Pisgah Pale Ale | Pisgah Brewing Co.

Pisgah Pale AlePisgah Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.8/5
256 Ratings
Pisgah Pale AlePisgah Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
pisgahbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Pisgah American Style Pale Ale.

Pisgah Pale is a perfect blend of rich organic malts with whole-leaf Chinook and Nugget hops. A crisp, clean profile makes this, our flagship beer, distinct. 31 I.B.U.

Added by brentk56 on 08-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,604
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
256
pDev:
12.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of kdoodah
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lighter copper color, poured into glass. Smells of citrus, tastes of crisp grapefruit with a great caramel malt background. Very enjoyable pale ale and would probably be a staple in my fridge if I lived in that area. Glad I found this at the Waynesville Walmart, as it was too late on a Sunday evening for any other beer shopping.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a can. Clean and refreshing, with some hop bitterness, but I'm not getting much other character from it - wonder if it would have been better in a glass. Concurring with the other review for good outdoor activity beer.

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Photo of JKG
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keith_R
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned same day as consumed.

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Photo of SmokySignals
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6 pck Cans of Pisgah Pale Ale...sorry, but what an awful logo and design. Looks like someone had the runs. Wins worst looking can prize alongside oskar blues. Fire that designer. Call it Black Mountain Brew or something cool, you just don't want pis-gah or pis-anything in your name if you make average or under beer. Should have been an omen....

Still went into it with high expectations..what with all the "look at me I'm green/organic" hype.

Poured a nice, even almost 2 finger head into new pint glass. Hazy, murky orange tinted golden hue.

The aroma - has a "rounded square " hit of undefinable tartness, then when the head is gone down to a thin surface coat, there's a hint of malty nose, somewhere out there....unimpressed so far....no lacing to speak of...kind of meh.

Taste, well, it's like the nose - a little flash of bursty tartness, then a hint of malty, then gone with the wind into a mild medium bitterness.......so I waited a few minutes to warm it up for the 2nd quarter (my fridge must be near 35F) ..anyway....it gets a little fuller, maltier and more enjoyable as it sits with you. Still it seems a little fizzy and yet somehow lifeless.. It definitely "pales" in comparison to my current favorite APA, a certain St. Terese's, by Highland....

By reaching the right temp./2nd half it gets maltier, richer and more aromatic in every sense, while slightly less bitter and reminding me of a Red Hook ESB or old school EPA....? My brain is confused again.

So, I cracked open a St. Terese, spent 30 min. comparing on that, and came back to pour another can of Pisgah while reading up on it..and, from looking at the hops used, I see what they must be going for...not the US trendy hopped up modern Pale, but a more old school bitter hop (Nugget, Chinook) blend like an English might have...and so my opinion of it changed for the better. Would give higher mark for a better looking brew, more can info, and a pro logo) regarding their approach. Since APA's can be all over the place, depending on any number of things they can do, it would help to know what to expect in that regard
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Try one if you haven't, as it is a quality product no doubt. Most folks like it more than I do. I won't likely buy any more of it, unless the other 3 change my mind....it's possible.

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Photo of msscott1973
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seakayak
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RobinsonRiverRally
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent outdoor activity drinking beer, one of the best can logos in the game.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TripelMark
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

3.26/5: A standard pale ale, but softer than most

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy orange in color with a 1/2" head that falls to a thin surface foam.

Smell: citrus and floral hops are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, pear, and a mild floral bitterness create a well balanced APA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: an easy drinking pale ale that is refreshing and has a nice flavor profile.

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Photo of argock
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mason jar.

A:Copper with offwhite, oatmeal colored 1-finger frothy head.

S: Aroma is solid APA with floral and grapefruit character on a soft light caramel pale malt backing.

T: Flavor leaves a lot on the table with a flabby malt character that is missing a bready or caramel note that is badly needed. THe hopping also is flat with some floral notes and light grapefruit and honeysuckle most of all. Moderately bitter.

M: Light and right on the money for feel with medium at most carbonation and dry finish.

O: Needs a boost in hop and malt flavor to be a contender.

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Photo of KensWorld
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pisgah Pale Ale from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 256 ratings
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