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Allegheny Pale Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Stinkypuss on 03-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,585
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
102
pDev:
16.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -69.6%

Photo of Lupenstein
1.53/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Hops in this beer are flat and uninspired. Malt is thin and too sweet. The bitterness is aggressive and a solvent aftertaste destroys any lingering pleasantness this beer might have. Alpha acid isomerization has over converted. Adding high alpha hops too early in the boil removes most essential oils creating a flat aroma.

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1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Ryan011235
2.33/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 2/23/12

Pale, browned gold with a layer of haziness. Two finger white head is in no hurry to drop though as it does, it leaves swaths of bubbly lace.

The aroma is orange peel, lemon zest and toasted bread. Grass and herbal overtones unfold as the beer warms. It has a lemon-lime twinge and a slight musty smell to it. Thin, watery feel with a low-slung fizzy carbonation are lent to a dirty, bitter, medicinal flavor that overcomes the beer. Rotten orange peel, grass and toasted grains are an uncomfortable, failure-destined pairing for the aspirin-like bitterness.

Perhaps this could be decent but for the scathing bitterness. I would never expect such brute out of such an unsuspecting package.

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of trumfisher
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

To be fair, I am a north east Ohio resident whose maintstays are from Great Lakes Bewing. Burning River is my comparison standard for an APA.

I found this very drinkable, but unimpressive.

It has a pleasing malt and hops flavor. But for an APA it is a bit light on the hops for my tastes.

It also lacked much of head. A local microbrewer claims that their brew master learned his craft at Pennsylvania Brewing Comany. I also find the head on their brews lacking.

It would make a nice intro into APAs for the mass market beer crowd, but would probably be unimpressive to many craft beer and APA or IPA fans.

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

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2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of letsgopens
2.53/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Apparently this APA is Penn's first crack at bottling a brew that strays from their traditional German roots. The body shows an apricot colored amber hue with lighter gold highlights. Moderately cloudy with a frothy, off-white head that shows some weight and holds its ground nicely. Some thick lacing sticks to the glass. Very appealing.

Immediately I get lots of hops. A hint of citrus but mostly earthy, floral notes. A nice combination of malty goodness. Crystal malt notes throughout; raw, husky grain and vanilla. A hint of lemongrass and lightly toasted white bread. Some toffee and mild caramel maltiness.

Bright tones of spicy, floral hops up front matched with biscuity, toasted malts. Pale, slightly sweet graininess along with vanilla and a hint if citrus. Some metallic, lemony flavor floats around as well. Becomes sweeter in the middle as it warms but still remains bitter through the finish. My only issue with this brew is sort of a lingering, phenolic flavor through the finish. I've detected it strongly both times I've had this beer. It's almost a soapy, mildly unpleasant bitter flavor that, in my opinion, takes a lot away from this one. It pains me to say it because I'm a big fan of the brewery and I love to support local beer.

Crisp initially with moderate carbonation. Becomes more matted and slick as it warms. Not sure about the ABV but I'd venture to say it's average for the style. Just a hint of warmth in the finish. Not a terrible brew by any means but I can't help but be a bit disappointed with this selection. Definitely not characteristic of Penn's other showings.

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2.7/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

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2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

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Allegheny Pale Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 102 ratings
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