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Truly Honest Ale - Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Truly Honest Ale
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-10-2008)
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Photo of pvsob
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%

A- Pours a deep amber/reddish orange color with a two-finger (off-white) head that slowly fades. Has great lacing.

S- A nice combination of toasty/doughy malts mixed with grapefruit, pine, tangerines, and orange marmalade.

T- Starts off with a sweet malt flavor then transitions into a bitter hoppy finish.

M- Medium with good carbonation. Flavors really coat your tongue.

D- A really good Amber that is well balanced and highly drinkable. Keep up the good work Roy Pitz.

pvsob, Dec 17, 2008
Photo of JMohl3
4/5  rDev +12.7%

JMohl3, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of ncworster
4/5  rDev +12.7%

ncworster, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Deuane
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%

A-Deep copper with a thin light tan head that reduced to a thin film and left decent lace.

S-Light roast, a bit of caramel and a light spicy citrus hop kick.

T-Fruity/spicy hop bite with a pleasant semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a fair amount of dryness. A sublte hint of apple/pear in the background, took me more than a pint to pin it down! All in all quite nice.

M-Medium body, fairly crisp and quite smooth. A good amount of lingering bitterness.

D-Quite good, since I wasn't expecting much from this one. I found this brew to be similar to Troeg's Hopback which is certainly not a bad thing! This is a pleasant, easy to drink well made beer. The ABV is a bit high to make it a true session beer but I could put down a few pints of this without complaint! A nice, go to beer. The type a beer geek can enjoy and share with Dad (like I did) or folks that "aren't really into beer."

Deuane, Dec 24, 2008
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

LXIXME, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Lanstrum, May 29, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Pours a deep amber clouded off white light tan head, with light scattered lacing dwindling. Aroma has a caramel malt base with some mild roasted nuts and herbal hops to balance it out. Flavor wise this was a mild malted tones an even keeled balanced sweetness with hints of earthy and pine cone hops in the background. Mouthfeel is even bodied with easygoing carbonation, overall I felt this one was easy to drain but nothing too complex or outside of the norm.

WVbeergeek, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rfgetz, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

cyber_phoenix, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Knapp85, May 02, 2014
Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ZEB89, May 04, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Budinetz, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%

First had: on cask at Yards Brewing Co., Philly, PA, at their 5th Annual Real Ale Fest 2012

Decent brew. Amber-copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of grains, bready malts, floral hops. Basic taste that followed the aroma well: biscuity malts, caramel, decently balanced with floral hops, for a slightly bitter, dry finish. A bit stale, but not too bad. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium, a bit thin, but decently drinkable and generally unoffensive.

Rifugium, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

Had this on 2010-05-15 at the Mt Hope Brewfest in PA (from tasting notes)

A - Amber leaning towards red. White head

S - Grain, mild and sweet citrus. A little hop floral.

T - Biscuit, caramel, apple, grapefruit. Moderately bitter, which continues into the drying aftertaste.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Better than average amber ale but not remarkable. Drinks pretty easy.

Tucquan, Jan 03, 2011
Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle #32

A: Poured from an impressive looking 1L bottle w/ a swing cap on it into a couple of pint glasses. Quite hazy, chestnut brown in color. Forms a big bubbled foamy head that reduces down to a rocky surface coating. Some lacing.

S: Predominantly an earthy/woody character with some bread, caramel malt and yeasty esters.

T: Strong flavor of caramel malt and diacetyl. A mild bitterness. Finishes with earthy malts. Virtually no hop character.

M: Medium in body with a solid malt feel to it. Appropriate carbonation.

D: A drinkable beer, but way too much caramel malt for my likings.

Florida9, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of chrishensley
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

chrishensley, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of taylor714914
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%

A- A nice reddish amber pour with a finger of tight off white head which stays around for quite a while.

S- Light Malts, some citrus fruits, a hint of sweetness....maybe cane sugar, and hops.

T- A little malt up front, but quickly turns hoppy. Citrus and a bit of pine, with loads of hoppy flavor. Finish was dry and slightly bitter from the hops.

M- Coated the mouth quite well, but was a bit over carbonated

D- An OK amber, but simply didn't feel balanced enough for me.

taylor714914, Jan 15, 2009
Truly Honest Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.