Paramount Pale Ale | Peekskill Brewery

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Paramount Pale AleParamount Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An ode to history and the City of Peekskill. Named after the iconic Paramount Theater in downtown Peekskill this beer is a completely reformulated version of the first beer ever brewed at PB. It is bursting with juicy Citra hops combined with bright Cascade and Centennial to form a crisp, well balanced, crushable Pale Ale.

Added by madmanjf on 09-23-2008

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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The pour had less than a fingers-worth of head which was short-lived along with a small amount of lacing that disappeared quickly. The Color was a light amber with a filtered clear transparency.

There was little to no aroma that could be ascertained from the brew; however, after some persistence on my part, I could identify a slight hint of toasted malt. I could not detect any presence of hop on the nose.

Starting flavor is mostly that of toasted malt which lingers into the midway where a simultaneous introduction of hops can be detected. The hop taste itself is appropriately mild with a sticky and slightly bitter finish.

The feel of this beer is quite pleasant from start to finish. It starts smooth and finishes crisp and dry. In essence, it's very forgiving on the palate.

I'd have to classify this as an outstanding session beer. Most people would have no difficultly putting back multiple pints; and despite this, it's not a lite beer by any means. A pint goes down fast and easy while being fairly consistent from the top to bottom of the glass.

I had two pints, one toward the end of a keg and a second from the start of a new one. There was definite consistency since I could not discern any significant variation between the two pours.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale to medium yellow in color with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate apricot colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/papaya, and tropical/honeydew melon hops over the top of light aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of grainy + biscuit malts with a hint of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of juicy citrus/grapefruit, tropical/papaya, and tropical/honeydew melon hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not linger for too long leaving a light amount of fruity hop presence.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and really nice hop flavors + aromas. Sessionable.

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

enjoyed at the brewery this evening. (BTW they do $3 pints of all drafts and 1/2 off on all their pretty tasty "small plates", 3-7 pm Mon-Fri, a good deal, and a nice way to get to try a bunch of stuff on the menu and on tap)....getting back to this offering, it poured slightly cloudy, moderate amber, typical pale ale looking head, mild nose of the expected malt/hop combo. This is a solid if not spectacular take on the ever popular APA style. Good malt layers cross weaved with a respectable/balancing thrust of grainy hops. Thoroughly enjoyable, sesssionable and a nice compliment to the salad/wings/quesadilla that was consumed. Respectable, balanced and well worth a try.

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Photo of JC333
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking silky pale yellow color with a finger and a half's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a fair pace. Light ringy to semi-messy lace wound around the glass in a sticky manner.
The aroma had some honeydew/melon sweetness up front over top of a clean sweet crisp cracker malt that subjugated a slight lemon pulpy scent. A little bit of citrusy rind-like pith carried in for a delicate eventful balance. Sweet grassy hoppy edge at the end.
The flavor had a moderately bitter juicy rind-like quiver flowing over some citrusy to light honeydew/melon sweetness. Smooth semi-juicy to bitter rind-like citrusy and honeydew aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied having a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good, fairly low. ABV felt on par. Nice crushable citrusy sweet and grassy hoppy finish.
Overall, very nicely done APA. I wouldn't mind checking out more of their offerings if this is this good.

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Photo of Silva11ha
4.61/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a light yellow and slightly hazy with a thin white head.

Aroma is a light lemon citrus.

Taste is a perfect balance between light malt and light hopping.

Perfect pale ale.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is a bit hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly, leaving a large, thin patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of honeydew melon are present in the nose along with hints of grapefruit citrus. As the beer warms up, the smell becomes more citrusy and hints of papayas also become perceptible.
T: The taste has flavors of honeydew melon and grapefruit citrus along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels crisp and light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very "juicy" APA and is very easy to drink. I would definitely consider this to be sessionable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Khaack
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kniles38
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jp199763
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of R11415
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of epyon396
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mauidan
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a large white head that left a fair amount of lacing. Smells and tastes of lemon, light tropical fruit, grains and a hint of grapefruit. Light bodied, well carbonated, clean and crisp, goes down very smooth.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours light straw color with thin white head that quickly dissipates. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Light citrus notes with a hint of raw grain. Lemon and a slight floral aroma.

Taste - Very light sweet grain flavor, seems to have a hemp/weed flavor. Bitter herbs and a touch of malts.

Feel - Light bodied well carbonated slightly bitter finish.

Overall - A decent pale ale good flavors light easy drinking.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Premo88
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can poured into nonic
(4/17/17 born-on date; brew courtesy of @TongoRad)

L: cloudy pale yellow, SRM no more than 3, some debris but more than anything just hazy; pushes up big head of white foam about 1 1/2 inches tall and off just a medium-soft pour; little sticking and lacing but loads of activity maintain a full collar and skin

S: sweet grapefruit, grapefruit peel, cantaloupe, hint of lime

T: bittersweet grapefruit, slight malt sweetness (biscuity) behind bitter bite; mango

F: super light but slick and crisp, very easy to drink and well-filled out by the carbonation

O: solid grapefruit bomb with enough hops to keep it popping over two months old; the malt sweetens it some but not too much

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Paramount Pale Ale from Peekskill Brewery
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