Truly Honest Ale
Roy Pitz Brewing Company

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #769
Ranked #39,952
3.53 | pDev: 8.78%
Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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JMohl3 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

Dec 20, 2013
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WVbeergeek from West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jun 02, 2011
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pvsob from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +17%
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.

Dec 17, 2008
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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."

Dec 24, 2008
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Jul 02, 2013
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Jan 03, 2011
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Thesoundandthefury from Washington

2.91/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Jan 15, 2009
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Dreamer from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 28, 2014
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rfgetz from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Mar 29, 2012
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Florida9 from Illinois

3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Jan 12, 2011
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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Mar 26, 2012
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

May 02, 2014
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ncworster from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

Jul 02, 2012
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Budinetz from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Feb 04, 2013
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Aug 07, 2014
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chrishensley from California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Aug 10, 2013
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Lanstrum from Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

May 29, 2013
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

May 04, 2014
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cyber_phoenix from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Aug 20, 2014
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

On nitro draft, in shaker pint glass

clear, medium amber in color, thick cream colored head. thick lacing from the nitro head. not much aroma, a little caramel. taste is too sweet for me, needs a little more bitterness to balance for me. thin to medium bodied, the feel works.

Jun 22, 2020
Truly Honest Ale from Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 20 ratings