Phoenix Pale Ale
Sly Fox Brewing Company

Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale
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From:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.62%
Reviews:
264
Ratings:
263
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 12, 2019
Added:
Sep 13, 2002
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  58
SCORE
84
Good
Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale
Notes: A bold American Pale Ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts and hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. Copper in color, medium-bodied and spicy.
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Rated: 3.93 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by SertralineShot from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I believe this beer has been retired. It has been replaced by the SRT Ale and Vulpulin, which are not as good in my opinion. Anyway this was a fine Pale Ale. To me it had a bit of a "minerally" flavor (hard to describe) which is also present in other sly fox beers (most noticeably in the SRT).
Mar 26, 2019
 
Rated: 3.52 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Jan 14, 2019
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear golden amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Great sticky lacing.

S: Toasted grains and light pine.

T/F: Follows the nose. Grainy/crystal malts. Light pine and citrus. Very modest bitterness... slightly earthy. Fairly light bodied. Crisp and clean.

O: A solid and very easy drinking APA. Good flavor, modest bitterness.... not one to seek out, but one you could drink several of in a session and still feel pretty okay.
May 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Jlabs from New York

3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Golden brown in color ..this looks and smells like a ho-hum standard IPA. Taste has decent hop bite but nothing else really stands out here and this drinks like your normal session beer
Mar 07, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz can into a pint glass. best before 4/22/17, so about 10 months late on this one. oh well.

looks decent enough. hazy orange body, thick foamy head leaving excellent lacing, very lightly carbonated.

no aroma at all, nothing good, nothing bad.

kinda dead tasting. nothing much going on.

mouth between medium and full. faintly bitter on the finish. perhaps the last traces of hops.

overall, not unpleasant in any way. even this old. no bad aftertaste. will re-review if I come across a fresher one.
Feb 10, 2018
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Reviewed by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours nicely with a dissipating foamy white head, initial light lacing, light Smokey orange color. Smell is very faint citrus. Taste is a very nice blend of biscuit malt and hops and not overly bitter. Slight spice. Body is medium with ample carbonation.
Jan 05, 2018
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Rated by jimpyle48 from Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sampled from can
Dec 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Nifty looking can from Sky Fox in Pottstown PA. This beer has a nice orange golden slightly hazy look with an offwhite head a lots of carbonation bubbles seen rising. The scent is pretty dead on for an APA, mix of malt and hops but nothing exciting. Flavor is pretty good with an even blend of biscuit malt and hops, not really sweet nor very bitter. Crisp and fairly well carbonated and slightly on the thinner side. I could see these going down quickly.
Sep 24, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Aroma was of malt,and cereal as well as some hops and citrus. Really nice beer,easy to drink,all the elements/flavors worked well togethor. There was malt,hops,then some citrus on the finish.This was not a hop overload beer,the hops kind of crept up after the first taste of malt
Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.78 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

May 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by ClavisAurea from New York

Apr 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.53 by BeerCon5 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by grahuba from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt, orange, honey, biscuits and some earthy hops on the back end. Taste starts with a very classic, biscuity malt profile, similar to a helles. Some floral hop notes in the middle and the finish is a really nice combination of malt and citrusy hops. Medium to light bodied with crisp carbonation. Overall it's a quite nice, easy drinking pale ale but nothing to go crazy for.
Aug 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2016
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Reviewed by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L: copper color, off white head, lots of carbonation
S: light malty nose
T: malty, slightly bitter
F: coats the front of the mouth
O: very drinkable, not memorable
Aug 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by cts309 from Virginia

Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jun 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by Shradical from Virginia

May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by PaleAleSean from New Jersey

May 18, 2016
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Rated by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Brian O'Reilly knows how to brew beer, plain and simple. Very refreshing and very flavorful.
Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by TeachChefs from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.54 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Mar 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.52 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Jan 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by thw from New Jersey

Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by wander4 from New Jersey

Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
This pale ale had just enough hops up front, but still allowed the malt shine through. Cloudy orange golden body, small head, sticky lacing. Aroma is mostly malt, hops come in at first taste, mild bitter finish. Really nice
Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by BillRoth from Maryland

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 2.83 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Oct 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2015
 
Rated: 2.97 by 96gpse from Pennsylvania

Sep 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by cantal from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by mthomp081 from Delaware

Sep 12, 2015
 
Rated: 2.95 by Noooddle from Washington

Sep 07, 2015
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
8/15...pours orange colored, rusty, hearty white packed foam. Toasty, toffee, bready nose - quite pleasing. Toasted fire wood flavor. Earthy malt blend, firm hop throughout. Fantastic balance, tasty and then some.
Aug 27, 2015
 
Rated: 2.86 by BcOneSeven from Pennsylvania

Jul 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by rdub from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2015
Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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