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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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583 Ratings

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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 10
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 08-22-1996

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%

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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1/5  rDev -72%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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3/5  rDev -16%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

In a world stuffed with IPAs it is hard to stand out these days and I have to say that this IPA did not strike me as anything special.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 583 ratings.