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Mad Anthony's APA - Erie Brewing Co.

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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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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -0.3%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear gold with just about a thin layer of white fizzy head, no lacing.
S - Sweet malt, a little lime zest, thats about it.
T - Sugar water with some light hop flavor.
M - Thin, wattery, and sweet.
O - This is just lame, good to session on a hot day I guess, but pass on to other, much much better APA's in the similar price range.

12-06-2013 02:47:49 | More by Omnium
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cichief

Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head, providing spotty lacing. Aroma is very fruity, with hints of yeast and alcohol. Taste is very fruity, with notes of apple, pear, and plum present, along with a sweet malt background...hops nowhere to be found. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, and drinkability suffers only because of the lack of hop presence to balance things out. I will seek this out again, and update.

08-19-2006 23:28:41 | More by jockstrappy
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.48/5  rDev +0.6%

Went out on a limb and grabbed this APA from Erie. Only had one other offering from this brewery. Poured into Spieglau IPA glass.

Nice looking pour. About one finger of white bubbly head, minimal lacing. Color is light copper, clear, no cloudiness. The first smell I get is more of a bready, caramel, malty scent. There is definitely a light hop essence as well, slightly citrus and earthy as well. Taste isn't far off from this either. Well balanced bready malts with a solid yet subtle hop backbone. The finish is dry with a nice earthy lingering hoppiness. Medium bodied with some substance; I like that. Overall a nice well balanced ale.

07-18-2013 02:46:53 | More by mattsdenney
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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
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-08-2014 12:46:29 | More by briandaube
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DarrellK

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-06-2013 21:18:36 | More by DarrellK
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-30-2011 00:20:38 | More by dvanhandel
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a dateless brown bottle into a pint glass after being well refrigerated.

Appearance – A light clear amber beer. Half inch of head disappeared quickly with no lacing.

Smell - Caramel and sweet malt.

Taste - Heavy sweet malt flavor with hints of caramel and maple syrup. Finishes with slight earthly bitterness. Not very hoppy for an APA. It tastes very similar to Yuengling Traditional Lager. I wish I had one on hand to compare to two together.

Mouthfeel – A good medium bodied beer and a nice malty aftertaste.

Drinkability – It’s a solid beer but not an exciting one, especially for an ale. I certainly wouldn’t pass on one if it came my way, but I’m not gonna go out of my way for one either.

10-06-2006 23:51:29 | More by JohneHoodlum
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-11-2014 17:14:39 | More by JohnK17
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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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Scott1970

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-10-2012 23:17:12 | More by Scott1970
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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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KlayWey

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-01-2013 01:16:46 | More by KlayWey
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-26-2013 08:34:53 | More by jaxon53
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BuddyZ

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-15-2014 23:24:42 | More by BuddyZ
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wembly13

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-08-2012 14:29:09 | More by wembly13
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SpencerT

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

This ale poured a translucent yellow-orange, apple juice comes to mind. The head white and clingy.
The scents of citrus and pine with a hint of apple and honey. .
The taste is of sweet malts, crusty bread, and well-balanced bitterness.
This is not a bad ale. I think it would please a wide range of tastes.

02-05-2008 00:27:25 | More by SpencerT
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mk66

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-21-2012 19:37:46 | More by mk66
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-21-2012 17:13:42 | More by RblWthACoz
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giblet

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

pretty good pale ale. not the best i have ever had but good. good medium color good hop smell and taste. this beer poured nice with good head - small, and good carbonation - continuous and some decent lace.

good tasting brew and i will be certain to try some more from them. erie pa is not too far from home so hopefully i can find some more good examples from these brewers.

give it a try...suckem up and movem out.

giblet

08-16-2007 22:58:01 | More by giblet
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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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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

07-13-2013 20:35:20 | More by bacher468
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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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Overlord

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours an orange/amber. The three to four inches of head quickly settles down to a nice crust.

Smells like earthy, medicinally hops. Kind of interesting for an american pale ale, this really reminded me more a bitter. Bit of a toasty aroma to it.

Taste is, again, more ESB than it is APA. Toasty malts, some earthy hops, and some caramel in the background.

A decent, easily quaffable brew.

05-29-2009 09:04:57 | More by Overlord
Mad Anthony's APA from Erie Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.