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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

524 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 524
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | 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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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-18-2012 13:58:34 | More by rderedin
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-10-2012 21:54:14 | More by milkbone_underwear
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durkle


4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-05-2012 21:01:46 | More by durkle
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-05-2012 18:07:16 | More by JAHMUR
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mctizzz

California

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-05-2012 04:26:15 | More by mctizzz
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seanh99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-02-2012 17:11:44 | More by seanh99
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-01-2012 20:19:40 | More by brandonasplundh
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that forms a solid collar. Solid tubes of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of fruity peach, apricots, and citrus.
Taste is of the aromas with a fruity blast of melon and apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and chewy on the finish.

03-01-2012 19:53:39 | More by weeare138
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%

From a 22 oz. bomber stamped Best By 03/07/12. Sampled on February 27, 2012. The pour is a cloidy pale yellow with a tremendous head building up from active carbonation bubbles. The aroma has malts, a little yeast, and clean hops in there but there is something else akin to citrus. The body medium and holds its texture well when swirling on my tongue. The taste has a kind of grainy, malt sensatioin along with this hard to define tart, citrus note. The hops end clean. Likeable.

02-28-2012 01:10:36 | More by puboflyons
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-22-2012 02:46:47 | More by SHCC
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jongullotti

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-19-2012 21:00:30 | More by jongullotti
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%

Steel Rail is the beer I recommend friends to try who are new to craft brews or are visiting from a place where microbreweries have a small nitch in their market. It's an easy beer to like, and even easier to come back to again and again.

Appearance: Heavy carbonation caused a three finger head to settle on its clear, golden yellow body. Good lacing.

Smell: Wheat; brown sugar; grass; grapes; cotton; bread.

Taste: Toasted malty flavor, finished with a slight bitterness that's almost transparent between sips.

Body: Light bodied. Clean taste left on the palate.

Served from a pint glass.

02-14-2012 12:57:12 | More by sailorastro
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-11-2012 07:30:18 | More by AJD1201
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-09-2012 17:14:43 | More by rusty3335
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-06-2012 23:47:30 | More by jfcaa193
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-03-2012 19:12:49 | More by chrispoint
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jb413

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

A - Poured a clear, golden hue with lots of rising bubbles. About a finger and a half of white foamy head that lasted a little before leaving a thin ring. Great lacing all the way down.

S - Butterscotch candy is very noticeable. Caramel and maple hints as well. Breadiness. Hops are light and there.

T - Sweet in the front with a nice pale malty backdrop. Some of the caramel/butterscotch from the nose. Fruity hints and bready body. Then the hops come in, floral and herbal and balanced as they duke it out with the malt in the bittersweet finish.

MF - Lighter side of medium-bodied, well-matched carbonation. Buttery and smooth. Pretty drinkable.

O - A well-rounded, nicely balanced pale. A solid pick at the price.

01-31-2012 00:08:11 | More by jb413
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

A: Crystal clear amber color. Creamy white head is thick and prominent. Excellent retention. Lots of sticky lacing coats the glass.

S: Sweet on the nose with lots of pale malt. Doughy and grainy with hints of husk. Gritty, earthy yeast. Kiss of floral hops. Simple, but good.

T: Taste basically follows the nose to a tee. Starts off sweet and rife with grainy pale malt tastes and a hint of grain husk. Hop bitterness kicks in mid-palate and provides some balance, though maybe not quite enough. Gritty, earthy yeast plays an integral role, and is far from just background noise. Sweet, doughy, grainy finish.

M: Light bodied. Foamy and a bit creamy. Moderate carbonation. Maybe a very slight husky astringency.

O: A very simple beer. Decent, if you can take it for what it is. Still, I find it a little too sweet. A bit more balance and a more prominent hop profile might do it some good. But why change it? It's the flagship beer, and it is very well known and loved as it is around these parts. It's worth a try, but don't expect anything fancy.

Notes: It actually paired quite well with a meatball grinder.

01-26-2012 01:05:59 | More by ryan1788a5
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

A-Pours a cloudy straw color. Head simmers down to simply a ring of white. Leaves lacing dots along the glass.

S-Mostly sweet and malty. Not much hop aroma here. Pleasant nose. Neither intense nor complex, but smells like a good sip.

T-Sweet with a very humble overall flavor. The finish is this beer's high point. Mild hop flavors. Sweet and a bit fruity. Light yeast. Easy to drink.

M-Lighter body with high carbonation. Not much in the way of bitterness. Lightly sticky.

O/D-A nondescript Pale Ale. I enjoyed this on-tap. Would never pick this out an expanded tap-list, but worth a try. And its local.

01-23-2012 23:07:10 | More by VelvetExtract
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -44.1%

01-16-2012 02:38:19 | More by sweisel80
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briguy9842

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-31-2011 21:58:57 | More by briguy9842
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tsmiller7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-29-2011 21:44:16 | More by tsmiller7
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

Very pale lemon pour. 1.5 fingers of white head and decent retention, with a 1/2 finger left at the end of the draw. Thin lace. Medium carbonation. Not a fan of the pale color, but have to appreciate the head retention.

Bread dough nose with hints of grape. Little in the way of a hop note.

More bread dough in the taste. Understated grape and a bit of plum. Bits of yeast show through the dough flavor. Way more bread than anything else here. Getting light lemon in the finish.

Feel is decent, with malt body from all that bread dough. Fairly uninteresting, though.

Overall, a pass.

12-28-2011 02:24:45 | More by beer2day
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verdict603

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-27-2011 04:13:57 | More by verdict603
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-26-2011 22:30:36 | More by beerman999999
Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 524 ratings.