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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

261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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heff316

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-14-2012 01:51:07 | More by heff316
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Fermenticusrex

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-03-2012 01:23:33 | More by Fermenticusrex
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-02-2012 23:01:42 | More by whartontallboy
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent copper toned orange with a pure white head and decent lace coating the glass. The nose is extremely hoppy and sweet with a strong resigny oil hop presence. There is a very light malt in there but the hops are strong behind with notes of citric orange. The taste has a more assertive malt presence with a lightly toasted bread and pale malts. There is an assertive citric hop and strong bitterness to balance. Medium to full syrupy body and a lighter carbonation with a very clean finish. The beer is balanced, strong hop presence and very clean beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 15:08:48 | More by cpetrone84
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

12-09-2011 22:09:10 | More by PaBeerLover
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.73/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Serving type: can

12-08-2011 03:46:06 | More by rudzud
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tjbaretta

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-06-2011 22:21:03 | More by tjbaretta
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-05-2011 13:03:01 | More by ROGUE16
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-04-2011 02:14:05 | More by pavpav12
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-30-2011 20:19:28 | More by OneEyedJack
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-27-2011 00:58:13 | More by Exiled
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-25-2011 13:24:36 | More by nh2032
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz can, with code of "310 6/18/13" which I assume is a best buy date.

appears a very clear amber copper color, 1/4" off-white head. decent retention. the aroma is mostly cereal grains, mild earthy hops. the taste is a good balance of slightly sweet malt and very mild herbal hops. medium body, higher carbonation, appropriate for the style.

overall - easy drinking, but even for a pale ale, could have more hops for an American Style.

Serving type: can

11-23-2011 23:45:44 | More by jmdrpi
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-22-2011 01:41:32 | More by VikeMan
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Amalak

New York

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-21-2011 01:10:14 | More by Amalak
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-15-2011 19:35:45 | More by richbrew
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-14-2011 17:52:16 | More by Jspriest
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GreenGoblinCC

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great Pale Ale in a Can, right up there with 21st Amendment and Oskar Blues! Nice bitterness following each sip. Versatile beer that goes great with nearly any food or occasion. Enjoyed thoroughly! Will definitely pick up more Phoenix and IPA Route 113!

Serving type: can

10-27-2011 02:34:23 | More by GreenGoblinCC
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Ralphs66

New York

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A straight up APA. Love the fact that it came out of a mixed "Cantastic" 12 pack from Sly Fox (on sale for $10 bucks, no less).
Great beach and pool beer, not only because it's a very decent brew; but the cans make it socially acceptable. Pours a nice amber color with minimal head. Good mix of sweetness and bitter on the nose and palate. I find it a tad too sweet, but completely satisfactory. The best of the three offerings in the 12 pack IMO.

Serving type: can

08-17-2011 12:08:06 | More by Ralphs66
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in the Refreshing Summer BIF. Thanks man.

Poured into a shaker pint. Very nice clear amber color. The head however is not so great. Neither is the lacing. It was poured hard to get a decent white head but it dissapated to a film. Very little lacing.

Aroma isn't much as well. I like to smell a bit of hops in my pale. It's pretty much just has a bit of caramel malt aroma.

Taste is solid. Nice pale malt taste. But of caramel malt for the color and flavor. Nice slight hop flavor and a nice refreshing hop bite.

Mouthfeel is smooth and refreshing. Good lawn mower beer.

Overall a solid pale. But it could use work on appearance and aroma.

Serving type: can

06-10-2011 02:58:47 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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sunkistxsudafed

New Mexico

4.55/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

brewed lower than what the profile says at 5.1%. got this in a trade from Exiled.

A- pale yellow to amber, typical APA coloring and head.

S- pine, citrus, and mellow hop bitterness. the nose is tangy enough to keep you interested but mellow enough where you know this will be a session beer.

T- one of the best tasting examples of an APA i've had! this is exactly what i'm looking for in an APA (which i feel should always be a session brew). Mild hop bitterness, same citrus and pine notes from the nose with a refreshing polish.

M- perfect level of carbonation and thickness for the style and flavors.

O- this is a great session beer. one that can be enjoyed on a hot summer day, at a bbq, and with a hearty meal. with such a low abv, this beer could easily be drank all day long.

Serving type: can

05-07-2011 23:00:36 | More by sunkistxsudafed
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pale ale pours out as a light amber color with a white head that settles quickly. The aroma is grainy and malty, not overly hoppy. The flavors are mild, that seems to be common in most of Sly Fox's releases. The taste is a little grainy and has some hops in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is watey and not very complex at all. There are better pale ales out there in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2011 01:53:38 | More by Knapp85
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can poured into a glass this beer shows off a clear amber color. During the pour about a half inch of white foamy head was produced fading to a surface smudge inside a foamy ring. Good lacing through out.
I can smell some fruity hops and a mild malt backbone.
Taste is of mildly toasted malts with just some hop bitterness. Hop flavor itself is very light grassy and citrus.
Mildly dry and bitter aftertaste, balanced flavor but weaker flavor. Leans to be a bit watery.
An average dependable good quality chugger.
Perfect for throwing some shoes during the 4th

Serving type: can

02-13-2011 18:58:21 | More by micromaniac129
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TangTKE402

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured amber/brown in color from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. A nice 2-finger head with some froth that persisted. Some lacing, but nothing to write home about.

S: Smells like a lager: notes of caramel malt and sweet corn are present on the nose.

T: Thin flavor profile with caramel malts being the dominating flavor with earthy notes, leather and moss appearing in the background. The aftertaste is fairly bright with some maltiness drawing you back in, but overall the flavor is not what one would expect from a pale ale: virtually zero hop character.

M: The mouthfeel is average at best. In the mouth it lack substance, and the swallow leaves you with a dank feeling in your mouth, like a basement. On a positive note, the feeling that is there in the mouth is bright and clean, but it's nothing powerful.

D: The drinkability is high in this, as it has a fairly middle-of-the-road character, but enough flavor to entice you back for more. It's mostly bright and inviting, and not too sweet.

Serving type: can

01-31-2011 03:08:01 | More by TangTKE402
Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.