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T-Rail Pale Ale - Old Forge Brewing Company

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T-Rail Pale AleT-Rail Pale Ale

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SierraGS on 12-09-2008)
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by FickleBeast:
Photo of FickleBeast
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into a nonic.

Pours a clear amber color with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a nice floral hoppiness to it.

First sip is a nice refreshing rush of hoppy flavor, with a moderately bitter bite on the back end. Balanced, but not sweet. A touch thin-bodied, maybe a little more malt body would have helped cut back on the bitter bite on the back end, but this is a minor complaint. Overall, a very solid APA.

This beer was absolutely perfect for tailgating prior to last weeks Eagles game. Flavorful, refreshing, and canned.

FickleBeast, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

TTripp725, Dec 28, 2013
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bigdipip, Jul 31, 2014
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TimoP, Jun 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

acurtis, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of quirkzoo
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericdixon for throwing this one in as an extra.

Pours an absolutely gorgeous bright amber with one finger of off white head. The aroma is classic APA. Lots of sweet caramel malts, accented with a touch of alcohol. Then a nice balanced hop profile, a little bit of citrus, pine and tropical fruit but nothing overpowering. Taste is more of the same with a good strong bitterness that cleanses the palate and leaves you ready for more. Mouthfeel is good, a little bit of body, but not so much that it overwhelms you. Overall this is a really solid APA, it is not going to blow your mind like some crazy double IPA, but it has all the right elements and is really nice to sip on this afternoon after doing some work out in the yard.

quirkzoo, Mar 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

wander4, Sep 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

zzombie, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ejwright02, Oct 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

whatname, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

let8it8grow, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kbuzz, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer provided by the legend of canned beers, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit on the hoppy side. Taste is piney hops, some malts, a good bit of bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
2.86/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Explosive macro-bubbly carbonation rages within a tangerine orange colored body that had a translucent nature to it. The head was small, bready textured, with a sandstone tint and a decent retention.

S: Bright fresh hops, tangerine oranges, sweetened grapefruit, and some fresh fruity notes of tropical juices.

T: Tart tangerine, the heavy handed carbonation really turns this into a fizzy mess in the mouth. Pine hops, a bit one dimensional when compared to the nose, very linear flavor, the malting is light bodied offering little support.

M: Seltzer like carbonation, fizzles and distracts in the mouthful turning to a frothy and washy mess on the hold. Light bodied, washy foam feels and tastes a little coarse, way overly carbonated.

O: Overall the overcarbonated aspect really kills this beer, not sure if this is a common thing or a bad batch run amok, judging from other reviewers it may have been just an anormality. The flavor is still one dimenionsal, the body is light making for an otherwise ordinary beer. Difuse the carbonation and its an average beer. It showed flashes of potential from the nose but fizzled out in the end.

beerthulhu, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brewpub.

A: The pale ale is a full copper color, a hue that is darker like a worn penny. A half a finger of head nicely blankets the ale but doesn't lace.

S: The nose is malty, caramel and biscuit specifically, with a crisp hoppy undertone. Citrus malts are present but not in abundance.

T: A well-balanced ale up front, both hops and malts are present. The malt side is bready with caramel and biscuit flavors. The color is a bit darker and the malts have a fuller taste that reflects the relative darkness. Hops are citrusy, hard to discern at first. As each sip evolves, the citrus flavors are more evident and coalesce at the end of the sip into a thick bitterness that lingers on the palate.

M: The mouthfeel is pleasant, a well-balanced pale ale that won't disappoint.

D: After the Inaugural Ale, this one felt heavier, limiting the drinkability. I like that it doesn't have a dull grainy taste to it.

akorsak, Dec 21, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Erock, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mdillon86, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

hoppymcgee, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

IdrinkGas, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

metter98, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

dreichus, Dec 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

ShanePB, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of devinoconnor
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this after running the River Towns Marathon in Danville, PA. Pours a amber copper color with a nice amount of head from the 16 oz can. Smell is malty and has a hint of caramel. Little bit of hops as well.

Taste is somewhat bitter for a pale ale, but it's pretty good. Some citrus from the hops give way to the malt base.

Overall, not bad not great. Decent beer and worth the try if you come across.

devinoconnor, May 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

crowsnest, Sep 03, 2013
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T-Rail Pale Ale from Old Forge Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.