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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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1,319 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,319
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 19
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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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

martinproulx15, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Chucker
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Chucker, May 25, 2012
Photo of BatsforBeer
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow, very lively; 1 finger head, off white, disperses quickly with little lacing

Smell: Fruity esters, pearish, some sweat malt

Taste: Plain, neutral taste, finish with piney hops. The hops are not as prevalent as I like to see in APA's and isn't quite as balanced as it should be. The malt lacks any defining taste; the beer is kind of bland

Mouth feel: Thin and light bodied

Drinkability: Truthfully this beer is really drinkable, for all that it lacks, it also lacks anything unpleasant. It is easy to drink, and may be a good beer for someone in transition between NASCAR beer and "good" beer. In summary I would say this is what the folks in the Box seats should be drinking at the races.

BatsforBeer, Sep 01, 2009
Photo of theyellowdart
2.85/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't often drink APAs, so I will try to review the beer for what it is. -I was simply in the mood for something different.

Beautiful honey amber color with a slight head. The hop aroma was prevalent, but more of a wet grass smell. I am not a big fan of Liberty and Cascade hops, especially together I felt the hops ruined this beer for me. Otherwise the slight maltiness was nice, and hints of caramel.

If and when I go to drink a APA again, this would not be my first choice.

theyellowdart, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Maxwell
2.9/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours an amber blonde with notes of carmeling. Nicely carbonated with a thick white head and some lacing

Smell: Smells of piney hops with a nice malt sweetness surrounding the hops bite. Nice Cascade hopping

Taste: Bitter with a bare backbone of malts. Slightly peppery with an almost bready after rush of taste. Good pale ale bite.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation brings a nice fizz to the tongue, while the bitters help to nicely bite into the tongue and cleanly wash out, leaving a bitter bite on only the top of the tongue.

Overall: This seems to be a nice classic pale ale, a little maltier than Sierra Nevada’s but still with a nice Cascade hop bite.

Maxwell, Apr 26, 2012
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2.92/5  rDev -23%

TheBigParade, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of soco7tyx7
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Light golden with 1 1/2 finger, mildly frothy head. Bits of lacing present till finish
S - Not a ton here but I got some citrusy hops and some maltiness
T - Light on the palette with a vague malt up front. Finishes bitter and citrusy
M - Very carbonated, light and thin, watery like a tonic water
D - Being light, it's easy to drink and I could drink a few due to that reason alone, but I wouldn't because I just didn't enjoy it much

soco7tyx7, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of tlazaroff
2.93/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a perfectly clear, bright pale yellow (slight hints of orange) color. No head worthy to speak of and lacing is present, but nothing special.

S: I expected a little more out of the aroma. When I opened the bottle I got a little tangerine citrus, but it dissipated as quickly as it appeared.

T: Taste reminds me of the tropics, maybe Hawaii, to which I've never been. I can't pick out specific flavors, but I do like what I taste. I do get some tangerine, and I think pineapple.

M: Somewhat watery, very thin on the mouth. Carbonation is on the low-moderate end.

D: Drinks very easily.

tlazaroff, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of wiseguy142
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours macro-yellow (not that that's a bad thing) with a little more golden depth to it. Some head and some lacing stay with the beer a couple minutes after the pour, but not much. Aroma is very pilsner-like with most of the aroma coming from the base malt instead of the specialty malts. Very light and clean, almost corn-like. Taste is.. well.. not very pale ale like. More like a pilsner with slightly more body. Soft 2-row taste with the mineral-free water quality to go with it. Soft flavor of aroma hops and maybe just a touch of cascade in there. Well balanced, but slightly watery and not true to style. Overall, a generally above average beer in terms of brewing technique but I think they're a little confused on their definition of an APA.

wiseguy142, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of woosterbill
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery into a snifter.

A: Clear amber body; light, fine head of white foam; moderate retention and nice lacing.

S: Biscuity malt and light, citrusy hops. Not much here.

T: Crisp, grainy malt throughout, with the hops only coming through on the tail end with some straight bitterness - no real flavor. Disappointing for a beer billed as "aggressively hopped."

M: Thin and watery, with very light carbonation. Cold.

D: Light, crisp, and cold = goes down easy enough.

Notes: This would be a fantastic macro/adjunct/lawnmower lager, but it's a very underwhelming pale ale.


woosterbill, Jan 24, 2010
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

xdefeatsy, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ryser2k, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

tugg407, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

DrewBest, Feb 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

mikefuski17, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice bright golden color with good clarity and a sticky bright white head. Lots of grainy biscuit aromas with some piney hop resin underneath. Overall though rather faint in the scent department.

Crisp, grainy and dry. Lighter in body but it holds together very well. Hop presence is slightly mellow and really only coming through enough to present the palette with a touch of pine and balancing the malt to finish super dry. Refreshing, good, clean and pretty standard. I'd never grab this over hop back though which has the same sessionability, availability, and price tag.

jtierney89, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Jasoncolliver, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

VeganUndead, Apr 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

mgernert, Jun 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

beernut, Jun 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

cosmonick, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

haddyhustle302, Dec 06, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Sparger, Jan 16, 2012
Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,319 ratings.