Purist Pale Ale | Appalachian Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
abcbrew.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our pale ale is inspired by the classic English style pale ale with a blend of noble hops and a delicate malt attribute. This beer is well balanced by design and is for the enjoyment of the purist beer drinker

Added by psugrad98 on 07-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
184
Reviews:
89
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dan027
2/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Rifugium
2.04/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

First had: on tap at the Collegeville brewpub

Slightly hazy, amber-orange color, with a small white head that receded to a wispy layer of tiny bubbles. Aroma was essentially non-existent. Sad for a pale ale, in which I like to get a nice scent of fresh American hops. Taste was bland and muted, grainy, stale citrusy hops, cardboard. Not even much in the aftertaste other than a trace of bitterness. Light and watery, which if anything made this easily going down, but lacking in freshness and flavor as it was, I wouldn't ever order this one again or recommend it to anyone other than macro drinkers.

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Photo of mgironta
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured with a one finger, pure white head, with no lacing left on the glass. There was significant visible carbonation on the brew. The body is a golden color and clear. The nose is muted. I can get citrus, but I almost have to stick my nose in the brew. This is not a good sign. When I taste the brew, I get some limited bitterness and a lot of malt. I’m confused. Really, really, confused. I thought this was a pale ale? I was apparently wrong. This tastes almost like a lager. The finish was quick. But, all in all, if I was home, this would be a drain pour. Instead, I just left half of it. Not a good brew.

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Photo of squeakmeister
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Just your basic brew, not much crafty here. OK but would not seek out

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Photo of jrob21
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Slightly cloudy orange color. Decent white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Flavor is a little faint but there is some caramel malt and citrus fruit in there. Medium bodied and pretty smooth. Not incredibly extraordinary, however.

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Photo of jneiswender
2.76/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served as part of sampler tray in 3oz glasses.

A--eggshell head with a brown gem color.

S--Malty, grainy smell

T--citrus, full hop beginning and finish with some nice malt in the middle.

M--Medium body

D--Not a bad representation of this style. But there are certainly better ones out there. Pretty good if you are getting it in the brewpub.

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2.84/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of pbjclimber
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured an with an orange hue with a 2+ inch head that quickly dissipated. The smell was not very hoppy and had an aroma of grain. The beer had a distinct taste of grain, yeast, and malt with a little hops at this end. I had about a third of the glass and desided that I could not finish this beer.

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Photo of maek228
2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A sunburnt orange that poured with a thick head. The head quickly dissipated. No clingage.

Smell: Floral and grassy aroma.

Taste: Bland. Weak cereal grain and malt flavors are upfront. Mild and dull hop kick at the end. Snuh

Mouthfeel: Thin and unimpressive.

Drinkability: For all its negatives....it goes down easy

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Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of jtd335
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of KatyC
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Boggdogg
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of everlong353
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of EinFesteBurg
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of garthwaite
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle. Pours a simple orangish gold with a miniscule white bubbly head. Aroma of caramel malt with some pine & citrus. Wave of caramel up front with a bit of bitterness and some mildly citrusy hops. Continues with a solid base of biscuit & caramel malt, some fruity esters, & definitely evidence of dry hopping. Finishes moderately bitter & reasonably drinkable.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of PastorMeat
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Seanibus
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a decent amber with respectable head. Smells malty, slightly musty. Flavor is round, a bit woody, with a bit of spice. Lacking in hop essence. Nothing to be ashamed of, but hardly a beer to seek out considering the glut of excellent pale ales and IPAs available on the American market. This would have been a breakout beer in 1985, but now it is merely not embarrassing.

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Purist Pale Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 184 ratings.
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