Phoenix Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company
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1.45/5 rDev -61.3%
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 didnt 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.
05-24-2007 19:18:16 | More by ArrogantB
2.73/5 rDev -27.2%
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.
12-08-2011 03:46:06 | More by rudzud
2.85/5 rDev -24%
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.
08-23-2010 14:37:29 | More by rfgetz
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
05-13-2010 01:44:26 | More by Ryan011235
3.03/5 rDev -19.2%
A- Dark amber color. Tan and orange with a ruby red hue. Big fluffy and foamy head.
S- Smell was very malty. I was not a fan of the nose on this one. There was a strange medicinal quality in the nose that I could not put my finger on at all. Something was off. Not sure if it was the cask.
T- Taste was very malty and bready. Surprised the hops were not as pronounced. I did not get much hop at all. Caramel was there as well. Tough beer to put down, not sure why.
M- Light bodied and slick. Oily.
D- Eh. Not feeling this one. I found it to be lacking complexity and flavors. I love Sly Fox but this is not one of my favorites.
09-16-2008 23:10:51 | More by DavidSeanNJ
Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.