Stegmaier Pale Ale - Lion Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tchenery:
3.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Beer pours with a bubbly white head and high carbonation from the looks of it. It's a straw yellow color and very bright. It looks like it's an unfiltered though, so don't pour it all.
It smells a bit hoppier than I would have guessed. They're nice citrus aroma hops in it that dominate the smell. Very orange-y.
Taste is pretty straighforward and a continuation of the smell. It has a bit of a lingering aftertaste that's strange but it's not bad.
Mouthfeel is a little slick and chewy. Very full flavored.
Overall, excellent price point beer. This is probably the best beer for it's price you'll find in my opinion.
05-09-2011 21:31:47 | More by tchenery
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3.6/5 rDev +10.1%
Poured a dull orange infused lighter golden with a thinner white head that left broken globs of lace as it settled into a frothy mass.Mild floral and citric hops in the nose,a sweetish caramel biscuit element comes thru as well,both are quite light.Flavors are light citric hops mixed with a sweeter biscuit dough malt base,there is a nice crispness in the finish.Not a bad pale ale,its a bit subdued but its got decent flavors.
09-18-2010 23:41:00 | More by oberon
4.1/5 rDev +25.4%
This is actually a nice pale ale, bright copper hue with a fine bubbled off white head flows nicely with carbonation. Lacing sticks evenly throughout each sip. Aroma has a nice pale malt sweetness with a mild citrus character going on. Flavor is a nice semi bitter well balanced pale ale with semi sweet bready malts and earthy/citrus/piney hop tones. Mouthfeel light bodied even carbonation nice brisk bitterness lingers with each sip. Overall a decent quality drinking pale ale, that I will opt to buy if I see it fresh.
05-19-2011 23:07:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.55/5 rDev +8.6%
Picked up a Stegmaier variety case while in the Scranton area. This clear amber beer had a short white head. This is sort of an old-school craft pale ale. It's very drinkable and has a smoothed over hop character, there's nothing crisp or sharply biting. There's a moderate grapefruit character with a bit dry, bready grains. It's nothing too special, but I enjoyed it.
07-06-2010 00:38:13 | More by tempest
3.73/5 rDev +14.1%
This Pale Ale pours a golden, lager-looking body, albeit coupled with an extremely fluffy-white head. It smells of tangerine zest, with a floral element, and a hint of a soapy/chalky character.
The taste is, of course, hoppy, with the hops tasting pretty dry, and sort of to the point. The orange zest in the smell does come out a little in the taste, striking with a hint of citrusy flavors from the hops. The taste is ultimately mildly dry with a moderate astringency, so balanced for the purpose of imbibing several sessions.
If you are a fan of pale ale's that offer a somewhat dry, less pretentious or showy version of the style, this one might be for you.
06-09-2010 00:59:31 | More by DerekP
3.63/5 rDev +11%
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear golden copper, with a finger of frothy bright-white head. This sticks around with a ¼ finger of rich foam, which leaves some good looking robust lacing behind. The aroma is hoppy with grassy accents, bright citric flavors, and some peppery smelling spice. Some grainy malt sweetness pulls up the back of the nose.
The taste is bitter up front across the tongue with fruit and citrus rind. Some lightly toasted malts splash the back of the palate with a decent balancing sweetness. This finishes dry and earthy feeling, with some lingering notes of rind and spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with some carbonation that is a little soft and bubblier up front before getting more sharp and assertive feeling as you near the swallow. This is maybe a little light feeling but it retains enough a presence to stay mostly crisp in the mouth.
While maybe a step down from their solid IPA offering, this was still a decent take on an APA. Maybe not the most hop forward one I've ever had, but what was there was fresh and well balanced and this retained a smooth and easy drinkbility about it. I'd have another.
09-15-2010 19:31:20 | More by Kegatron
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
A drinkable APA, has an overall good flavor, noticeable hops and malts, a bit of a piney finish. If you are looking for a nice bitter pale ale this will fill the bill. I can drink it no complaints, but its not a taste that will have me hopping in the car to go pick up more.
07-30-2010 01:40:49 | More by hdofu
3.2/5 rDev -2.1%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mostly of hops, a touch of citrus. Taste is also a bit on the hoppy side, some malts and citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this is a good quality beer.
07-07-2010 13:55:39 | More by tone77
3.4/5 rDev +4%
Pale copper with a big foamy eggshell cap that leaves scraps of lace on the glass. Citrusy hop notes and untoasted grain in the aroma. Mild and hoppy with a pale malty backbone, not a bad session APA at all. Light bodied with sharp carbonation. An easy drinker and not a bad beer to have on hand for marathon drinking sessions.
03-10-2011 00:58:51 | More by biggred1
3.85/5 rDev +17.7%
Really surprised their isn't more reviews for this since it's readily available in a variety case.
A - Poured a basic yellow with an inch of fluffy white head. Not too impressive but still good.
S - Mostly grains and malts. Maybe a little bread and maybe a little citrus
T - Not off putting at all. Taste of mild grain and bread is pretty solid pale ale
M - Light and bitter but refreshing. Solid brew.
D - I seemed to like this one the least out of all the beers in the variety pack. It's a pretty solid brew. Decent
06-23-2010 19:51:49 | More by DrDemento456
2.33/5 rDev -28.7%
Let me start by saying I really like stegmaier porter. With that said I am not sure what this beer was but it was not a pale ale. Very watered down and was more like a funky tasting ale. I will stick to their porter at 23 dollars a case its a great buy.
06-29-2013 03:59:08 | More by yuenglingade
3.54/5 rDev +8.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and a touch of citrus.
T: The taste starts out with a quick burst of piney hops bitterness. Then some citrus and caramel sweetness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are better choices in the style.
06-26-2013 01:59:40 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.43/5 rDev +4.9%
Smells like real delicate floral hops and citrus. Tastes good enough. Carbonation makes it nice and crisp. Perhaps a little too much so that the carbonation takes a little away from other flavors. After the carbonation is done messing around, you get a nice little citrus twang followed by a slight bitter finish.
Not a bad beer. Nothing amazing, but I don't mind supporting the local economy when all I want is a beer.
03-31-2011 00:53:18 | More by Buggies
2.03/5 rDev -37.9%
Here is the big problem I have with this brew that was given to me. It's a Pale Ale? hello? wheres the hops? it's as if the brewer used cardboard and lawn mower shavings to brew this disaster of a beer. Although it is drinkable my standards are much higher then this sub-par wicked mess of a beer. Did the brewer guess what kind of beer he made? the only thing that resembles a Pale Ale with this brew is the label.
Bottom Line: Lets play a game, pin the tail on the brew type!
06-29-2013 03:41:56 | More by themind
3.1/5 rDev -5.2%
Frosty, tea-colored ale topped with about one finger of head that fades fast. The odor is reminiscent of sweet citrus and grapefruit rind. The flavor is a little mild- it's sweetened citrus rind and a bit of spice. This isn't one of Stegmaier's more noteworthy offerings, but it's still a decent brew.
03-06-2011 19:12:29 | More by keeganfrank
3.88/5 rDev +18.7%
part of the new steg variety pack..
poured from the bottle a bright translucent gold with nice thick head that dissipates quickly but clings the glass.
smell is a mild biscuity malt with feint dry hop undertone.
taste is toasted biscuity malt with a hint of caramely sweetness, followed by a nice clean crisp dry hop, with hints of citrus and pine, though very feint.
mouthfeel is just right, nothing hitting the mouth too strongly, nicely carbonated.
quite drinkable, though i think i favor the ipa and lager a bit more.
06-28-2010 00:49:13 | More by mvanaskie13
4/5 rDev +22.3%
The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt scent along with a floral hop nose. It's light and refreshing with a light to mild bitterness. The taste is good as well. It's light and easy drinking with a mild hop character and a solid pale malt base. It's simple, yet delicious. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good APA. Is it the best on the market? No, but it's a beer I'll drink again.
10-03-2010 20:03:02 | More by WesWes
Stegmaier Pale Ale from Lion Brewery, Inc.
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