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

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BA SCORE
81
good

332 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%
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.

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

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

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%

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

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%

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.

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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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

09-14-2013 23:32:36 | More by chrishensley
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-14-2013 21:06:38 | More by PalatePilot
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corysmith01

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-12-2013 02:27:03 | More by corysmith01
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Wildman496

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

09-08-2013 04:00:30 | More by Wildman496
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elNopalero

Texas

3.03/5  rDev -15.1%

Thanks to @xicanobeerrun for this.

Pours a malty amber-light caramel in color. There’s a subdued hop, almost like a stronger “stale-beer” aroma mixed with an off-putting dank/skunky note lingering around. The flavor has a light bitterness that tapers into a harsh, flat taste. It leaves an aftertaste that is not welcome. I liken this flavor to what happens when you overcook and slightly burn something but end up making a dish with it all the same—it’s not quite enough to make you not want it but its not something you’re going to want to have again either. Oh well.

09-04-2013 06:37:45 | More by elNopalero
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +27.5%

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Alchemist Shaker pint.

a: Rich deep amber boasting a finger thick off white head which receded to even surface foam and heavy lacing.

s: Medium malt.

t: Mainly ale malt with some hop balance. Slightly more fruity than many pale ales, but more traditional and less hoppy than many of the craft-era ones or even the famous English "Bitter." For me, really tasty and wonderful.

m; Medium and quite rich.

o: Excellent traditional British-style pale ale which I will definitely be looking for again. Great to see this made in my region. Similar to and perhaps better than New Hampshire's Shipyard Chamberlain, another good malty real ale style brew.

08-26-2013 04:59:59 | More by scotorum
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John_Squires

New York

1.5/5  rDev -58%

08-19-2013 01:04:02 | More by John_Squires
Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.