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Endless Summer Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SierraGS on 12-09-2008)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +26.9%

I had a mis-start with The CANQuest (TM) as I wanted to jump back into it in earnest and then mid-marking period grades came due and I had to figure out who was going on the Potential Senior Failure List, which trumped all, sadly.

It is a long weekend, I have no plans and I am emptying the CAN backlog, so if such news is of interest to you, please stand by.

From the CAN: "We strive to honor personal craftsmanship. Our handcrafted beer is made in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness. Brewed and [CAN]ned by old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Endless Summer Ale is a light-bodied, low-hopped, pale golden ale, with some wheat and lightly toasted malts to round out the flavor."; "Forging better beer".

The Crack & Glug came off without any setbacks, but the fizzy finger of bone-white head showed no interest in hanging around and disappeared like the dodo. Color was a VERY pale yellow with NE-quality clarity. I CAN understand the comparisons to Bud when a beer is this pale. Nose was interesting with a lemony tartness backed up by bite that wheat CAN impart. Mouthfeel was very soft, almost like it was from a cask and the taste was nothing like Budweiser. Sorry. Instead, it had a light-lemon citrusiness along with a wheat tang. This is going to be phenomenal over the course of the upcoming summer. Finish was slightly dry and very satisfying. Another win for the home (state) team!

05-27-2012 16:22:16 | More by woodychandler
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

08-18-2013 12:45:17 | More by InspectorBob
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +15.5%

Draft offering at Old Forge. The brew appears a pale straw yellow color with a fizzy white cap. As the cap fades, it leaves a webby lace pattern sticking to the glass.

The aroma is fruity with a hint of grass. A pleasant clean noble hop character is evident but not dominating, it provides a pleasant nuance.

The taste is crisp with that noble hop flavor making itself evident just like in the aromatics. It produces a minor grassy to earthy bitterness.

This brew is crisp with a snappy level of carbonation. It is light bodied and downright poundable. This isnt something I would get thirsty for all the time but it would make for an awesome yardwork brew or a stepping stone brew for people looking to make the transition from macro.

08-08-2012 13:11:59 | More by stakem
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.46/5  rDev +7.1%

A: A glass consuming pearl white head is a four fingers deep upon the pour, soapy, porous, with a good rate of retention. Soapy lashes adore the glass for lacing. Within a strong, and steady rise of carbonation. Lemon peel coloring.

S: Light aroma of musky hay, and dry grains.

T: Sweet oranges, sweetly toasted grains, lemonade and lime. There is some fruitiness, sweet canned pears and honey dew. There is a nice grain base, dry, hay, sweet like, with some wheat crackers and a bit of wet citrus and straw coming on the finish. Decent sharp flavor aspect.

M: Good vibrations of dancing carbonation on the tongue. Light bodied.

O: Overall easy drinking, summer treat, sweet and lemony gentle dry grain finish.

04-30-2013 00:49:23 | More by beerthulhu
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-16-2014 04:02:04 | More by Kelp
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +23.8%

07-27-2014 13:58:31 | More by wrightst
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beertunes

Washington

3.38/5  rDev +4.6%

Thanks to woodychandler for this one. Poured into 9oz Pilsener glass. Poured a lightly hazy golden yellow color with just a thin cap of white head that quickly dissipated. The beer had very carbonation and nice bubbles floated up throughout the life of the beer.

The aroma featured nice malt and wheat upfront, some tangy yeast throughout and just a slight hop zing in the background. The flavors were pretty well the same, with the addition of a nice tartness that gave a nice counterpoint to the grains.

The body was smooth and crisp. Drinkability was very good, the 16oz can was gone far too quickly. Overall, a nice brew. A decent take on the style. Worth trying if you see it.

08-12-2012 20:33:57 | More by beertunes
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +9.3%

A thank you to woodychandler for as he cantinues to provide me with canned beers. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malt, wheat. Taste is crisp, wheat, some malts and lemon, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking summertime beer.

06-12-2012 21:16:01 | More by tone77
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rfgetz

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

06-02-2014 13:22:38 | More by rfgetz
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

2.53/5  rDev -21.7%

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a light golden color with a big white head. Tons of bubbles are seen flowing up from the bottle of the glass while the head fades quite rapidly to leave only a very light level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is heavy of some toasted malt and a grainy wheat smell. With these aromas are some bready notes mixed with a light caramel sweetness and lemon citrus hop smell.

Taste – The taste starts with a bready and grainy wheat base. As the taste advances it gets more tart with some lemon and also starts to become somewhat off as some stale wheat hits the mouth. Toward the end the taste, the flavors sour more with floral and more citrus hop coming to the tongue and when combined with a somewhat cardboardy taste, it all leaves a rather unpleasant taste to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner to medium side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Fairly good for the style and makes it more drinkable.

Overall – The feel, aroma and look are all fairly nice, but the taste is just off pretty much from the start. Not a beer I would recommend.

02-01-2013 01:31:31 | More by Darkmagus82
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +17.6%

On tap at Old Forge on 12/26/08.

A - Clear golden body with a slight haze and lots of active carbonation. Thin patchy white head retained fairly well and left a good bit of lacing.

S - Subtle nose with scant traces of lemon zest, some grassy hops and a faint biscuity malt character.

T - This ale is similar to a pilsner in flavor, with a grassy hop profile, biscuity malt backbone and a touch of lemon.

M - Medium body with vigorous carbonation and oily texture. Finishes with a crisp hop bite and moderate dryness on the palate.

D - This ale was quite a bit hoppier than I expected, and seemed to drink more like a pilsner than an ale. This was my favorite of their initial line-up.

12-27-2008 17:11:48 | More by ffejherb
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

05-01-2012 01:23:04 | More by deapokid
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +18.6%

A-Bright, slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white ring that left minimal lace.

S-Light toasted biscuit malt with a touch of lemon zest zing. All in all quite light.

T-Acidic biscuit with a surprisingly strong ending bitterness. A lemon like zing at the end. A fairly impressive flavourful brew for being so light.

M-Light bodied with a nice lingeing bitterness from the hops and lemon zest zing.

D-Better than expected. An easy drinking "light" pounder. This one will go down well come summertime.

01-01-2009 07:57:07 | More by Deuane
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

01-16-2013 23:22:08 | More by IdrinkGas
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-20-2012 14:08:11 | More by mdillon86
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-10-2012 15:23:52 | More by JohnK17
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2013 00:56:57 | More by whatname
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +23.8%

on tap at the brewpub.

A-Pours a hazy golden, with a nice white head and spotty lacing.

S-Nice. Biscuit malt with some lemon and grassy hop notes.

T-Bits of lemon blend nicely with a bready malt graininess.

M-Light bodied and refreshing.

D-A very nice summer beer.

HV

08-04-2009 16:48:25 | More by sholland119
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-04-2013 12:04:59 | More by micromaniac129
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours straw with 3 fingers of white head that dissipates slowly. Extremely low carbonation and excellent clarity.

N: Has a really weak nose. I can only sense a little lemony citrus.

T: Lemony wheat and pilsner malts.

M: Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: Crisp, refreshing and mild. The flavors are very weak. This would make a great substitute for water.

02-06-2012 14:17:05 | More by justintcoons
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

02-06-2013 19:12:29 | More by JeffTheJuice
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

05-07-2012 00:38:07 | More by TimoP
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

03-24-2012 16:46:25 | More by bacher468
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-30-2014 15:20:58 | More by erialbill
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-26-2013 15:17:28 | More by calcnerd
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Endless Summer Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.