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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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1,425 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,425
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 younger35
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of two Tröegs beer extra's I received in a trade with Leftmindedrighty. Drank out of my favorite Laughing Dog pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a light orangeish yellow applejuice color with tiny little bubbles that permeate throughout. Foamy white head that lasts about 3 seconds but leaves a nice collar. Medium to light lacing.
Smell- Nice light floral bouquet from the hops. Touches of citrus but very mild and pleasant. Not much of a malty smell here, the smell is all hop.
Taste- Lightly bitter from the start with gentle grapefruit citrus tones. Very earthy, mild hoppyness that I really enjoy. There is a light sweetness as well to this beer that balances it perfectly.
Mouthfeel- Good carbonation. Very slick and crisp. Don’t know if it’s just my mood right now or what but I really like the feel of this beer.
Drinkability- This is one of those mildly hoppy beers that can be enjoyed at anytime. It’s well balanced and super tasty all around. It’s what you’d expect from a Pale Ale. Great beer!

Photo of DrJay
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Drafting Room in Exton, PA.
Cloudy, light caramel colour with a whitish head. Awesome retention and the lacing was solid foam that formed rings at each sip. Citrusy aroma (grapefruit and mild orange) with a hint of malt. Quite a mild flavour with medium/low bitterness. Balanced malt sweetness with mild citrus hopping. A little watery and thin, very low carbonation. Very easy drinking, but seems to need some extra carbonation to prop up the body. I'll try it again in bottles or draft to see how that changes things.

Photo of dacrza1
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

First heard of this brewery from brother Jer...12 oz. bottle from a sampler poured into a shaker...solid copper body with even, strong two-finger head--attractive indeed...appropriate hops, though understated...a palate approach that rivals Sierra Nevada...a solid taste that softens with each sip...enjoyable from top to bottom.

Photo of klewis
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extra thanks to leftmindedrighty for this extra.

A: Pours into my brand-spankin' new SA pint glass a clear amber color with a thick frothy head that subsides to an uneven, rocky layer of foam. Lots of lacing.

S: Nothing but hops here, but a very nice blend of grassy and citrus aromas.

T: A prominent cascade flavor with a crisp earthy bite. Though the hop flavor dominates, it is balanced very nicely with a subtle caramel malt taste.

M: Light and smooth with super-fine carbonation.

D: The smooth, balanced taste and nice mouthfeel make this one a winner. I imagine that this would make a great session beer.

Photo of charlesw
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale golden amber with a medium cream colored head that is gone in a flash. Lasting lace... Smells very light, malt and maybe some noble hops. Hmm. You know... Off the top of my head I don't recall tasting any ignoble (ahem) hops in Troegs beers. I mean the citrus ones, but whatever. And this beer is much like the others I've tried from Troegs. By that I mean that they are all very good beers and very drinkable. And, well. Hmm. I mean, I like them all and I'd drink them all every night and be perfectly happy doing so - they are all very good representations of their respective categories. What is missing, for me and with these brews, is the wow factor. I appreciate that they are going the traditional route and brewing to style. And I'm probably right there in the middle of the new trend of people looking for more. Maybe I need to get my hands on some Mad Elf and see what that's about. I'm sure that it's good - these are all good. I just want to be wowed!
So, this is a really good beer. Gently bitter, not too sweet, not too strong. Very pleasant going down. I'd like to see them experiment a little - go crazy. I mean, they're obviously good brewers...

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Foggy golden body with a thick and even creamy white head. Perfect head retention and plenty of lacing left behind in the glass.

S- Smells lightly of floral hops.

T- Light citrus hops and smooth malt have a great balance upfront followed by and refreshing floral hop finish. Refreshing hops linger.

M- excellent. Smooth and creamy body with low carbonation.

D- this was a great cask ale. Smooth and creamy with a refreshing hop balance. Quite delicious.

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

Great carbonation caps a style-typically light amber brew. Fades a little quickly. Orange-esqe and grapefruit NW U.S. hops masks some lightly sweet caramel notes on the nose. Solid hops flavor supports with enough malt to keep it interesting, moderately complex and less sweet (in a good way) than many brews in the style. One of the better AIPAs, especially for the price, that I've sampled on the east coast. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but not a major detraction. Very well balanced with good hop bitterness for finishing. Well rounded and smooth. Very drinkable beer, and I highly recommend as a session beer. Not in the same league as the great AIPAs, but it's a very good beer and well worth keeping around and serving to guests.

Photo of walshclimb
4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a very tasty beer. We tasted it next to Sierra Nevada PA, and we were surprised by how well it compared. I think it is actually significantly better, and I hope to see this brewery expand!

A - clear, golden honey color with thick white foamy head which dissipates slowly, leaving lacy bubbles

S - Sweet, floral hops

T - bitter initial flavor with light, dry finish, slightly sweet with a hint of peach aftertaste. This is the highlight of the beer.

M - light bodied with slightly syruppy feel on the tip of the tongue. Soft carbonation

D - very smooth with good flavor. I would definitely buy this again.

Photo of cichief
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-cask at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Slightly hazy, with a good white head.

S- Hoppy, flowery, citrusy, very fresh.

T- Very fresh, nice and hoppy, but well balanced. Somewhat piney with hints of grapefruit.

M- Smooth, not overly carbonated, medium body.

D- A very good, hoppy beer. Enough said!

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).

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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