Allegheny Pale Ale | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Ratings: 102 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Tucquan
3.66/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-10-01 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost clear golden-orange with a 1-finger white head from an aggressive pour. Good lacing.

S - Bread, lemon, orange, grass. Not very aromatic.

T - Lightly toasted bread, fruity with bits of lemon/lime and a musty grape skin. Finishes lightly tart with some orange zest bitterness that hangs around. Light on the malt. Not very sweet. Dries nicely. Unassuming but tasty.

M - Medium body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp with some body. Refreshing.

O - I enjoyed this brew. It's definitely in the APA , not IPA, category. I'd rather have a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale but wouldn't be disappointed to be presented with one of these. I'llhave it again.

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Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Freggs
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into NB Globe. Bright copper color with really froathy sticky actually looks pretty good. Smell is nice floral but subtle hop and some sweet caramel malt. Very nice mild hop and malt aromas, but very well balanced. Nice easy brew, mild, but good all around flavors. Maybe a little more hop-forward APA than usual.

I had very low expectations on this after reading some of the reviews, but I was actually surprised on how tasty this was. Dont be turned off by other reviews, this is a good APA.

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Photo of rlshep
3.04/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Cat piss hop aroma, very dank. Slight flowerlyness followed by a cabbage aroma.

Appearance: Pours thick rocky off white head. Persists forever, like spackle to the glass. Very light copper color. Hazy.

Flavor: Toasty malts. Intense bitterness. A chalky aftertaste. Piney hop flavor, some grassiness. Very little esters (clean). Finishes dry. Balance towards hops and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thin mouthfeel, very dry. Medium high carbonation. Low to no alcohol warmth. Some astringency possibly from high carbonation or all of the hops added.

Overall: Pretty put off by the aroma but it doesn’t carry into the flavor. A solid pale ale if you like them hoppy and bitter.

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Photo of jburchett
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of dseiters
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bigdog73
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of TurboBrew
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of davidIPA
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of javahead71
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of keeganfrank
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber-colored beer with a foamy head that I only achieved by vigorously pouring the last third of the bottle. Aromas of breads, berries and sweet citrus. Tart citrus rind dominates the flavor and leads into sweet breads and herbiness. This is a solid ale with some great hops.

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Photo of NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of gjrey
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of a winter mix pack.

Pours a golden color with a thin white head, fades quickly, minimal lacing on the glass.

Smell is very weak for even a pale ale, picking up mostly sweet malt, hops have essentially faded in the nose.

Taste still has some hop bitterness left, starts out with a musty grapefruit hop bitterness, sweet malt creeps in and balances things for a bit, finishes dry with a mild lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Ryan011235
2.33/5  rDev -31.3%
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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Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A friend bought a 12 pack sampler to a recent party, so I have now been initiated into Penn Brewery brews.

Poured nicely, a nice copper color. As one poster earlier noted, this seemed like a stretch for a brewery that seems to stick more to Germanic beers, but in no way a bad APA.

Now that I have a Smokey and the Bandit style hookup for Western PA, I will have her bring more of this back. It was a pretty standard APA, but still very enjoyable.

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Photo of hyprlt
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of jaredtuk
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of JulianBaughman
4/5  rDev +18%

Allegheny Pale Ale from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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