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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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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 10
Gots: 44 | 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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A: crystal clear; bright yellow colored; 1 finger creamy, ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: a little muted; grassy hops; a little biscuit;

T: well balanced; a little sweet; grassy notes from the hops as there, but also some pale malts; tastes and looks more like a pilsner; almost no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: I expect the hops to be a little more forward in an APA; that said, a easy drinking beer;

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Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a white fizzy head. The smell was a lot of hops and citrus but with a slightly sweet hint at the end with almost a vanilla scent. The taste was nice with a lot of hops in the beginning with a nice bite which mellowed out into a semi-sweet finish. Not bad but overall nothing too amazing either.

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I come from the Berkshires and fondly recall having my first Steel Rail--this was actually my first craft beer. I say this in an effort to be as unbiased as possible.
A--yellowish orange with a white head
S--hops are there but need to sniff through the malt to get them
T--malty and sweet, very smooth for an APA (under today's standards anyway) with minimal hoppy bite
M--light, lots of carbonation
O--Its hard to drink this now because the memory of its greatness simply doesn't match. This is a very drinkable APA but man there just isn't much going on here. I'm a hop head though so perhaps I'm just missing the bite I've grown accustomed to? Any way, BBC Steel Rail has a place forever in my heart.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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