ACH-47 Imperial Pale Ale | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jzeilinger on 01-31-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of yankeefan287
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at the Steelgaarden. Served in a standard pint.

A - Straw yellow-gold, with one finger head. Fades quickly and very little lacing as I drink.

S - Mild citrus, floral, some corn, a bit spicy. Hops are an afterthought here. Not very strong smelling.

T - Very floral up front with some citrus, spice, sweet malt. Some hops and a definite alcohol presence here. The hops are mellow and I can see why this is labeled an imperial pale ale as opposed to a DIPA.

M - Medium thickness, but very under-carbonated in my opinion. I don't know if this was the fault of the beer, the tap, or the bartender, but it was almost flat.

O - I had never seen an "imperial pale ale" before and thought it may have been a gimmicky name for a DIPA. They advertised it as the imperial version of their CH-47 pale ale, and I think it was just that. I enjoyed the fact that this beer was extremely floral without being overly hoppy, but the alcohol was apparent. I will get it again, as I fear the lack of carbonation may have simply been a line problem on what was otherwise a very good beer.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a medium gold color, thin white acing ring, gentle carbonation, and minimal head.

S - Very light citrus, floral, and pine aroma, 'expected more coming from a big APA. There's a faint spiciness in the nose as well, but very subdued.

T - Flavor makes up for the shortcomings in the aroma. Even across the palette with slight hop spice but predominantly pine, citrus, and floral bitterness. Pine bitterness greets the tongue up front followed with a hit of grapefruit and floral bitterness. There's a slight herbal presence, towards the middle sweetness tries to surface in the form of zesty honey-like flavors and gets beaten down once again with pine and citrus bitterness.

M - Heavy medium body, rich mouthfeel with gentle carbonation on the tongue. For an APA it's "chewy", but considering it's the big brother to the CH-47, it's appropriate.

O - A big pale ale that takes a nice staple at Bethlehem Brewworks and dials up the intensity. If I had to make a choice between the two CH-47's, I prefer the bigger brother.

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ACH-47 Imperial Pale Ale from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
3.53 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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