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Mad Anthony's APA - Erie Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
79
okay

252 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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PorterLover83

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Has a slight hazy gold color to it. Not really much of a head that I could see. Hops were very noticable in the smell with a piney hint. Kinda malty in the taste but the hops kicked in after a minute with the bitterness to even out for the flavor. I would say in my opinion it is a border line medium to light mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability to me and a god offering. I would definately pick this up again and recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 19:49:40 | More by PorterLover83
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mwa423

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice looking clear amber. A finger of thin white head dies quickly, some head retention would put this in the 4.0 category.

S - Slight hop bite with nice malty backbone.

T - Lots of malt at first but also a slightly pine and citrus hop bite that rounds out the flavor nicely.

M/D - Mouthfeel is nice and round, very drinkable pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 23:55:39 | More by mwa423
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soju6

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice dark copper color with a decent head that fades slowly to good lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain and herbs with a bit of pine and caramel sweetness. Aroma is quite inviting.

T: Has a nice inital crispness with a bit of caramel sweetness. Theres a nice mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Fairly medium body, crisp, smooth and refreshing. Nice balance and not overly hopped.

O: Good APA. grabbed this to complete a six-pack mixer. Easy drinker, could put away a few of thers without trying.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 19:22:55 | More by soju6
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Tbn2

New York

3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Eye Candy-Pours clean and golden in color. A fingers worth of head rises to the top and slowly disappears leaving lacing all the way down.

Nose Candy-Smells of pale malts and a good earthiness. Just a faint presence of hops that are a good balance to the earthy smell.

Mouth Candy-Good malt balance that moves towards an earthy taste. Earthy taste is well complimented by hops finish at the end. A very good pine/earthy taste. The body of this beer is goes well with the taste and the carbonation is right on point.

I picked up this beer becasue I thought it had a cool name and was looking for something new to try. I felt like it was money well spent and would recommend this to anyone. It won't knock your socks off, but should leave lovers of APAs happy.

Fill Up the Glass....Down the Hatch

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 21:24:13 | More by Tbn2
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kkosmoski

New York

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Longneck out of a variety twelve pack. Clear light amber in the glass with a minimal, bubbly white head. Bit of piney hop in the aroma with some light toast - mild aroma. Citrus bitterness comes out first followed by some bready malt flavor and then easing back into a grapefruit and lemon bittered finish. Medium feel with a pleasant carbonation. Drinkablity is fairly good. Good sturdy bitterness, but I think for a great drinkability profile, the malt would have to balance the equation a bit more. A nice pale ale here - there are many others with more character, but Mad Anthony's holds its own.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 01:20:05 | More by kkosmoski
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Osiris9588

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, no date. Pours a pale gold color with a bronze hue. The white is quite lively, forming into a stiff white cap, displaying solid retention.

The aroma is rather weak, spicy, some slight hops, grain and malt, sulpher and something metallic and coppery. The flavor follows, the hops assert themselves on the finish, they're piney and metallic, and the finish is mildly plastic. A little grapefruit and a faint nuttiness also make appearances.

The brew is light-bodied with good carbonation. It's not overly complex, but somewhat interesting and evenly balanced. It's not a knock you on your ass beer, but drinkable. It markedly improves when allowed to warm considerably.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2007 21:09:00 | More by Osiris9588
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wander4

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-30-2012 22:02:20 | More by wander4
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KenC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-20-2012 13:48:39 | More by KenC
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

09-02-2012 14:19:45 | More by LJWalker
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vwbus7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-26-2014 02:52:41 | More by vwbus7
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-23-2012 06:06:05 | More by ChrisPratz
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beachbum1975

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decided to review one of my beers from my recent family trip to PA. I bought a case of this in Brockway.

Appearance: 12 oz bottle with no freshness date seen. There's a big portrait of Mad Anthony (I guess) looking at me upside down as I pour him out. What's he looking at anyhow; he's looks very proud and dignified,like he just won a battle, or maybe he's checking out the other supreme beers around him in my beer fridge?! He poured into my imperial pint glass at around 42 degrees. Looks clear, edges are dark yellow and body if ripened apricot with no floaters around. Head pours a ½ inch white head with average bubbles and foaming - nice. Little to no lacing.

Smell: Smells like gently baked malts and yeasts. Also, I detect slightly bitter hops. I can't gather much more than that on the old sniffer.

Taste: Much like the smell, a wave of bitterness, subdued by creamy malts, trailing with dry hops. Rather simple, overall.
Mouthfeel: Watery with ample carbonation. Light to medium bodied and crisp. A good example for it's style.

Drinkability: Overall, a crisp and refreshing summer session beer. Easy, simple and enjoyable, but I wouldn't rush across the country to buy another case.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 01:32:54 | More by beachbum1975
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-19-2013 13:22:02 | More by grahamboudreaux
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

02-28-2013 01:14:52 | More by sixerofelixir
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-18-2014 02:09:41 | More by rorjets
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-27-2013 05:41:37 | More by OldTime
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-25-2013 21:48:06 | More by Slatetank
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hattrick95

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

11-24-2013 21:59:46 | More by hattrick95
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jameyp

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-31-2012 00:35:50 | More by jameyp
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davidIPA

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2012 01:07:02 | More by davidIPA
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer review from BA Mag Dec 2007.

Yeah, Mad Anthony kicked some serious Red Coat ass back in the day and helped keep America alive during the 1790s. This APA is dedicated to him as one of his burial grounds is in Erie, PA.

Beautiful lacing on the glass, with a solid formation of off-white head that shows excellent retention. Clean and clear light amber color. Fresh hop aroma with a mildly pungent herbal and wild flower character, the aroma quickly jumps to a malty nose of caramel cake batter and a pear fruitiness. Deceivingly dry malt flavor has a crispness that pulls you in quick; fluffy medium body. The malt character is there but gives way to the impressive hop presence that relies on more flavor than bitterness for the most part. The bitterness is there, just not sharp and the hop flavor seems to run the show with herbal, woody and mild citric rind. Malt does spike here and there with toasted and caramel flavors. Some fruitiness middle to end, touch of yeast as well. Long hoppy finish with a semidry palate.

All in all this comes across as a stand up example to the American Pale Ale style, and makes for a solid session ale with its mid-range level of alcohol. A lovely ale to be had.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 14:06:32 | More by BeerAdvocate
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TheOtherMike

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up in Erie, PA while traveling through between Michigan and New York. PA has an odd distribution system - six pack stores and case stores. I never found a case store, so I had to buy beer two 6-packs at a time. Buy 2, load in car, buy 2, etc.

Appearance - Nice amber color. Slight head.

Smell - Hoppy, appealing.

Taste - well-balanced with a lean toward hoppy.

Drinkability - should go well with anything.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2004 16:01:17 | More by TheOtherMike
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nickfl

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - One finger of white head on a just slightly hazy, copper colored body. The foam settles quickly and leaves a decent lattice of lace on the glass.

S - A nice aroma of pine hops with a little bit of citrus. Substantial malt loiters in the background with notes of caramel and toasted grain.

T - Sweet, rich malt and moderate hop flavor up front. Floral hop notes with some grapefruit. Caramel and toasted malt. Finishes malty with moderate hop bitterness balancing nicely.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly dry finish.

D - Nice and drinkable, as an APA should be. The hop character is good and strong enough without being too sharp. The malt more than balances the hops, but finishes dry and does not bog down the palate. This is the best of the otherwise lackluster beers in the variety pack from Erie Brewing.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2009 02:43:17 | More by nickfl
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2008 01:28:46 | More by beerthulhu
Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.