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Paideia Pale Ale - St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

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Paideia Pale AlePaideia Pale Ale

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very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JWU on 08-17-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by SeamusDoyle:
Photo of SeamusDoyle
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours translucent light amber with an off white head with beautiful lacing down the glass.
An aroma of English malt base with some hops with subtle hints of peach and tangerine. Taste is very clean and dry, slightly bitter with medium carbonation. Overall an excellent example of an English Pale Ale.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerIsland
2.96/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on the handpump at the Bulls Head on Sep 24. While it looked fine in the pint taper glass -nice and gold with a generous head; the aroma was somewhat musty and I couldn't pick much else up. The taste was also musty like some other types of fermentables were used and I couldn't identify the hops which were somewhat muted. Mouthfeel was OK but not a very satisfying beer and unusual for this maker.

Photo of Bierleichen
2.74/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

this is an extremely hoppy pale ale.

Photo of JWU
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler fill, poured into my curved pint glass.

A- a perfectly translucent light amber/orange, with a very fluffy off-white head. Great lacing down the glass.

S- a biscuity/english malt base, with some hops that are really quite nice. Notes of hemp, peach, and a restrained tangerine note.

T- Taste is pretty good. Certainly an English Pale as the malts are a little drier and the hops a little more restrained than the American interpretations. A nice Biscuity malt base, not too sweet, leads into a hop bitterness, but the notes of peach, hemp and tangerine I get a bit of on the nose, are really harder to pickup on. (but they are there)

M- light to medium at best, and very drinkable. A nice medium carbonation as well.

O- A well done pale. If they could get the hops to transition a bit more flavor, it would be epic. As it is, it's still pretty darn good.

Photo of Blaze5445
3.13/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This use to taste better than it does in the can. I was told they are not using as much Citra hops as they were because of cost.

Photo of maximum12
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to cdunk11 for this can that arrived last week from the southeast. New brewery, new beer, new ear. 12 oz. can split with nobody.

The pour is pure pale ale…woah, woah, woah. Holy Nile flooding sediment, man. There’s enough solid waste suspended, & sunk, in the glass to create a small delta. It looks like I should have brought my floss with me. It’s, uh, orange. The nose is shockingly sweet & tropical mango, tangerine, peach. Very nice.

Paideia is a pale only in name: there’s enough hops in here to flay a Kreelan alive. Cyclonic bitterness surges out of the glass, veering dangerously close to crushed aspirin, quickly wrecking my taste buds (which were in none too good shape after a red-hot green curry dish last night). Some light pale malts…not much else. Where’s all that nice fruitiness in the nose go? Ridden over roughshod by the harsh hops, I’d wager. I’m going to power through this can, but have no urge for another.

It’s rare the hop-bomb that’s too much for me, but this is one. There appears to be something wonderful going on when you raise this to your schnozz, but once it hits the lips, its charm evaporates like a piss in the Sahara. Plus, the last two ounces are solids. Almost mediocre.

Photo of Tucquan
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%

hand is on November 16th 2014 in Lancaster Pennsylvania yet at the fridge.this is the first batch off of their new brewing system.

Very flavorful good balance of malt and bitter. Nice sweetness middle tongue with some very mild plantain flavor as it warms.

Photo of DwarfBrew
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


Pour this from the can into a glass and with its wonderful golden color and nice frosty thick head this beer looks worthy of a beautiful Greek Goddess.


The Aroma has some biscuit malts and a nice pull of citrus with Clementine and nectarine notes and fruity hop from the Citra,


It’s not too sweet and still has a very tropical fruit flavor that reminds me of Clementine and peach with a balanced back of biscuit and English Malts and bittersweet finish.


It is a good medium, between American and English Pale Ale. This beer was sure to change. Its light to medium body with a nice amount of carbonation makes it very drinkable.

Overall Impression:

As the name Paideia denotes. It’s a well-rounded beer

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Paideia Pale Ale from St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.