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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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579 Ratings

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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
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

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Photo of Maxwell
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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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3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the name suggests, it is very pale! Almost a greenish hue to it. The head dissipates pretty quickly.

Smells of honeydew and grains. Aroma is pleasant and sweet, but a little mild.

Fruity flavor. Reminds me of melon or cantaloupe? I would like a little more of a hops presence.

Exceptionally smooth, with a clean finish. Chewy and very drinkable.

It's a little bit mild. But it's quite nice and well balanced. Certainly worth a try.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.