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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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Reviews: 79
Hads: 160
Avg: 3.17
pDev: 21.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Church Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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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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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 irish
3.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bronze color, with long lasting lace. Nose does not jump out at you like so many over-hopped monsters that seem to be popular with recent beer-ohs. Same with taste--just an easy drinking ale.

I live in the area so I may be enjoying fresher examples than those farther away.

I like this one more the more I have (over time, that is.) A sort of steady friend, from the world's most unique brewing facility.

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Photo of Lordsloth
3.07/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle- thanks Scott!

Poured with a medium amber appearance, light head. Smells a bit of light malt, light hops. Tasted like a decent Pale Ale, but with some odd bitterness- different hops than I'm used to? Mouthfeel was all right. Drinkability was on the low side. I could maybe go for one or two of these at a time, not much more.

Not a bad beer, but not great, either.

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