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Phoenix Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of ArrogantB
1.45/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This one smells metallic and I am not saying that because it came from a can. It smells like minerals and dirt. The flavor is metallic and dry. I wonder if I got a bad can? The appearance sure is deceiving, it is a nice cloudy orange. It did seem to have a lot of carbonation, overflowing the can when I opened it (no I didn’t shake it). This is one of the worst tasting beers I have ever had. This is going right down the drain. I will give this one another chance if I can.

ArrogantB, May 24, 2007
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Gonzoillini, May 02, 2014
Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

aztraz, May 17, 2012
Photo of Jasonp79
2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Jasonp79, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Skier1984
2.52/5  rDev -32.6%

Skier1984, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of rudzud
2.73/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thanks to woodychandler for the trade! Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, clear copper/amber hue with a one finger creamy white head that faded quickly to leave a thin, white halo.

A - Aroma is well, average. Getting mostly sweet, carmel malts. There are some old hop bitterness on the end. Not the fresh hops I was looking for.

T - Again, like the nose this just isnt all that fresh tasting. Losts of sweet carmel malts, which is nice, but I like those piney, citrus hops in my APAs and this just doesnt deliver. Maybe it did at one point.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, a bit on the sweeter side but its not heavy or syrupy.

O - Overall, I find that this is just an average brew. It might have been nice fresh, but at this point it just doesnt do anything for me. Would give Sly Fox another chance though.

rudzud, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Zonian1
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Zonian1, May 15, 2014
Photo of Joelski
2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Joelski, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of rfgetz
2.85/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper color with plume of fizzy white head that disipates quickly leaving little lacing. Scent is of fresh cut grass with hints of dried hay. Taste is a muddled mess of the fresh and dried grass with only a faint kiss of white bread, pine and lemon. Lighter side of medium bodied, overly carbonated. Not what im looking for in a Pale Ale.

rfgetz, Aug 23, 2010
Photo of cfadams17
2.88/5  rDev -23%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Ryan011235
2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 5/10/10

Phoenix Pale Ale pours a moderately deep burnt amber, just enough so as to have a tobacco hue. The one & a half finger head is reduced to an even skim after several minutes, leaving the beginnings of nice lace (which is quite good after half the glass).

The aroma is quite malty; pale & crystal malts are in no short supply. Notes of yeasty bread, biscuit & caramel are present. The hops aren't super appreciable, just offering some earthy mustiness & faint citrus wisps buried in the back.

The hops are more apparent to taste, though they still seem a tad weak; rather low bitterness throughout (lower than I'd prefer, anyway). More pine than anything, it does have a modest citrus twinge. It also exhibits a tartness that doesn't really fit (possibly the citrus?). Caramel then swoops in tipping the balance in favor of the malts, though it shies from being too sweet. Toasted bread rounds it out.

Medium body with reasonably low carbonation; nothing to shocking here. The finish actually tends to be fairly dry, with a mild earthy bitterness lingering on the finish.

While I'm not overly impressed by Phoenix, it's easy enough to drink. Pikeland Pils would easily get my money over this but I reckon it would be a great choice for an "end of a long beer night but I want another one - something chill" sort of situation.

Ryan011235, May 13, 2010
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Steve_Oldrati, May 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

bret717, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

mtbdonn, Aug 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

dreichus, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

DoctorBob, Jul 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Yellolab2010, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Fermenticusrex, Jan 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

JayGlogovsky, Sep 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Mattias, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Peeves, Aug 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

gafferjohn, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Lehighace06, Mar 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

JoeMans, Oct 04, 2014
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Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.