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Trademark Pale Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-24-2003)
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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful golden color with a thin head. True to the specs on the label, a sweet, floral aroma which is quite pleasant, some hops also detected on the nose. Initial taste is hoppy, to be expected, some citrus and fruity notes, grapefruit in the background. A nice body and rather easy drinking, but kind of overpowering on the hops for an APA, was hoping to enjoy more of the fruity flavors. Hop heads only on this one, but not a bad beverage.

GeoffRizzo, May 12, 2003
Photo of Tballz420
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Comes out looking alright. Golden in color, not much of a white head. Smells like some floral jazz is going on in there. It tastes pretty good. A bit of hops mixed in with some sort of flowery type taste. Not the best pale ale on the market, not the worst either. If you run into it could be worth your time to try her out.

Tballz420, Apr 24, 2003
Photo of TXHops
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malts: Two Row Pale, Munich, Caramel
Hops: Perle, Wilamette, Bramling, Fuggle, Czech Saaz
IBU’s: 40
ABV: 5.7%
ABW: 4.56%


Having had a couple of unimpressed experiences with Breckenridge’s Avalanche, I’ve been a bit wary about buying the Pale Ale much lately. However a good sale at Central Market convinced me to give the beer another whirl. Unlike last time I drank any Breckenridge beers, the website is up now and actually has some useful info about the beer. Look at that mélange of hops!!!

The beer is a bright, brilliant, deep gold in color, looking more like a well-boiled Pils or Helles than an APA. The glass smells of pale malt and non-distinct hops, though the Saaz come through a little, lending a slight tartness to the nose. A crisp, crisp body and a fruity-juicy, then hoppy middle lead to a Saazy, firm bitterness in the finish. The Saaz bitterness, really, really lingers, reminding me of Czech Pils, though with a touch of fruity diacetyl.

It’s interesting, because when I set out to review this beer, I really had a mind set that I wouldn’t like it. Instead, I found the odd hopping and the resulting flavors, which lingered between Pils and Best Bitter, to be intriguing. Not great, but definitely worth a second look. I’m glad I decided to try this one again.

TXHops, Apr 10, 2003
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber tinted gold with a touch of haze. the head is thick and bubbly with a faint hint of tan as well. The head collapses slowly getting a shape similar to large hole Swiss cheese. Excellent aromatic hops float up from the head with a distinctive fruity malt undertone. Pavlovian affect is kicking in. Very hoppy taste as expected with an American craft/micro brew. Bitter aftertaste. The malt is definitely there as well with a nice fruity taste that is overwhelmed by the hops. So Hop heads rejoice. Almost reminds of a barley wine with out the body. Kind of like a light barley wine more than a pale ale of even more accurately an ESB with out the body. Still a very drinkable beer though I would recommend more time in the casks before bottling.

AtrumAnimus, Feb 16, 2003
Photo of Morris729
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a creamy and sticky white head that dissipates into lots of nice lace. Very floral aroma with notes of cedar and pine. Hop oils express themselves in the initial taste and then give way to a mild maltiness. Medium-bodied and crisp in the mouth. All in all, a very nice pale ale.

Morris729, Nov 27, 2002
Photo of BeerAngel
3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed golden/orange with a modest white head that leaves a nice lace down the glass. The smell of evergreen, hops, and slight caramel are present. A very crisp hoppy brew with a citrusy twang with plenty of hops and a trace of pine. This simple brew has a light to medium body that finishes slightly dry and is plenty drinkable. Nothing to "Wow" about, but not bad. Cheers!

BeerAngel, Nov 03, 2002
Photo of zerk
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy Amber / Gold with a white foam. Settles to around 1/8 inch lace, and leaves rings around the glass as you drink it. Pine and floral hops aroma. Flavor begins with grainy taste, and becomes more hoppy. As with the nose, flavor becomes slightly piney. Carbonation is low to medium, and has a medium mouthfeel.

Not a terribly distincitve Pale Ale, but nothing to find fault with. A very easy drinking, refreshing beer.

zerk, Aug 29, 2002
Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This American pale ale has a nice clear golden color and deep floral aroma. The light, but definitely noticeable bitterness compliments a balanced malt profile and spicy/floral hop flavor. A nice medium body and light grassy finish create a soothing tasty brew.

beernut7, Aug 28, 2002
Photo of Dogbrick
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This had a nice spicy aroma and had a consistently good aftertaste, although somewhat "white-bread" overall impression. There are more distinctive pale ales out there.

Dogbrick, Jul 08, 2002
Photo of marc77
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow hue w/ a bit of haze. The thin head never quits and does leave a lace down the glass. Looks like an everyday pale ale w/ a persistant head. The aroma, however, is quite enjoyable. The very pungent, assertive, grassy and floral Kent Goldings nose indicates dry hopping. As the volatile hop oils dissipate, mild bready and biscuit malt flavors emerge. Yeast esters are virtually nonexistant. Medium bodied for a pale. There's a nice balance of hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness. Hop flavor is quite floral, but unexpectedly mild considering the pungent hop nose. Finishes with a clean hop bitterness and perhaps just a touch of butterscotch. Not a particularly complex pale, just an all around drinkable brew. The pungent Kent Goldings hop nose is the most memorable aspect of this beer.

marc77, Apr 23, 2002
Photo of ZAP
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

over the course of three years my knowledge of pales as improved and this really isn't bad at all..very light...easy drinking but tasty..good juicy hoppiness...balanced thoughNice citrus hop nose..I could kick back more than a few of these easily...light golden color...pretty clear...


12-21-01 My second experience with breckenridge. This is a decent pale ale..better than Sam Adams....More flavor...hops are touted as floral on the label but I get more of an oily husky hop bite...this tastes more like I thought pale ales were supposed to taste like. Not a spectacular beer by any means but an above average pale ale.

ZAP, Dec 22, 2001
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Trademark Pale Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.