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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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86
very good

1,363 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 108 | 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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Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice light copper and foamy head. Significant aroma of grapefruit and the malt. Refreshingly carbonated bitterness and malt, nicely balanced. A touch citrus and fruity. Bit drying finish, excellent with light food, and with that it is very quaffable. Second bottle 21 months later, good bitterness though aggressive side of carbonation.

Sammy, Jul 09, 2006
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +5.5%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

spycow, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5.5%

djrn2, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

zestar, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a nice golden orange color with a several finger white head and a good amount of lacing as it goes down the glass. The nose brings a nice amount of citrus hops along with a tiny bit of pine. Some mildly sweet malt comes through as well. Taste brings good citrus and pine along with some bitterness as well as some mild bready sweetness in the background. Light feel with good carbonation; overall, nice and subtle, though not as good as the HopBack.

Thorpe429, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +5.5%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Texasfan549, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The initial taste has some malty sweetness and flavors of caramel; there is a slight amount of bitterness in the finish along with some flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has a very good balance between the flavors of malts and hops in the taste.

metter98, May 29, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

kjkinsey, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright goldenrod containing a small number of tiny, pulp-like floaters. The cream-colored head is large, nicely firm and a little sticky. It's as impressive as the heads on a good many IPAs; from the generous quantity of hops, no doubt. It stays mounded in the center as it deflates, leaving abstract patterns of lace on the glass.

The aroma is pure Cascade: vibrant and bold, yet not quite IPA-like vibrant and bold. That's okay, it's plenty aromatic for a pale ale. The flavor doesn't quite deliver on what the appearance and the nose promised, but it's still better than many APAs that I've run across. There's a decent hop load that needs to be bolder if it wants to compete with the big boys of the style.

The initial rush of hoppy citrus fades too soon and is replaced by sweetish malt. A mild bitterness then reappears as the finish approaches. The finish is dry and relatively clean. The lack of bold, palate-fatiguing flavor, the light-medium body and the lowish ABV make this a pretty drinkable beer.

Troegs doesn't brew bad beer (although I wasn't at all impressed with Mad Elf, I can see how some might like it). Pale Ale is a solid pale ale, but isn't one that I'd go out of my way for. I did enjoy this bottle though.

BuckeyeNation, Jun 02, 2004
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one in a trade a while back, had it sitting in the fridge waiting for me and cracked it open with dinner the other night. Served right out of the fridge in a pint glass. Consumed 08/11/2008.

Poured a very nice deep copper color with a good amount of clarity to it. Nice streams of carbonation could be seen coming up towards the top and a good sixed two inch head of white foam came over the top right away. Slight settling still left behind copious amounts of sticky white lace, with a bare top.

The aroma was nice and hopped, grassy with some decent touches of light citrus and pine mixed in. A bisuit like bready middle to it that really came out once it warmed up. The flavor was more of the same, crisp and clean, with a quick hitting citric hop bite in the front that mellowed out with some light grain, and bready malts to balance nicley, all the while staying very light and towards the hoppier side of the style. Crisp and clean with a light feel and a great carbonation profile, this was defintly a very nice offering that was easily sessionable during the evening,

Overall not bad at all here This was a very good little session ale that I would have no issue at all with trying out again some day. I would love to find it on cask to give it a good whirl. Definitly worth another look here.

mikesgroove, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Matt for sending me this bottle.

A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a massive, rocky, white head and some sticky lacing.

S: Plenty of hops to the nose. Lots of great floral and earthy notes with some citrus peel to it as well. Pale cracker malts with a touch of bread providing a light sweetness.

T: A massive orange flavor to the beer--orange peel and some orange juice. Lots of floral qualities as well. Quite dry with a moderate breadiness. Notes of grass and sweetness as it warms up a little bit. The bitterness is fairly light.

M: Medium in body with an extremely high level of carbonation.

O: A good pale ale, though a bit different from what I'm used to. Good hop flavor, though, without being super bitter.

womencantsail, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was part of the sampler I had over the weekend when I visited the brewery for the first time. I have had this beer in the past but didn't recall much about it. Having it again was really nice though. The beer poured out as a golden orange color. The head was white and fizzy and leaves just a bit of lacing on the glass. The smell has a nice sweet hoppy aroma to it. The taste is a very good, nicely balanced with hops and malts. The mouthfeel of the beer is a also very nice, it's smooth and bubbly, very drinkable brew. Overall I found the Pale Ale to be quite nice on most levels. I almost wanted to bring home a growler of it but chose the Flying Mouflan instead.

Knapp85, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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 zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear, bubbly, orange color with a small, foamy, white head. It left thin traces of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus, mostly orange peel. It also had some nice floral notes.

T - It really brought a good deal of citrusy zest with a burnt toast maltiness and just enough sweet toffee.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium-bodied beer.

D - This is a very good pale ale. I would make a great session brew.

zeff80, Jan 12, 2009
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

overall a damn good session pale ale. nothing unique necessarily, just a well made easy drinker here. pours standard pale ale color with a 2 inch head. smells and tastes well balanced with a mix of hop varieties. quick crisp finish and bright carbonation make the mouthfeel just right. this is an all season all situations beer that is as versatile as it is drinkable. not my favorite troegs brew, but a solid day to day beverage. will undoubtedly buy this again

StonedTrippin, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear. Deep amber in color with an off-white head that holds well and leaves some nice lace. The aroma is boldly floral & citrusy! Very nice. The body is medium with a moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth and creamy in the mouth. The flavor is rich with a lightly caramel malt sweetness and lots of gentle citrus, floral & grassy hop flavors. Very well balanced with a bitterness that is solid enough to hold the beer in place, but restrained enough to let the sweetness of the malt and depth of the hop flavors come through. Finishes drying with some residual honey-like maltiness and swirls of hop flavor & bitterness. Excellent! A highly enjoyable and extremely drinkable beer with lots of character. Well brewed!

NeroFiddled, Oct 11, 2002
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a copper crystal clear color with an off white cream hued head. A healthy sized enduring head with a nice collar of lace forming as the lace settles, and as the glass empties the lace continues to cling form scattered patterns within annular rings spaced nicely with each sip. In the aroma, cascades make the appearance with floral, grapefruit tones with some hops of the pine cone esque variety going on here all built upon a backbone of caramel buttered malted barley also coincides to form balance. Taste is primarily bittering hops with tones of pine cones, earthy dicotamous grittiness on the palate, but by no means is this beer a palate killer just a wonderful representation of a balanced pale ale. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body, on the thin side but the oily texture from hop resins adds a nice sensation to the consistency of the texture. Drinkability easily a session no beer brewed Troeg's is as a drinkable except for the Hopback, but if I couldn't get a keg of the Hopback Amber for my kegerator than I would go with this brew very nice.

WVbeergeek, Jul 13, 2003
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong hops bitterness comes in to provide a good balance. The malt character is on the thin side but is enough to give the beer some substance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good mild but hoppy beer to drink for a very long time.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 15, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kegatron, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear amber with a white head. Nose is sweet and a bit hoppy. Flavor is bitter and hoppy. Minor pine notes go against the stronger bitter tone. Very minor citrus as well. It's bright and crisp. Feel has a fairly biting carbonation to it. Liquid is a bit slick. Nice to drink. Definitely on the bitter edge and earthy. Would be interesting on cask I bet.

RblWthACoz, May 23, 2008
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Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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