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Mad Anthony's APA - Erie Brewing Co.

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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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jpmclaug

South Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A - pale amber color with a decent sized white head that quickly dissipates. Reminds me more of a lager

S - Pale malts, that's about all I'm getting from this. Not real complex and I don't pick up any hop scents.

T - Grainy pale malts with a hint of piney hops at the end. More complex than the smell indicated but not all that great

M - medium body with wayyy too much carbonation

D - The flavor is OK but nothing special. This beer is way too carbonated for the style though. I don't see myself picking this one up again.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 01:00:08 | More by jpmclaug
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kinger

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Simple amber ale. A little malt to the nose ever so slightly sweet, nothing else. Medium copper pour, minimal head and lacing. I swirled and swirled and still couldn't get a decent top. Creamy on the palate, very drinkable. Flavor is of sweet malts and some honey, a little fruit along the lines of apricot. Overall not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 22:08:48 | More by kinger
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TheTrevor

New York

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured an orange-tinted light copper with a small head. The smell is mostly sweet malt with a bit of yeasty bread character and a tiny bit of spicy hops. The taste starts off with bready malt that gives way to slightly spicy and piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and smooth with some moderate carbonation. I didn't have any trouble drinking this beer, but I'm not sure I'd reach for another right away.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 19:48:45 | More by TheTrevor
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

07-10-2013 12:47:44 | More by pcsnyder
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cichief

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on draft at the Frisco Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a deep orange gold, with a decent white head.

S- Smells hoppy and inviting, some grain and fruit, possibly apricot.

T- Starts out tasting malty but quickly turns dry, very little fruit in the taste, more hoppy than malty.

M- Loaded with small bubbles, more carbonation than I would like, thin to medium in body.

D- Overall a decent APA, there are better out there, but this one isn't bad.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2007 23:24:22 | More by cichief
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allboutbierge

Austria

4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, this is it--number 100. Ive decided on second thought to review this as it was one of the beers that brought me from the dark side.

A creamy, pinky-wide toffee/off-white head is poured on top a slightly murky and deep copper brown body. Head disapates but leaves a trail of lace. Carbonation is very light and body is medium yet full. Could use a touch more carbonation to tickle the tongue and palate thereby improving mouthfeel. This is the only apparent flaw in this offering, and a rather mild one at that. The aromas given off by this brew are exactly the same as the flavors: sweet and mellow carmel malts with a background of mild almost pine tasting hops. Hops are slightly bitter; they are perfectly balanced with the malt flavors. Drinkability is excellent. Though a flaw to mouthfeel the lighter carbonation helps drinkability. Flavors arent hidden behind a wall of bubbles, thus come out with full flavor and keep the drinker interested throughout the evening. ABV is 5.5%.

I read somewhere Erie Brewing employees only 6 people. I am not sure if this is true but it can't be much more than that. Support the little guy! (especially considering that he produces beers this good for a rather reasonable price--$19).

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 12:37:17 | More by allboutbierge
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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

08-04-2013 18:19:11 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-04-2014 19:47:29 | More by heerboth
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depechemode1983

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark golden yellow with a fluffy off-white head. Moderate retention and minimal lacing on this one.

S- Pine hops are right up front with some grain malts. Nose is somewhat bready in the middle then hops come through again towards the end of the nose. Pretty simple.

T- Mildly hoppy with nice earthy grainy tones. There are lots of bready characteristics in the taste as well. Reminds me of a hoppier version of fat tire amber ale. Again, very simple but good.
M- Medium bodied and with medium carbonation.

D/N- A good beer, and very drinkable. However nothing really shines through. Slightly above average. Well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 20:13:14 | More by depechemode1983
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ndekke39

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought of a 12 oz. bottle of this out of curiosity. I wanted to see if the poster next to cooler was true. Pours a cloudy golden brown. Very little retention. My actual first impression of the smell was carrots. Not terribly strong overall, although there's a good balance of malt and hops. Tastes like a standard pale ale - not terribly strong flavors, but not altogether weak. Decent balance of hops and malt. Some hints of caramel and toast. Medium mouthfeel - not too water or too thick. Seems appropriate to the style. A pretty enjoyable beer, although I prefer something a little more complex.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2007 04:03:45 | More by ndekke39
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

bought a single to check it out. a PA beer! a new APA! let's see, smell, taste...

looks fine. not much lacing...head settles fast but maintains a nice sudsy veneer. dark but bright, deep orange-amber tint.

wow. smells of fermented oranges or a marmalade. not just the sweetness but the tartness of oranges. peel, too.

thick, chewey mouthfeel allows the hop bitterness to meld with a notable sweetness, but in no way too sweet. very interesting and excellent balance. the maltiness edges from the shadows and asserts a bit as the glass warms. very nice.

i don't know, but those who think even the Newbold is 'bitter' (a friend couldn't handle two sips of that and went back to his nut brown honey lager...) might be able to handle the light but noticeable hop precense. for me, this is a treat and quite quaffable. yeah, a session brew for sure. easily. surprised at the current average rating....

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 23:13:31 | More by mempath
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RWACKO

New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-20-2011 23:33:17 | More by RWACKO
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-20-2013 03:03:56 | More by LooseMoose1978
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-13-2013 22:38:05 | More by Pensfan0782
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-03-2013 05:48:36 | More by billbeers
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Rob315

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-06-2012 13:15:20 | More by Rob315
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2013 01:16:46 | More by KlayWey
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bcuz7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-13-2013 23:06:53 | More by bcuz7
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Kraken

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Reviewed 5/22/09
Last of the Erie Brewing mixed 6 pack. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Firm pour fails to conjure the massive stick head that I long for. However the MA does deliver a bit of spotty lace. Color is a orange amber, clear with no sediment or floaties.

Nose- Initially envisioned this as some sort of a hop bomb. Nose is subdued contrary to my initial expectation. Hops are still present, notes of orange and various other citrus. However it is the caramel tones that really dominate the nose.

Palate- Caramel, as per nose, really shows through in the initial flavor profile. Slightly sweet then spicy with a bit of a floral quality about it. Hops present themselves later in the profile, over ripe orange, and lightly bitter bite in the finish. Finish is long and pleasant adding a bit complexity.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, active carbonation, dry.

Drinkability- highly session-able, doesnt become heavy or cloying after multiple.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 17:37:45 | More by Kraken
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murf1087

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-12-2011 02:28:23 | More by murf1087
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-21-2013 03:42:03 | More by xbrettfavrex
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shapudding

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

No dating. Honey-golden and almost amber. Semi unclear but you can still see through it and see the carbination rising. Eggshell colored head that really did not start out as much, and after only a minute, was only a thin dusting. Very nice aroma, sweet and caramelly, malts, warm sherry, bit vineous, some berries come through -more towards strawberries. Decent amount of carbination to it, foams up a bit over your tongue with a bit of a bite. Bit of hoppy snap to it, an good toasty malty presence. The sweetness lingers a bit on your tongue... bit like confectioners sugar. Overall it is just a bit too sweet for an ale for my tastes, tends a bit towards cloying, but could be nice in the hotter months... will have to revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2005 04:47:10 | More by shapudding
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nickthetick

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a slightly dark gold in an american shaker with a thin (from an experienced beer-bar beertender) light tan head that hangs around for an impressively long time and leaves very nice lacing.

S: mmm, darker than usual malts for an APA. Like a malted milkball center and a noice dose of piney hop goodness.

T: the smell can defiantly describe the taste, but you do get more umphf on the tongue than in the nose. The malt, while still holding on to that malted milkball center, introduces a toffee flavor. And the hops take on more of a bitter sweet citrus which over powers the pine a bit. The taste left in the mouth is a brilliant mingle of the two.

MF: the beer is a bit on the lighter side, but has plenty of carbonation and leaves a nice astringent feel on the tongue.

O: what a great APA, and beer in general. Complexity that makes up for the shortcomings in the MF category, I would grab this quickly if I saw it again and would probably pick it over a SNPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2011 00:36:07 | More by nickthetick
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-28-2013 23:55:39 | More by 59rockabilly
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blange3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-02-2011 15:49:01 | More by blange3
Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.