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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

261 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 8 | 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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Wasatch

Utah

3.03/5  rDev -12.4%

Thanks goes out to jwc215 for this one.

Pours a nice clean/clear golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, very slight hop note, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, very slight hoppyness, and some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, not too bad.

01-31-2010 21:54:22 | More by Wasatch
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

04-09-2012 02:14:52 | More by ejimhof
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12oz bottle obtained via trade with imstillthegman. Thanks for the opportunity.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" beige head above the slightly cloudy orangey amber brew. Head lasts nicely, with plentiful chunky lacing. Aroma is fruity hps character with some underlying sweetness, just about to style for me. Taste follows the nose, maybe not as much pale maltiness as I would have expected. Mouthfeel and drinkability are good also, a solid representation of the style.

01-19-2009 22:14:00 | More by ppoitras
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-10-2014 00:43:05 | More by BillRoth
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

05-25-2014 12:59:10 | More by Latarnik
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plaid75

New York

4.18/5  rDev +20.8%

Poured a slightly hazy light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a soft graininess with a clean herbal and grassy hop.

The taste was extremely well balanced with very clean and soft malts encompassing a light grassy hoppiness that cleaned up the already tidy malt. Slight bitterness at the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the lighter side, but in a good way. Some residual spiciness.

Overall an extremely easy to drink ale. If I had to define the flavor of this beer in the most simple terms possible, I would say it tastes like ale. If there is such thing as an American table ale, this is it. Simple and sessionable.

11-27-2007 03:30:27 | More by plaid75
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +6.9%

A: Pours a pale amber orange color with a slight off white head.

S: a huge citrusy presence, and some light bread notes. There is some nice subtle grassy notes but not overpowering with a good floral hopping.

T: The malt is light with some cereal grains and the hopping is even and subdued. There are some citrus notes and a very light Columbus hopping that is there, but very faint to detect. The beer is very clear and clean, perhaps a tad to filtered down per style taking away some of the body.

M: light-medium viscosity with a crisp carbonation bite.

D: A light entry into the world of ipas and moderately good flavor and drinkability.

11-07-2008 01:28:46 | More by beerthulhu
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours a bright gold with a quarter of an inch of white, soft head that has great retention. There are obvious carbonation bubbles rising to the top. The nose is hard to describe. The best I can do is white bread, lemon, and something that reminds me of juice. The flavor is very lightly malty with some citrusy characteristics, mainly lemon, and a mild citrusy, floral hop character in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied, a little crisp but smooth.

Not a bad beer. It's easy to drink and unoffensive so you could turn this into a session beer, but if you're looking for flavor and complexities there are better beers on the market.

01-20-2012 22:07:31 | More by tdm168
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-30-2012 15:45:18 | More by sendbeer
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-28-2014 02:50:08 | More by wrightst
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-16-2014 14:40:34 | More by rolltide8425
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-16-2013 16:53:06 | More by harpus
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Sample at AleFest Dayton: This brew is an orange-amber color with a medium-thin off-white head and a thin sheet of lacing. Medium body with a rather plain-Jane flavor of caramel malt and hops. The finish is actually pretty nice with hops and fruit, and there is a malty aftertaste. Kind of a letdown overall though.

09-07-2006 20:32:35 | More by Dogbrick
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Looks like a nice amber color, more yellow with a nice inch of head

S - Smells like a pretty standard Pale ale. Mild hops in the nose grain and a pretty sweet malt.

T - Actually not that bitter but not really great. I get a mild lemon zest with a bit of grain and a sweet malt finish. Pretty boring but enjoyable.

M - Light to medium. Could use more hops.

D - Most pale ales I have had are one and done and this is not exception. Pretty standard and unless your getting it in a variety case I wouldn't recommend tracking it down.

01-16-2011 21:36:49 | More by DrDemento456
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, small pine hops and hints of malt. In the taste, pine hops balanced with an English/ gingerbread like maltiness. A nice hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine like hop in the aftertaste. Nice pine hops, almost like an IPA rather than a pale.

04-06-2011 14:30:09 | More by OWSLEY069
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cjgator3

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%

12oz bottle

A- Poured into a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head.

S- Not much to mention in the aroma. It is pretty faint, hard to pick up on much other than some sweet grains, caramel and very faint citrusy hops in the background. I'm not all that impressed with this one so far.

T- The taste starts out with some sweet grainy malts and caramel flavors with some citrusy hops in the finish. The taste isn't as bland as the aroma, but it still could benefit from some more flavor. Pretty average, maybe slightly above average in the taste department.

M- The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, Mad Anthony's APA is a pretty average Pale Ale. Not bad, but probably not worth another repeat purchase.

03-09-2010 03:20:38 | More by cjgator3
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.66/5  rDev -23.1%

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, lemon, lime, herbs, and mandarin orange are present on the nose, but are very muted.

T: Indistinct flavors of lemon, lime, herbs, and mandarin orange take a little time to express themselves, but are muted even further by the emergence of a jumble of caramel, cream, biscuit, and mineral notes at mid-palate. The finish is very short with fleeting notes of minerals, caramel, and orange.

M: Medium in body and dryish. Carbonation is very crisp and intense, but the ale goes down well enough. I have a feeling that if the mouthfeel were a bit better balanced and the carbonation tamed a bit, this ale's flavors would be easier to discern.

O: I really do not know what happened here. Looking at some of the other reviews, I seriously wonder if I have been drinking the same beer. This is a fairly simple, straight-forward ale, but unfortunately it is not simple in an appealing way. There just isn't enough going on in this ale to sustain my interest.

02-24-2014 21:50:19 | More by mrfrancis
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-07-2011 12:32:34 | More by ROGUE16
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-29-2013 03:44:33 | More by DmanGTR
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Lare453

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

05-16-2014 01:48:26 | More by Lare453
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +6.4%

Poured a dirty orange that is see thru with decent carbonation for a mountainous head that dies slowly and leaves small lace. Minor smell of caramel and honey malt base along with some floral and earthy hops. A subdued but easy-drinking ale, as there is a pleasant, subdued taste of balanced citric hops and caramelized malt. A little more sweet than hoppy yet has a crisp, dry backbite. Good beer to try.

06-01-2009 17:21:16 | More by clayrock81
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a lightly hazed golden yellow color with moderate cap of white froth. Scent is pale and comprised of damp hay, light sweet lemony citrus and some earthy twang to it. Taste brings earthy notes of hay followed by a light yet sweet candy like lemon flavor, notes of light tartness on the back end. Lighter side of medium, decent carbonation, dry finnish. A decent APA thats mild on flavor but no major off notes.

12-28-2010 15:23:42 | More by rfgetz
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tpd975

Florida

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%

A: Nice light clear yellow hue with a bold fluffy tan head.

S: Tons of malt with just a touch of earty piney hops.

T: Malt forward in taste as well. This one is one of the more malty APA's I have ever tasted. Tons of biscuit malt with a hint of caramel. A touch of pine hops is all there is. If I was not told I would never guess this as an APA.

M: Medium in body with decent carbonation.

D: Considering I am a hop head I don't know why I kind of like this one, but for some reason I do. It is not the best beer in the world by no means, but it is malty, drinkable and good. A very unique APA, if that is what they wanna call it.

07-08-2008 00:30:09 | More by tpd975
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2/5  rDev -42.2%

12oz bottle (no dating) served in a standard pint glass.

L - slightly hazed copper color with an off-white head that thinned out leaving very little lacing.

S - sour smelling beer.

T - odd tasting, it's like any bitterness is bordering on just being sour patch kid tasting with a little malty sweetness thrown in.

F - medium bodied, kind of a thin, flat feel.

D - meh!

11-17-2010 22:48:33 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a half finger white head. The head fades fast to give light lacing and a spotty foam on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is bready with some sweeter tropical fruit aromas of tangerine and mango as well as some peach smell. Overall it is bready and sweet. Quite nice.

Taste – The taste begins very differently then would have been anticipated from the nose. While there is plenty of fruit aromas in the nose there are almost none in the tongue and in fact after the initial taste, which contains a light sweetness, the brew is rather dry. It begins with strong flavors of a bready nature. Soon some lighter hop flavors come to the tongue. These are largely of an earthy nature, but also contain some flavors of a herbal nature as well. These hop flavors grow stronger and more bitter as the taste advances to the end, leaving a rather dry and bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The beer is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is just above average, with both being rather nice for the drier and bitter flavors of the brew.

Overall – A fairly decent APA. The nose deceived me quite a bit however as I was expecting (and kind of hoping for as the nose smelled quite nice) something with a bit more sweetness. It was a little bit unbalanced with its bitter hop and bready taste without much sweet. Even with this said, it was alright and rather easy drinking beer.

10-31-2012 00:45:41 | More by Darkmagus82
Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.