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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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86
very good

1,365 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 588
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 18
Gots: 109 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

saucy626, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured 9/30/12, opened 10/1/12, reviewed the next day.

Pours a nice ever-so-slightly hazy copper with a thin off white head with poor retention. Thin lacing clings to the glass through the drink.

Aromas are reminiscent of a low-key English IPA. Sweet, biscuity malts hit the nose first and are quickly followed by grapefruit with hints of floral hops. Ketones are immediately recognizable and give the beer an almost Belgian-like scent.

Hits the palate with sweet, bready malts, which then give way to grapefruit with a subtle, lingering bitterness. Again, there's a Belgian-like astringency, with a mild and pleasant alcohol taste with a hint of yeast.

Even a day after opening the growler, this beer is adequately carbonated. I tend to like my pales low on the carbonation scale, and I would say this is pretty close to perfect - so it was probably well carbonated in the first place. This beer is smooth and refreshing with some nice sticky resins.

I'm new to Troegs, but have heard great things. So far I've only tried their pale ale, Perpetual IIPA, and rye IPA, but they do an awesome job. While this is certainly a hop-forward, modern American IPA, it's a great brew. I wish I could get my growler refilled in Colorado.

tylerprince, Oct 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange. One inch off white head settles fairly quickly. A swirl of the glass will revive it, but only briefly. Lacing consists of thin, spidery veins that stick to the glass.

S: Good balance of malt and hop scents on the nose. Leafy and citrusy (orange and sugary grapefruit pith) hops run alongside a sugary sweet and slightly bready/grainy malt base.

T: Rind and resin hop bite at the outset settles into some gentler tropical hop tastes. Grapefruit rind, grapefruit pith, blood orange, pine resin. Hops go leafy and tobacco-like on the mid palate, and a touch spicy. Staunch malt presence of toasted grain and bread crust fights to keep its head above the water as the wave of hop flavor tries to drown it out. There's a sweetness in the malt base too; perhaps crystal malt. Finishes with a fading tide of citrusy hop tastes, bread crust, and maybe a touch of yeast.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and very smooth. Aggressive, prickling carbonation. Good.

O: Not my favorite beer from Troegs, but certainly not bad. As American Pale Ales go, it's fairly generic. It relies perhaps a bit too much on its hop profile, as so many APAs these days do. I found the sweetness (crystal malt?) to be a touch off-putting too. A little bit more malt character would go a long way, as would a less heavy-handed dose of hops. Still a refreshing quaff, and worth a try.

ryan1788a5, Sep 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

mquinn919, Sep 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

bluesplit63, Aug 28, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A coppery gold beer with a superbly-retained head that is struggling to stick in the glass, however.

Semi-sweet biscuity malts and a light floral hop aroma that promises some bitterness.

Truly bittering. Toasted grain and astringent floral and earthy hops. Orange and light caramel and some pineyness. Breathy booze finish.

Brushy carbonation. Medium body. Revealing alcohol.

Not a bad pale ale. A bit aggressively bitter without the hoppiness.

thecheapies, Aug 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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JakeRyan, Aug 22, 2012
Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.