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Phoenix Pale Ale - Sly Fox Brewing Company

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297 Ratings
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Ratings: 297
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 09-13-2002

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.
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Photo of nloyless
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jmarklan
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear golden, white head doesn't last long but leaves a nice ring of lacing.

Smells of sweet, fresh clementines, slight hop bitterness, and a bit perfumey.

Hops dominate the flavor much more than the aroma with earthy and herbal characteristics. There's a slight touch of citrus as well, and a very subtle grain undertone that gives a nice balance. Slight sourness in the finish is a bit unpleasant, but it's negligible.

Light bodied but very smooth and extremely refreshing. Very sessionable.

Overall: Not my favorite pale ale, but still pretty good.

Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of hlatimer266
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Peeves
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rickstar
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of TheHoppiest
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mug. Pours a slightly hazy off-amber color, with a 1/2" white fluffy head that reduces leaving moderate lacing.

Smell is mildly malty, with bits of toffee and hints of fleshy fruit. Has a soft malty taste, with a simple hop flavor and plenty of grass and floral flavors. Ends with a simple bitter bite. Had a medium mouthfeel, leaving a bit of tang on the tongue. A decent pale ale, but frankly not one of Sly Fox's best.

Photo of brutalist
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ddbullet2001
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml can. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Gold in color, chill haze. Resiny & subtle candy aroma. Caramel malts, slightly ripe fruit & grapefruit flavors rounded by involving bitterness. Smooth & malty palate. Medium body, medium carbonation. Oily texture. Dense butter-like & earthy bitter finish. Moderate IBU profile –just 40- balances malts so beer won´t become fat neither flat. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of rarbring
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear dark straw with a white head with little lacing but some curtains.

The smell is fruits, nuts and nettles.

The taste has some sweet honey pear notes, nut, grapes and pine resin.

<medium carbonation, a coarse texture, a good body with a dry finish.

A nice no fuss APA.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a light copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus and bitter hops with light caramelized malt base. Taste is a drinkable mix of medium citrus and bitter hops with a balanced caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good and easily drinkable though a further hop punch would have been even more enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Foulkamania
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light copper amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has light flavors of citrus and pine resin intermixed with notes of biscuit malts. A light amount of bitterness is also present, which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable. It seems to be a bit more flavorful compared to other beers in the style.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear amber/copper in color with some extremely light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: This beer has a moderate strength aroma with some light hints of caramel malts and quite a bit of pine and citrus hops.

T: The beer starts out with a bit of caramel malt sweetness but then the hop flavors become apparent. There are flavors of pine and citrus hops and a mild amount of lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a pretty enjoyable beer and one that I could easily have a few during a session. I find the combination of the pine and citrus hops with the mild amounts of bitterness quite refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of yergermeister
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 297 ratings.