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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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85
very good

1,316 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,316
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 91 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002)
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4.93/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a truly great beer. The cascade hops are well balanced with maltiness in this pale ale. I like this better than SNPA and I love cascade hopped beers. Availability is limited to the eastern PA area.

canoehornpoint, Jan 22, 2002
Photo of KFaulkner
4.88/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is, perhaps, my favorite beer of all time. Perhaps it is proximity, or availability... I don't know. This is both a weekday sipper and a weekend session ale. It's not too sweet, not too bitter, not too hoppy and not too malty... it is... everything a pale ale should be. Delicious. Drinkable. Wonderful.

This is MY beer.

Rock on Troegs.

KFaulkner, Nov 13, 2008
Photo of gpallaway
4.85/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The great nose just hints at the flavor that bursts from this delightful beer. Initial fresh hop flowers followed by moderate to strong, but not overwhelming, bitter notes then a well balanced follow through. A lively, well stored cask beer that makes for a very refreshing pint. Overall an excellent, world class ale.

gpallaway, May 21, 2011
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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a-great head, nice splotchy, creative lacing, golden-reddish color. looks good just sitting there, waiting to be swallowed.

s-hops jump right up before even being introduced. reminds me of Sierra Nevada in its assertion. a nice hint of potential things to come. a few good swirls and cereal-y sense issues up. i am getting hopeful. and excited.

t-this is pretty impressive. powerful, complex...the intense hoppiness is not a punch in the face and gut, but across the horizon...the bite of hops entice and tease and recede right before breaking the skin. maltiness makes its presence known in a nice finish. did i say impressive-powerful-complex? there is something wonderfully stealth about it, too. it challenges you to figure out the warp and woof of it. requires a 6-pack. or more.

m-nice and seamless...one of those rare moments i can't differentiate between taste and mouthfeel. it's a fluid moment i am happy to attempt to shadowbox with.

d-wow, drinkable, quaffable, sippable...all things to all discerning palates. prepare to be wow'd. a near damn perfect, singular piece of art.

mempath, Mar 06, 2009
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4.8/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Out of the sampler pack...

Appearance-nice frothy white head, the beer forms a hazy golden body that is nice to look at, top notch.

Smell-overflow of barley hops and grain while some sweet malt (Troegs trademark) seeps in as well

Taste-not too powerful, a nice mix of barely hops with sweet malt that tingles in your mouth, rather sweet for a pale ale yet it may be the great hops, wonderful.

Mouthfeel- a little sweet but top notch, the flavors hit on all cylinders and the beer goes down exceptionally smooth.

Drinkability-Among even the craft brews, this is exceptional, have as many as you can if you can handle the content.

Overall-an absolutely top notch pale ale, while not perfect Troeg's has brewed a classic pale ale with exceptional flavor, highly rated from me.

TheDeuce, Nov 24, 2004
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4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured orange-amber into an American pint glass, with decent carbonation, over a finger of white head, and very good lacing. The aroma was citrusy (pink grapefruit, orange peel), piney, and malty, but the taste revealed a near-perfect blend of these individual flavors. In fact, the balance between pine/citrus hop flavor and malt flavor might be this beer's strongest suit. Furthermore it finishes on a nice dry orange peel note. Perfectly carbonated and medium-bodied, this is an excellent session pale ale.

donniecuffs, Dec 08, 2009
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cshull, May 30, 2012
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4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

third solid beer from troegs 12 pak sampler and i am impressed. pours a honey gold color with a one finger white head that faded to just cover the beer at the finish and a sticky lace that held well after the beer was gone. aromas of citrus and pine come through nicely. very nice balance of malt and hops. slightly fruity malt turning to fresh grapefruit ending with a tart slightly bitter taste finish. each beer just makes you want another.

billybob, Mar 10, 2009
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4.7/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber color with striking clarity, topped by a thick, off white head that displays tremendous staying power. It generates a sticky, clinging lace on the glass. Nice, hoppy citrus aroma smells very fresh and clean, with a touch of soapiness. The initial taste is mostly hops, with a noticeble mild hop flavor. Not a smack you around hoppiness like many AIPA's, but just a prominent, floral/citrus/soapy hoppiness. After a couple sips, the malt sweetness becomes apparent and really balances out this beer beautifully. A touch of bitterness on the finish leads to a lingering hop-laced sweetness on the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is very solid as well. Not as outstanding as the rest of the beer though. The drinkability is very good as well. I'd love to have a bunch of these on hand. This is a masterfully crafted beer. Truly outstanding. I can't say enough about this beer. Wow. And to think this has been in my cellar for a month!

aaronh, May 15, 2003
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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF and to Troeg's for the opportunity.

Pours a two-finger light-tan floating head over a crystal clear dull light rust liquid. Many tiny suspended particles. Smells nearly blank of aroma. Orange and pine from hops. Pear from hops, too. Hops are a touch dirty and earthy. Mild, but enjoyable.

Tastes crisp. Nice malt sweet, but not wet. Limited number of fruity esters, but the hops are the focus. Not strong, like an IPA, but standing above the malt ending. My guess is Simcoe hops. Light and clear refreshing hops. lemony with a gentle touch f lemon pith. Some oranges and pine. No flat oily character. Grassy is present, but serves a filling role to the lemon and o/p. Has a bit of tangerine fiber (stuff after you suck all the juices out of the meat of a tangerine wedge).

Md thick due to dextrinous character (dang, too thick for the style). Mild carbonation put a playful fine sting. Well done APA, about as good as I've had of the style.

mentor, Dec 26, 2006
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4.68/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Live Review. Poured from the 12 oz. single that I bought a few days ago at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $1.50 into my Brewery Ommegang Witte tumbler. No "best by" date observed by me.

A Very clear, light yellow body under a moderately brief (it lasted about 2 minutes) meringue like head in a very classic APA look, with a slight bump since the lacing was evident after repeated sips. 3.5

S The expected light hops but then an unexpected peppery, almost sage like organic smell that is interesting. This is already presenting like a great craft APA! 4.0

T Wow...this is a great tasting beer! I will be honest, I was not expecting that much from this beer. I have seen it in nearly every bottle shop that I wandered in and out of for the past 3 years and maybe because it was so available (and because it is a style that is not that dramatic or challenging) I never did pick it up. Anyway, back to the taste....Barley malt and muted hops along with that great sage organic taste, with maybe a touch of pepper really work to conspire into a nicely balanced APA, easily my favorite that I have tasted. Repeated tastes (and maybe due to the slight warming as I type and take it all in) reveal a subtle sweetness too that I really like. I cannot imagine improving the taste of this beer. 5.0

M Light physical feel beefed up a bit by the peppery/sage/slight sweetness. It is at least appropriate to the style but I think that it goes beyond that by challenging the taster to feel different things. 4.5

D Simply excellent. I had to make an effort to slow down and enjoy it. I could easily have 3 of these in an evening. 5.0

Notes: I am really, really impressed with this, my favorite APA. I just love it when I do not expect much and I am rewarded for all of my searching with such a great tasting beer. Of course, highly recommended!

adamette, Jul 04, 2010
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4.64/5  rDev +22.4%

Cjvailbn, Aug 15, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz., bottled on 5/3/05 - served chilled in a nonic. Pours an amber/burnt orange and it's topped with a 1 inch tan head that leaves nice rings and sheets of lace on the glass. Smells like hops - pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral/leafy, along with some toasty/biscuity malts. It is crisp on the palate with a medium body and a smoothness that makes me think it's bottle-conditioned. There's pineapple, grapefruit, orange, floral, and spicy/oily hop characteristics - all with a medium bitterness and biscuity/toasty malts and a hint of sweetness to balance. High drinkability - I could drink these all night. And the next night. And the next....

mmmbeer, Aug 30, 2005
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4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Clear very light orange color. Two fingers of off-white head with decent retention and tons of lacing.

4.5 S: Very floral and herbal aroma, almost like a high-end soap. Biscuity malts. Very nice overall.

4.5 T: Herbal and citrus hop flavor. Biscuity malts again. Flavors are in a perfect balance.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Very nice.

5.0 D: Awesome brew. Probably the best pale ale I've ever had. I could drink this all damn night.

DavoleBomb, Jul 03, 2009
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4.58/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Golden color with one finger of white head and plenty of bubbles. The lacing continued throughout the glass.

S - Strong hoppy and citrus smell, teases the nose.

T - Excellent strong hop flavor up front that is quickly dimmed by the smoothness of the malt.

M - Very good, perfect viscosity with a great aftertaste.

D - Could easily make this a session beer, the perfect blend of flavors to create a great pale ale.

mwa423, Feb 26, 2009
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Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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