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Frank - Community Beer Works

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Community Beer Works visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 04-20-2012

We start with a mellow malt base to showcase the hops against a lightly grainy sweetness. Zeus, Centennial and Zythos hops are used in the boil and again in dry hopping to maximize hop aroma and flavor. The result is a superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus.
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 13
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Photo of oberon
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora.Poured a deep orange tinged golden with a thinner but well sustained bone white head atop.Borderline ipa in the nose with alot of floral,tropical fruit,and lighter pine hop aromas over top of sweet biscuit base.I love the hop flavors of the beer,very fresh and fruity,again the pine takes a backseat to the fruity hops,the sweetness is light with a bit of caramel-biscuit and holds up well to the hops. This is a great little pale ale here,these guys make some good stuff.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on-tap at cole's, served in a pint glass.

comes to me as a hazy golden, light orange color, fairly cloudy. a small white head that lingers as a ring and some patchy foam.

big aromas of citrus and pine with a touch of floral hops and maybe even a hint of resin. some cereal like grains attempt to balance out the hops.

nice taste, almost IPA like. grapefruit, lemon citrus and pine are at the forefront. a bit of resin noticable. a good amount of light graininess tries to balance things out, but this is definatly a hop forward beer. finishes with an IPA like bitterness.

medium to light in body, very good drinkability.

a very approachable, sessionable APA. they definatly didnt hold back any on the hops. this is something an expierienced beer geek could love, or even someone just getting in to craft beer. very well done CBW, im really looking forward to more of your beer!

PS finally a buffalo brewery makes a hoppy beer worth buying!!!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cole's

Frank pours a hazy gold with tints of orange and a nice looking white head that did stick around with nice lacing.
The smell is bitey American hops of citrus to almost tropical fruit character. The aroma is big and discernable and accessible to even those who struggle with aroma.
The taste is citrus hops of lemon, grapefruit and balanced well with tart, refreshing bitterness. The hops are prominent but not overwhelming.
This is a big APA or a smaller IPA...either way it is highly drinkable, super fresh, and makes me want to drink a lot of it (responsibly of course).

Well done Community Beer Works

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty stuff, at Cole’s, it is sessionable. The aroma is a little hop, a little malt and some funk. First malty, then the hops in the back end. Medium golden with lace sheet. A good bitterness, full mouthfeel. A smooth drinker. The only way it can be better is to be even lower abv so that I can have it occasional lunch.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Premier Gourmet poured in to tulip.

A - Pale medium yellow with a thin layer of white head.

S - Bitter grapefruit and pine aromas dominate the nose. Not much of a malt presence is detectable.

T - An assertive bitterness is present up front and throughout with big grapefruit and pine flavours and a touch of peach. No malts sweetness comes through at all.

M - Light body. Light carbonation. Resiny and sticky.


Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler procured from the Elmwood farmer's market.

Community Beer Works half growler poured into a shaker pint glass. Pours a dark orange, little bit hazy, mostly clear. One inch head, great lacing.

Smells hoppy and clean- tropical fruit, pine, lemon, some floral aromas.

Tastes include grapefruit, pineapple, pine sap, honey, lemon. Smooth, low-key lingering bitterness throughout. Insanely sessionable- no alcohol bite (of course, given the ABV), and just so drinkable.

Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Fairly dry light-to-medium body.

One of the best hoppy beers made in Western NY. These guys are pretty damn good, and I look forward to them becoming bigger.

Photo of Syracuse12
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of gabedivision
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap @the monk

A- A slightly hazy golden yellow/orange, 1/4 inch head that thins fast and leaves a nice residue lacing.

S- Big piny hop aroma, juicy orange/grapefruit citrus burst, mixed with a dank, sticky bud. Big and bold hop presence no doubt.

T- Piny, grapefruit, tart lemons, extreme asprin-y bitter.

M- Light bodied, moderate carbonation, way to bitter and not in a good hoppy bitter way, bitter in like a chewing on the rind of an orange or a grapefruit, way to overwhelming.

O- Awesomly hoppy pale ale to say the least, but lack of any malt and the feeling of chewing on a bayer asprin kinda off the mood for me a tad. All in all its a good pale ale.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of BenjyTheBold
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Sweetness 7 cafe on the corner of Grant-Ferry. Pretty Drinkable. Some piney elements, to my taste, reasonably complex. I prefer a beer with a larger mouth feel, but it's not thin at all and the feel fits the beer well. Small head with some lacing.
Overall, buying local isn't a bad option for Buffalonians.

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5/5  rDev +25.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of monkeymagic72
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Merc7186 for the growler on the occasion of my...ahem...40th.
Pours a clear golden, slightly yellow. White head, which slowly fades. Great lacing. Smells like an IPA: resiny, with a bit of orange and grapefruit.
Taste is resiny, with some citrus rind-grapefruit and orange. Aftertaste is of bitter rind (which is a good thing). Medium body. This is a really tasty Pale Ale, which could pass as an IPA. If this were local, I'd be drinking a lot of this.

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Frank from Community Beer Works
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