Chesapeake Pale Ale | AleWerks Brewing Company

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Chesapeake Pale AleChesapeake Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
alewerks.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bleedingshrimp on 11-06-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
206
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 206 |  Reviews: 81
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Golden and hazy with no carbonation, a finger of yellowish head.

S: Fruity, sweet, honey, light pine quality, light pineapple, apples.

T: Light fruitiness like a slight pineapple quality, pears, light sweetness, light pine and light bitterness.

M: Medium lightly syrupy body, medium carbonation.

O: A nice brew I got at the Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, VA.

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Photo of leantom
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Love Alewerks and decided to give its pale ale a try. Here goes:

A: OK, nothing special. The beer pours a cloudy orange with very little head. There's modest lacing but nothing special.

S: Again, OK. I can easily detect the presence of Chinook and Cascade hops, making this a definite American Pale Ale (as opposed to the English styles). The beer smells of lemons, grapefruit and orange peel; not much malt character as the hops predominate.

T: Very good for what it is. Very mild, a definite pale ale (and not an IPA). Can taste a light malt backbone with a faint smattering of Pacific Northwest hops. The hops impart a taste of lemons, orange peel, pine and grapefruit. Very drinkable.

M: OK, kind of resembles the appearance. Not a lot of carbonation or protein content. Goes down smoothly with little character.

O: A nice beer. Nothing to brag about but it does its job well. Might get it again.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of StaggerRollRoll
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Fairly clear color with a touch of orange to it.
S: Smelled a little skunky when I paid attention to it, otherwise nothing too out of line.
T: Has a pleasant bite, not too much of an alcohol taste.
M: Nice tingling though a little flat. Head dissipated quickly, but could also be the crappy glass I pulled from the hotel room dishwasher.
O: A good, drinkable beer. I could put a few more of these down at will, though I probably won't go out of my way to seek it out.

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3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A run of the mill Pale Ale but still a contender amongst young brewerys and brewers. Good flavor with the just the right asmount of bitterness. Feels good on the palate, but good feel dissipates fast. Enjoy very cold for optimum flavor. Good Job, Alewerks

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3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a golden, clear with a modest white head. Good head retention and very nice lacing.

S: Nice upfront spicy hop with citrus notes. mostly grapefruit. A bit of malt sweetness, but balanced more toward the hop side.

T: Nice bright citrus, grapefruit hop flavor backed up by a muted malt sweetness that takes a backseat. It tastes as a pale ale should with a hop forward balance. Good bitterness, but not overwhelming, A dry finish with a pleasant aftertaste.

M: light bodied and refreshing. Medium carbonation.

O: I like this beer. I'd like to taste a little more character in the malt, some fruity undertones would round out this brew nicely. The hop aroma and bitterness are spot on but it misses the mark just a bit on the overall malt flavor. I would have no problem buying a sixer of this brew. Nicely done overall.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Chesapeake Pale Ale from AleWerks Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 206 ratings.
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