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Purgatory Pale Ale - Franciscan Well Micro Brewery

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Purgatory Pale Ale
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: JohnfromDublin on 11-14-2006)
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Reviews by jspruit:
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Served on tap at the Porterhouse Temple Bar at the Independent Irish Beer & Whiskey Festival.
Pours a nice orange color, a bit hazy, with a 1 finger head that disappears slowly.
Smells nice and hoppy with a hint or floral/citrus.
Tastes like it smells with the hops being the overwhelming character and a bit of grapefruit and bitterness.
A bit rough around the edges when compared to more smooth examples of APAs, but still goes down nice.
I think that it went well with the Porterhouse burger. I would have more of these in one session, but had to get my hands and taste buds on other beers that were available at the Festival.
Comparable to Galway Hooker Irish Pale Ale.

04-03-2009 12:50:46 | More by jspruit
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

01-18-2014 20:45:31 | More by aorloski
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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%

Dark golden hazy with one finger head, nicely looking swirls of small carbonation bubbles present in the glass. Aroma is flowery hops with rich fruity esters and light sweet malt.

Taste is flowery and bittery hops that slowly turns towards moderate maltiness with hoppy bitterness lingering into the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation.

Overall, a good one, nicely hopped.

03-23-2009 17:28:38 | More by atis
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3.38/5  rDev -12%

Had this seasonal ale on tap at the Franciscan Well Brewpub in November 2006.
Appearence: a slightly hazy amber coloured brew with a light tan thinnish head. Left some moderate lacing on the glass.
Smell was mostly of hops with some berry fruit (?).
Taste was quite hoppy (cascade hops used) with a citrus background taste. Not very complex.
Overall a nice hoppy seasonal from the Franciscan Well. They should do more to improve the presentation of their beers. I feel that they sell themselves a little short in serving in the regular pint glass.

Edit: November 2007. Just had this on tap at the Bull & Castle Dublin where it is unfortunately served alongside Galway Hooker pale ale. When faced with this choice, it has to be GH!

11-14-2006 09:45:31 | More by JohnfromDublin
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap at the Porterhouse craft beer fest.

Pours pale red with a thin, lacey head. Woody hops on the nose. Taste is light malts - brown sugar and nut - with more skunky hops coming in for a long finish. Light body; better as it warms. Very drinkable.

Almost like an Irish Red Ale that is hopped like an American ale. Which is a good combination.

04-01-2009 10:19:48 | More by StJamesGate
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-06-2013 13:50:49 | More by msanborn
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2012 18:26:00 | More by Kremlock
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-17-2012 02:44:45 | More by mnixon86
Purgatory Pale Ale from Franciscan Well Micro Brewery
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