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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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261 Ratings

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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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Photo of caminiti

New York

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

Picked it up on a whim from Glenville Bev as part of a mix/match six pack, I liked the name.
Pleasantly surprised.
Poured into a stolen pint glass, copper orange with a small head that quickly vanished, smelled a bit fruity, and very hoppy, a good thing.
Taste was crisp, very crisp, and similiar to some of the more expensive pale ales. I was a bit surprised to find it was only 5.5%, as the alcohol taste didnt jump out at you but I thought it may have been hiding behind the crispness (did I mention that) and hops.
Worthy of purchasing a six pack

01-04-2008 13:17:46 | More by caminiti
Photo of NeroFiddled


4.08/5  rDev +17.9%

A deep copper body is topped by a short, creamy, ivory head that holds fairly well, drops to a creamy collar, and leaves some nice lace. The nose expresses a butter-tinged, lightly sweet caramel & biscuit maltiness that's backed by some spicy and piney hops. The body is medium with a nice creaminess in the mouth from a soft and fine carbonation. The flavor is as the aroma suggests: "a butter-tinged, lightly sweet caramel & biscuit maltiness" that's supported by a firm (but not aggressive) bitterness and some soft piney hop flavor. It's very straight-forward but well-balanced and enjoyable. It finishes dry with a lingering combination of sticky maltiness and piney hops. Unique. The soft malt and piney hops work really well together, giving this beer a very good drinkability. Worth trying.

12-25-2002 17:45:14 | More by NeroFiddled
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4.05/5  rDev +17.1%

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).

02-02-2003 12:37:17 | More by allboutbierge
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a warm aged copper body with a slight hazy to it. There is a thin even head of off-white foam that last for a good bit. There is a carbonation of tiny bubbles that for a net when rising to the surface.

S- This beer has a light sweet honey malt note with some lightly toasted malt smells that are very fresh.

T- This beer has a soft honey malt and fresh dry pale malt flavors with a soft green hops in the finish. There is a little bitterness to the hops but the dominant flavors are the malts.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a soft fizz that boost the hop flavor a little bit.

D- This beer has a nice flavor and good flavors to the malt with a light hop finish. This has nice complexity even though it doesn't have the big hops typical of most APAs. Very nice for a session beer.

01-12-2007 02:21:40 | More by rhoadsrage
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

A- Hazy golden amber modest head, ample lacing.

S- Sweet malts, bready, a little yeast in there too. Hop bitterness.

T- Sweet malts vs. Bitter hops 12 rounds no holds barred.

M- Wet and easy. Quality.

O- Not bad at all. Well balanced, nice hop additions. Has an IPA feel without being rude.

01-11-2014 00:31:36 | More by Emnmarko
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-05-2011 02:41:53 | More by tclapper
Photo of ProfessorCJ


4/5  rDev +15.6%

Poured from bottle into a pint ale glass.
A-Pretty, clear light amber, several fingers of off-white head. Some immediate lacing, continues with sipping.
S-Slight hop, with something sweet I can't ID, maybe fruit?
T-Good, well balanced, no overt overtones or severe aftertaste.
M-Good, light coating of the tongue that is pleasant.
D-Very Good. I think I'll have another.

08-12-2010 16:54:56 | More by ProfessorCJ
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

02-21-2012 15:43:13 | More by Hasser82
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.6%

01-20-2013 03:03:56 | More by LooseMoose1978
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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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New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-20-2011 23:33:17 | More by RWACKO
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-12-2011 02:28:23 | More by murf1087
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-07-2011 12:32:34 | More by ROGUE16
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

[Original thoughts from 9/24/06, and then updated thoughts from 6/28/08 between ***Asterisks***]

Light amber in color. Clear, but not exceptional. (3.5)
***Bright yellow in the sun; light orange in the light. A thick but brief head. Minor icy lace. Clear but a bit hazy.***

Malty aroma, light-bodied and pleasant enough. (3.0)
***The smell is very mild. There is a slight pale malt, but the smell is overall very hard to detect. Pleasant enough though.***

Heavy malt flavor, but not an overpowering aftertaste. Slight sweetness, very very light. Aftertaste is slight. (3.5)
***The taste has a surprisingly nice, fresh citrusy flavor to go along with the spicy pale malt flavor. The spicy hop is almost witbier-ish. The citrus sets it apart. Really surprising.***

Smooth but slightly thick. Has very little presence on the tongue after it's swallowed. (3.5)
***A little fizzy, but actually makes the flavors come alive. Nice, minor thickness.***

This beer is very easy to drink, but there really isn't much to it. It's a nice ale, with not much distinguising it from other similar ales. It's pleasant, but doesn't really resonate. A decent pickup if you can find it at a good price. (3.5)
***This time around, I found this to be a surprisingly citrusy, fruit-tinged pale ale. Easy drinking and refreshing.

09-24-2006 20:35:07 | More by williamherbert
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-18-2011 19:16:04 | More by mgbickel
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Poured a slightly hazy medium copper color with minute white head.
Smell is light, with some soft notes a hops detectable.
Taste also shows a very restrained hop profile, with a tough of malt in the background.
Finishes refreshing and a bit dry.
A very pleasnt drinking beer. Would be sessionable.

11-21-2007 23:26:14 | More by tgbljb
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-04-2014 19:47:29 | More by heerboth
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-25-2011 19:33:20 | More by Exiled
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

06-28-2014 02:50:08 | More by wrightst
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.6%

09-21-2012 22:19:04 | More by Molson2000
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

I have no recollection of where I got this beer, my likely my buddy Mike, but either way, I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a cloudy amber color, topped by a small and dark egg-shell colored head that had good retention and left nice spider-web lacing.
Smell: The aroma is of caramel malt and earthy hops.
Taste: The taste has the same hops, yet a more noticeable pine flavor, as well as sweet apples.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is rigid.
Drinkability: Despite this beer's overall high score, the drinkability isn't stupendous, somewhere between great and average.
Don't drink and review.

01-20-2009 00:14:09 | More by treehugger02010
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New York

4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-07-2011 04:52:06 | More by jponiatowski
Photo of toolbrew


3.98/5  rDev +15%

Pours a light copper color with a thin white head. Lots of carbonation throughout. It has dissipated after about ten minutes.

At first very hoppy, citrusy bouquet. After about ten minutes it is a sweeter, maltier, honey scent.

Crisp hoppy taste up front. Not overly bitter but well balanced. You get the sweeter malty honey sensation at the end.

The crisp hop hits the rear roof of the mouth and sustains. Medium/light bodied that is smooth.

Beer goes down well. A refreshing session beer.

08-05-2008 03:40:32 | More by toolbrew
Photo of sulldaddy


3.93/5  rDev +13.6%

I sampled this beer at cellar temp poured into a snifter. The beer is a slightly hazy copper hue with a thin eggshell white edge layer. Aroma is caramel and some fruit as well. I also get a good dose of grainy malt.
First sip reveals an average body with fine prickly carbonation.
Flavor is sweet and toffee dominant but also fairly grainy and a hint of herbal hops come through on the finish. There is a bit of general sweetness on my gums after each swallow as well.
An easy drinking well crafted beer.

03-12-2008 03:41:41 | More by sulldaddy
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%

i poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice amber body with a 2" white head which retain nicely around the edge. The smell is malty and some pine notes come through. The taste starts off sweet and malty, then the bitter ness of the hops get you on the back of the tongue. Nice mouth feel. Overall this is a decent beer.

09-14-2011 02:03:05 | More by chefhatt
Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.