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Frank - Community Beer Works

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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
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:
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.

(Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 04-20-2012)
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pottergator, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

GreesyFizeek, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

spark3148857, May 28, 2013
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MAJ3, May 15, 2013
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RyFikes, May 09, 2013
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TheAyo, Mar 08, 2013
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brentblack1, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

liamt07, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
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.


TheSevenDuffs, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

deonreds, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at mr. goodbar downtown buffalo. my first offering from these guys, was pumped to try it. the beer appears clear and pale orange in color, with a gorgeous white head that lasts the entire glass. the nose is interesting, may more malt happening tha i expected. its bready, but i taste some spicy rye malt i think, and maybe something even more unconventinal. spelt? hard to place i just one pint of this stuff, but there is some good grains going on in this well balanced americal pale ale. the hops are bitter, not much hop flavor in the traditional sense, but just a bitter character that really gets quite intense towards the ends. its a nice flow, where the grains entertain at first, and let the hops take over toward the end. shocked at the low abv of this, it felt much more sturdy to me, and i might have guessed in the low 6% abv range if i didnt know better. i loved the feel of this too, fuller bodied but brightly carbonated. highly sessionable as a result of those features, i would like to see this get bottled and moved around the northeast a little bit. i think it immediately fills a niche in the beer market, sort of the way switchback has done in vermont and upstate new york. its a similar kind of beer, better maybe, and with its clever malt bill deserves to be more widely appreciated.

StonedTrippin, Dec 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

vonnegut21, Oct 20, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

oberon, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ejh06752, Aug 11, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler received from excellent BA trader trxxpaxxs--big thanks!

Slightly hazy, yellow/orange elixir poured into SA glass. Thick, one-finger, white head, plenty of lacing.

Wonderful tropical fruits, some pine, but mostly orange, grapefruit, mango.

Smooth hop bitterness from front to back. Nice lingering hoppy aftertaste. Not much malt--bonus.

Well carbonated, medium body, tangy fruit.

This is an excellent session APA. A real summer thirst quencher with taste. Well done.

CaptCleveland, Jul 29, 2012
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3.98/5  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.

gabedivision, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bluntedboywonder, Jun 24, 2012
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Frank from Community Beer Works
88 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.