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

Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

313 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%


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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger head that has reduced to a small foamy layer. It is a copper amber color with good clarity and bubbles coming up throughout the glass.

Smell: fruitiness, bready and caramel malts, and slight citrus aroma.

Taste: very similar to the aroma and a little bitterness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: smooth, crisp, a little chewy, medium carbonation, and medium bodied.

Overall: A solid pale ale that I have enjoyed over the years, especially up in Maine. Will be drinking more in the future too.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 19:25:14 | More by Flounder57
More User Reviews:
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illpass78

Maine

3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5%

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

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 20:57:36 | More by FLima
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-16-2014 02:43:13 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9%

03-15-2014 23:28:13 | More by Ken_P
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-15-2014 06:20:59 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Rpritham

Maine

4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into glass but I would say:
BOTTLE>GLASS
Forms a 2cm foam head, which dissipates in <30 seconds

A:Amber and clear-like water that has too much iron in it, but looks inviting.

S: dull smoky oak aroma- pleasing and not overpowering

T: if bitter could taste delicious and pleasant this would be it- the aftertaste is similar to the smell.

M: carbonated, which first feels like a rush to the taste buds and spreads across the palette without too much intensity.

Overall I thoroughly enjoy it. Definitely one of my new favorite pale ale's

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 02:28:09 | More by Rpritham
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diverite

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-06-2014 15:20:18 | More by diverite
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Owl-Head

Maine

3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good at of a bottle but far better out of a snifter glass, in fact remarkably better. All qualities out of the bottle slightly chilled are too sweet and too powerful. The glass seems to free the ale of it's hyper sweet aroma and taste and makes the beer rather enjoyable. I suggest serving it in the mid 40s (F) and eating peanuts or pretzels with the drink

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 10:20:47 | More by Owl-Head
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2%

01-02-2014 02:04:14 | More by lzepplin01
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Shoeguy17

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +19%

12-29-2013 18:15:47 | More by Shoeguy17
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cphughes

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

12-27-2013 18:12:03 | More by cphughes
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-24-2013 00:31:24 | More by buzzy
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-19-2013 02:17:55 | More by BillRoth
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It's actually pretty uniform in texture - thick, too. Retention is pretty solid and lacing is minor.

S: It's mainly toasted malts on the forefront, with a fruity undercurrent (think stone fruit). Slight hints of diacetyl are also present. As it sits in the glass, it shows off more fruit notes. Not bad, not bad at all.

T: Again, toasted is a decent word to describe the flavor profile. Some nondescript fruit esters congeal at the middle of the palate before an upsurge of (malt) bitterness finishes this off. The aforementioned fruit notes pop up more strongly on certain sips. It's certainly well made and balanced well - it's just not my style at all.

M: I could use a bit more crisp dryness to help counteract the malty linger on the palate. The carbonation here is quite zesty, but it's not quite enough. Having said that, it's not undrinkable by any stretch - it seems to become drier as I drink more of this, in fact.

O: Biases against crystal malt and English-style pale ales aside, this one does the job well. It's richer than its low ABV would suggest, too. The old adage "it's not you, it's me" is appropriate for this one. Still, I can imagine this one being rock-solid on cask.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 20:22:27 | More by ThisWangsChung
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sgregory

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12%

11-02-2013 00:25:31 | More by sgregory
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +40.1%

10-25-2013 19:14:02 | More by ackbarleywine
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-15-2013 00:44:13 | More by RIKIM
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-10-2013 01:25:57 | More by Larrydoherty
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jimmyjazzercise

Montana

3.25/5  rDev -9%

10-01-2013 05:08:30 | More by jimmyjazzercise
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CaverDave

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

10-01-2013 04:17:29 | More by CaverDave
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taospowder

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -16%

09-25-2013 00:16:26 | More by taospowder
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-16-2013 00:17:24 | More by NickBeery
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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.