the palate, a hint of tart lemon and wheat notes with some esters and a faintly bitter finish.
Nice light body, crisp and bright.

Lldeegan, Mar 09, 2010
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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle given to me by my buddy Paul.

A:pours a nice 11/2"-2" head that takes about 30-45 seconds to fade. Its about a shade away from being a yellow piss beer & 100% transparent.
S:it actually smells quite nice compared to the appearance but nowhere along the lines of an APA. It has soft aromas of vanilla & banana with a tiny bit of citrusy hop nose to it.
T:large amounts of banana & spices cascade across the tongue. Almost no real hoppiness. The slightest bitterness comes in as I finish the sip.
MF:it has a somewhat pleasant mouthfeel as the carbonation mixed with the spice almost teases your brain into thinking a nice flavor follows only to be let down.
D:the ability to down these is phenomenal as it is extremely light. The only thing that would stop me is the not so pleasant taste.

Overall not a bad brew but I'm so stuck on big extreme beers right now this one almost seems like a lager.

gabeerman, Feb 17, 2010
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4.08/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this pale ale via my beer of the month subscription. Wasn't real excited about it because I'm not that crazy about pale ales.

When I twisted off the top, I immediately smelled bananas. Faint hoppy aroma. Good smelling, sweet. The smell began to perk my interest to say the least.

I poured it into a chilled pint glass and observed a one finger, white foamy head which dissipated rather quickly, leaving a bit of lacing. The brew has a nice yellow with hint of amber color to it. Very clear.

The taste is very well balanced and hits you right away. Bananas in the front, hops and wheat in the back. Buttery smoothness in the middle. Half way through the pint the flavor gained a little bit of a coppery character but the pint finished strong with a return of sweet banana flavor. All of these flavors are nicely nuanced. Not overpowering. This would make a wonderfully tasty session beer.

Mouth feel was smooth. Almost as drinkable as water. Mid to low carbonation.

I really enjoyed this beer. It far surpassed my expectations especially when I saw that the bros gave it a B-. To each his own I suppose. I think this is a much better brew than some have given it credit for.

h00dak, Feb 08, 2010
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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Pint glass, I was never aware that lion brewery made anything outside of lionshead, thanks Ryan.

A pale golden color with some light amber spots towards the middle. Smells include toasted malt and a decent amount of a slightly piney hop sense. Not really citrusy but there is some hops in here, im excited. Taste includes malts some caramel, slight applesause and light hops. The hops smell brighter than they taste. Not really piney or citrusy just earthy. The feel was below medium with active carb, I kind of expected the big carb blast. I would not mind drinking this again. It seems to be fairly fresh from this bottle, maybe because im in PA is why it's so fresh tasting eve though I was never aware of it. I would do a sixer in a evening if I had to.

BARFLYB, Jan 29, 2010
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3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a half inch of evanescing, whitish foam.

Smell: Sweetish nose of grains and light caramel marked with some spicy, citrusy hop notes.

Taste: Blend of dry caramel and toffee with a flavor of steeped, soaked grains. Citrusy, lightly spicy hops provide a medium amount of balancing bitterness. Then, it's back to the toffee-esque malt, though the flavor and body starts to recede at this point, but in no way does it approach being watery. Short, dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A generally okay, comfortably average pale ale. Sure, you could do worse, but you could also do far, far better in terms of pale ales.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 09, 2009
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3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden with bits floating around inside. White head that leaves lacing down the glass.

Smell somewhat of a sweet floral aroma.

Taste is sweet with a slight hop. Not getting much outside of that. Mouthfeel is nice for this beer. I will not seek out this beer again.

brewintheLou, Jan 23, 2009
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3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Soft, fruity (almost perfumed) scents that curb in the nostrils... pleasant but not pretentious... slightly effervescent... transparent orange body with a pencil-thin white head... light, slightly hoppy (sudsy?)--subdued and smooth taste... soft, slightly bubbly like champagne on the back of the mouth--generally nondescript but highly drinkable... a nice, sensible pale ale--and this review is tempered by the pricetag at Bottle King--$3.98 with a club card presented... quite a liquid asset in these economically heightened times...

dacrza1, May 18, 2008
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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Market Cross Pub in Carlisle

A- pours a clear pale golden yellow. Traces of amber run throughout. Not too much head but a nice white lace rims around.

S- Citrus and sweet malts. hints of hops and alcohol.

T- defining lemon/citrus flavor. Malts catch the tail end of the flavor. I cant taste the malts as strong as i would have figured from the smell. Also an earthy type of flavor. Grass/wheaty.

M- moist and dry at the same time. Cleanses the mouth and palate though. Smooth and easy to drink. Crisp and refreshing.

D- easy to put one of these down. Not a bad flavor and it is crisp.

Dodo2step, May 08, 2008
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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a pale gold-straw color with a slight micro-bubbly white head.

S: The nose was very light with trace hints of citrus, pine, and malt sweetness.

T: For flavor there was light fresh grains, and some grassiness for hopping. Flavor was moderate at best and pretty bland overall.

M: crisp with moderate carbonation but thin and watery.

D: average drinkability, overall a bland tasting pale with very little hop appeal. Why bother with so many other better examples out there.

beerthulhu, Apr 29, 2008
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Pocono Pale Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
79 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.