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Pipe Organ Pale Ale - Church Brew Works

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Pipe Organ Pale AlePipe Organ Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
74
okay

79 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 79
Hads: 162
Avg: 3.17
pDev: 21.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Reviews: 79 | Hads: 162
Photo of dmamiano
2.26/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

pours a medium copper color, not much head.
smells of yeast, malts...reminds me of a Belgian type of nose.
Taste is bitter, Belgian like. Nots of caramel malt.
Not like any English Pale Ale I have ever had.
Wondering if something isnt amiss with this one

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Photo of jcdiflorio
2.25/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

poured from a 12oz brown long neck bottle into a nonic glass.

Cloudy,copper color. Not much head,even tried a hard center pour with no luck, just a slight white ring of foam around the inside of the glass.A streak or two a lace on the sides of the glass.

Faint citrus,pine aromas,slight notes of a carmell/toffee. Bisquity and grassy seem most present. A weak aroma overall.

Weak,watery tastes,some sweet malt,slight citrus/pine a bit of bisquit.
A very Macro quality to the taste,a dissapiontment to me. Seemed i've had better beer than this from the Church Works.

Light mouthfeel,clean,a grainy feel. A beer for the "Masses?"
Not impressed at all with this beer,hope I get a better offering from The Chuch next time.

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Photo of drinknewbelgium
2.15/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

pours a light coppery color little head that desolves quickly smells of malts with little hop character light yeast/bread flavor taste is not impressive tastes of bready malts that mix sloppily with little hop character even less hop character than an english PA should have mouthfeel is light real light i barely could finish this one

the tastes are not defined and very unbalanced if i always support local brews but not this one stay away from this one far away from this one

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Photo of jameswaldo
1.75/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A good friend and neighbor brought this home from Pittsburgh, where his second visit to the Church found the fairly cozy sandwich pub had gone upscale and not pleasantly so.
Poured the 12 oz into a pint glass as is my wont, got very little head that disappeared quickly. No lacing. Nice color and haze, though.
Smells a bit like yeast, a bit like old hops, and somewhat like canned malt syrup.
Tastes like a poor imitation of a craft beer. Uncapping bottle gave very tiny psst, so with that too-quiet opening and dead head I thought brew would be undercarbonated, but thin fizzy tongue pins seemed carbonated plenty enough. Mouthfeel watery, hops aftertaste a larger hop component than it was before swallowing.
I still have a few bottles of this and found it becomes fairly drinkable when I mix it with a very hoppy homebrew I just bottled last week.

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Pipe Organ Pale Ale from Church Brew Works
74 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.