Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale AleFretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale

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74
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 07-22-2011)
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Reviews by yemenmocha:
Photo of yemenmocha
2.4/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I sampled draft and bottle before writing review, and I wanted to give a fair try because they're local, and well because I figured the ale couldn't possibly be this bad. But it is. It's the really close, both versions draft and bottle.

Draft version has more of the cardboard flavor with some assertive cheese-like aromas AND flavors, the sort of cheese that reminds you of sweaty socks, and funk in general.

Pours hazy golden with decent white head. Nose isn't very assertive, but what is there is an off-doughy aroma and sort of dusty/dirty citrus, or basically some citrus with some funky stuff that shouldn't be there. Palate offers a medium body, with some lemony citrus flavors along with bready malt flavors, and a sort of dry cardboardy character (in both draft and bottled versions). That's most of the finish too, and cardboardy flavor with hint of lemon.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of ehammond1
2.55/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Bottle

Peoria Sports Complex
Peoria, AZ

Clear light amber and orange with a moderately sized near-white head that doesn't leave much, if any, stick to the (plastic) glass. For an unfiltered pale ale, this certainly appears filtered.

Very simple aroma consisting of mild bread and caramel with very little hop presence. There's nothing off-putting about the aroma, it just simply isn't very expressive whatsoever.

The flavor is very similar to the aroma, with bread and mild caramel leading the way. Again, there's very little hop presnece except for a moderate level of bitterness.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

A boring beer, even at the sports complex. I wish I had ordered a New Belgium Ranger instead.

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4/5  rDev +29%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +21%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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4/5  rDev +29%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden copper color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is floral, citrusy and soapy with a bit of malts behind it. In the taste, light citrus, herb and earthiness. Has a solid bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall, this is a solid pale. Drinkable all day.

Photo of mvanaskie13
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mactrail
2.66/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Amber color in the glass with a decent head. The second pouring hazes over a little and I see some sediment in the bottle. Average carbonation. The smell is just plain unusual, not beery at all. A whiff of the old laundry basket, left-over fish and chips.

I'll make allowances for this being an English style of Pale Ale, but there is definitely a strange flavor going on here. It tastes something like spoiled fruit which I hope is due to There is an increasing bitterness in the aftertaste. Maybe this is some kind of English nonsense, but I think they accidentally brewed the socks and washed the hops. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

Photo of Kopfschuss
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of bigbelcher
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm sure I will come back and revisit this beer down the road a bit. It was the new brewery's first batch so to be fair I'll come back to see if they tweek the beer down the road. The beer is supposed to to be unfiltered but is clear with no yeast. Color was golden. This is an English style Pale Ale so no hops were anywhere to be found. Body was light. Some malt but this beer really didn't turn me on too much. Someone said they thought it was more like an English Bitter than a Pale Ale although I am far from an expert on the differences between the two. Met the owner at a promo. Nice enough guy. They said the other owner is one of the founders of Pyramid.

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3.28/5  rDev +5.8%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev +29%

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Fretzy's Unfiltered Pale Ale from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.