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Lake Effect Pale Ale - Pearl Street Grill And Brewery

Lake Effect Pale Ale
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 12.57%


Brewed by:
Pearl Street Grill And Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-28-2003)
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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 17 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Cylinsier:
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

tap

Pours a clear amber gold with a white film for a head.

Smells of light biscuit malts and piney dry hops.

Pale biscuit malt flavor with a piney dry hop bitterness.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty descent ale with good flavor that goes down easy. Not the most memorable brew but certainly enjoyable and worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2014 20:05:21 | More by Cylinsier
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

01-25-2014 17:18:34 | More by RevCraig
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-04-2014 18:24:42 | More by dcbeers
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clemtig76

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-08-2013 15:04:08 | More by clemtig76
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theBIERlad

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-01-2013 01:30:15 | More by theBIERlad
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pharmer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

07-05-2013 22:13:55 | More by pharmer
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baileym


3/5  rDev -12.3%

01-06-2013 02:50:14 | More by baileym
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SCZ

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-05-2012 01:04:53 | More by SCZ
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-06-2012 01:53:00 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Jupitersample

New York

4/5  rDev +17%

06-10-2012 02:51:08 | More by Jupitersample
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vonnegut21

New York

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

05-03-2012 14:47:31 | More by vonnegut21
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +17%

02-13-2012 11:33:57 | More by spark3148857
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-29-2011 12:42:01 | More by billab914
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A lunchtime brew at Pearl Street, which came highly recommended to me the night before by a variety of Buffaloans (Buffaloians? Buffalites?).

Poured into a conical ale glass. Copper in colour, with a thin head and a touch of lacing.

Nose was good and malty, with a strong whiff of West coast hops and a bit of earthiness.

Decent pale ale, nice and flavorful, good balance of earthy and citrus hop tones. The finish is long and bitter, perhaps a touch too bitter. No matter, still quite enjoyable. Medium bodied, mild carbonation.

Nice little pale ale to go with my lunch. While not an examplar of the style, still a servicable and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2011 19:06:18 | More by JohnnyBarman
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dazdave

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Working in Buffalo and a little bored so I figured do some beer reviews of Pearl St Brewing. Got a pint of their Lake effect pale ale to go with my pizza. From trying almost all their beers they seem to specialize in hoppy beers. In a darkened bar the beer arrived with a quarter inch of head on a clear orangish amber beer. I didn't really get much hop smell. It seemed to be a more malty smell with other carmelly sweet off notes which is kInda weird considering how hoppy this beer is. Perhaps this is due to the lack of carbonation going on. Its not a flat beer just don't see any bubbles rising up from the bottom.
Definitely an interesting beer. It starts off with a big malty wave and transitions over to a pretty bitter beer. This is supposed to be a pale ale but is definitely closer to an ipa. So this beer is sweet towards the front of tongue and fairly bitter as it gets to the back of the mouth. The beer is very drinkable. I definitely would recommend to BAs to check it out while paasing through Buffalo.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 23:46:29 | More by dazdave
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the brewpub on tap. One of their standards, tingly carbonation but a decent bitterness, and but a drop of head on light grapefruit colour. Serviceable pale. Faint hop aroma.English East Kent Golding, Fuggle and Progress, so a melange of hops to keep it interesting and drinkable again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2009 02:03:56 | More by Sammy
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generallee

New York

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was served on tap in a pint glass from the Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

Appearance: The body has a deep golden/orange amber color with good clarity and some nice visible carbonation. The head was white in color, average in size and quick fading to a small ring of foam that left some spotty lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma brings nice citrusy hops over soft sweet caramel malty notes.

Taste/Mouth feel: The favor had a quick flash of sweet malt followed by decent burst of juicy citrusy hops. The finish brings nice hop bitterness that fades off quickly and cleanly. Its has a medium body with average to light carbonation and a smooth mellow texture.

Notes: Overall it was a nice simple Pale Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2009 14:49:43 | More by generallee
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

presented with a clear copper ale with a light creamy head that left slight lacing
smell was very slight malt
tastes is balanced hops are light and slightly pine
mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth, but the hops bite and finish nasty
drinkability suffered do to the nasty finish

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2009 04:48:56 | More by sliverX
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MrHassellYaHurd

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a copper-orange with about an inch of pure white head. Floral and spicy notes dominated my initial impression of the smell of this brew. Tasted spicy with a bitterness not unlike SNPA. Had a semi-thick mouthfeel, and was pretty drinkable, though only for a couple of pints.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2009 17:11:23 | More by MrHassellYaHurd
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice golden color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale and Carapils malt scent along with a mild hop aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a smooth pale malt flavor that is well balanced with an easy drinking hop taste. It goes down crisp and easy with a mild bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty standard APA. It's well balanced and quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2008 17:09:27 | More by WesWes
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almychristopher

New York

3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this beer poured an pale amber color with a nice white head that faded to nothing much like the other beers at this establishment. the aroma presents a bit of sweet malt character along with a bit of pine hop as well, in the flavor the malt becomes more evident and just finishes with a bit of hop bitterness. the medium body and good co2 make it a drinkable beer, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2008 17:46:50 | More by almychristopher
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Somewhat passable IPA, but not a whole deal of flavour to match the bitterness. Copper colour with a small white cap of a head. Straightforward aroma, some fruitiness, leafy and citrus hops and light sweet malts. Malts hit first in the flavour before being pushed aside by a generic bitterness, but pleasant bitterness. Medium light mouthfeel. Good drinkability, but a bit bland.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2008 20:00:06 | More by bobsy
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Gehrig

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first selection I tried on my visit to Pearl Street, this lays out two dense fingers of white froth on a cider-orange body with light ruby highlights. Its presentation is terrific, but the head dissipates too quickly. Nice citrusy hops confront the nose first, followed by moderate amounts of caramel malt. I wouldn't agree with the chalk board--that this is heavily hopped. There is ample hop presence, and the mouthfeel and texture are a bit better than the taste. I certainly detect grapefruit, orange and lemon peels, and they're nicely complimented with caramely malt. But it's not densely hopped. The balance is what they should advertise, not the inaccurate assessment of the hop level. Good, but not mind-blowing.

Nonetheless, this is quite tasty, a very good start to a good day of lunch and sampling. A fine and worthy ware from Pearl Street. Not in my top ten of favorite IPAs but better than some others, without question. Refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2008 17:57:16 | More by Gehrig
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Radar

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Mine was a beautiful ruby red, maybe darker than others are describing? It could have been the lighting. Nice thin head with mild lacing.

S: Hoppy pine and hay, with a bit of citrus. Nothing complex or strong, but not off-putting, either.

T: Starts with a sweet maltiness, then hits hard with the hops. Strong pine and bitter, sudsy citrus, mostly grapefruit. The same hoppy flavor carries all the way through the aftertaste, maybe a bit one-note, but I enjoyed the flavor enough that I didn't mind.

M: Just about right for an APA. Nice texture with a twinge of acidity.

D: The one sticking point for me. It was a bit overpowering with my meal, and I wouldn't make a session out of it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2008 19:53:23 | More by Radar
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours a light copper color with a white head about 2 inches that leaves quckly. Some nice malt smells an some citrusy smells as well with some nice ho hints.

It has a weird initial taste that I cannot describe but its nice. Some hints of fruit and nice hop bitterness traditional of a IPA.

Overall mouth feel good and pleasant although not much of a craft beer I feel like it was rushed

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2007 13:34:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Lake Effect Pale Ale from Pearl Street Grill And Brewery
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