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Trademark Pale Ale - Breckenridge Brewery

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 12-24-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

zillo043068, May 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

tln13, Apr 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

macrosmatic, Apr 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

OldTime, Mar 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13%

mds1101, Feb 26, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42%

Stoutsman, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
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.

kojevergas, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of khunter311
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

khunter311, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -13%

cdwil, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

barnzy78, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of MsRif
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.

MsRif, Oct 30, 2011
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.

Rifugium, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of BigBry
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.

BigBry, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of TommyW
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.

TommyW, Jun 02, 2010
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.

manahansf, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of alleykatking
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.

alleykatking, Jan 21, 2010
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.

becktone, Oct 28, 2009
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.

thedrewski86, Oct 22, 2009
Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer name/Brewer: Trademark Pale Ale Breckenridge Brewery

Serving info: 12 ounce bottle

Pours: Cloudy tangerine amber

Nose: Light hops and bread basket malts

Lacing: respectable strands

Head: Light tan head, leaving a middle of the road collar

Flavor notes: In a sea of Pale ales, this one is somewhere in the middle of the waves and froth...soft drying hops, malty underbelly, adds up to a respectable Brit style pale..nothing earth shattering, just a nice easy drinking, quite sessionable ale. Worth trying, but not worth driving across the state for

Billolick, Aug 17, 2009
Photo of JEdmund
4.43/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Attractive orange, clear, smallish head

Smell
Orange rind and some lemon....bright, light and fresh; I'm enjoying it and finding it a new take on the typical pale ale aroma

Taste & Mouthfeel
Taste follow nose closely, with orange being the predominant flavor...somewhat surprisingly to pick up on these flavors as I don't recall encountering a pale ale or IPA with such an orange zestiness...flavor is in line with a pale ale, making it not excessive in any way and very drinkable...light-to-medium body with a moderate carbonation

Overall
Extremely drinkable and unique. I look forward to coming back to this one again soon.

JEdmund, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of pmcadamis
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Hazy copper with a big ole' three finger head of crisp white foam. Head retention is very respectable, and lots of really crusty dry lace is left all round the glass.

S - Big time grapefruit, with sugar on top. This is very citrus oriented, but has a hint of the pine too. Some sweetness gives a hint as to the density of the malts used here.

T - Oh yeah, that's good! This is actually not as hoppy as it smells, but its still a very much hop-oriented brew. This is extremely well balanced and very tasty, however, it doesn't present any off the wall or outstanding notes. Just a good solid and very well flavored pale ale.

M - Medium bodied, wet, and foamy. This one is ridiculously creamy and mellow. This starts hoppy and finished malty and sweet. It's almost full bodied really, and I think that's due in large part to the creamy feel

D - This is a KILLER session brew! Tasty as hell, and matched a deep dish pizza perfectly!

pmcadamis, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried 5 Feb 2009 at the brewpub.

Cloudy light golden brown color. Small white head. Slight citrus hop presence in aroma, light. Starts with moderate resin, caramel, some nuttiness. Lightly sweet and hoppy throughout. Bittersweet finish. Medium creamy body. Medium alcohol.

Taste is decent but would be better if it was a little bolder.

htomsirveaux, Feb 18, 2009
Photo of 1fastz28
4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy orangeish color with a decent head that laces well. smell is strong, with a pungent hop aroma, not much malt gets through but the piney hops are strong. taste is good, has a strong hop flavor, more piney than anything else. a good beer overall

1fastz28, Feb 15, 2009
Trademark Pale Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.