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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

496 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | 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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mcdowelldaniel

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

05-18-2012 10:55:33 | More by mcdowelldaniel
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.1%

01-16-2012 02:38:19 | More by sweisel80
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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.1%

07-05-2014 06:27:38 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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dan027

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.1%

01-28-2013 22:11:11 | More by dan027
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Spike


2/5  rDev -44.1%

07-06-2012 23:21:02 | More by Spike
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robhunta

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - pours a crisp clear yellow with a thin head that dissipates quickly.

S - smells like a light beer. can't pick out a single aroma, maybe a bit of skunk.

T - very low flavor profile, not much at all. tastes a bit skunky and very much like a heineken.

M - feels like a light beer, bubbly on the tongue, crisp, not too dry.

O - pretty much I thought this was very similar to a macro. didn't do too much for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 22:19:53 | More by robhunta
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Okisailor

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

07-02-2013 19:45:17 | More by Okisailor
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

11-19-2013 09:36:25 | More by Noelito76
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Bendurgin

Maine

2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The guy at the Meat House hooked me up with this bottle. He said it was past due soon so he needed someone to drink it. Done! Best by date is today! Poured into a pint glass and shared with my housemate. This one pours a hazy straw color with just a thin white head that settles quickly.

Weak bitter hops on this one. A little bit of citrus in the background but nothing special. Ugh, again, just weak bitter hops with a little bit of candied oranges. This just seems to be lacking a bit.

The feel is very light on this but the carbonation is rugged. Seems very coarse. Overall, nothing spectacular here. I know this one isn't as fresh as it could be. If I get the chance to try a fresher one I'll rereview but in all fairness, this is within the freshness relm. This one just didn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 03:45:03 | More by Bendurgin
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Billybrewboy

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-10-2014 21:38:17 | More by Billybrewboy
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

10-23-2012 20:55:47 | More by sendbeer
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Resuin

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

05-20-2013 00:48:44 | More by Resuin
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

10-06-2013 16:44:26 | More by Rekrule
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-03-2013 00:39:38 | More by Mark5252
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Taycro

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

06-19-2014 22:58:54 | More by Taycro
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

01-21-2013 04:14:43 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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shehateme

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-01-2013 22:08:17 | More by shehateme
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured chilled on draft at Sacco's candlepin bowling

A: very thin head, no lacing
S: light, lemony, fruity
T: lemony, more like a summer lager than a pale ale; not very hoppy; alcohol nicely balanced against flavor
M: flat

Didn't finish it, but glad I tried it

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2012 21:14:25 | More by Arithmeticus
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Johnct

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-24-2014 04:59:47 | More by Johnct
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FirstMan

Massachusetts

2.78/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the third Berkshire Brewing beer that I've had this week, and so far it's probably the best.

Pouring from the 20oz bottle, very little head appears. What does is thin, white and bubbly. The color is gold on the amber side and from the first 3/4 of the bottle, there's no haze to be seen.

The smell is deceiving as it made me think I was in for some serious fruity hoppiness. Not so much, actually.

What I thought might be a nice full hop flavor was actually fairly reserved, although a lingering fruitiness and a crisp character made me wish it was sunny and hot outside as opposed to icy and cold.

While I might buy other beer at the store, I certainly wouldn't turn this down if someone offered it on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2005 00:55:00 | More by FirstMan
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 3" head which dissipated pretty quickly. Hazy lemonade yellow color. Almost no smell at all, even after warming, and then just a hint of malt. Taste is mild and pretty much an average BMC. Pretty boring. This steel rail certainly isn't the infamous third rail with a jillion volts, it's more like a kiddy ride at a park.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2011 15:44:24 | More by MoreThanWine
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Nipitato

Massachusetts

2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber at Julio's Liqours in Westborough, MA.

A: Deep gold with a slight off white head. Almost clear.

S: Malty almost pilsner lager like smell. Slight sulfer aromas. Hop aroma is unpronounced.

T: Not bitter or particularly hoppy. Strong malt character for a pale ale. Hop flavor is very weak and what is present is citrusy in character. Not very impressive.

MF: Medium light body. Not filling. Moderate carbonation.

D: An unbalanced, oddly tasting APA. Not an impressive offering from one of the best breweries in New England.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 21:57:56 | More by Nipitato
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Chrisx6

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was a very interesting beer, I had to check reviews online because it almost tasted skunk. But apparently it was normal.

S- 22oz Bottle

A-Clear, light pale beer

S-Nothing like I've ever smelled before, kind of like an american wheat beer but doesn't describe the taste.

T- Mostly wheat taste, a little like Harpoon's UFO, but with a little bite.

M- A little bit dry but very refreshing. Something I could drink all night without regretting it in the morning.

O-A very drinkable beer but it took some time to get used to. I would like to try more from this brewery. Very different than a normal pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 04:30:11 | More by Chrisx6
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9InchNails

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Prepackaged growler from State Liquors in Worcester Massachusetts.

A white foamy head that starts fading a little fast. Golden body with a decent amount of bubbles.

Big time malt, grain and buscuity smell with some floral aromas.

A little bland for my taste. The aroma is actually better than the taste. I get mostly grain, buscuits and a floral taste with a noticeable amount of yeast. Not a fan of this at all.

Light body, carbonation is on the light side. It's quite smooth and easy to drink once you can get passed the mediocre taste.

I won't be seeking this out again. One of the most bland tasting Pale Ales I ever tasted. I would stay away from this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 04:28:56 | More by 9InchNails
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

drank on 11.20.08 from a 22oz bottle into goblet beer glass.

nice brownish gold color. great head, very thick and foamy accompanied by impressive lacing. the head stuck around a good bit. the smell was hugely disappointing. not really much there. mildly sweet malty smell with some citrus undertones (which I may be forcing myself to smell).

taste is just weird. not sure how to describe it. very malty backbone - some hops - but seems to all clash giving it a nasty not that pleasant mouthfeel. not a huge fan.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 19:12:42 | More by Hophead101
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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.