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Bronx Pale Ale - The Bronx Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

219 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%


Brewed by:
The Bronx Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 11-03-2011)
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scpow

Maryland

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice aroma and mouth feel. I picked up a can at Grand Central Terminal at the end of the workday for 375. Not bad considering. The guy must have had it on ice since lunchtime. A bit too cold, but I let t adjust before I sipped. The taste was your typical pale ale but better for sure. I could definitely taste a nuttiness upfront and bitterness at the end (imagine some of your romantic relationships). Nice beer, I would drink it again. The hop flavor was evident, but not overwhelming. A definite plus, despite the name, it was brewed in WI. I am from Beantown and generally do not like anything associated with the Bronx!

Serving type: can

04-07-2014 22:16:49 | More by scpow
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. This guy is amazing. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced, some bitterness, a touch mild, very drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

03-17-2014 12:53:17 | More by tone77
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ElijahRivera

New York

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- dark, hazy, reddish amber.

S- Similar to taste.

T- Caramel malts and burnt sugar complemented by herbal hops. Intense flavors in very good balance.

M- No notes on mouthfeel.

O- Tastes like a hoppy Irish red ale in a good way. Out of a total of 14 pale ales in the blind tasting, this brew tied for 1st with 4 others on my list, and ended up tied for 5th overall with Lakefront Cream City on the collaborative list.

Serving type: can

01-31-2014 01:57:15 | More by ElijahRivera
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HopasaurusRex

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoying a 16 oz. can while watching the NFC Championship game. Go Niners!

Pours a ruddy amber with a skim coat of head.

Nose of fruity British yeast, citrusy hops, and toasted malt. Smells more British than American.

Malt wins the battle with the hops. Toasty, biscuity, caramelly melanoidins take down the citrusy American hops and leave them gasping on the floor for breath. Just enough bitterness to mellow out the sweet malty morsels.

Medium-bodied and quaffable. More like an amber than a pale, but I think Bronx Amber doesn't have the same "umph."

The can promises generous additions of Cascade and Centennial, but does not follow through. Needs more hops.

Serving type: can

01-20-2014 01:22:52 | More by HopasaurusRex
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speter

New Jersey

4.55/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear copper with a three-finger fluffy white head that slowly faded, but never dissipated and left fantastic lacing.

S: Rich, buttery, biscuity English malts overlaid with a well-balanced piney and citrusy hop presence, along with a touch of honey.

T: An almost perfect balance of hops and malt that starts off with a burst of honeyed Maris Otter up front, followed by a light pine mid palate and a mildly resinous finish.

M: Full and creamy, even from a can, this tasted like a hand pump ale.

O: I've never managed to catch the Bronx Brewery stuff on tap, but this canned version means I will be more aggressive in seeking out and sampling it when I do. This is a beer I would be proud to call my own.

Serving type: can

12-28-2013 23:22:28 | More by speter
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was up in Brooklyn this past weekend to attend Day 1 of Mugs Ale House's Belgium 2 Brooklyn 8 event and Alex Hall recommended that I hit Breukelyn Bier Merchants before I headed for home. What a coup! I found all kinds of CANs in their cooler, including this one and so The CANQuest (TM) rolls along merrily.

From the CAN: "The Bronx Brewery [-] Our Bourough, Your Beer"; "This deep amber, Ameri[CAN] pale ale is brewed with five different barley malts, generous additions of Cascade and Centennial hops, and a unique strain of yeast. The British, German and Ameri[CAN] malts used provide a blend of caramel, biscuit, and nutty malt flavors. The hops provide a gentle, pleasant bitterness with an intense floral and citrus aroma."; "OG 1.064, FG 1.016, SRM 10, IBU 50".

The Crack not only garnered me a little spritz across the fingers, but there was also some foaming going on, leading me to employ a more gentle Glug than usual. Once I got it started, it seemed to calm down, so I became more aggro, but still not inverted. This all resulted in just over a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a deep, coppery amber (SRM = 10, apparently) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had an orange citrus quality, underlain by a caramel sweetness. Once more, I thought of the Brach's caramels that my maternal grandmother would put out when we came to visit. Mouthfeel was medium and I just kind of let it sit on my tongue initially, to warm up. The interplay of the malts and hops was interesting, but it was difficult to pull one flavor out from another. I could get the caramel and the nuttiness, as well as a citrusy bitterness, but beyond that, it was kind of a melange of flavors. Great lacing began to form as I drank my way through the glass, into which I had deCANted it. Finish was semi-dry, with the malt balancing the hops, which may not have been as gentle and pleasant otherwise. It was a servicable APA, but it would not supplant SNPA for me any time soon.

Serving type: can

12-18-2013 23:40:44 | More by woodychandler
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Can > Pint Glass

A - Clear amber color, just under a finger of off white head, no lacing.
S - Some sweet malt, dried leaves, grass, grapefruit, caramel, toffee, a tad nutty, lemon juice.
T - More on the sweet side with some caramel malt, but it does get balanced out by some mild earthy tones, some grapefruit and orange juice.
M - Goes down the hatch especially good, very drinkable, smooth and just a tad chewy.
O - Just a very drinkable APA.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 23:49:14 | More by Omnium
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JRed

New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Burnt orange in body with a bubbly white head. Sharp aroma of grass, detergent, mild vanilla. Tastes of citrus with rind, grassy notes, some mint, bitterness in the center. Medium carbonation in a slightly chewy body. There's a sense of something artificial in the flavoring but I can't quite figure out why.

Serving type: can

11-29-2013 22:59:52 | More by JRed
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zbs

New York

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I would prefer not to fill out the numerical grades since this is an ambivalent review. Got a four pack of the pint cans, and they have distinctly over-pronounced malt character with some faint, ghostly hops and a bit of an unfamiliar alcohol on the nose. But the cans aren't spoiled per se, I suspect they're just old.

I've had the tap version fresh and it's really a superior beer. So, like so many hoppy pale ales and IPAs this brew is really done a disservice in their distribution. Caveat.

Serving type: can

11-25-2013 01:24:45 | More by zbs
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Pours pretty dark for an American Pale. Darker copper hue. Big, full head that retains masterfully. Great head, color isn't very pale.

S-Lots of caramel malt. I get some floral hop notes and some candied citrus. Balanced, even malt forward here.

T-The flavor is heavy on the candied citrus with a zesty lemon hop finish. Then there is a strong combination of caramel and doughy maltiness. Very balanced.

M-Fuller bodied for an American Pale. Moderate carbonation and lower bitterness. Not extremely sessionable.

O/D-More like an Amber Ale to me. It's balanced and lacks any huge flaw but it's very bland and I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again. Probably just gonna slug the rest of these out of the can.

Serving type: can

11-21-2013 01:01:49 | More by VelvetExtract
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Act25

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one is almost there. Tempted to give it extra points for arriving in cans. It's bordering on IPA. Lovely. I just raised my review on my 2nd try and in comparison with LeftHand Sawtooth.

A - like other reviewers wrote: amber copper, clear, ample head, medium lace. Nice looking.

S - flowers! this is the big win on this one: floral, citrusy, orange rind hops against a backdrop of rich, sweet, full carmel malts. Hop dominant.

T - Follows the aroma well, and amplifies the nutty, biscuity nature of the ale, finishes just a little soapy. Strong but sessionable. I easily wanted another one! Great with food.

F medium, chewy, just a little soapiness in the finale.

O - A must try! Have one when you can find it. Must become a mainstay at Yankee stadium. Easy to drink. A great first pale ale.

Serving type: can

10-17-2013 23:39:04 | More by Act25
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a deep, clear amber with a rather large, 3-4 finger head. Retention and lacing are both great. Head is very dense and frothy and a little off white towards tan in color.

S- Light to medium hop profile that is very pine like in flavor. Slight hint of light and caramel malts are lying just under the hops scent.

T- Starts with a small dose of hops, but not quite the quality as in the smell. The middle of the drink is more subdued in flavor with more of the malts coming through than the hops. Mostly a lighter caramel malt profile with a hint of brown sugar sweetness in there. Ends with a very slight return of hops, and a lingering caramel malt flavor.

M- Light and easy to drink. Medium carbonation level. Thinner feeling than most pale ales, but easily drinkable.

Overall, this is your run of the mill, brewery flagship, pale ale. I bet locals/regulars drink this like water at the brewery.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 01:41:52 | More by boilermakerbrew
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CharlesRiver

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a lovely copper caramel color with a good size fluffy white head. Smell is sweet malt with more caramel notes coming through. Some nice piney hop notes are there as well but seem to integrate well.

Taste has a pretty big bitter edge to it. Boarders more on that earthy pine side and less on the citrus side. Lots of sweetness in this beer as the fg is 1.016. I do like that the can states the beers vitals. By the way, this is a 16 oz can poured into a pint glass.

The sweetness is just too much for me and my preference in this style. Needs more citrus and dryness for me to love it. Reminds me more of an English IPA than an APA. Interesting beer but not something I will seek out.

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 00:05:27 | More by CharlesRiver
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Huffs

New York

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to a bubbly head which was a tan color. Head was short lived and not much lacing. Nice reddish / amber color, clear. Aroma was mild with some hop notes and slight caramel note. Taste had a nice hop / malt balance with some floral notes and a hint of caramel on the back. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a mild, dry aftertaste. Good stuff.

Serving type: can

08-23-2013 01:55:13 | More by Huffs
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rdilauro

Connecticut

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Right from the can..
Slight hint of hop and citrus, but at 50 IBU I was not expecting a real hoppy one.... This was very refreshing, clean and crsip.
A nice solid mouthful and a clean aftertaste

Easily a summer beer or a brew just sitting around after a game

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 18:42:44 | More by rdilauro
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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A brilliantly clear toffee/medium-gold, with a giant cream puff of an off-white head.

Smell: American hops hit the nose right away, in all their grassy, citrusy glory. Nestled deep in the bouquet, is a sweet, biscuity malt aroma. Altogether enchanting!

Taste: The taste disappoints compared to the smell. It's less of a party, but when judged in its own, is still decidedly solid. Hop bitterness is moderately high, but does not completely eclipse the toasty malt detected in the aroma. The citrusy hop flavor is present as well, but plays a more minor role than the nose would suspect. Despite the bitterness, there is a cleanness to the taste that is somewhat reminiscent of a lager. I personally would have preferred this beer to have packed more of a punch on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Medium light mouthfeel, with medium carbonation. Bitterness does not linger long, and there is a watery quality that dulls the beer's overall impact.

Overall: The qualms I have about this beer are minor. Its "easygoing" attitude and slightly thin mouthfeel give it more of a lagery character than I personally enjoy, but it's still a good beer with plenty going for it. Would buy again without hesitation...depending on the rest of the selection.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 12:37:43 | More by BethanyB
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Glad to be able to get to try this one.

Extremely dark off the pour. This is quite hearty and robust. Very resin-like. Good bit of pine. All of it rounds out in quite an earthy profile. It's thorough and well done, but I could use a bit of a lighter ride really. Smooth for the most part. Easy enough to drink, though the robust nature of it makes it more a sipper.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 06:02:15 | More by RblWthACoz
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dar482

New York

4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out in a wonderful deep amber color with a white head.

The aroma is good amount of hops. Pine, grapefruit, lemon, and then lots of caramel malt too.

The flavor follows with a good malt character, but a wonderful pop of lemony, pine, citrus hops. The caramel in there really balances with this well and then there's a gentle lingering bitterness on the finish.

The mouthfeel is bold for a "pale ale," while still easy drinking.

This somewhat reminds me of Dale's Pale Ale with its hop character, big malt, and higher ABV for a "pale ale." While it still malty enough to be such, it still borders on basically being an IPA. Personally, I actually prefer this than Dale's. A huge surprise. Wonderful new beer from NY.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2013 17:08:22 | More by dar482
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was served from the can into a generic pint glass at the Boat Basin Café in New York, New York. It poured a burnt sienna coloring, putting up a one and a half finger head of eggnog colored foam. This retained decently, leaving streaky lacing across the glass. A chill haze was noted initially, but this cleared up rather quickly, with no sediment otherwise. Carbonation appeared to be moderate. The aroma gave fresh and sticky citric and earthy hops, toasty and biscuity pale malts, green grass resins, bready yeast, soft banana esters, and strawberry stems. With warmth came a more adjuncty, corny malt inclusion, soft fusel booze, black pepper, and coiny metallics. Our first impression was that the malt bill through the flavoring was surprisingly dark, but bright amber and partially caramel graininess. As we sipped, the taste opened up with a deeply amber malt base, soft toast, light butters, distant fruity esters, earthen metallics, clay dryness, citric rind, and rather piney hops. The middle came to a peak with hop freshness of pine, citrus, grass, and dirty earthiness, coiny metallics, phenolic clove bite, light booziness, and that amber malt biscuit base to match. The finishing wash came through with more malt decimation, with the amber and red malts continuing, but with a more pronounced pale malt and yeasty puck. The hops were there, but distant, offering hollow echoes of dirty grassiness, bittered citric rind, and tree bark earthiness, with notes of honey sweetness, metallics, and acorn nuttiness. The aftertaste breathed of crisp toastiness, ambers, pales, and red, grassy and citric rind hoppiness, baker’s yeast, red apple and apricot sweetness, sea salt, and muddy water. The body was solidly medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip gave pleasant slurp, smack, cream, froth, and finishing pop. The mouth was left crisply coated, quickly dripping into a muddy, metallic, dryness. The abv was appropriate, and the beer glugged easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its nose. The aroma gave fresh and sticky hops at first, offering an inviting start to the tasting. Once you took the first sip, however, things slowed down quite a bit. The malts were much, much more amber and red than the traditional American pale, and while this was tasty and nicely executed, it made things a bit more heavy and slower drinking than you might like. With warmth, both the nose and the taste remained fresh, but began to dirty and muddy up around the edges, making the last half of the can less desirable than the first. Regardless, this was a tasty beer, and we are always happy to try something new, and something local, but this one just lacks the longevity and ease that many in its style possess.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 22:10:34 | More by TheBrewo
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brewski09

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I had this one on tap at Bareburger in Manhattan.

A - More of an amber than a pale ale in color. I was a bit surprised, but happy with it. I would say that the SRM was at the top end of the range, which is a nice interpretation of the style as most are on the bottom end of the range. Its almost more of a British pale ale until you hit the hops. The head was small and didn't hang around long, which I chalked up to it being on tap with a lower carbonation level.

S - The hops are mildly floral and pleasant, but definitely american citrus types in there. This was very well done and enjoyable. There was a nice maltyness that I couldn't quite identify there.

T - The taste on this beer is what really sold me. There was a nice, nutty maltyness with a solid american hop presence (mild floral, citrus, & pungent). Very well balanced on this

M - This one has a small oiliness that wasn't very perceptible, but was there in the background. I also noticed some residual sugar that wasn't noticeable until the second half of the beer. Since I was having this beer with an Elk burger, not a bad thing at all.

O - Overall, this was a nice beer and I would definitely get it again. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it in bottles anywhere.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 12:35:21 | More by brewski09
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Treebs

Illinois

2.84/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Received this in a recent BIF. Served in a Half Acre snifter.

A: Pours a solid amber color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some sticky lace down the glass.

S: Sticky sweet malts. Some dried oat flavors with an earthy hop character. A little dirty and "green".

T: A lot of earthy hops. Dirty and veggie like with some sweet oat malts. There is an odd metallic finish with some stale malts.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Earthy and metallic finish.

O: Didn't enjoy this one particular much. The stale malt and metallic-like character in the finish really was off-putting. Wasn't that drinkable.

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 01:02:20 | More by Treebs
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a beautiful amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy bright white head, leaving behind great amounts of lacing. smells of pine, grapefruit, caramel.. lots of hoppy goodness almost borderline an ipa. slightly nutty sweetness up front with a citrusy grapefruit bitterness, nice fresh hop flavor throughout, very well balanced caramel malt backbone, biscuity.. hoppy, but not aggressive. lovely beer, honestly i did not expect this. medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy and very refreshing.

i've never really expected something like a pale ale to be this good.. they're usually just session beers, some may be better than others - this being a prime example. a little higher on the abv than i'm used to, and way tastier than most. really enjoyed the can, next time i'll be sure to pick a 4pk up when i'm back in nyc.

Serving type: can

06-03-2013 01:29:59 | More by facundoCNB
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fmccormi

New York

3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Straight pour from a 16oz can to my DFH IPA glass; there’s some numbering on the underside of the can, which I suppose is a canning date (“0873 2237”); assuming it’s based on a Julian code, that’d mean this was packaged on March 28, so about two months old. It’d be nice to get a fresher can, but it’s brand-spanking new in my area and can-conditioned so hopefully a little age hasn’t affected this too much.

Appearance (3.5): Close to three fingers of custard-colored head rises off of the pour, capping a slightly chill-hazed body that’s a deep honey color with reddish tones. Very modest retention: the head doesn’t stick around forever, and it leaves just a few patches of lace, but nothing much.

Smell (3.75): Really nice blend of some light caramel, toffee, and toasted Italian bread malt tones mixed with some orangey, floral, oily hops aromas. Not sure what combination of malt, yeast, and hops it is, but there’s also some nice stone fruit aromas: peach, apricot, plum. Very nice mix, with surprisingly well-structured malt tones.

Taste (4.0): Following the nose, it’s definitely malt-driven, with forward but not heavy toffee and caramel tones, underscored by toasted Italian bread (kinda like croutons) and a modest but clear citus zest bitterness toward the finish. There are some lemony hop tones, like unsweetened lemonade, along with some of that thick stone fruit sweetness, like just a bit of peach nectar was mixed into the wort. The hop character is, above all, very floral and lovely, which is a nice surprise.

Mouthfeel (4.5): This has a very nice feel, with a smooth, medium-weight, slightly oily body with soft, filling foam and a nice, moderate prickle. Very satisfying, with a lot of character but not too heavy.

Overall (3.75): This is a nice beer, and very tasty—its well-structured malt character and kind of gentle, floral hop character makes it almost like an American take on the English Pale Ale. It’s nice. It’s not the hop-bomb APA you might expect these days from the style, but this is a really well put-together beer that should be a nice cross-over for just about anyone with good taste to appreciate.

Serving type: can

05-29-2013 23:40:13 | More by fmccormi
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear deep copper in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some dark amber highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit and caramel malts with moderate aromas of floral and citrus/grapefruit/orange hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit and caramel malts with some light amounts of sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of floral and citrus/grapefruit/orange hops that contribute a moderate amount of bitterness which slowly fades.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light to moderate amount of chewiness.

O: This beer has a lot of intensity to the flavor for an APA - I really enjoy it. I found this beer to be easy to drink and a nice offering that I would definitely have again.

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 00:54:37 | More by dbrauneis
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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a nonic tumbler- pours a clear amber color with two fingers of beige head, good retention and lacing. The reason i gave this a lower score is because it looks more like an IPA than a pale. I like em really pale (and hoppy).

Smell is nice- the pleasant citrus and floral aromas of cascade are inviting. A slight biscuity malt presence but only a hint. Lovely.

Taste is very nice as well- crisp but also smooth. Bitterness up front and throughout; grainy up front but smoothes out into a nice caramel flavor to back up the zesty hops. Not quite as exciting of a hop experience as I would like though.

Mouthfeel is also nice- medium body, moderately carbonated, very little resiny feeling. This is definitely a good pale ale and an exceptional beer by NY standards (I'm used to the Boston standard which is pretty much all around exceptional with a few duds). I've had this several times but this is the first time out of the can- I may buy it more often cause it's fresh (I live a few miles or less from the Bronx brewery). However, Captain Lawrence Sun Block will more likely be my local go to in the warmer months to come. Cheers!

Serving type: can

04-19-2013 01:09:07 | More by Hopdaemon39
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Bronx Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.