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Trademark Pale Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-24-2003)
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2.9/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a conical pint glass at Breckenridge Barbecue in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of no cream, decent thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a clear textbook gold.

Sm: Caramel, toasted malt, and light hops. A light aroma.

T: Light hops, full clean expressive barley, and some boring malts. Nicely balanced and built, but with a problematic slightly metalic finish. It's kind of bland.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Thin and a bit undercarbonated. Pretty complementary of the flavours for what it is.

Dr: Very drinkable, but understated - like most Breckenridge beers I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.13/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the Blake St. Breckenridge location. Poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated almost completely after a minute or two. Minimal lacing. Aroma was of earthy notes, sweet malts and a touch of citrus. Tasted well-balanced with the same notes from the nose. A touch of caramel could also be found in the taste towards the finish.

Light-medium body with good carbonation. Drinkable but not too memorable...I wouldn't have more than one in a session.

Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Breckenridge Brewery, Blake St., Denver, CO

Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a moderate white head that sank to a thin layer after a minute or so. Pretty mild, leafy aroma, with some sweetness, which forebode a rather simple yet well-balanced ale. And indeed it was. Nutty, caramel sweetness, very mild, and hopped just enough to give a leafy, organic sensation without blasting you away. Still, overall a bit bland for me. Light-medium body, and fairly drinkable if you're not feeling too adventurous.

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3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single that I picked up while in Denver. 12 oz bottle of "Classic English Pale Ale, Brewed since 1989".
Golden yellow body was hazy, with a bright white head. Foam held up nicely, leaving some thin lace around the glass. The hoppy smell was grassy and floral, with a slightly sweet and bready malt base. In the flavor, all the same elements were present. Sweetish malt, a bit of caramel, a bit of nuttiness to finish. Leafy, grassy hop bitterness balances every thing out. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, smooth carbonation.
Nicely done session ale.

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3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice golden body with a sticky, white head.

S- Medium piney hop aroma with some faint malt undertone; kinda mild overall.

T- Nice balance of a malt backbone with some piney hops.

M- Medium body with a medium carbonation.

D- An easy-drinking beer for sure; not as intense as a lot of APAs, is more on the mellow and well-balanced side.

Photo of manahansf
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweet subtle aroma of hops flow from the clear golden brew. The balance is nice with the sweet maltyness slightly covered by fresh piney hop flavor. The balance continues throughout the taste and finishes smooth. Nice light body with moderate carbonation.

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2.95/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle. Review from notes.

A- Pours a hazy burnt orange copper color. After a hard pour I ended up with a little 1/2 finger white head that dies almost as quick as it shows up. Light lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- There is a light bitterness in the hops they use for the aroma. Mild sweet bready malts in the back end of the aroma. A light almost rotting fruit smell comes into play as well lingering around. The alcohol is noticable in this as well. Nothing too impressive but nothing that screams don't drink it.

T- This bottle has some oxidation to it. Hops come through in a nice light punch in the front end of this beer. Malts play more of a dominate role...didn't expect that. The fruity smell I picked up isn't really anywhere in the beer which was a nice sigh of relief. Nothing to impressive at all in the taste.

M- Medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good with the style. Rust and light sweet hops are what is left on the palate and in the aftertaste. Feels like I am sucking on a coin while this is in the mouth.

D- This is a alright beer. I would pick most things before getting this one again. The oxidation I know has a lot to do with it but I still have to think that many other beers would be better replacement for this pale ale.

Photo of becktone
4.18/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes 9-1-09

Eye: Lemon yellow with a bit of haziness. Head formation and retention are almost as bad as the Avalanche. This one at least got something though, even if it does resemble a dry rotted threadbare blanket. If the head were better it would be much more appealing.

Nose: Hops are very flowery, this is not cascade, and this has been dry hopped. Very grassy and floral. Maybe a noble type hop, or an english varity. Nice aroma altogether. Sweet malt background supports the hops.

Tongue: Nice malt here, not sweet and not grainy but a perfect mix of both. Kinda bready but not so much so. Even after the first sip I can tell that this is a very nice beer that although might not be all that complex is very good and will be one to come back to. This is a nicely balanced beer, hops aren't too forward and they nicely balance the malt, I mean this thing is balanced. Neither character overtakes the other. Just a good beer. Even though its an EPA it don't have the diacetyl that is (or that I've come to associate with the style...whether it be true or not... its a mental thing). Overall I'm liking this beer.

Feel and Drinkabilty: Lower carbonation levels are right for this beer, gives it a feel that is lower medium...almost makes it feel like a real ale. The lower carbonation is appropriate for the style. Finish is clean, this is one that I'll be going for when I want a nice balanced beer. I've not had much Breckenridge, but I'll have to say that this one is impressive, it gives me the desire to want to try the whole line....which is a good thing.

Photo of thedrewski86
3.95/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Simple review here! I poured this into a pint glass, it had a good 1/2" to 3/4" head with good carbonation. Smell, is very nice and hoppy. Color is a nice clear dirty blond. Good, citrusy, piney flavor. Good lacing on the glass. Drinkability is quite nice. I would compare this to a Dogfishead 60 min.

Trademark Pale Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.