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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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594 Reviews
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Reviews: 594
Hads: 1,479
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 193 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 594 | Hads: 1,479
Photo of chefhatt
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a golden straw color body with a nice 2"white foamy head that stays a while. The smell is of pine and hops. It has a nice hop taste with a slight bitterness to it. Also it has a nice malt flavor to it also. It has a excellent mouth feel and is well carbonated and is easy drinking. Overal a good APA. (345 characters)

Photo of JKuras
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden/orange straw in color, about a finger of fluffy head. Clear and clean looking. Decent lacing on the way down.

Smell: Not a heavy scent, but good hops presence. Notes of citrus, apple, and sweet malts.

Taste: Bitterness of the hops hits right away and doesn’t back down. Lots of pine but low on the fruit and malts I got from smelling it. The bitter hops really overpowers everything else for me, and still lingers for a minute or two afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp, goes down smooth. Great for a hot summer evening grilling outdoors.

Overall: I love a hoppy beer, but the other flavors just don’t quite come through. Not a bad beer at all though, I could have several of these in one sitting. Just a little one-dimensional. (761 characters)

Photo of yamar68
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours like a true ale... semi-hazed lively body with a finger of dense fizzing head. Decent lacing.

The nose is smooth and balanced - bittersweet hops supported by a brighter malt structure. Smells fresh.

A bit more aggression on the tongue than anticipated. Crisp hop punch on the front, fading into a smooth and sweet malt profile.

Exceedingly drinkable, dangerously so perhaps.

Not my go-to style but I always enjoy a solid beer from Troegs. (448 characters)

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes;
Pours a golden straw yellow color into pint glass with little head to speak of save for a thin white lace.
Smells of mostly piney & citrus hops with a bit of malt to balance the hops.
Full hop front end with a mild citrus bite and a bitter, crisp clean finish.
Overall, a solid pale ale which would be great with a meal but I couldn't do more than 2 or 3 as the bitter bite would wear thin, but the hops are balanced well and it does finish clean. (468 characters)

Photo of Maxwell
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours an amber blonde with notes of carmeling. Nicely carbonated with a thick white head and some lacing

Smell: Smells of piney hops with a nice malt sweetness surrounding the hops bite. Nice Cascade hopping

Taste: Bitter with a bare backbone of malts. Slightly peppery with an almost bready after rush of taste. Good pale ale bite.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation brings a nice fizz to the tongue, while the bitters help to nicely bite into the tongue and cleanly wash out, leaving a bitter bite on only the top of the tongue.

Overall: This seems to be a nice classic pale ale, a little maltier than Sierra Nevada’s but still with a nice Cascade hop bite. (670 characters)

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 122811.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lighter-than-light amber. Sticky, soapy head with a ton of lacing.

Smell: Pleasant Cascade hop aroma. Smells exactly like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Taste: Peppery Cascade hop flavor. A lot of bite upfront and throughout.

Mouthfeel: This is chewy and highly carbonated.

Overall: Tastes like a classic American pale ale. Nice. (421 characters)

Photo of Scotchboy
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer sent by schwaeh, thanks man! Poured into a Rogue pint glass. 12oz bottle dated 02/22/12.

A: Brilliant and beautiful clear gold, moderate effervescence, light white head and lacing.

S: Pine, sweet orange, toasted grain, hints of bitter astringency, floral character.

T: Sweeter pine, citrus rind, orange, flowers, caramel-like biscuity malt, faint astringency.

MF: Dry, moderate body with lower carbonation, moderate bitterness.

O: Decent, refreshing Pale Ale. Good hop character with enough of a biscuit undertone to offset. Thanks Steve! (548 characters)

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice bright golden color with good clarity and a sticky bright white head. Lots of grainy biscuit aromas with some piney hop resin underneath. Overall though rather faint in the scent department.

Crisp, grainy and dry. Lighter in body but it holds together very well. Hop presence is slightly mellow and really only coming through enough to present the palette with a touch of pine and balancing the malt to finish super dry. Refreshing, good, clean and pretty standard. I'd never grab this over hop back though which has the same sessionability, availability, and price tag. (585 characters)

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

This brew pours a beautiful amber/copper color with a medium head which dissapates after a few minuets with lacing remaining in the glass throughout. Good carbonation

The smell is very hoppy, lots of floral hops, with a few malts and orange and grapefruit. Slight bready taste too.

The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and bready.

Strong floral hop taste, the malts also come in after the first sip but the hops dominate. There is also a grainy, slightly bready/biscut taste. The hops dominate thoughout out the hop oils linger on the toungue after swallowing.

Overall a good beer, especially for the warm weather. Kind of like a Troegs "Nugget Nectar" light. (656 characters)

Photo of troysoy2
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled 2/22/12.

Poured into a tulip, got a nice 2 fingers of cream colored head over an attractive light amber body. The head quickly faded, but left a nice covering over the surface, and some splotchy lacing here and there.

Smell is spicy, a little caramel, and juicy citrus.

Very juicy, sweet citrus throughout. Apricot, perhaps. Well balanced by some caramel malt, and dried on the finish by some herbal, grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is solid, refreshing, just enough carbonation, and remains in the background to the taste.

A unique, flavorful APA, for sure. Very enjoyable. (602 characters)

Photo of Celtics76
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Dogfish Head glass. Nice cloudy orange appearance.

This one has some good bite to it. The flavor is hoppier than I'm used to with a pale ale, and some bitterness lingers long after each sip which I like. Citrusy/grassy flavors emerge. Some very mild carbonation as well. Goes down smooth.

I'm looking forward to drinking the rest of this with some pizza while taking in the Bruins game tonight. Definitely in the upper tier of pale ales. (461 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Translucent yellow orange, carbonated, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Citrus hops with some grassy notes.

T-Citrus and grassy notes, not much bitterness but a good malt presence.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation and smooth.

O-A nice pale ale but there are easily better options available. (300 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small mellow grapefruity hop. In the taste, a grapefruity hop and the dryness of the rind. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. A really nice hop presence for a pale ale, almost on the verge of an IPA. (348 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The one inch rocky head lasts a long time, leaving thick patches of lace on a pint glass. The ale itself is clear brass-amber with lots of carbonation.

Has the aroma of pine and citrus with some apricot.

The bitterness is welcome, although off balance for style. Some tea and a hint of tartness are present. While the finish is long and subtle, it is also astringent.
Troegs Pale Ale has a medium body and velvety texture, with alcohol more prominent than expected. This one ultimately ends dry.

This is a fine staple beer while watching a ballgame or after physical work. (575 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – An orange/amber color mix with a very light head. The thin white head faded leaving very little lacing.

Smell – The aroma was pretty mild, but some citrus hoppines mixed with an ever so slight bit of biscuit maltiness was detected.

Taste – Mostly citrusy grapefruit bitterness at the forefront. A little bit of caramel and roasted malt sweetness then comes into the taste profile. Nothing is off in the taste, but nothing is really too potent or enticing either. Just a bit above the norm.

Mouthfeel – A little thin on the body with a nice level of carbonation for the style.

Overall – A very standard brew through and through. Nothing bad, but nothing too exceptional either. (727 characters)

Photo of ThirstyBehr
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- a nice copper orange body, inch of white head, good carbonation

S- I get citrus hops, sweet oranges and tangerines, smells great!

T- those citrus hops turn more bitter in the taste but certainly not bad, taste is a lot more subdued than in the nose

M- nice light body, nice aftertaste, pretty drinkable

O- a good pale ale, good amount of hop flavor, not Sierra Nevada's pale ale, but still easy to drink (410 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Head is quite large. Over two fingers high. Head retains masterfully and will be a constant barricade between my lips and the beer. Lacing clumps dot the glass.

S-Bright, ripe citrus hops. Oranges mostly. Hops are also floral. Beer is zesty in the nose. Spicy and mild maltiness. A bit bready as well. An attractive APA at least in the nose.

T-A very smooth tasting brew. Citrusy and floral hops are balanced perfectly with bread and caramel. A well balanced APA. Finishes with a rich clementine flesh flavor that lends only mild bitterness. Plenty to like here, while still being smooth and easy drinking.

M-Light side of medium body. Moderate carbonation. Light bitterness. Exceptionally crisp.

O/D-A very solid APA. I would like to see more beers available in this style. Hoppy enough to maintain my interest, but a good choice when you want something a bit more mild than an IPA. A solid beer. At under $10 a sic pack, I am pretty happy with how this one worked out. (1,012 characters)

Photo of keeganfrank
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish orange beer with a soapy head and light carbonation. Has aromas of floral and citrus with some hints of yeast and caramel. Tart, floral and juicy orange flavors with a tea aftertaste. Enjoyable flavors; the hops, however, bite a little too hard for my taste. (267 characters)

Photo of andersony17
3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked a variety pack (anthology) of bottles

A- Has a nice bottle label and the beer appearance has a nice amber color, pretty good foam head.

S- has a citrus smell, lemon/orange like

TM - very bitter after taste, need to recover after each sip

O - not my favorite Pale Ale, wouldn't buy this individually (309 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-04 in Lancaster, PA at the Belvedere Inn

A - The light is pretty dim in this establishment but it appeared a dark yellow-orange with a 1.5-finger off-white head and very good lacing.

S - Mild citrus and mild hop floral.

T - Quite nice. A refreshing bit of citrus, some restrained caramel malt and a burgeoning bitterness into the aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O - Compares favorably to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale minus the very bright citrus and pine. Worth having again. (546 characters)

Photo of theyellowdart
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't often drink APAs, so I will try to review the beer for what it is. -I was simply in the mood for something different.

Beautiful honey amber color with a slight head. The hop aroma was prevalent, but more of a wet grass smell. I am not a big fan of Liberty and Cascade hops, especially together I felt the hops ruined this beer for me. Otherwise the slight maltiness was nice, and hints of caramel.

If and when I go to drink a APA again, this would not be my first choice. (481 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm sure that I've had this before today and as I am doing now, I was liking it. It's not necessarily something one must try, but it's a nice, drinkable pale - not really much of an APA as it is a bit too wimpy, but the color is really great.

It leaves a nice lace too. Overall, this is a nice experience and might make a good "starter" APA. I recommend it for that purpose and for nice session drinking. (405 characters)

Photo of tlazaroff
2.92/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a perfectly clear, bright pale yellow (slight hints of orange) color. No head worthy to speak of and lacing is present, but nothing special.

S: I expected a little more out of the aroma. When I opened the bottle I got a little tangerine citrus, but it dissipated as quickly as it appeared.

T: Taste reminds me of the tropics, maybe Hawaii, to which I've never been. I can't pick out specific flavors, but I do like what I taste. I do get some tangerine, and I think pineapple.

M: Somewhat watery, very thin on the mouth. Carbonation is on the low-moderate end.

D: Drinks very easily. (601 characters)

Photo of confer
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Solid gold, Crystal clear, Trace of the frothy head hangs around.
S- The grapefruit citrus smell is easy to pick up.
T -Two distinct tastes in the flavor. First is the grapefruit bitterness followed by a bit of malty sweetness. The bitterness returns and stays on the tongue.
MO-Goes down easy. These guys are becoming a favorite. I will go with this one again. (364 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

overall a damn good session pale ale. nothing unique necessarily, just a well made easy drinker here. pours standard pale ale color with a 2 inch head. smells and tastes well balanced with a mix of hop varieties. quick crisp finish and bright carbonation make the mouthfeel just right. this is an all season all situations beer that is as versatile as it is drinkable. not my favorite troegs brew, but a solid day to day beverage. will undoubtedly buy this again (462 characters)

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.