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Pale - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2009)
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-28-2012 02:43:52 | More by brez8791
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Ommy

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours fairly clear with a very white, but thin head. The color is a bit dark gold.

The smell doesn't have much going on, but it does have obvious notes of hops which give it a nice floral note.

The taste is a little subdued as well, but I like it. Very balanced.

Mouthfeel is good, as expected.

Overall a decent session beer for those who like IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 02:08:02 | More by Ommy
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jnikkel

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-21-2012 03:08:57 | More by jnikkel
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timbobandit

New York

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

01-20-2012 21:29:51 | More by timbobandit
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-18-2012 14:32:48 | More by DSlim71
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden-yellow with a decent creamy head.

Aroma is grainy malt and lemony citrus. Not much there.

Taste is similar to the nose. Grainy malt up front. Then the lemony, floral hop quality takes over. Finish is relatively sweet with some pineapple notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

No off flavor, but not anything I find exciting or interesting either. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 20:02:17 | More by Blakaeris
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rjs

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Exremely transparent with a light straw color.

S - A weak smell of hops.

T - Somewhere in between an orange and lemon, some light grains. Then finishes with a small kick of hops.

M - Thin and sticky. Lightly carbonated.

O - This was a decent, drinkable pale ale. I could see this beer as a gateway beer into IPA's or more assertive styles.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 00:03:56 | More by rjs
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mattyrubes

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-10-2012 01:45:52 | More by mattyrubes
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M27

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-07-2012 02:53:23 | More by M27
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-30-2011 01:53:13 | More by wertschy
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Southern Tier Pale has an orangish body and an off-white head that has good retention and lacing.

Lots of resin in the aroma, with citrus and grass as well. It seems like this beer has a good bit of bitterness.

This Pale is all bite. Loads of bitterness and resin, with bits of pine, grass and grapefruit. The malt base has a mix of caramel, bread and pale malt flavors. Not a whole lot going on here, with bitterness being the defining characteristic.

Biting and oily. The carbonation is actually quite nice and the body is medium for the style.

Southern Tier's Pale really just seems like an IPA to me, and an extremely bitter one at that. It is, however, inferior to the actual IPAs that Southern Tier makes.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 17:32:57 | More by Hojaminbag
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this six pack up at the Empty Pint Pub on 12/23/11. Poured into my ST tulip which I also purchased that day.

Pours a copper gold with 1/2" of soft, dense, creamy, white head that has great retention. The nose is floral and bready. There are also faint pine aromas and hints of birthday cake. The taste is very malty up front with notes of birthday cake and bread followed by floral and pineapple-like hop characteristics. There is a mild pine bitterness in the finish. This is a lightly carbonated, medium bodied beer that is very drinkable and smooth.

This is a fantastic, well balanced APA. The hops are nice and pleasant, but the malt character is by far the surprise here. The flavor profile is solid, and this beer drinks easy.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 01:05:15 | More by tdm168
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rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-26-2011 22:09:48 | More by rxthree
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-26-2011 12:24:29 | More by dbrauneis
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-This beer pours unbelievably light and clear. Literally could be mistaken for a light lager. Purely transparent. Head is born but dies to a filmy ring. Does leave decent lace but boy, is this pale.

S-Nice combination of grains, malt, and bright hops. Hops are quite grassy and have that good old citrus aspect to them. The malt smells quite like a cracker. Overall, a decent nose.

T-Hops are quite grassy. Has a soapy element to it. Cracker malt mixes with a noticeable grain character. Citrus flavors lean more toward lemon that orange or grapefruit. Well balanced but the hops do come out to play which is enjoyable.

M-Crisp, refreshing and rather light for the ABV. Slightly bitter. A refreshing drink.

O/D-Overall a pretty good drink. Nice hop character for the style and I am impressed at how much flavor is packed into a beer that looks like a Miller Light. Quite solid. Reminds me of their brew Hop Sun.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 04:46:45 | More by VelvetExtract
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vfgccp

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Bright banana white gold. Fine white head with subpar lace and ok retention. Nice vibrant carbonation in the glass.

S – Mellow, tropical and well integrated. Mellon, papaya, soft malt, sweet Champaign and lemon zest.

T – Punch of floral bitterness up, then edges herbal through the center. A touch of black pepper and a light bready sweetness complement the bitters through the backend.

M – Full for the style. Smooth with a lingering semi-sweet bitter finish.

O – A fantastic example of an American Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 17:01:29 | More by vfgccp
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-23-2011 01:28:12 | More by vicsju1991
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-21-2011 17:46:48 | More by dowen44
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NvMyBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

12-21-2011 07:39:34 | More by NvMyBeer
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k3v1k

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-21-2011 04:16:49 | More by k3v1k
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-20-2011 20:10:04 | More by weaselchew
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-19-2011 19:16:00 | More by xdefeatsy
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SteelCityHops89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-15-2011 04:40:49 | More by SteelCityHops89
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Discordian

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-15-2011 04:34:14 | More by Discordian
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mylar

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +30.5%

12-13-2011 23:40:51 | More by mylar
Pale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.