Chesapeake Pale Ale
Alewerks Brewing Company

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From:
Alewerks Brewing Company
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,184
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,979
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 12.22%
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
134
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 14, 2021
Added:
Nov 06, 2006
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  34
SCORE
82
Good
Notes: Chesapeake Pale Ale features a bright, floral aroma and flavor thanks to Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo and Centennial hops, used with a heavy hand in both the brewing and dry-hop process.
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow with significant head.
Smell is a very pleasant sweetness with some citrus notes.
Taste is light malt on the front end followed by citrus and grapefruit finish.
Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by PaulsBrew from Virginia

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A hop-forward American-style IPA. Lovely citrus aroma. This bright gold brew has a multi-hop attack, and its the Western hops--Cascade, Amarillo and Chinook--that give it a citrus rind bite. Not bashful in its hop presence, it's a wake up call in a glass.
Nov 20, 2020
 
Rated: 3.88 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.61 by theshermancometh from Washington

Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by ramseye4 from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a delightfully cloudy yellow orange with a fluffy head. Completely opaque. This is a damn fine looking beer and one that looks enticing sitting on the counter.

Aroma is piney hops, with some bready malt floating around. It smells good, but the aroma is a bit faint.

Tastes more bitter than a typical APA, more along the lines of the bitterness of an IPA without the aggressive hop profile. It has a bit of a pineapple note to it, tons of grassy taste with some hop resin, pine, and biscuit.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly carbonated and the finish leaves a bitter aftertaste. I like it.

Overall it looks great, smells weak, has a surprisingly good taste to it with a mouthfeel that brings it all together. It’s solid.
Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.25 by wildman69 from New York

Sep 19, 2020
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
What made this pale ale notable was the distinctly citrusy flavor and aroma of the hops. A drinkable and tasty beer!
Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Delmarvabeer from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking primarily from a chilled bottle. Bottled 3/26/19?
L: Yellow and somewhat hazy, somewhat the color of hay. Decent head white approx. 1 finger head


S: Citrus and subtle passionfruit. Somewhat sweetness possibly honey. some floral notes


T: Very solid American Pale Ale flavor with some mild citrus up front, some pine and earthy notes on the back end. Bitterness is what you'd expect with a normal APA, again with hoppy bite on the back end.

F: Carbonation feels right for what you'd expect with a APA or IPA. Generally light body that will let you feel free to drink another beer.


O: Solid APA that's perfect on the beach, being outside on a warm day etc. I would drink this again.
Jul 02, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
a pleasant and well made pale here, sort of flirting with the ipa line just a little bit, some hop bitterness rising up about midway through each sip, but i like its robustness, its old school complexion, and found it enjoyable and drinkable. medium brassy color to this, maybe a copper hue in the right light, some malt to it obviously, but the aroma is all hops, fresh pine and a lesser limey and melon element, fresh and zesty but also obviously somewhat bitter. the head is tall and white and the lace is leaves is gorgeous, a very pretty beer in the glass at each stage. northwestern high alpha hop character all the way through the flavor, a soft slightly sweet malt base with a medium body to it, a trace of honey, and a baked warmth that really softens the intensity of the hops, especially as it warms up. balanced in a very nice way, professionally done, the lightest almost english ale yeast note is there in the swallow too, not totally flavorless. great mouthfeel on this too, highly carbonated and bright feeling, i love that in hoppy beer, and its relatively dry for how much malt flavor this has all the way through. a nice bottle of beer here!
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy maize color. 2/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong resin, piney hops, spicy hops, and a hint of grass. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong resin, piney hops, spicy hops, hint of sweet malt, hint of yeast, and a hint of grass. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and blend.
Aug 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Cavanaghty from Maine

3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Served on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a thick white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops with a hint of citrus.

Overall: Good IPA. I would have this one again.
Jun 09, 2017
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Rated by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Underrated hazy NE style pale ale
May 14, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by edglodek from Maryland

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by LukeB from Virginia

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Feb 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania

Dec 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Nov 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.3 by VAbrookiechaser from Virginia

Aug 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.65 by Stanley23 from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by markjarema11 from Alabama

Jul 14, 2016
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Light honey slight haze finger of White fluff settles to film good lace. Lemony citrus and toasted bread. Lemon tea and slight herbal hops. Little bubbles, light plus body very drinkable. Tasty beer that I would certainly have again. Walks a fine line between its components, well-balanced and refreshing.
Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

May 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by bigbutter from Virginia

May 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.4 by xgpt from Virginia

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 2.99 by flyersfan900 from Virginia

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.41 by Cyrano41 from Virginia

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.01 by Campvann from Arizona

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.52 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by vabeerguy from Virginia

3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. There was no bottled date or drink by date but based on the taste and smell it did not seem to be out of date.

Poured a cloudy orange/yellowish color. Did not notice any aromas that would be deemed bad or good. Taste was nice. Subtle hop/bitterness balance.

Overall, a very drinkable beer. Will be adding this to my "to buy again" list.
Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Sep 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Chvck1 from Maryland

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lucular from Maryland

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by golfwolf from Massachusetts

Jul 10, 2015
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured a hazy pale gold little head, but nice lacing on the sides. Maybe mango on the nose, taste very citrus-y and mango. Minimal carbonation and slightly dry in the end. Solid pale ale.
Jun 13, 2015
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