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

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Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale

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377 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

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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Ratings: 377 | Reviews: 212
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.87/5  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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into glass but I would say:
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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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