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Pale Ale - Roscoe's Hop House

Pale AlePale Ale

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74
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26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 14.1%


Brewed by:
Roscoe's Hop House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Portertime on 02-21-2012)
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. The levels of production obfuscation make my head spin with this particular product, so let's see about the proof in this here pudding, shall we?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, puffy pale beige head, which leaves some nice, eerie bands of webbed lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of bready, somewhat caramelized malt, stale grapefruit and orange pith hops, some musty unpleasantness, and a dead floral alcohol essence. The taste is bland, past its best bready malt, timid earthy, citrus-oriented fruit notes, and unbecoming herbal, perfumed essences.

The carbonation is quite timid, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, I suppose, a more than slight cloying nature taking the reins of an already underwhelming smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the pithy malt not quite giving up the ghost, and nor do the seriously weak-ass hops.

A pale ale? Sure, I guess, but not at all in the crisp, hoppy American sense that we've been recently accustomed to. So what the hell is this? Somebody trying to cash in on the hard work of others who have pioneered a revolution in taste and style? Sure seems like it. My dark side has a message: Fuck off and die.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:39:28 | More by biboergosum
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JayTheFinn

California

2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a six pack of this at the local grocery store and wish I hadn't. Serves me right for cheaping out...

Appearance - Light amberish. Fuzzy head dies down quick to almost nothing.

Smell - Very light scent. Hops, and not much of it, is about all I can smell.

Taste - Like a flavorful Bud. Vaguest of citrus notes.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation and a slightly unpleasant sticky film.

Overall - Disappointing for craft beer, but good for someone looking to take a baby step up from Coors, Corona, etc.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 22:13:51 | More by JayTheFinn
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BoldRulerVermont

Vermont

2.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer was disappointing in almost every respect.
Smelled zero hops or aromatics, just some malts.
Taste was wheaty, with almost no hop flavor.
Mouthfeel was ok.
This beer was jus bland, boring and entirely forgettable.
I don't mean to be too negative, but this was just way below the standards any brewer would expect for a pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 22:31:52 | More by BoldRulerVermont
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Cavanaghty

Maine

2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very light brown. Thin white head with no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very off putting skunked smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of bitter hoos and pine notes.

Overall. Excellent appearance, skunkes smell(it was fresh) was very off putting, but the taste was ok. Probably would not buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 22:34:21 | More by Cavanaghty
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, orange-gold coloring with lots of carbonation aand a frothy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of biscuit, toffee, and floral hops. Flavors are smooth, with a toffee backbone and peppery hops at the end to cleanse the palate. Tangy sweet and slightly bitter into the aftertaste, with a thin, slightly crisp finish. Easy to drink, but there isn't much to it, either.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:03:17 | More by GarthDanielson
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Portertime

Florida

3.1/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a well balanced pale ale provided by Roscoe's but the taste potential is limited.

Appearance: It pours a pale golden color with a sudsy off-white head and tiny bubbles through out.

Smell: faint with a light hop grapefruitiness and a little floweriness.

Tsate: fleeting grapefruit with malt on the other side of the teeter totter keeping it level and a dry finish.

This brew has potential but the lightness of everything distracts from the flaovrs hiding in there.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:06:14 | More by Portertime
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.34/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Into a pint glass:

A: brown/golden colored body that yielded a soft fizzy white one finger head that died within twenty seconds. No lacing was left and no carbonation was seen rising.

S: dominated by the hops with a slight grapefruit in the background. Some malts came out as the beer warmed.

T: centered around a balance of hops and malts.

M: medium, dry yet yielded a slightly creamy and wet aftertaste and finish. This was mostly drinkable.

O: the first time I had this I really liked it, but now that I came back to it, hmmm..., just average, that's all

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 01:18:59 | More by BeerKangaroo
Pale Ale from Roscoe's Hop House
74 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.