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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

508 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 7
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-22-1996)
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Zraly

Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks a bit like a pilsner. Very clear and pale gold. Soft notes of malt upfront.

Sweet and light, this -- as a pale ale -- is a bit surprising. I'm not a hop head but was expecting a touch more hop presence. A nice honey flavored backbone but a bit more bitterness could offer more balance. Just a touch over light-bodied.

When I think of pale ales, I think of Sierra Nevada as the benchmark. I think this falls a bit short but is certainly not bad. I think it is drinkable and has a certain level of approachability, if you are trying to convert a non-beer drinker into one; this is real ale training wheels. With that said, though, I think this would be a great warmer weather ale when you crave something a touch sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 20:29:36 | More by Zraly
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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.