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Mad Anthony's APA - Erie Brewing Co.

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Mad Anthony's APAMad Anthony's APA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

251 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 10-06-2002)
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Reviews by bpw28:
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Two finger bone white shaving cream head, orange-copper (about an 11 SRM), very nice lacing, light carb can be seen.

Smell:Hm. Very big fresh cherry (with little green branch still attached. Don't be confused with the candy cherry, this smells like the real thing.), very floral, light malt, light yeasty, biscuity.

Taste: No cherry on the taste. Very floral first, slight fruity taste like white grape, yeasty, nice malt backbone, pine on the finish, clean, perfect hop bite for an APA (IMO, of course. Not IPA strong, but very solid. Perfect.), good carb, body is very good.

Final Thoughts: I like this one. It's a few shades darker then I know a APA to be, but not much. It's hop forward, clean, and has a good malt backbone. A nice APA, I would gladly buy this again.

After I finished the bulk of this I opened a new tab and searched other peoples review to see if they smelled the cherry. Not only didn't I see anyone who said they smelled it in my short search but its also apparent that my experience seems almost totally different. I guess it really shows that personal experiences and tastes are in fact that, personal.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 03:59:45 | More by bpw28
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Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.