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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 19
Gots: 137 | FT: 2
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

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Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at The Field house in Etters, PA - served chilled in a shaker pint.

A - A pale golden w/ good clarity and thick white cap of about 3/4 inch. The lace is thick w/ streamers and bead is of average size

S - An aroma w/ hops that have piney notes w/ slight floral accents. The nose has a mild sweet malt odor that has a light toasted aspect

M - A nice balance between hops and malt w/ moderate carbonation and mild bitterness w/ lightly dry finish

T - A taste that is on the mild end of the American Pale spectrum w/ hopping that is moderate w/ mellow pine edge and slight bitterness. The malt has a mild grainy taste w/ hops adding nuances of subtle lemony citrus notes and the malt has a lightly toasted flavor w/ a slight crisp edge - almost nutty w/ a mild sulfur hint from the yeast in the back. The ale finishes semi-dry w/ a light bitter echo

D - A pretty solid American Pale- it is easy to knock back a few. It has a clean quaffable quality and the ibus aren't high enough to confuse you as to wether it is a hoppy pale or an Ipa

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jwc215 for this one, Cheers Joe!

Pours an effervescent gold/bronze with 2 fingers of beige head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Citrus hops & fruityness

T: Citric hops, honey malt dryness, & slight appleskins up front. Pears & citric hops dominate as this warms. Crisp lemony & grapefruitty finish

mF: Medium bodied with near perfect carbonation, making the hops pop out & good balance to boot

Drinks very easy, another winner from Troegs! Nice APA

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at ? (guessing Johnny Brenda's)

Decent, simple brew. Poured light golden brown with about an inch of well-lacing, white head. Sweet malts in the aroma well-balanced with some piney hops. Toasty malts in the taste, along with some mild hop bitterness. Pretty well-balanced. Nothing out of the ordinary really. Light-medium mouthfeel, and overall very drinkable if you're just looking for something simple.

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Beer is orange and clear. Carbonation is moderate to high and there is a thin broken head made up of small white bubbles. There is some but not a lot of lacing on the glass. Looks fine.

There is a citrus hop aroma, almost like orange candy and a slight sulfurish smell.

Medium to low bodied beer. Everything is mild but well balanced. There is a slight sweetness followed by a nice level of hop bitterness. The mid-palate was met with nice citrus hop flavors. Drinkability is high and mouthfeel is good. I would recommend this beer as a pale ale.

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear amber color, big, creamy tapioca-like head.
Aroma: soft, but bright and fruity, good hops, sweet malt.
Once on the tongue and down the throat, it's smooth sailing. Perfect balance & integration. Medium-bodied, with a tasty, long finish. An excellent session brew, a nice pale ale, indeed.
So far, I've yet to meet a beer from Troeg's I didn't like!

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a gold color with a thick frothy white head. The aroma is good. It has a nice balance between malts and hops. It is slightly malty and has a fine hop aroma. The taste is great. It has a complex malty core made up of pale and light crystal malts. There is also a strong hop flavor that makes this beer. It goes down easy and really satisfies. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a fine pale ale. It has great flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. What else is there?

Photo of jwc215
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with a thin white head that becomes a lasting, swirling patch and ring that leaves some trailing lacing.

The smell is of mild ctirus with light sweet dough in background.

The taste is of citrus hops upfront. Doughy malt in the background. Orange citrus stays well ahead. Very slight metallic tinge. in finish.

The body is chewy and firm. Pretty smooth.

A decent "session" ale. A bit imbalanced for the style. It almost begs to be an IPA, but doesn't quite make it. Easy to drink, especially if you like hoppier pale ales.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another solid offering from the Troegs variety pack.. thanks to my job I was sent to MA for a week for training right down the road from Table and Vine in West Springfield so I got try non-CT distributed beers.

Very hoppy aroma for a pale ale... nice. Moderate lacing, light golden color. Taste is not as hoppy as the smell, very light bodied and I get a lot of "wetness" rather than flavor. I understand its an APA and not an IPA but I felt it could have used a little more body and balance to it. Easy drinker though and a solid beer.. just not one of their best.

Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear and bright copper in color. Modest head but it retains some bubbles. Minimal lace.

Excellent blend of hop and lighter malts in the nose.

Fresh hop flavor in the taste--somewhat prickly in a pine needle sort of way. Good malt base; closer to a amber ale on the malt side. The body is thinner than I would expect, but that may be the only distraction. This is one of the better APA's I've had.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a brilliantly clear, amber tinged copper color that is topped by a frothy tan colored head. It has a fair level of carbonation which holds the head aloft. As the head falls it leaves a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The aroma has a nice up front hoppiness to it; it is dominated by grapefruit-like citrus notes but there is also a bit of pine thrown into the mix as well. As my nose gets used to the hop notes I detect a bit of dry toasted malt character that reminds me of lightly browned biscuits.

The taste has only a touch of sweetness up front, but does have a nice creamy mouth feel to it. There is a bit of malty caramel character here as well, it is fairly subtle and actually seems to contribute to the creamy mouth feel. This beer has an ample touch of hops though; it starts with a nice sharp bitterness which carries through to the finish. The citrus character is here, but it is downplayed a bit because of the dryness of the beer, instead there is an herbal pine note that dominates the soft citrus flavors.

This beer is a great example of a Pale Ale. This is a really easy drinking brew, with a great creamy mouthfeel. The malt though subdued plays an important role here; it really helps to balance the hops so that they are not too harsh.

Photo of Gavage
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Pale Ale poured nicely sporting a copper color with slight head. A mellow aroma that doesn't spark any extra interest. Hop flavor distinguishes this pale ale as it is bold but not overpowering. More hoppy than other Pales, but definitely not entering the IPA zone. The malt flavor slightly hides behind the hops, but has a good taste that I enjoy. After finishing, I opened another one. Very drinkable and satisfying.

Photo of orangesol
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap into a standard pint at the Troegs tasting room.

A - Pours pale yellow with a dense one finger head, dissipating to a light film, leaving sticky lacing down the glass.

S - Some piney, grassy, hops up front with a touch of sweetness from the pale malts. A good balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. A bit on the under-welming side but still a very nice nose.

T - Crisp lemony twang up front from the hops giving way quickly to a touch of malt sweetness. Finish is a nearly even balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Very clean, crisp, taste that goes down oh so easy. A very nice example of a mild pale ale.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice lively feel with a mix of light malt sweetness and some hop bitterness lingering on the pallet for some time.

D - Fairly high. Clean, crisp, taste is very refreshing. I am not the biggest fan of pale ale's but this one is very nice.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear light orange/yellow color with a finger of white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing, a ring actually upon the glass with every taste. Nose has a pleasant citrus hop aroma that is very welcoming to the first sip. Also detecting a bit of grain in the nose as well. Taste is mildly bitter upfront and in the crisp finish from the hops. Little bit of malt taste, faint sweetness across the body. Feel is about medium to light. Very easy to drink, I think ill have another.

Photo of woodychandler
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes dated F, 30 July 2010.

This came off of the handpump with a finger of thin ecru head that held in amazingly well in the face of the day's humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep golden-yellow. They CAN't all fall bright, I suppose. Nose was hop-forward with a soft grassiness that again started me to sweating. The CANQuest (TM) has had me drinking a lot of AmeriCAN Adjunct Lagers and I simply miss hops as a result. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a mildly understated grassy hop taste on the tongue. My hop jones monkey began to cease his incessant chattering. I began to feel some maintenance drinking upcoming that weekend. Finish was slightly bitter, very appropriate for the style, but leaving me still jonesing for more. Cue the Andrea True Connection ("More, more, more ...).

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Photo of corby112
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear golden amber color with golden yellow hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy white head that quickly fades into a lasting ring.

Earthy hop aroma with lots of golden straw and grass character. Hints of biscuit malt and bread along with some crisp light fruit.

Light, crisp medium body which is very well balanced and more complex than the average pale ale. Nice earthy dry hops up front which are quickly countered by a very refreshing sweet biscuity pilsner malt-like backbone. There's also a fairly prominent earthy grass/straw presence and some sweet light crisp fruit notes, especially green apple. Very quaffable, excellent example of the style.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Was part of the Troegs 12 pack I picked up.

A: Pours a slight hazy orange color with a 1.5 finger of-white head with decent retention. Little bits of sticky lace were left on the glass.

S: Nice hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus notes. Some orange zest and a bit of grapefruit are present. Slightly bready malt with a hint of graham as well.

T: Nice hoppy flavor profile for an APA, just how I like it. Some orange and orange zest with some grass as well. There is some light caramel and a bit of bready malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

O: Drinks very easy and is what I am looking for in an APA - a little bit of hops, with a crisp mouthfeel, and not too filling. Done done and done.

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.