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Passenger Ale - Boxcar Brewing Co.

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Passenger AlePassenger Ale

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71
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 27.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boxcar Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Original Ale

(Beer added by: deaconoflove on 05-28-2010)
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +21.6%

eyes...
a head more sizzler than golden corral, white foam standing at about 1 finger but dropping, straw and clear colored, although the head has dissipated greatly lacing is still pretty good (most likely due to the plenty o' bubbles gurgling up from the bottom in a tempest), not bad looking

nose...
slight biscuit, slight hop, this is mild as the style does suggest

taste etc...
just sharp enough carbonation, definite malt flavor with just hints of hops on the edges, the malt actually sticks around to chat for some time, a really nice and mild ride, there is nothing off kilter here, it is exactly as advertised, it is quite refreshing and drinkable

verdict?
the style is what the style is, this has more character than your big box lagers (the you know whos) and is a nice drinkable ale. Is it a world beater ? no, of course not but it does what it sets out to do, a good brew for those who can't grab an english export to experience the genesis of the style.

03-15-2014 04:11:03 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-20-2014 05:04:04 | More by acurtis
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KenC

New Jersey

1.75/5  rDev -40.1%

11-13-2012 02:34:55 | More by KenC
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

06-27-2013 01:19:22 | More by Bdel34
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +13%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, grains, a bit bready. Taste is light and mild, some breadyness and malts, not a very strong flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

01-12-2013 20:56:28 | More by tone77
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

02-19-2013 21:33:59 | More by jjd315
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rfgetz

New Jersey

2.6/5  rDev -11%

Ordered simply because it was a new tap handle i have never seen... poured a hazed pale yellow color with minimal head, assumed it was a belgian wit. Scent was very light with touches of yeast and lemon, lightly sweet bubblegum presence, again assumed it was just a light wit beer. Taste was extremely light with only a faint taste of yeast and lemon, convinced it was a light wit beer. Medium bodied, lightly oily, undercarbonated. When all was said and done and i was left extremely disapointed in my wit beer, i popped on BA on my mobile and saw this was a pale ale... then I was pretty much over the disapointment and borderline angry (j/k).

02-07-2011 14:33:14 | More by rfgetz
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2013 14:03:30 | More by Drknight
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DarthVegas23

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

10-08-2013 19:43:27 | More by DarthVegas23
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-12-2012 23:01:25 | More by IPAchris
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

07-17-2013 21:48:33 | More by nosavingsaccount
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M27

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-24-2013 00:35:10 | More by M27
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

09-30-2013 21:43:24 | More by ROGUE16
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magnj

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

a - pale yellow body, fizzy head subsides quickly to a thin surface layer.

s - Zesty lemon and citrus up front, vaguely spicy, buried beneath is a mild bready body. A familiar smell much like that of an infected homebrew.

t/m - fruity up front, thin body overcarbed. spicy finish.

o - honestly this tastes exactly like beers I've screwed up and infected. I want to like this local brewery but after reading other reviews and trying this first hand I think they have a few things to work out before I buy another from them.

11-11-2012 17:55:15 | More by magnj
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sammyt728

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-20-2013 03:58:11 | More by sammyt728
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.13/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a hazed over, dull gold color with a finger of fizzy head that settles slowly. Patchy lacing clings to the glass here and there.

Aroma is fairly mild; some bready malts and a touch of fruity, floral hops. Light sweetness and grass notes continue in the flavor. There's a bit of fruity sweetness but the finish is sufficiently dry. Bitterness is low and the hoppy grass and floral notes are quite restrained. I also get subtle citrus and apple.

Body is medium to slightly light; carbonation is on the high side and feels a little fizzy. Overall there's nothing particularly remarkable about this beer; its pretty drinkable but a bit bland and the aftertaste is a little odd. Theres a faint suggestion of soured milk and overripe fruit throwing things off. The mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired as well.

07-29-2012 03:25:16 | More by tobelerone
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-12-2013 02:23:07 | More by wonothesane42
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +38%

a- bottle poured into a pint, two finger bright white creamy head that fades sloly to a half inch layer of head that doesn't budge til i take my last sip. hazy deep golden coloring with active carbonation. this is one attractive brew.

s- clean, lemon, maybe a hint of green apple tartness, floral notes, and lots of mystery fruit esters.

s- nice balance of smooth pale caramel malt and lightly bitter hops, slightly grassy, very floral and fruity with a crisp, clean, slightly dry finish. this is very kolsch like in it's flavoring. the bottle conditioning here is a nice and pleasant touch.

m- medium body but fills the mouth very well.

d- this is a really nice, easy drinking apa that i'll be drinking again. also, you've gotta love an up and coming brewery from my hometown of west chester! i had the opportunity to meet the owner/brewer who was a great, very knowledgable guy!

06-05-2010 02:50:43 | More by thecarster1
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-19-2012 04:05:12 | More by jagada
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2013 23:45:17 | More by mquinn919
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -31.5%

09-15-2012 02:13:11 | More by brez8791
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +36.3%

12oz bottle into a pint glass, got a single of this for $2 beans. Never heard of this company before.

Original is a proper term for this beer as it is a pale ale that looks like a mix between a hazy hefe and a light fruit beer. The color is hazy yellow with some oranges and reds mixed in underneath a georgeous white/pinkish head that sticks to the glass like flies on shit. This smells awfully sweet for a pale ale. I thought this was a fruit beer or something. A Belgian type nose with some bubblegum, cherry and some pale malting. I dig it. And this does not taste like a pale ale either but it is very enjoyable and drinkable. Taste is of some wheat with fruits such as cherry and slight citrus qualities underneath some pale malts. Slight caramel vibe that just works for some odd reason. Feels bigger than it is(5%) but remains a bit bigger than light bodied with expert carb rolling off the tounge. I was pleasantly surprised with this one and would purchase again and again.

10-22-2010 19:14:15 | More by BARFLYB
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

09-10-2013 14:40:20 | More by 52P48
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esv

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +22.6%

A> I can't get over the color. It looks a ruby red and the clarity is hazy. Very odd looking. The head is gorgeous. A real beut. The head look belgian. Head has a pink tint to it.

N> Very light grapefruit. Light fruitiness in general. Very present and in your face but not a deep, ripe fruitiness. I can't really pick-out the hops. Wondering if I'm just not used to the smell of what they used. Perhaps some of the fruit is from the hops, I just can't tell.

T> Fruity sweet upfront. A smack of bitterness, very light. The ebb is fast and thorough, leaving very little on the shores of my tongue. -to much, i know.

M> Light mouthfeel. Very, very carbonated.

Quite drinkable but there's something unfinished about it.

07-08-2010 23:12:36 | More by esv
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chutch15

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -65.8%

07-08-2013 18:45:28 | More by chutch15
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Passenger Ale from Boxcar Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.