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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,416
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 TheDragonTony
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear orange gold with less than one finger of head. Decent retention of what is there though. The lacing is good as well

S: Nose is all hops and citrus (mostly orange)

T: Hops and orange up front some fruitness in the middle, and hops again on the finish.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

D: Highly drinkable beer, I'd be more than happy to session this beer.

Photo of maddogruss
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 ounce bottle into a glass mug. A light amber color that was pleasant to watch with pretty good carbonationa nd a good, solid, half-inch, white head. The head was nice, thick, and foamy and retained throughout the entire beer, which was quite nice. Smell was a little hoppy; not overbearing at all. Malts were also very prevalant, providing a nice balance. Taste was about the same, although the malts were more evident than the hops, which was a little surprising. As I drank the beer more, the hops began to come out more to provide the nice balance to the malts that I had expected in the first place. The mouthfeel was very nice; nice, and full-bodied, not very thick ro thin at all. Pretty drinkable overall; nice easy-going beer. A little warming but nothing overbearing at all. Quite pleasant.

Photo of soupyman10
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a mug. One finger of white head on top of a nice orange-ish amber color. Lots of little bubbles rising through the crystal clear beer. Looks pretty tasty. Nice lacing too. Nose is mostly hops, with some definite fruitiness coming through, and some floral hints. First taste is strong hops, although not overwhelming. Grapefruit and other fruits in there too. Light caramel malt sweetness too. Lingering bitterness sits on the tongue for just a bit. Feel is thin to medium bodied with solid carbonation. Yet another great offering from Troegs. A quality beer that might not astound the taste buds but is an all around good beer, close to sessionable.

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

Thanks Alkey for the brew.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden color, nice carbonation, nice two finger off-white creamy head which lasted awhile, nice small islands and sticky lacing throughout the drink. The nose is of sweet malts, hops, grapefruit, and caramel. The taste is very nice of hops/malts, grapefruit and slight caramel. Medium body, well balanced brew. Very drinkable, a true APA.

Photo of orsulacp
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured a very clear copper with a slightly off white head that left plenty of lacing. It has a clean hoppy smell, a piney resinous smell with some floral notes, and a white bread background. The taste is excellent, a little bite form the carbonation then some sweetness and just a hint of piney bitterness. The body is on the heavy side of medium, maybe it was too cold, with a biting carbonation. This is a very drinkable beer, it is right up there with SNPA in my opinion.

Photo of Vancer
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This little tasty treat poured a mostly clear amber orange, with a fast disappearing foamy ivory head. Loads of an orangy citrus rushed up the nose, followed by a nice taste of prickly orange, with some underlying notes of floral hops.

Very crisp and dry, this would make for a good spring session brew, although a touch high in alcohol (above 5%). I really enjoyed the flavor of this P.A.

A nice payoff from BitterBrian in the Super bowl o beer bet.

Photo of SirPsyCole
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one tasty brew...
pours a clear, light copper, orange/golden hue w/ a 2 finger thick off-white head that quickly dropped to a thin film that never vanished with some nice lacing left behind.

Smell is of citrus, hops, pine, with a hint of malty sweetness

Taste is highly reflective of the aroma, nice fruity/citrusy hop flavors on top of a sufficient malt backbone. Medium carbonation and med/light bodied ale. A little hoppier than most pale ale's I'm already accustomed to, but goes down easy and still very well balanced, nonetheless. My mouth is watering for another and I believe this would make a terrific session beer.

Photo of kernalklink
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very well rounded brew- pours clean and crisp, with a very decent sized head. Crips aromas of slight citrus hops and a very clean crystal malt. Great carbonation, though it seems heavier than other pales. Slightly sticky on the mouth, nice balance of fruity malts and a dry hopped finish. Excellent, refreshing and definately a go to for a sessionable beer.

Photo of HBESloth
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden/orangish hue. Clear with no real haze. Small
head from the pour is gone quickly, leaving only whisps on the surface.

S - Very sweet and hoppy. Orange and tangerine. More fruity than your average Pale Ale.

T - Starts with the orangy hoppy taste, works into a very fruity middle with strawberry and more citrus, and finishes with more of the citrus hoppiness.

M - Medium bodied and very slightly sticky. Prickly carbonation.

D - Another good beer from Troegs. Great session candidate.

[ serving type: bottle ]

A very good beer i go all the way PA to get this stuff!

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Hop House in a pint glass.

Clear,Light copper color, very white creamy head,good retention leaves a layer of foam throughout. Nice lacing down the glass.

A clean,brisk, inviting aroma lots of citrus,some pine with carmelly/toffee aromas very balanced makes the mouth water.

Just a clean refreshing citrusy slighty piney and carmelly maltiness. An execellent balance of tastes.Finishes with a pleasing citrus feel,balanced taste throughout. A great tasting pale ale always consistant be it on tap or in a bottle.

Meduim bodied,great mouthfeel,gets the juices flowing. Well built pale ale,very solid beer. There's not a more drinkable pale ale that I know of.
This a must try beer.

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 badbeer
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've been looking forward to trying beer from Tröegs for a little while now, here goes.

Poured a nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head leaving some lacing. Smell is rather weak, I think it's trying to be citrus-y, but just not really succeeding. Taste is much of the same, it has stuff going on, but it's just not very flavorful and good things. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and had average carbonation. Drinkability was merely, "meh;" I could finish it, but it just isn't something I plan on having again. I'll be sure to try other offerings from Tröegs, but this one started me out on the wrong foot.

Photo of Erdinger2003
2.31/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a great frothy head with an awesome lacing. It also has a hazy yellow brown color that's nice. The smell is hoppy with an underlying skunk to it. The taste is hoppy and light with a little funky skunk to it. The mouthfeel is ok, but at the same time not so great. I will never try this again.

Photo of mentor
4.62/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle was a 2006 GABF left-over that was given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Thanks a million to GABF and to Troeg's for the opportunity.

Pours a two-finger light-tan floating head over a crystal clear dull light rust liquid. Many tiny suspended particles. Smells nearly blank of aroma. Orange and pine from hops. Pear from hops, too. Hops are a touch dirty and earthy. Mild, but enjoyable.

Tastes crisp. Nice malt sweet, but not wet. Limited number of fruity esters, but the hops are the focus. Not strong, like an IPA, but standing above the malt ending. My guess is Simcoe hops. Light and clear refreshing hops. lemony with a gentle touch f lemon pith. Some oranges and pine. No flat oily character. Grassy is present, but serves a filling role to the lemon and o/p. Has a bit of tangerine fiber (stuff after you suck all the juices out of the meat of a tangerine wedge).

Md thick due to dextrinous character (dang, too thick for the style). Mild carbonation put a playful fine sting. Well done APA, about as good as I've had of the style.

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

Pours an absolutely lovely clear amber-golden color into my pint glass, with a puffy white head.

Smells of hops and sweet malt, along with a bit of subtle spice. Not a huge aroma.

Taste is a well balanced blend of hops and malt accompanied by a sweet almost berry flavor, Not a huge presence here, this is a tad subdued. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with a good level of carbonation,

Drinkability here is top-notch, this is a great session beer.

Photo of jdg204
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this as part of a Troegs variety 12 Pack which was a great intro to the Troegs ales.

Appearance - Nice rich, golden color with a perfect white head.

Smell - Sweet malt ordor is very present along with a bit of spice from the hops.

Taste - Hops are a bit stronger than I usually expect from a Pale Ale (as opposed to an IPA), plus the sweetness wasn't really in the level of balance that I expect either. I actually enjoy hops a lot, but this catagorey should have a bit more balance. Still, not a bad flavor with a decent aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Touch over-carbonated which tend to make the flavor bland out after a few sips. Smooth consistent textrue.

Drinkability - Despite all my gripes above, I actually did enjoy the beer overall. Just more the fact that I didn't fit the style quite well, I'd definetly have another though if offered (though I'd prob pursue other Pale Ales).

Photo of dickroop
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer ours a yellowish amber with some cream-colored head that faded quickly but not completely. The smell was strong hops, very promising, hints of citrus. Much better aroma than many brews.

The first sip announces that this is a pale ale in the American, not the English, tradition. The flavor is spicey, piney, and has hints of a floral aspect. The flavor was good and solid, well balanced. The finish has gentle bittering but some warm malt notes that are bundled nicely. It's dry, not too sweet, altogether good.

Mouthfeel is light-to-medium bodies, tangy, and little oily. I enjoyed it, and I give this ale very good marks for drinkability. Recomended.

Photo of Alkey
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a mug a dark golden color with a nice puffy white head and some lacing. Smell of citrus hops. Taste of malt and citrus, floral hop bitterness. Good medium body beer that is easily drinkable. A nice addition in their sampler case.

Photo of flexabull
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright hazy orange color with a decent head... looks pretty good.

Smells sweet, and there are some citrus notes in there too.

A little citrus hops and creamy malt flavors on the palette, flavors linger well, and the mouthfeel is good. Beer is crisp, a bit light, and dry.

This is yet another Troegs beer that is good, but not outstanding. However, they all seem to lend themselves well to sessions. Very drinkable stuff.

Beer courtesy of MuenchenerKindl.

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.47/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Deep copper with a 1/4 inch creamy ivory head.

Smell: Low level, sweet citrusy hops. Faint bready malt.

Taste: Crisp pale malt, followed by strident, bitter hops. No citrusy sweetness anymore. Hops dominate the finish and aftertaste.

Mouth: Crisp and refreshing.

Drink: Decent drinker. Nothing groundbreaking but a nice pale ale.

Photo of pavandal
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

Beer pours with a very small head, and bubbles cascading upward for the beer. These bubbles continued for the entire drink. Neat!

Smells very fruity. A strong scent that reminds me of grapes, followed by some hops. Smells good.

This beer is hoppy, as an APA should be. Very tasty, and just malty enough to balance out the hops.

Very light in the mouth.

The ABV is 5.4%, so it's low enough to session on. If you like hops give it a try!

Photo of mjc410
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The pour into my Sam Smith pint raises a short head, off white. The lacing is sticky with skinny lines. The beer's color is a light golden copper. Head retention leaves something to be desired. The nose is dominated by citrusy hops, with just a mild malt aroma. The taste is nutty, grapefruity, and mildly bitter, with some acidity. The beer achieves a very drinkable balance as it warms. The mouth is on the thicker side, and the carbonation is sublime. Overall, this is a drinkable, easy pale ale, with some initial hop kick, but not much complexity.

Photo of JohnnyM2002
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a tasting glass from the tap at the Troegs Brewery; pours a deep golden color with little head.

S - A hoppy citrus aroma; not too powerful, but nothing too extraordinary.

T - Very different for an APA...more of a hoppy spice that finishes with a bold maltiness. Definitely unique.

M - A medium-bodied feel with little carbonation.

D - Unique blend leads to a very drinkable APA. When you smell it, nothing really jumps out at you, but the malt-hop flavor combination makes for an everyday APA.

Photo of Pinto21
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured into pint glass

light amber color with smallish head, good lacing

smelled of strong grapefruitness

started out with malty sweetness that moved to the bitter hops, but the maltyness still hangs around

the carbonation was not overpowering, but made a good drinkability. I think im gonna have a few more tonight

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

12oz single, of which I consumed 6oz in a small mason jar, thanks expatsteve

appearance: served in a mason jar...clear golden body, big frothy white head, decent amount of lacing left from the pour. Standard

smell: light and toasty aromas, sweet malty body, green apple, lightly hopped but definitely not a hop-bomb APA, light citrus aromas

taste: more malt driven than anything else with a light toasted malt flavour, grapefruit-citrus hop presence is complimentary with some apple/pear flavouring in the background. Fairly standard but well done and enjoyable

mouthfeel: medium-light body, refreshing

drinkability: high

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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