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Hopsmith Pale Lager - Old Forge Brewing Company

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Hopsmith Pale LagerHopsmith Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Forge Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 03-27-2013)
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

08-05-2014 22:55:17 | More by DrBier
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

07-21-2014 22:37:50 | More by utahjoe
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2014 13:22:19 | More by Lance_Maguire
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is of malts, a surprising bit of hops, smooth and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a fine session beer.

07-15-2014 13:23:18 | More by tone77
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -18.4%

- consumed in a speigelau glass.

A: Very pale orange orange with a good clarity and heavy concentration of macro-bubbles. Bready, cream tinted head, short retention leaving a soapy ring lace calling card.

S: Fresh wet citrus and oranges, decent level at first, but quickly tampers off, leaving with a light bready toasted scent.

T: The flavor had a faint bit of soapy citrus, perhaps an isolated batch incident. Dry toastedness, bittering lime on the finish with an average rate of hopping per style. Leaves with a strange citrus and lemony twang.

M: Alkaline like feel for the mouthful, a bit of toasted starchiness, the body is light-medium with a low rate of carbonation.

O: Fairly unexciting lacks crispness. Overall a textbook 3.0 average beer, with average looks, average flavor and average drinkability that hardly entices more.

07-03-2014 00:21:38 | More by beerthulhu
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%

I first discovered this one at Garage in South Philly, but they will not sell CANs to go, so I had to wait until it surfaced at The Friendly Greek before I could add it to The CANQuest (TM). I am elated to be its first CAN reviewer, BTW!

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 CANned by Old Forge Brewing Company, Danville, PA."; "Forging Better Beer"; "Hopsmith Pale Lager is forged as a crisp, clean lager with the assertive hop profile of an IPA."

I was so excited upon hearing the the Crack! that I initiated an inverted Glug, but I quickly realized that was wrong-headed, since it came in a pint-sized CAN and I even had a tiny amount of overflow as the result. It settled into two fingers of dense, thick, eggshell-white head with good retention on yet another humid day on the approach to summer 2014. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-plus quality clarity. I could see into the future with this one, but I was distracted by the unholy trio of Midas, Mammon and Croesus, who suddenly appeared, all wanting a taste. Nose had a grassy, grapefruit quality and my mouth was watering like a spigot had just been energized. Mouthfeel was thin and light, as a lager should be, and the taste was absolutely grapefruit, but softer than what I am used to experiencing in an AIPA. This was a very pleasant beer, drinking down quickly, with a semi-dry finish that left the hops lingering in my mouth. CAN-tastic! I would definitely put some in your cooler this summer, if I were you.

06-19-2014 16:23:59 | More by woodychandler
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-17-2014 00:34:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Maryland

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-08-2013 00:37:11 | More by duceswild
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-21-2013 15:52:19 | More by JeffTheJuice
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-12-2013 15:18:21 | More by GeoffreyM
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-06-2013 17:57:34 | More by beerfinder
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

05-26-2013 21:43:57 | More by mdillon86
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

First had: on tap at Old Forge

An IPL being the IPA's lagery counterpart, if you couldn't figure it out. Poured a clearish yellow-gold color with a thin white head that retained as a ringlet; some lacing. Crisp citrusy hops in the nose, toasted grains. Taste was crisp and light, fresh citrusy hops, not too bitter, with a solid pale malts base. Put this beside an APA or IPA, and I'm sure a decent percentage of people won't be able to tell that it's actually a lager. Body was light-medium, and overall this was quite a nice brew.

03-27-2013 02:37:42 | More by Rifugium
Hopsmith Pale Lager from Old Forge Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.