Sovereign Pale Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

4 Ratings

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrJay on 03-23-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of callmemickey
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 Hop Project Beer

A: Crystal clear amber body. Thin off-white head. Spotty lacing left behind.

S: Herbal and floral notes. Tea like in composition. Caramel and bread malt are also present in a healthy dose.

T: More herbal and floral bitterness. The caramel and bready malt gets progressively more intense as the beer warms. By the end it drowns out the subtle hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied. Has a lingering after-taste that is somewhat cloying by the end.

D: A bit of a miss here. My #9 of the 11 single-hop hop project brews.

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Photo of hopdog
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Capones.

Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of graininess, floral, caramel, and some citrus. Tastes of toasted grains, caramel, and some citrus. This was a drinkable Pale Ale, but there wasn't anything that really stood out that would want me to specifically seek it out again.

Notes from and tasted on: 4/1/09

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sly Fox- Sovereign Pale Ale

A- Golden copper with a moderate head tight bubbles and good lacing.
S- Strong dried malt. Barley, Sunflower seeds, and a touch of fruits like grape come through.
T- Sweet sunflower seed, barley, and seseme seed malts. Nice hints of brown sugar, grapefruit, and floral hops finish off this 1.
M- Thick sweet malt with a dry body and a sweet hoppy finish.

Overall- Very crisp, clean, and flavorful. A good sessionable Pale Ale. Too bad this is an experimental brew.

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another in the single hop series, 2009. Very clear pale amber with a thin, whitish cap that settled to a collar. Lots of spotty lace. The aroma had a nice balance of bready and caramel malts with a mild hop character, a little lemony and floral with a continental vibe. Bitterness was soft up front and allowed the sweetness of the malt to come forward, but hop flavour kicked in mid-palate and led into a moderately bitter finish that left hops lingering on the tongue. Light to medium bodied, a bit on the dry side with average carbonation. Nice texture overall. Quite drinkable. A clean, straightforward pale ale. Good stuff.

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Sovereign Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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