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Geary's Pale Ale - D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

334 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship. This is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean, and crisp with lots of late hop taste, in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast. Original gravity - 1047; alcohol by volume - 4.5%; two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.

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brianmandell

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-30-2014 01:30:56 | More by brianmandell
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Sean_King

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2014 19:09:42 | More by Sean_King
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SmellTheGluv


1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

08-20-2014 11:45:04 | More by SmellTheGluv
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swimhawk


3.68/5  rDev +3.4%

08-20-2014 06:14:46 | More by swimhawk
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

08-17-2014 22:33:54 | More by costanzo_mike
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nicholasadamwalker

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-08-2014 02:45:37 | More by nicholasadamwalker
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +15.4%

Poured into a tumbler: color is a dark copper, transparent, fine bubbled efferevesence; head is off white, presents 1/2 inch thick then dissipates quickly to a ring and some fine froth.

Smell is very pleasant, begins with a lightly sweet malt presence, coming through as toffee and caramel, but no over sweet; hop earthiness follows, light grass.

Taste is also very good: sweet malt presents first, fairly crisp and clean flavors, maltiness is toffee and caramel, though light, some subtle fruitiness from the ale fermentation provides a sweeter character; hops are crisp, nicely bitter with a flavor of grass and earth.

Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing: very appropriate levels of carbonation and nice lingering malt sweetness and hop drying qualities.

Overall, this is a a great english style pale ale, very crisp, great aroma and flavor and mouth presence.

08-05-2014 18:13:41 | More by mvanaskie13
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-04-2014 15:00:04 | More by BRYeleJR
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Jersh67

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-01-2014 14:35:43 | More by Jersh67
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Khutso

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

07-28-2014 15:16:54 | More by Khutso
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2014 18:50:10 | More by Sellen
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-14-2014 16:50:37 | More by Belittle
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-08-2014 17:17:57 | More by djrn2
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psdriscoll

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-01-2014 23:19:05 | More by psdriscoll
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Dillonius


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-23-2014 15:43:37 | More by Dillonius
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MaineBrewing

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

A - poured a brilliantly clear copper with amber highlights. One finger loose large bubbled head resembling a soda head dissipated quickly,

S - grassy hop notes with ample spicyness, followed by s wall of malt aroma, lots of toffee and bread.

T - hop flavor low with slight grassy earth, the taste is mostly malt with subtle notes of caramel, toffee, and a low amount of buttery diacetyl. Very smooth, ends crisp and dry with ample hop bitterness.

M - very light and highly carbonated. Finishes very dry, surprisingly refreshing for how malt forward this is vs a more hoppy brew.

O - I never by this only because I assumed it would be blah, it's actually very good, strikes a balance between ESB and something more refreshing and crisp. Not a bad shelf beer to keep in the fridge.

06-16-2014 23:37:40 | More by MaineBrewing
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Twal

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-01-2014 15:51:09 | More by Twal
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-18-2014 10:25:17 | More by Blueribbon666
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-18-2014 06:52:31 | More by mhaugo
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-10-2014 21:27:13 | More by henryclay_
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

04-23-2014 20:19:08 | More by Durandal_777
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illpass78

Maine

3.89/5  rDev +9.3%

Had a pint on tap at Forest Gardens in Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Pours a rusty gold with a half-inch white head that hangs around a but. It's clear and lacing is moderate to low.

Aroma: Aromas are faint but there's caramel, grassiness, toast, biscuit, malt and oats. Also a little grapefruit tartness.

Taste: The taste follows the nose. Pretty nice, complex flavor. More complexity than the average pale ale. Really good, refreshing beer with nice flavor and hop profiles.

Mouthfeel: It's somewhat light of body but appealing.

Overall: I'm a sucker for a good traditional pale ale, and this is one. Would recommend to anyone.

04-19-2014 02:33:11 | More by illpass78
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-17-2014 22:04:33 | More by SkinniePost
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-19-2014 18:11:10 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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FLima

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

Nice copper color with a thin head with medium retention and leaving laces.
Aroma of an English Ale, notes of caramels, earthy hops and a light tangy citrusy.
I was expecting a more boring flavor, but its hop profile surprised me. Notes of earthy hops, biscuit malts with some roasted edges, caramels, fruity yeast and tea leaves. Dry aftertaste with a persistent bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation.
Good interesting take on an English Ale with hops tuned up to the American way, almost an English IPA. If you dig the style, definitely it is worth trying. Great option for American ex-expats of the old world.

03-16-2014 20:57:36 | More by FLima
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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.