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Tröegs Pale Ale - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

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Ratings: 1,425
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 20
Gots: 145 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

Appearance: Really nice golden-amber color with a clear body. Excellent frothy head, with great retention from start to finish. It just looks refreshing - this is how a Pale Ale should be.

Smell: Citrus and floral, and plenty of hops.

Taste: Robust citrus and floral tastes, hops are noticeable while remaining understated. Malts come out after a few sips. Blends into the palate seamlessly. A totally balanced beer all the way through.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, yet exceedingly refreshing.

Overall: A really solid pale ale, another great offering from Troegs. An excellent "session" beer (ok, it's 5.4% ABV, so not quite) with plenty of character. One of my favorite APAs.

Photo of MrOH
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant gold, the white head is small but sticks around.

Appetizing citrus and floral hop aromas, with a touch of resin and caramel in the background.

Crisp, citrus hops, a bit of sweet, toasty malt, and then a nice lingering grapefruit rind finish.

Medium light body with lots of carbonation.

Quite the easy drinker. Could definitely have a few.

Photo of thebrood1987
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get that very nice fruity, floral, almost bubblegum Cascade hop smell that you get in a lot of the top notch Pale Ales like Victory's Headwater, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Dales Pale Ale. I get a fruity hop spiciness followed by a hop crispness some biscuit malt in the middle and ending with the crisp dry Cascade hop.

Very delicious Pale Ale. Its nothing too different than a lot of the top notch craft beer Pale Ales but it definitely holds its own as an extremely drinkable fruity hop forward ale. The biscuit malt is perfect with the hops and as it warms it the malt becomes sweeter. I also get bubblegum, tea, herbal and fruitiness from the hopping.

This definitely ranks amongst the best Pale Ales you can get. It blends all the flavors perfectly and gives off one of the best hop flavors you can get without it being an IPA.

Photo of MikeWard
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a bottle from the anthology mixed case, poured into a pint glass. Tried this after recently trying an otter creek pale ale

yellow, quite clear, decent carbonation, head thin, but persisted, and left some lacing

Smell was pleasant, slightly citrus

taste was good, definitely better than the otter creek offering, citrusy, delicate hops, not at all bland. Mouthful was medium, quite smooth.

Overall, a good offering. Can see drinking several of these with a light supper.

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Stoudts American Pale Ale.

A: Clear golden amber with a two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Hay and citrus hops.

T: Moderately sweet and light bitterness. Toasted malt flavor in the finish. Slightly herbal tea flavor. Nice.

M: Light to medium bodied. Very smooth and slightly cream. Soft carbonation.

O: This beer didn't smell like much, but the taste was pretty good, and the mouthfeel was really smooth. I liked this one slightly more than the Stoudts.

Photo of shawnsmith1
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours yellow into a pint glass with 2" ivory head.

S: Citrus/ pine. Nice hoppy nose.

T: Nice malt character, well balanced against hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, nice clean finish of bittering hops.

O: A fine representation of the style. Not trying to be something it's not. I could drink a few of these . . .

Photo of kennylopez
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into globe glass

Appearance: a light white head at about a finger and a half thick, it is a nice golden straw color with mild carbonation.

Smells: like hay and grass with a citrus note

Tastes: like it smells except with a nice pine note for the middle. has a more flavorful taste then the smell led on in the nose.

Mouthful: a light pale ale with a good balance and virtually no taste of alcohol.

Overall: a good brew for session or BBQ drinking. I will buy a another case for a staple to keep in the fridge. Good but still not my favorite American pale ale.

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

12 oz bottle drank on 9/11

aroma: citrus and hops

appearance: poured into a pilsner glass. light head 1/8 inch. minor lacing. dark yellow to gold

flavor: dry hoppiness throughout

mouthfeel: light carbonation, medium body

overall impression: a good pale ale. not my normal style so I'm not the best judge to provide comparisions. a beer I would drink again though.

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

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very light pale almost straw yellow, with a cloudy sense and some orange hues for the body. Head is kind of weak foamy and only about two fingers at its largest size. Scattered lacing not much really.

Nose is subtle but nice. Clean with a small pine hop and a small mushy citrus fruit sense. It's not bold or big, but it's decent and very pleasant.

A just mild enough hop kick with a malt bread almost crisp finish. Hops come in at first, but stays low enough to give the malt to breath. Bready finish comes next with a mix of crispness to balance and smooth it out. Not too carbonated either with a solid feel. Slightly wet but okay with a minor citrus bent also.

This is a good solid mix of a pale ale that doesn't try to be a borderline IPA hop bomb. Lets the malt come through and eventually dominate but gives enough presence to make a statement. Easy drinking as well. Solid Pale Ale here.

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

Poured a 1.5" white head. Clear color is golden verging on amber. Smell has malt plus an interesting floral aspect to the hops. Taste is far richer than either the smell or my expectations prepared me for. The hop bitterness carries through in the aftertaste and is refreshing. There's also a slight acidic zing to the beer which perks me up. Quite a respectable pale ale.

Photo of k7sw
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- A deep golden pour with 2 fingers of head that recedes to a layer of tan foam that leaves a nice lacing all the way down the glass.
S- Floral scent laced with something I can't quite name
T- Pleasant hoppy bitterness leaving a good bit of aftertaste.
M- Wonderfully smooth
D- Could drink quite a few of these.

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost no head over a clear, copper body. Aroma is sourdough bread with a large fruity character. Grapefruits and tangerines. Flavor has a solid malt backbone. Bready caramel sweetness supports a bold fruity hop layer. More of the same hop characters from the nose. Finish has a light bitterness that sits on top of the malty body well. The fruity hop character is what makes this beer. Enjoyed a six pack while hanging out with some friends I haven't seen in a while. Goes down smooth, easy drinking.

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

Review from notes. Was part of the Troegs 12 pack I picked up.

A: Pours a slight hazy orange color with a 1.5 finger of-white head with decent retention. Little bits of sticky lace were left on the glass.

S: Nice hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus notes. Some orange zest and a bit of grapefruit are present. Slightly bready malt with a hint of graham as well.

T: Nice hoppy flavor profile for an APA, just how I like it. Some orange and orange zest with some grass as well. There is some light caramel and a bit of bready malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

O: Drinks very easy and is what I am looking for in an APA - a little bit of hops, with a crisp mouthfeel, and not too filling. Done done and done.

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.