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Belgian Pale Ale - Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Belgian Pale Ale
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33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied, copper colored Belgian session ale, brewed with a large dose of English Stryian Golding hops for flavor and aroma.

24 IBU

(Beer added by: akorsak on 04-12-2008)
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tpacek

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-09-2014 14:36:37 | More by tpacek
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Hopscat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2014 20:23:11 | More by Hopscat
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-01-2014 00:05:12 | More by BigMike
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

08-27-2013 19:22:46 | More by 52P48
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-30-2013 10:29:15 | More by Cynic-ale
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at the Lancaster Brew pub.

Lighter fizzy head, faint touch of lacing, dark copper brown color.

Nose copper malts, toasty grainy, light Belgian yeast esters, sweet light candy syrup.

Taste some light grassy hops, Belgian yeast light spices and esters, little pale blond malt, little grainy and yeasty.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2013 17:54:31 | More by jlindros
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-27-2013 03:41:27 | More by brutalist
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-26-2013 19:51:03 | More by RedWeizen83
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10%

04-12-2013 10:24:47 | More by George2744
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

03-17-2013 04:31:32 | More by BARFLYB
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

09-15-2012 01:25:28 | More by brez8791
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2012 03:19:26 | More by abcramer
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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

Copper color, smallish head, so-so retention and lacing. Mostly sweet aroma, brown sugar and fruitcake spices, lightly toasted malt, subtle floral aspect. Flavor mostly follows the nose, on the sweet side; malty, again with noticeable spices, clove in particular, and a Belgian candi sugar note. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, lingering sweet aftertaste. Not much in the way of a hop presence, save the very faint floral note experienced in the aroma. Decent enough but lacking in overall depth and interest for me.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 15:47:46 | More by tobelerone
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-07-2012 22:54:00 | More by Blanco
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-02-2012 01:10:42 | More by InspectorBob
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-28-2011 22:59:19 | More by random846
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OneEyedJack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-27-2011 04:56:32 | More by OneEyedJack
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Iron Hill in Media, PA. Poured a clear orange/yellow color with a nice white head. Had an aroma of yeast, sweet malts and floral/earthy notes. Taste followed the nose for the most part, though I also noticed a bit of a spicy bite to it...definitely a complex and well-balanced brew especially for the style. Incredibly smooth!

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I didn't find this one to be dry...I could definitely stick with this for a session.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 18:58:43 | More by MsRif
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured a brassy yellow color, clear, with a small cap of foamy white head that left a bit of patchy lacing on the glass. Smells of pale malts, light yeast and spice, and floral hops. A solid pale malt base in the taste, overlain with a generous amount of floral hops--perhaps more than you'd expect--lemony zest, and a light sensation of yeast. Light-medium body, crisp, and quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 17:18:19 | More by Rifugium
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pburland23

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at Iron Hill Media.

Poured into a chalice. Pours a coppery, amber color with the omnipotent Belgian yeast aroma leaping out of the glass. The smell also had a hint of sweetness...almost like bubble gum. This masked the underlying maltiness of the beer. Even though the tasting notes mentioned a healthy dose of Styrian hops, I could not detect any hops aroma.

The taste is fruity. Apple, perhaps. It has a little spiciness to it. The beer is medium bodied and the carbonation holds up quite well. I enjoyed a few glasses from the growler and could see myself drinking this again.

Serving type: growler
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 30 E State St, Media

11-07-2010 16:05:21 | More by pburland23
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: light amber in color with a 1" head that lingers around a while.

Smell: light malt sweetness, some floral bitterness, and yeast are pleasant and easy to detect.

Taste: mild malt presence with distinct belgian yeast flavor. Some lemon zest, red apple sweetness, and a moderate bitterness make up a nicely balanced ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crispt throughout with some dryness late. Short aftertaste here.

Drinkability: I found this to be very quaffable. Flavor wise this has enough to keep you interested for a glass or two. Lower alcohol levels make this a nice sessionable beer.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 124 E Kings Hwy, Maple Shade

04-29-2010 23:41:53 | More by Gavage
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a clear golden color. It was served to me with a thin, frothy white cap.

s: Yeasty aromas of fruit, pears and apples, dominate. I also found some herbal, slightly citric hops.

t: Mirrors the smell for the most part. This was quite dry, with strong yeasty flavors and a pleasant hop tickle.

m: Refreshing with a long, dry finish.

d: Really good stuff, this would be even better on a warmer evening.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

04-05-2010 10:42:52 | More by DIM
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arrived with a good, foamy finger of slightly off-white head with good retention. Color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose was faint with dark fruits - plum, raisin, even some apple. Mouthfeel was medium with a solid dryness in the mouth, like biting into an apple or a pear. Finish was really dry with the pear/apple flavor creating a breathtaking dryness on the finish. An excellent summer beer!

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

10-31-2009 21:08:07 | More by woodychandler
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a brass-golden orange with a compact creamy bright white head that was ½ fingers high. A virtually silent carbonation appearance makes me wonder how this would affect the nose and flavor hop wise. A nice full sheet lacing coats the glass wall second to none.

S: The nose was as silent as the visible carbonation factor. Light fresh lemon grass was barely distinguishable as well semi-dry citrus that was mostly under appreciated and underpowered. Light scents of caramelized sweet grains dominate here while the citrusy hops are on vacation.

T: The flavor was mostly caramelized sweet grains, evident from the darker nature, absent was the pale grains and citrusy hop nature. More malty sweet then hoppy, and lacked crispness per the silent carbonation. Pale grains would of let the hoppiness shine a bit more here and be more suited per style. Also the yeast strain was from chimay but really didn't add much to the drink. Good for the masses though the discriminatory drinker may find this a bit off and light per style.

m: light, as with most their beers, leaving this stripped off flavor and substance. Ok but more suited for the casual drinker with some light watery aspect here.

D: Easy drinkability only average enjoyment. Not particular to style, lacked the pale crisp and hoppy nature that I have come to expect. More carbonation, pale grains, crispness and hops are needed here.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 124 E Kings Hwy, Maple Shade

08-17-2009 22:59:50 | More by beerthulhu
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

drank on 3.27.09 at Iron Hill in Lancaster.

A good looking beer with a hazy brownish orange color and a nice thick head. however, the head didn't last long at all, but was nice while it lasted. small subtle streams of bubbles rising up along the sides of the glass. smell was definite belgian citrus - but subtle. bready and malty with very little hints of hops. smell was very subdued.

nice crisp taste, nice belgian yeast flavor with a nice malty flavor surrounded by bitter hops. this is a nice tasting mellow pale ale. mouthfeel is nice and balanced but the drinkability is fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap
@ Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 781 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster

04-15-2009 12:42:11 | More by Hophead101
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Belgian Pale Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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