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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,364 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,364
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 109 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002)
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Reviews by BBM:
Photo of BBM
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on cask in Patchogue NY. Poured a slightly cloudy but bright golden color with a firm white head atop. Aroma was herbal tea-like and slightly sweet.

The herbal and earthy hops come through first, with a nice balance from the slightly toasted malts. Toffee flavor noticeable as well. Mouthfeel was creamy and medium-bodied. This is a very tasty APA without trying to go over the top with bitterness. This one oozes with quality.

BBM, Jun 15, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another real good offering from Troegs,pours a nice deep golden color with with a light but well retaines head,aroma is more on the malty sweetish side with some nice fruitiness as well.A very well balanced "Pale" nice biscuity sweetish malt to begin with with some grassy hop coming thrue in the finish.A very easy drinking appetizing brew from Troegs I think I will waste the rest of the day in these.

oberon, Jan 27, 2004
Photo of RoyalT
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance – The orange, thick and hazy body was covered with a wonderful head that lingered for many minutes and left some nice lacing on my glass.

Smell – Classic East Coast Pale Ale aroma. The light fruits and biscuit malts make up this enjoyable nose. The fuggle or Amarillo hops (or some other hops that we don’t get a lot of out here in the PacNW but that they seem to have in abundance back east) are sharp and inviting.

Taste – Ah, this is incredible. The nose falls cleanly to the tongue here. The fruity yet substantial hop profile is right on target. This is a classic PA PA (Pennsylvania Pale Ale).

The beautiful balance of hops and malts is dead on. The big biscuit mates perfectly with the citrus and floral hops. The fruity sugars are unrefined yet not overly sweet. They have their purpose here. Overall, this is harmony in motion. Mozart in a glass.

Mouthfeel – Impeccably smooth and well blended. This medium-bodied Pale Ale keeps the mouth alive and wanting more. It is chewy with a sophisticated sweetness and begs to be held in between the cheeks (then why am I chugging it?).

Drinkability – I poured this then had to go take care of something so it warmed a bit. This beer at cellar or close to room temperature will go down in three gulps. It is probably one of the most drinkable beers that I’ve ever had.

Comments – A big BA thanks to ericaweizen for sending me this treasure from PA.

RoyalT, May 25, 2004
Photo of DaPeculierDane
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber gold with a frothy white head. Voluminous carbonation. Juicy citrus Cascade aroma. Big, lingering bitterness. Big citric/floral hop flavors balance well with sweet hops. Finish very dry and mildly acidic. Medium bodied and clean overall. Very juicy. Very drinkable.

DaPeculierDane, Jul 20, 2006
Photo of ynalak
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ynalak, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of chOAKbarrell
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pale ale more on the darker side. Smells great, with hops all over your nose. The taste gets really close to IPA territory, but pulls back right at the edge, giving only a hint of bitterness instead of engulfing you. Excellent toasty finish. This is a mighty fine pale ale, and more than worthy of its above-4.0 rating.

chOAKbarrell, Dec 13, 2005
Photo of generallee
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a light golden honey color with good clarity. On top is a just off white head which slowly fades from an inch thick cap to a wispy thin film covering.

Smell: The aroma has a sweet bready, almost honey like maltiness with a touch of leafy herbal hops.

Taste: Flavor wise it is very close to the nose with a firm medium body of bready sweet and light caramel/honey maltiness with a light touch of herbal hop bitterness. Its easy drinking and smooth on the plate.

Notes: Overall a bit light on hops for an APA but still tasty.

generallee, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

nstroup, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

SmellsofMahagony, May 04, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of merlin48
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours an attractive, clear, honey gold color with a one finger offwhite head that eventually settles into a patchwork of lacing. Pine and tart citrus hops dominate the nose. I'm picking up very little malt on the nose, except a hint of biscuit. Mouthfeel is tart and well carbonated, with some spicy hops bite on the tongue. Taste is a lot of hops. Pine and tart citrus(sour grapefruit) rule the roost here. This is a very tasty American style pale ale, and I'm sure there is an excellent malt balance, but the hops just keep slappping my tastebuds around to the point that I can't pick up the malt essences. Nice finish is dry with pleasant hops aftertaste. I'm quite fond of this Troegs pale ale, even though I'm missing the malt backbone.

Re-Review on 5-27-04: Didn't know I had ever tried this until I tried to review as a new one. RoyalT and ngandhi really pegged this one for what it is. An absolutely extraordinary American pale ale. Today, I could have sworn there were no Cascades hops in this one, as the flavors and aromas seemed so smooth and lush, bathed in apple, pear, lemon, and orange. I went to the brewery website to see what hops varieties were used, and, sure enough, it says Cascades. Some pine and grapefruit emerge at the finish, this time, but this is just so smooth and balanced most of the way through. Must be the Crystal Malt. This is now my favorite pale ale. Extraordinary drinkability as an all purpose ale.

merlin48, May 27, 2004
Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, with no freshness dating to be found. Pours a nice gloden light amber,clear, white medium bubble head, dissolving to a tiny bubble film and leaving well developed lacing. Nice hoppy nose, notes of yeasty bread as well. Medium bodied. well hopped PA, slight citric bite, but not bitter. Very drinkable, well crafted brew. Troegs continues to impress.

Billolick, Jul 27, 2004
Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of MisterDeeds
4.13/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color. Lacy white head that thins out very quickly.

Smells clean and crisp. Slightly wheaty with some sort of grassy or floral scent.

Tastes light for a Pale Ale, but it seems to be completely unique. Starts with a bit of yeast and slight sour notes. Hops kick in and it finishes with a smooth bitterness that sets it apart from another Pale Ale I've ad.

Medium mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation.

This beer is a winner. Whether or not it is really a Pale Ale is not important. The fact is, this brewery continues to impress me. I could see myself becoming a huge fan if they were more readily available in Mass. Thanks to Kidwell for sneaking some in.

MisterDeeds, Aug 03, 2008
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, gold, one centimeter head

Smell: I smell grapefruit and hops

Taste: Way better than the smell. I get distinct grapefruit, citrus, and some melon

Mouthfeel: very smooth with a slightly bitter end

Drinkability: I will have this again and could pick up a six. I like this much better than their amber which I believe has similar qualities. Hoppy but not overly so..a complex beer.

tigg924, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of badbeer
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've been looking forward to trying beer from Tröegs for a little while now, here goes.

Poured a nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head leaving some lacing. Smell is rather weak, I think it's trying to be citrus-y, but just not really succeeding. Taste is much of the same, it has stuff going on, but it's just not very flavorful and good things. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and had average carbonation. Drinkability was merely, "meh;" I could finish it, but it just isn't something I plan on having again. I'll be sure to try other offerings from Tröegs, but this one started me out on the wrong foot.

badbeer, Jan 05, 2007
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hudsonphotog for bring this beer back with him from Pennsylvania.

Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. The aroma is citrus, pine and pineapple. The flavor is caramel malt with some nice orange and other citrus flavors. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 10, 2010
Photo of LyonsHead
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice copper color with a pretty weak head. Decent but not great lacing

S: Smells like floral and fruity and cascades and thats about it

T: A malty sweetness hits the palate shortly followed by citrusy notes. There is a bread-like note in the background. Flavor from the cascades comes in near the end for a very pleasant finish.

M: light to medium body, there is a bit of a tingle from the carbonation at the swallow

D: This is a good beer, I wouldn't call it the best, wouldn't call it the worst

LyonsHead, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single bottle with a Troegs mixpack for some camping drinkin', picked up at Consumer Beverages in Orchard Park, NY.

Poured into a nonic. Light amber golden, about a half inch of head which has survived very well after an aggressive pour. Thick layer of foam, lots of lacing.

Nose is bread crust, caramel, citrus and pine hops. Faint, but good.

Tasty pale ale, I have to say, and a great sipper by the campfire. Hops are mild, but certainly contribute to the flavor department. Mild bodied, creamy feel, good carbonation.

Solid brew, good pale ale with some flavor to it. Hops accentuate the brew, rather than dominate.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz amber bottle. No freshness dating.

Appearance: Sparkly clear copper color with a rocky white head that really persisted. Sticky lacing of the glass an added bonus.

Smell: Other reviewers have hit it on the head: GRAPEFRUITS galore erupt from the bottle.

Taste: Very different flavor in this beer for me. A spicy bitterness from the hops, but not overbearing. A very well-balanced beer, with the hops dominating but tempered by the malty sweetness. A solid beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium body makes for a slightly creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Good drinkability. The somewhat dry and spicy bitterness at the end keeps you coming back for more.

OldFrothingSlosh, Feb 10, 2003
Photo of jakester
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is from a sampler case I bought at the Beer Mart in Reading. Date is marked on the case! YAY!

Pours a clear, light amber with a one finger head of off-white foam. Looks fairly well carbonated. The head drops to a decent coating with good lacing on the glass.

Aroma is citrus/grassy hops, very clean, with a nice touch of toffee malt. Fruity, with notes of lemon and lime peels.

Flavor is a smooth maltiness followed by a quick hop bitterness bite. It starts fast, but ends up being on the dry side. The caramel malt is very muted in this, with just enough to be noticed. Might not even be caramel malt. Vienna malt? Fruity like golden raisins or something. Aftertaste is a long, crisp, nice hoppiness.

This has a real good feeling in your mouth. Smooth yet tingly, with a decent hop bite, and resins on your tongue.

This is a damn good pale ale; hops are the showpiece here, but the malt supports it well. It's clean, fresh, and very refreshing. IMO, this is better than SNPA. No kidding! Highly recommended.

jakester, Sep 23, 2005
Photo of jcdiflorio
4.53/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Hop House in a pint glass.

Clear,Light copper color, very white creamy head,good retention leaves a layer of foam throughout. Nice lacing down the glass.

A clean,brisk, inviting aroma lots of citrus,some pine with carmelly/toffee aromas very balanced makes the mouth water.

Just a clean refreshing citrusy slighty piney and carmelly maltiness. An execellent balance of tastes.Finishes with a pleasing citrus feel,balanced taste throughout. A great tasting pale ale always consistant be it on tap or in a bottle.

Meduim bodied,great mouthfeel,gets the juices flowing. Well built pale ale,very solid beer. There's not a more drinkable pale ale that I know of.
This a must try beer.

jcdiflorio, Feb 04, 2007
Photo of xdefeatsy
3/5  rDev -20.8%

xdefeatsy, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of RyanPS
4/5  rDev +5.5%

RyanPS, Nov 16, 2011
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Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,364 ratings.