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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,410
Reviews: 594
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 19
Gots: 135 | 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 DIM
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a light copper color. It was served to me with a small white head that was a little sticky.

s: Moderate levels of sweet toffee and some citric hops.

t: Surprisingly sharp hop bite that tastes lemony with a little grapefruit. Sweet notes of toffee round things off.

m: Average body for an APA, but very well carbonated with a creamy feeling.

d: Nice local APA that is all too hard to find on tap.

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold/orange color with an inch frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is mostly citrusy and floral hops with some sweet malt also noticable. It tastes like citrusy and grassy/floral hops and sweet/biscuity malt. Mouthfeel is light/medium, it's a little bit oily and has good carbonation. Drinkability is good, it's easy to drink, smooth and sessionable. I think this is a good, straight forward pale ale. It's a good all around brew that I would definitely drink again.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an America pint glass)

A- This beer pours a crystal clear caramely-orange body with a rocky off-white head that is supported by a strong carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- The smell of biscuit malt has a hint of caramel malt and a light green hop note at the finish.

T- This dry biscuit flavor has a light toasted malt flavor that is slightly dry followed by a citrus hop flavor. There is a light raspberry note to the hops that is dry with a faint sulfur quality to it.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slight watery texture to it with a crisp finish.

D- The soft malt flavors and the light hops note really needed some nuance to it, and the biscuit malt was a bit to much.

Photo of ItMakesMeHappy
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep copper color with a thin white head that lasts a good while and leaves lacing on the glass.

S- Floral and citrus smells dominate.

T- This beer is good. The hops are well balanced with with a good malt backbone. A like biscuity malt character is noticed in the begining and it ends with the citrus floral hoppy twang.

M- Medium to light body beer with a good amount of carbonation but not too much.

D- This beer has great drinkability and is the sort of beer you buy a sixer and are not surprised when you finish all of them in one sitting.

One of my favorite pale ales.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint

Pours a clear copper with a fluffy two finger off-white head. Sticky lacing litters my glass when all is said and done.

Citrus and floral hops with sweet malts in pretty good balance. The hops have a rather fresh aroma.

Pine needle and floral hops up front and a sweet malt finish. Low on the hop bitterness, crisp.

Decent carbonation, medium body.

This is a sessionable pale ale. A relatively low abv make this easy to put down.

Photo of bkilpatr
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. 07/18/08.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with about two fingers of soft beige head. The head dropped slowly leaving decent lacing. Aromas of grassy hops and some sweet malt.

Taste is tons of grapefruit and a lot of citrusy hops. There's a decent amount of sweet malt to balance out the hop flavor. Feel is crisp with a decent amount of carbonation. Leaves just a bit of stickiness around the mouth. Drinkability is decent. The grapefruit flavor gets to be a bit much.

Pretty good pale ale. If they tone down the grapefruit just a tad it'll be so much better.

Photo of Biggness
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this cask tonight @ Once and for all in Patchogue. This beer poured a light amber with minimal head. The smell was nice or malts with a distant smell of hops. A well balanced cask with the flavor between malts and hops, not exactally something I see myself drinking all night but a nice representation of a Pale Ale cask. The mouthfeel very nice but the drinkability was not the greatest.

Photo of Jwale73
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a standard pint glass. Poured a translucent, light copper with a one inch tight, off-white cap. Head dissipated quickly into a thin skim of froth; some spotty lacing present during the session. Light floral hops aroma upfront without being overpowering. Taste consistent with nose. Not much complexity but extremely well-balanced with very little hops bitterness lingering between quaffs and a slight citrus quality present towards the back. Light body with lots of effervescence throughout the mouth. Extremely easy drinking offering from Tröegs.

Photo of leif86
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear golden brew with a coppery hue. The head is slightly off white and has decent retention. Many bubbles a bubblin'

S: A strong floral scent accompanied by a sugary sweet aroma.

T: Starts quite sweet and malty. Slowly progresses into a slightly fruity taste that then gives way to a lingering bitterness.

M: Slightly sticky. Well carbonated but not harsh. A good balance here that I think some of the other Troegs beers might lack.

D: Very pleased. The sweetness of the beer might inhibit my ability to drink one after another but it is very refreshing. Too bad they don't sell this up where I live.

Photo of Goliath
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a half inch of white head. Decent retention and some lacing.

Aroma is decent. Citrusy and floral.

Taste is also decent. A bit of citrus hoppiness and a little floral. A slight pale malt finish. Really subtle, almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is moderately high.

Drinkability is fairly high. Low alcohol makes this beer quite sessionable. Flavor is alright, but not too impressive. A decent brew.

Photo of Gmann
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden brown color with a small but dense cream colored head. Dissipated into a light cap. The aroma is of nice and juicy hops; grassy and fresh. The taste starts off with the grassy hop hit which is subdued by a rather bland and watery malt. Not overly hopped for an APA, which is nice, but the malt is a tad weak. The feel is light, almost watery, with moderate carbonation; finishes with an ever slight hoppy bitterness. Great beer for a hot day. A nice hop profile but a little light on the malt.

Photo of corey0212
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to JoeyBeerBelly for this one!

Pours a light copper color with a nice, but rapidly disappearing foamy off-white head, really good lacing on the glass. Moderately piney hop aroma, with some citrus notes, and plenty of malty sweetness. Nice citrusy hop bite, some biscuity/caramel taste. Well-rounded, good mouthfeel with some dryness to the edges. You could drink this with almost any kind of food, and you could definitely put back a few of these. A great APA.

Photo of tdt560
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured from bottle into a pint glass, golden amber like color with a medium head.

Smell - Slight balanced odor of citrus, hops and malt.

Taste - Very balance of the hops and malt, slightly bitter after taste.

Mouthfull - A little chewy but very smooth.

Drinkability - I enjoyed this beer and it will become a staple of my stock. I would consider this a pretty good "session" beer and could definatley see myself having a few of these one evening while sitting on my deck.

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.

Photo of Kolsch
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just tapped on home draught system:

Kegged Date: 5/16/08.

Had in bottle many times, but first time on tap.

On tap, can smell more of the piney hops than bottle. Very light in taste and appearance. Can almost pass for a pilsner, its that light colored. At 5.4% ABV, very sessionable and an excellent beer to have after doing some sweaty work outside. Very balanced with a thin malt backbone and a hop overtone. Sweetness is minimal unlike what you find with some pale ales.

Very good pale ale that is not over the top with hops but just enought to keep you interested.

Highly recommended as a sessionable pale ale.

Photo of hellcatsjg
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crisp golden brew with active carbonation and a finger of white head. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Balanced piney hops and malt. Aroma is on the light side.

Taste: Just like the nose. Starts with light piney and earthy hops. The maltiness comes in next along with the slightest of sweet flavors. Again, nice if a bit light.

Mouthfeel: Light body, which is expected here. Medium carbonation. Crisp flavor lingers momentarily after the swallow.

Drinkability: Crisp and light and easy to drink. Decent pale ale, though nothing out of this world.

Photo of jordoo
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poored into pilsner glass.

Very nice golden yellow with thick puffy slowley receiding head. Looks Great! Smells of Spicy floral/piney hops and sweet earthy malts. Tastes of piney/grassey hops up front with a constant malty sweetness throughout. Hops leave the tongue tingling for something more in the end. Nice light/medium mouth feel and a session brew for sure.

Photo of ewright
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours into an imperial pint glass a pale straw color shot through with light orange notes. A finger of fluffy head forms on top with moderate retention.

S: Muted grapefruit and tropical fruit aromas. There's also a faint musty note that shows up.

T: Pleasant bitterness up front that leaves the tongue wanting more. Notes of pine are evident in the bitterness with decent malty backbone showing notes of cereal grains.

M: Creamy carbonation as suggested by the fluffy head. Moderate feel, just right for a thirst-quenching pale ale.

D: This is a highly drinkable beer with low enough ABV to be considered for a moderate session.

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.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a beautiful clear bright orange with a thin, creamy dull white head that dissipated rather quickly after the pour. Visible carbonation was light.

S: a very nice beautiful fresh citrus aroma along with oranges and pine. The aroma was very sharp and pronounced and pleasant.

T: The initial flavor was dry oranges and citrus. A bright sweet citrus hopping really brought out the bright nature of this pale ale. There was some pineapple as well detected as the beer finished with a spicy hop finish.

M: light, oily, with sour oranges and citrus hopping.

D: Very easy to drink and like. A great session pale with a clean, sharp citrusy hopping that will make you keep coming back for more.

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

A: A golden color, giving a little less than a one finger foam head. Head was a tad thin. Good lacing up and down the glass.

S: A good aroma of pine with by some citrus. There is also some bready biscuit malt.

T: A citrus/pine taste, with a faint flavor of caramel, bread and biscuit. The malt was the least prevalent but gave a nice back bone to the beer and really balances out the flavor.

M: A decent medium body, with a bitter aftertaste.

D: Great "session" beer, easy to drink. Has a lower ABV. Nice balance, not overly complex but one of the better APA's I have had.

Photo of Durge
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This looks light and coppery with a scant white head and good lacing. I note a sharp pine hops smell, a little unusual but nice. The taste brings out a fine hoppy crispness with some malt background in a full bodied well carbonated ale. This goes down real easy, but is a little dry at the edges. Very nice.

Photo of thatguy314
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Pale with a fake-peachy/apricot colored tinge to it that makes it glow. They call it copper, and it really does look like a bright copper metal--not the "copper" color you usually call beer. Incredible clarity--rich color but at the saem time completely transparent. Its apperance matches its smell and flavor so well that I have to say it has a fairly perfect appearance.

S: Green, a little piney, strongs hints of peach. Really interesting smell reminds me almost of a fruit beer, but I know it's the hops--I've had this smell hinted by the hops in beer before, but it's the first time I've seen it well expressed

T: very pale, very dry, balanced towards bitter, but iwth a nice subtle sweetness. It tastes a little carbonic and almost pilsnery (they used pilsner and crystal to malt it). Nice nice bitter finish. Very, very refreshing. Has the subtlety and balance of a lower alcohol beer.

M: The use of pilsner shows that it's a little thinner than I'd want from a pale ale, and it's carbonated like a pilsner which leaves ita little carbonic.

D: Would I call this the ultimate pale ale? Absolutely not. Far from it. Too thin for me to be really representative of style. Would not tell anyone it's a good example of a pale ale. However, it is a great beer. It's incredibly pleasant and VERY REFRESHING. I will definitely buy again!

Photo of lifebeer
2.6/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a. pours a light amber/straw color, 1/4 head made of large, medium and small bubbles that dissipates quickly, some sparse lacing

s. its difficult to tell, but some subtle aroma hops, maybe some roasted malts?

t. not much at first, some light malt character, finishes with a stale bitterness, some wheat and adjuncts (e.g. corn)

m. light to medium mouthfeel, highly carbonated

d. very drinkable, as in, pound it like a bud!

no aroma, hardly any flavor to call it a pale, very drinkable noetheless, would be good on a hot summers day as a bud or mgd upgrade

Photo of hyland24
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass.

A- The beer poured a slightly cloudy golden color that settled clear with a 1 inch white foam head leaving speckled lacing throughout.

S- Hoppy sweetness with hints of fruit.

T- Spicy hop bite with a delicious slightly sweet dry finish. Has that great hop flavor I have come to expect from all of the Troegs I have tasted.

MF&D- Spicy and crisp with a nice hoppy oil feel leaving behind a sweet sticky mouth coating. Once again Troegs has knocked one out of the park. They have made a true believer out of me. Definitely a session worthy beer.

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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