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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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576 Ratings

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 48 | 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

No notes at this time.
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No freshness dating

A - Hazed gold body, white head has good retention and some lacing.

S/T - Light hop presence, mostly floral in the nose, with more of a pine taste with a little citrus. Bready malts, a little doughy, light toasted grains. Touches of off flavors butter and acetone here and there, didn't really affect the drink too bad though.

M - Medium body, crisp carbonation and finish.

O - Standard pale, not bad, but not particularly memorable either.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Arithmeticus
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

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is sweet with strong notes of a caramel and butterscotch nature. Mixed with this is a lightly roasted bready aroma as well.

Taste – A sweet malty flavor greets the tongue. The biscuit flavored maltiness is mixed with a heavy dose of caramel. As the flavor advances on, the roasted flavor begins to lose their strength, with flavors of butterscotch and light fruits as well as hoppy flavor (which is quite light) working their way into the flavor profile. The taste finishes leaving a rather satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level that is very appropriate. Both good and tasty.

Overall – A very easy to drink and quite enjoyable brew. One to try if you get a chance.

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3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very hazy lemony pale yellow gold with a nice finger wide head of white soapy bubbles. This could definitely be a dehydrated piss beer. The head fizzles away to a thin skimming on the top of the beer quite quickly but there is some great fanged lacing drizzling down the sides of the glass. It smells like sour sweet bread with a wonderful spicy background aroma that reminds me more of a saison or a wit than of a pale ale. The sour sweet damp smell could be hops peaking through, but they might also be the sweet malts. The beer tastes very bready with an almost bubble gum-like citrus burst in the middle of the taste, which mellows into a ghost of itself in the after taste with some nice biscuitiness as the main flavor. This seems more like an English Pale Ale to me as the hops are not the main thing in this brew, and only a part of its complexly balanced flavor. The mouth feel is a little harsh with carbonation in the initial sip, but mellows out into a slight prickle coating over the inner mouth and a raspy wet feel on the tongue that is slightly dry. Overall this is a very sessionable ale that sits right above the “session-line.” Nothing is very dominant in the flavor, which gives it a great balanced feeling. I could drink a lot of these I just am not sure if I want to…

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 576 ratings.