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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: 276
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

MerkurKing16, May 01, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%

Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows soft fruity notes, grassy hints and spicy hops, alongside copious amounts of sweet crystal malt.
Similar fruity and floral flavours, followed by soft caramel and a bold sharp bitterness.
Body feels a little too thick and syrupy.

CrazyDavros, Apr 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.4/5  rDev +17.6%

Received from Dino in our most recent trade! Poured from can to pint glass the beer arrives a murky ruby mahogany with a nice 2 finger white head, nice retention though not a lot of lacing. A nice crisp fruity nose with citrus, pear, apples and dark fruit character. Unique and nice. Mild caramel malt hint. The flavor is very much the same. The hops provide a nice fruity character as found in the nose with again a nice base caramel. Finishes crisp with a lingering mild bitter fruity sweetness. Lighter end of medium bodied. Overall, this is really enjoyable. Would gladly reach for another if I could!

hopfacebrew, Apr 17, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Pours a clear gold color thin white head.

Unique flavor off the bat, I can imagine this would go well with asian cuisine. Sweet teryiaki noodle like taste up front, no lie. Its bizarre. Floral hop bouquet, full body, crisp clean finish. One of the most floral ale I've ever had, very perfumes. Flavor is mostly on the front end of the tongue, back end is extremely clean. Like no bite, no lingering sweet, just a finished sip. Slight butteriness, some biscuit comes through as the beer warms. Bitterness is there and builds but extremely slowly. That Thai corn noodle taste remains though, extremely unique. I like it. Flavors are well blended and go together somehow in some odd way

jtierney89, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

vicsju1991, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of atr2605
3.33/5  rDev -11%

A-pours a orange amber color with a slightly white head with pretty good retention
S-grassy/pine hop aroma mixed with malty sweetness
T-Equal malt and piney hop flavor up front that leads into a more malt dominate flavor and finishes with a bit of citrus, finishes a bit dry and bready
M-medium bodied
O-pretty decent pale ale. very drinkable and wouldn't hesitate to try again

atr2605, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

augie, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

katesoup9, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

anoctopus, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

gafferjohn, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ithinkimasofa, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

djrn2, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

bkbergen, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

heff316, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Fermenticusrex, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

cpetrone84, Dec 13, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33.7%

PaBeerLover, Dec 09, 2011
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2.73/5  rDev -27%

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
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4/5  rDev +7%

tjbaretta, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

pavpav12, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%

OneEyedJack, Nov 30, 2011
Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.