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Hudson Pale Ale - New Jersey Beer Company

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Hudson Pale AleHudson Pale Ale

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80
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Jersey Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-20-2010)
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was pleased to find a six pack of this as the brewery is in close proximity to where I live and I have been eager to try some of their beer for a while now.

Poured into a pint glass it immediately created a giant white head. Deep, hazy orange color, almost murky, that was difficult to see my fingers through on the other side of the glass. The aroma was very subdued. No sharpness from the hops that I would have liked to cut through a bit more. Medium bodied with not a whole lot of flavor. Some pine from the hops but other than that very average. Drinkability was fine but nothing exciting to keep drawing me back for another sip.

Overall, this felt like more of a homebrewed than commercially-brewed beer. There was nothing wrong with it, just a bit dull and not as crisp and clean as I would expect from a pale ale. Nonetheless, being a local beer, I will continue to support their efforts and try some of their other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 18:22:57 | More by Jacobob10
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koopa

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-21-2014 02:37:46 | More by koopa
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New York

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metter98

New York

3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that took a long time to die down and never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with some slight hints of citrusy hops.
T: The taste starts out with flavors of biscuit malts; hints of citrus from the hops then become perceptible towards the finish. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't that difficult to drink, although noting really stands out in the smell or taste to make me want to try this again. It is like a beer that doesn't know its identity—is it an English Pale Ale that wants to highlight its biscuity hops or an American Pale Ale that wants to showcase its citrusy hops? I wasn't sure what this really was and it seemed to have contrasting flavors.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 01:26:27 | More by metter98
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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BScher87


2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A: Lighter for a pale ale
S: Slightly hoppy.
T: Hoppy, but light. Slightly metallic.
M: Finishes well. Doesn't taste as strong as it is. Pleasantly grassy flavor develops on the palate.
O: Solid pale ale. Not as flavorful as I generally like my american pale ales to be. Deceptively strong. Would drink again.



Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 02:07:40 | More by BScher87
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-27-2013 08:11:52 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale orange glow with good clarity and a thin white head. Mild piney and citric hop presence, a bit flowery too, almost like an aerosol scent but in a good way if thats imaginable.

Medium bodied with low carbonation. Sweet malt profile almost a tad sugary but with a nice citrusy hop profile. Taste like bottle conditioned homebrew but a good one at that. But for this to be from a professional brewer, it really does taste like something i've made before albeit a bit cleaner. Good bitterness and balance.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 00:02:49 | More by jtierney89
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-15-2013 15:33:47 | More by iL0VEbeer
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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New Jersey

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3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
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Served on-tap at Little Town NJ in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear deep orange in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a medium sized very thin patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pine and citrus/orange rind hops with a lighter amount of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts with a hint of light fruit (apple and pear) that os followed by some light to moderate pine and citrus/orange rind hops. There is an aggressiveness to the light to moderate bitterness that is somewhat unpleasant and lingers for some time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: It was not an unpleasant beer but definitely not one that I would run out to grab again - the balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops just seemed to be slightly askew making the resulting tastes a little out of whack.

Serving type: on-tap

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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New Jersey

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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New Jersey

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Hudson Pale Ale from New Jersey Beer Company
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.