Ape Hanger Ale | Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.

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Brewed by:
Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2003

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is exclusively available at the regions multiple Dinosaur BBQs. Also available at some locations for growler fills. To those interested in trying it make sure you hit Dinosaur.

Poured a cloudy orange tinged gold with two fingers of rocky white head.

Smells of apricot and fruit.

Taste is alright. Light malt blended with apricot and light floral hop. Bittersweet finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is balanced and crisp but is hard to really feel due to the out of balance flavor. Weight seems to light.

Drinkability is low. I don't like fruity beers, but considering the other beer options at Dinosaur, this is slightly better.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY for 4$

Appearance – Amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, malts, citrus, herbal notes, apricot

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with citrus and some apricot. There is also some herbal grassy notes and some light hops. It ends with a grainy slightly fruity aftertaste.

Overall – Just okay.. it seems a little unbalanced and a touch too sweet. Still worth a try but not something I'd buy again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ape-Hanger ale has a orange/gold colored body with a good bit of off-white head that leaves a little bit of lacing behind.

The aroma some fruit in it, mostly apricot, and then a light malt scent. I don't really pick up any hops though.

Nope, no hops the flavor either. In fact, I wouldn't really consider this beer an APA at all, and while beers often don't fit into a style, I would say "APA" is not the box I would force this one into. Up front there is a bunch of fruitiness in the form of apricot and following that there is a bit of pale malt that has a grain or cereal taste to it.

Mouthfeel is fine, a low alcohol, low bodied beer.

I like the fairly low ABV of Ape-Hanger, and I have to admit that it is a decent choice to wash down any item on the Dino's menu of awesome BBQ, but besides that I'm not a huge fan. I've never had the Apricot Ale that Middle Ages produces, but I find myself wondering just how similar Ape-Hanger is to that beer.

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Ape Hanger Ale from Middle Ages Brewing Co., Ltd.
3.52 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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