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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,427
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 20
Gots: 145 | 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 saradad
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into a glass...cold. Off white head about 1 inch, medium amber color with visible carbonation. Head fades to a nice lacing around the glass. Smells of fruit, perhaps pears, and citrus. Tastes the same, with slight piney or citrus rind taste, also. Light malt sweetness balanced with the citrusy bite of hops, fades to a grapefruit like aftertaste that does not dry the palate overmuch leaving the mouthfeel as lightly creamy and full. There's also slight buttery feel left in the mouth and something of pine or lemon rinds, though it's very faint. Not bad brew and seems to follow the style. Also popped open a second bottle and tried it with pizza and wings and overpowered it badly,my fault, not theirs. 'Wiedersehen, Y'all.

Photo of philipquarles
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper with a small white head. Leaves very nice lacing.

Smells of light hops primarily, along with a bit of malted barley. There's a bit of a woodsy smell to it. Tastes much the same, though a bit sweeter than one would expect. Hops come through at the end to balance it out nicely.

Overall, it's a pretty nice pale ale that's quite drinkable.

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

Drank this from cask at Racer's. A good color for a Pale Ale, a bit more darker then I remember them being. Not much of a head, and next to no lacing.

A good mix of hops and malts in the smell, smelled some fruitiness there.

The taste was like the smell, but without the fruit, great balance of hops and malts. Mouthfeel is a little thicker then I thought it would be, light carbonation.

I'm not usually a fan of cask beers, but this was pretty damn good, I was quite surprised. Usually one and done, but I could have drank this all night.

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

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into my SA pint glass. It poured a pale yellow with a thin, quickly disapearing head. It left lots of lacing on the sides. The nose is of floral hops and the taste follows the nose. It has a thin to medium mouthfeel, adequete carbonation. The beer went down very smoothly. Overall a fine APA.

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

Welcome to Ohio Troegs, I didn't know what I was missing.

A - Golden with a very, very slight head. It quickly disappears.

S - Grassy/Floral hops.

T - Just like the smell. It's not an overwhelming hop presence like a lot of pale ales. Nice balance.

All and all it is a very enjoyable Pale Ale and a good first experience with Troegs. Looking forward to trying the rest of their lineup. This is definitely a beer I could drink a few of each night.

Photo of Brew33
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had never had anything from this brewery before and had no real opinion of the brewery before purchasing a single from Jungle Jim's in Cincy.

The beer is a dark gold color, pretty light in color and a lot less Amber than most Pale Ales. Faint hops is the only smell I pick up, not too complex.

The taste was average. The hops were subdued and the malt was flat tasting. This is a boring beer. It lacked a hop punch that one should get from an APA, it was very dull and watery. Speaking of watery, that is what it was like; very thin, no head to speak of when poured.

All in all it was okay, I would drink it again, but never pay for it. Not a good rendition of an APA.

Photo of ljbrisson
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottlecap is interesting with the fanciful Troegs logo. Poured a golden-orange color into a pint glass. A small, white head with moderate retention and a small amount of lacing. Aroma is of straw, grass, a little berry fruitiness and some yeast, hops. Taste is like the nose, not overwhelming, with a subdued hop finish. Mouthfeel is not as thin as I expected it, with a perfect amount of carbonation for the light-medium body. Drinkability is very high especially due to the hop character which I enjoyed, as a person who is just starting to appreciate hops in beer.

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

Another from Troegs' sampler case. Poured from bottle to a pint glass a clear golden color with a minimal white bubbly head. Smell was sweet hops up front with mild malt and grass. Taste was hoppy but not as strong as smell had me expecting with a mellow bitterness. This was a crisp, hoppy, very drinkable ale. Troegs has made another Gem!

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Photo of glid02
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with ShrLSU, much obliged.

Pours a light copper color with a half finger white head. Head goes down pretty quickly to a wispy layer of bubbles, lacing is decent.

Smells like mild hops. It's almost grassy. There's a tiny bit of bready malt sneaking through, but the hops are the most prevalent.

Tastes just as it smells. Subdued hops, again almost grassy. The malt is a little easier to taste than it is to smell. A slightly citrus aftertaste. Not great, but certainly not bad.

Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is very good and it's just thick enough. Goes down smoothly.

Drinkability is good as well. Goes down very easily.

Overall it's a solid APA, but nothing terribly special. A good session beer.

Photo of Applesauce1
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I picked up a sixer of this from The Westover Market in Arlington.

Appearance: copper-gold color with a nice 3/4" head off the pour

Smell: mild hops with some pine scent

Taste: mild hoppiness - balanced - some sweet pale malt with a hint of some citrus flavor

Mouthfeel light to medium body...some creaminess to this surprisingly

Drinkability: about as good as you can get....you could drink a sixer of this easily one night without wearing out the palate or getting filled up

*This beer tastes a little better if you let it warm up for about 15-20 mins out of the fridge. Overall, an impressive beer for a brewery I'm starting to really like.

Photo of Lexluthor33
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with light lace. The aroma is hops,grains and malts.
The taste is sweet at first sip,hops pop and then bready malts.
Some citrus notes,not many.
The feel was crisp,medium body and great carbonation with just a mild bitter finish. Great balance.

Notes: No complaints here. I would buy a sixer and they would provide me with good refreshment on a hot day.
All around a good brew and worth a try.

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 ralree
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: A little cloudy, eggshell head of 2-fingers, big bubbles. Lacing is OK, retention is OK. Yellow-orange color.

S: Pretty grapefruity with a nice hop background. Alcohol undetectable. A little bit of metallic smell.

T: Mainly apricot and grapefruit with a slight hop background. Slight metallic taste in the background throws the flavor off. Watery - the flavor goes away almost immediately after swallowing. Very slight bready malt flavor in the aftertaste.

M: Light-bodied, a little undercarbonated, kinda oily. Non-astringent.

D: Not too great. Maybe it would be alright with a meal that you didn't want to overpower with beer since it's such a light flavor. Doesn't go well on its own at all.

Photo of starsbleedblue
4.28/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a- light golden color with a small off white head

s- clean and crisp citrus hop aromas

t- it has a great sharp citrusy/floral hop bite and a strong flavor that is like green apples and grapefruit. Finishes smooth and nicely bitter.

m- medium bodied with decent carbonation

d- i loved it! It had a really unique flavor that I wasn't at all expecting but will definitely try again:)

Photo of MisterDeeds
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden straw color. Lacy white head that thins out very quickly.

Smells clean and crisp. Slightly wheaty with some sort of grassy or floral scent.

Tastes light for a Pale Ale, but it seems to be completely unique. Starts with a bit of yeast and slight sour notes. Hops kick in and it finishes with a smooth bitterness that sets it apart from another Pale Ale I've ad.

Medium mouthfeel, with a good amount of carbonation.

This beer is a winner. Whether or not it is really a Pale Ale is not important. The fact is, this brewery continues to impress me. I could see myself becoming a huge fan if they were more readily available in Mass. Thanks to Kidwell for sneaking some in.

Photo of ShrLSU
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: Poured a light copper with a thin white head that sticks to the glass on the way down.

s: Citrus hops and some slight maltiness. What you can expect from a solid American Pale.

t: A nice hop bite follwed by some nice citrus. maybe a little grapefruit and melon. Somewhat bitter on the finish as well.

m: Medium bodied and a slight creaminess. Nice carbonation and bitter mouth taste.

d: I love this as a session Pale. It's not always in stock locally but often enough!

Photo of DIM
3.97/5  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 +5.8%
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
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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 +7.9%
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
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.6%
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 +4.5%
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 +5.8%
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.

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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