Truly Honest Ale | Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Dreamer
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JMohl3
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of chrishensley
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Lanstrum
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Budinetz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on cask at Yards Brewing Co., Philly, PA, at their 5th Annual Real Ale Fest 2012

Decent brew. Amber-copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of grains, bready malts, floral hops. Basic taste that followed the aroma well: biscuity malts, caramel, decently balanced with floral hops, for a slightly bitter, dry finish. A bit stale, but not too bad. Mouthfeel is on the lighter end of medium, a bit thin, but decently drinkable and generally unoffensive.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber clouded off white light tan head, with light scattered lacing dwindling. Aroma has a caramel malt base with some mild roasted nuts and herbal hops to balance it out. Flavor wise this was a mild malted tones an even keeled balanced sweetness with hints of earthy and pine cone hops in the background. Mouthfeel is even bodied with easygoing carbonation, overall I felt this one was easy to drain but nothing too complex or outside of the norm.

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Photo of Florida9
3.26/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #32

A: Poured from an impressive looking 1L bottle w/ a swing cap on it into a couple of pint glasses. Quite hazy, chestnut brown in color. Forms a big bubbled foamy head that reduces down to a rocky surface coating. Some lacing.

S: Predominantly an earthy/woody character with some bread, caramel malt and yeasty esters.

T: Strong flavor of caramel malt and diacetyl. A mild bitterness. Finishes with earthy malts. Virtually no hop character.

M: Medium in body with a solid malt feel to it. Appropriate carbonation.

D: A drinkable beer, but way too much caramel malt for my likings.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2010-05-15 at the Mt Hope Brewfest in PA (from tasting notes)

A - Amber leaning towards red. White head

S - Grain, mild and sweet citrus. A little hop floral.

T - Biscuit, caramel, apple, grapefruit. Moderately bitter, which continues into the drying aftertaste.

M - Light body and medium carbonation.

D - Better than average amber ale but not remarkable. Drinks pretty easy.

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Photo of Thesoundandthefury
2.91/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- A nice reddish amber pour with a finger of tight off white head which stays around for quite a while.

S- Light Malts, some citrus fruits, a hint of sweetness....maybe cane sugar, and hops.

T- A little malt up front, but quickly turns hoppy. Citrus and a bit of pine, with loads of hoppy flavor. Finish was dry and slightly bitter from the hops.

M- Coated the mouth quite well, but was a bit over carbonated

D- An OK amber, but simply didn't feel balanced enough for me.

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Photo of Deuane
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Deep copper with a thin light tan head that reduced to a thin film and left decent lace.

S-Light roast, a bit of caramel and a light spicy citrus hop kick.

T-Fruity/spicy hop bite with a pleasant semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Finishes with a fair amount of dryness. A sublte hint of apple/pear in the background, took me more than a pint to pin it down! All in all quite nice.

M-Medium body, fairly crisp and quite smooth. A good amount of lingering bitterness.

D-Quite good, since I wasn't expecting much from this one. I found this brew to be similar to Troeg's Hopback which is certainly not a bad thing! This is a pleasant, easy to drink well made beer. The ABV is a bit high to make it a true session beer but I could put down a few pints of this without complaint! A nice, go to beer. The type a beer geek can enjoy and share with Dad (like I did) or folks that "aren't really into beer."

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4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep amber/reddish orange color with a two-finger (off-white) head that slowly fades. Has great lacing.

S- A nice combination of toasty/doughy malts mixed with grapefruit, pine, tangerines, and orange marmalade.

T- Starts off with a sweet malt flavor then transitions into a bitter hoppy finish.

M- Medium with good carbonation. Flavors really coat your tongue.

D- A really good Amber that is well balanced and highly drinkable. Keep up the good work Roy Pitz.

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Truly Honest Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 19 ratings
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