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Phoenix Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale

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85
very good

269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A bold American Pale Ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts and hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. Copper in color, medium-bodied and spicy.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-13-2002)
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Reviews by proc:
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proc

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +12.5%

Craft beer in a can? Yeah, and this was my first one.

Pours out to a bright copper color in the glass with a decent-sized head. The aroma is that of grapefruit and pine and reminded me quite a bit of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on the nose. The taste is superb, with hops tingly the palate and a solid malt backbone. Finishes easy and begs for another one.

Again I say, "Craft beer in a can?"

And I repy with a resounding "YES!"

04-13-2006 00:13:07 | More by proc
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2014 18:08:53 | More by GameOfBeers
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Good to see another micro in a can and with sweet graphic design to boot. I pop the tab and pour into my pint glass producing a clear amber red brew with a creamy off white head that leaves some sticking lacing behind. Aromas are a mix of biscuity caramel malts alongside plenty of piney, citric resinous hop scents. A nice melding going on here.

First sip brings a nice caramel covered biscuity pale maltiness followed quickly by a nice dose of herbal, piney, citric hops. Somewhat earthy with a slight spiciness. Flows down toasty with a hit of well placed bitterness and finishes with a nice lingering hoppiness. Nice pale ale.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied and a bit creamy. Goes down quite easily. This is a tasty APA that would be great anywhere that bottles are not welcome. I could easily see a six pack disappearing over the course of a nice session. A solid, good brew overall. I look forward to drinking more from Sly Fox. Thanks to Fool Circle for this one.

05-14-2006 05:43:09 | More by orbitalr0x
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Thanks to DarkerTheBetter for this one of many from Sly Fox.
Another fine addition to the craft beer canning scene and welcomed with open arms.
Pours a brilliant, bright copper color...almost orange with the assistance of some natural light.
A full finger and a half of white head...fades fast, but leaves behind some thin lacing that covers the glass nicely.
Balanced aroma of fruity hops and malty sweetness...very clean with no off scents.
The taste is very good and much more about the malt than the hop, when compared to some of my favorite Pale Ales, but a refreshing, crisp and quaffable brew. Sweet up front, but finishes more bitter and dry.
Mouthfeel is above average in the stlye and the carbonation is perfect.
I would gladly pickup a case of this offering for constant rotation if given the opportunity. This is another fine canned brew.

08-12-2006 00:01:29 | More by warriorsoul
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a clear amber color with a white head. The aroma is orange citrus with some pine notes. The flavor is orange hops with a nice caramel malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nicely hopped American Pale Ale.

06-23-2010 02:24:36 | More by Mora2000
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-13-2014 16:59:28 | More by innominat
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

09-12-2012 15:15:29 | More by wattoclone
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-17-2011 02:26:14 | More by virinow
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dogfishandi

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

poured into a pint glass out of a can. pours a reddish copper amber color, with the tinyest bit of sediment. nice fluffy slightly off white head. pretty good head retention with just a little bit of lace.

in the aroma you get some grassy citrus hop with some slight biscuity, slight caramel malts. kind of a subdued aroma.

very well balanced flavor. biscuity bready and caramel malts combines with grassy, citrus, and pine hops. a nice level of bitterness. finishs piney grassy bitter.

light to almost medium body. such a smooth and refreshing mouthfeel. crisp and clean.

superior drinkability, i could pound these all night long. definatly one of the better pale ales out there, i would highly recommend this for a session beer. i had a couple of these the other day while working on a friends car. but they can go well in pretty much any situation. so much better out of the glass than the can though. i will be visiting this one again for sure.

04-17-2010 01:50:27 | More by dogfishandi
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

Beautiful color to it deep ruby caramel garnett, with a light khaki tan head forming thick. Fine speckled lacing forms unevenly but sticks around well. Aromatics offer up a nice pine and citrus combo with a bready caramel malt profile going on. Flavor is nice balanced between caramel drizzled dessert bread sweetness and reserved but bitter hop flavors including pince citrus and a mild tame earthiness. More hops in the finish of the flavor than the nose or the forefront of flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to lighter bodied drinking session APA, carbonation is soft and works well. I love the can presentation and this beer just arriving back into Pittsburgh has been so fresh and affordable for my craft brew budget.

04-08-2010 23:05:57 | More by WVbeergeek
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Zonian1

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

05-15-2014 00:52:59 | More by Zonian1
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pwoods

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

Thanks NJpadreFan for this extra

12oz. can poured into a pint. No dating.

A: Big 2 finger white head that's exploding with carbonation. Decent retention, eventually laying down to a nice fluff. Pours a perfectly clear amber. Little to no lacing.

S: Citrus hop notes on top of a crisp lager style malt base.

T/M: Nice hop twang right as you sip, full of grassy and lemon-y hops. Slightly sweet malt background evens it out. Bitterness is controlled at the beginning but pulls through for a dry, lingering finish. Body is nice and light with higher carbonation.

D: Tasty and easy to drink. If this was available in my area, I could definitely see myself picking up a 12pack of these for poker night.

11-14-2007 23:15:35 | More by pwoods
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johnyb

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

01-20-2013 13:23:52 | More by johnyb
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dashirey

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +10.1%

This has become my "on-hand" beer for the summer. I have taken it to the beach, phils game for tail-gating, or drink a couple in the evening. Thought I better review it before I drink all the ones I have.

A - Clear copper with some amber showing through too. Lots of lacing left behind from the 1+ finger of pillowy off-white head.

S - Floral hop and some sweetness at the very start then the smell seems to fade away to nearly nothing but a little metallic smell.

T - I am never dissappointed by this one. Overall mostly balanced a little leaning to the hops side. First hops, then the malt comes through a little, but ends on a nice bitter hop flavor. Don't get me wrong, by no means overpowering hops, but just right for the style.

M - Light-bodied. Carbonation makes it smooth and it ends clean.

D - This has become my goto beer. The low ABV but great taste keeps you coming back for more. You can swill a handful of these and enjoy an evening of whatever you want. If you have a chance to try go for it.

06-19-2008 17:52:19 | More by dashirey
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +12.5%

Just picked up a case of this and the Pikeland Pils at the BeerYard the other day. Very nice packaging, almost looks like a can of an energy that you could get away with drinking at work but I would not try that. The beer poured a nice dark gold color with a bit of a white head, fluffy. The smell is of strong floral hops with a bit of malty backbone in there. The taste is a very rich hoppy mix with malts that is very enjoyable. I can see these cans becoming very popular based on the very good beer inside and the great use of a can.

03-09-2006 03:14:28 | More by ggaughan
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -2.7%

Sly Fox- Phoenix Pale Ale

Appearance- Light copper orange with a giant foamy head.
Smell- Grapefruit/ orange rind with hints of pine. Sweet smelling.
Taste- Light on flavor, grapefruit with pine evenly blended.
Mouthfeel- Sweet up front but turning more bitter in the end.

Overall- Not bad, especially from a can! This or Dale's Pale Ale make great beers to have at a no bottle event!

***update 4/21/07***

Brought a 12 pack, in my kayak, along Lake Nockamixon. An excellent beer to drink in sunny 80' weather floating along on a lake!

10-31-2006 01:24:45 | More by NJpadreFan
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asabreed

New York

4.05/5  rDev +8%

12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper / amber hybrid with good carbonation and a creamy-looking off-white-copper-colored head, leaving sparse rings of foam.

Smell: A lot of good leafy and bitter citrus hops aromas that get stronger and more powerful as it warms.

Taste: Nice balance of the hoppiness, and there's a lot going on, with some quality malt and fruit esters, a bit of strawberry and apple. Finishes very dry and almost IPA-like in its bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and lighter-to-medium-bodied. Better than good.

Drinkability: All around sessionable and quality brew. I like the hoppiness of it, and it has more flavor than many domestics. I'll buy this again.

09-06-2009 20:17:23 | More by asabreed
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DanielChesh


4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-15-2012 14:57:23 | More by DanielChesh
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -23.2%

08-16-2014 18:39:28 | More by cfadams17
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

There is a slight haze, but the cask was not cellared properly! Deep amber in color with a bright white head that holds extremely well and leaves a very good lace. There's a nice, slightly citrusy, hoppy aroma that's subtly backed by a lightly sweet maltiness. The body is medium-light with a very soft, fine and bright carbonation. The mouthfeel is quite smooth. The flavor is very well balanced between the light crystal malt and a gentle hop flavor. It's solidly bitter but extremely well-balanced! A gentle hoppiness also follows into the finish. An excellent session beer even at 5.25%. Quite enjoyable! Well worth trying.

09-13-2002 20:33:30 | More by NeroFiddled
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2014 00:20:01 | More by let8it8grow
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +2.1%

Poured from a can after a chilly bike ride. It looks orange-red with a white head. That's certainly darker than I'd expect from a pale ale. This is really more of a hoppy red ale, but I digress.

At first, this reminds me of Dale's Pale Ale, but dialed back to a pale ale (not IPA like Dale's) IBU level. The flavor is rich with citrus rind, grapefruit, and pine. It's less juicy than Dale's, but still a darned tasty pale ale. Certainly worth trying.

10-31-2008 00:14:07 | More by tempest
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troegaarden

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33.3%

04-21-2013 01:59:34 | More by troegaarden
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-20-2013 22:25:35 | More by chim52chim
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

05-01-2014 23:20:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.