Phoenix Pale Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale
BA SCORE
52.4%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 521 ratings
Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
slyfoxbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by NeroFiddled on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,645
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
521
Liked:
273
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
11.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 521 |  Reviews: 259
Photo of ArrogantB
1.5/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This one smells metallic and I am not saying that because it came from a can. It smells like minerals and dirt. The flavor is metallic and dry. I wonder if I got a bad can? The appearance sure is deceiving, it is a nice cloudy orange. It did seem to have a lot of carbonation, overflowing the can when I opened it (no I didn’t shake it). This is one of the worst tasting beers I have ever had. This is going right down the drain. I will give this one another chance if I can.

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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Swift989
2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of granite
2.32/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz can into a pint glass.

A---It poured golden with orange hues. Medium sized rocky white head.

S---Grapefruit and other citrus hops over powered by a burnt plastic aroma. This is a first for me.

T---Smooth bitterness with some cracker malt. It was highly oxidized.

M---Medium bodied.

D--- Too many off flavors to recommend it but I would like to try it again to see if it was an isolated bad can.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.34/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

May have had a bad can-like pale ales- but not a fav

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Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Jasonp79
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of GClarkage
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

10/20/06- Received as part of a trade with BA member Jetsbeer.

Presentation- 12oz can with no freshness dating. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Pale orange in color with a 1/2 inch head and light sticky lace.

Smell- Light fruity and pinous hops aroma. Light toasted malt remains a bit hidden.

Taste- Very astringent hops. No real defined flavor. No grapefruit, no pine, just overly strong bitterness. No malt to speak of either. Flavorless.

Mouthfeel- Mild carbonation and kind of watery mouthfeel.

Drinkability- Like drinking carbonated spring water with massive bitterness. Just and unapealing beer to me.

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Photo of Skier1984
2.52/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of rudzud
2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A thanks to woodychandler for the trade! Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a deep, clear copper/amber hue with a one finger creamy white head that faded quickly to leave a thin, white halo.

A - Aroma is well, average. Getting mostly sweet, carmel malts. There are some old hop bitterness on the end. Not the fresh hops I was looking for.

T - Again, like the nose this just isnt all that fresh tasting. Losts of sweet carmel malts, which is nice, but I like those piney, citrus hops in my APAs and this just doesnt deliver. Maybe it did at one point.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad, a bit on the sweeter side but its not heavy or syrupy.

O - Overall, I find that this is just an average brew. It might have been nice fresh, but at this point it just doesnt do anything for me. Would give Sly Fox another chance though.

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Photo of Zonian1
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of heerboth
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Mediocre pale ale. Nothing big.

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Photo of Joelski
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Jeff_Winger
2.76/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of CharlesK
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.86/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cfadams17
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%

Photo of rfgetz
2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light copper color with plume of fizzy white head that disipates quickly leaving little lacing. Scent is of fresh cut grass with hints of dried hay. Taste is a muddled mess of the fresh and dried grass with only a faint kiss of white bread, pine and lemon. Lighter side of medium bodied, overly carbonated. Not what im looking for in a Pale Ale.

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Photo of Noooddle
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryan011235
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass on 5/10/10

Phoenix Pale Ale pours a moderately deep burnt amber, just enough so as to have a tobacco hue. The one & a half finger head is reduced to an even skim after several minutes, leaving the beginnings of nice lace (which is quite good after half the glass).

The aroma is quite malty; pale & crystal malts are in no short supply. Notes of yeasty bread, biscuit & caramel are present. The hops aren't super appreciable, just offering some earthy mustiness & faint citrus wisps buried in the back.

The hops are more apparent to taste, though they still seem a tad weak; rather low bitterness throughout (lower than I'd prefer, anyway). More pine than anything, it does have a modest citrus twinge. It also exhibits a tartness that doesn't really fit (possibly the citrus?). Caramel then swoops in tipping the balance in favor of the malts, though it shies from being too sweet. Toasted bread rounds it out.

Medium body with reasonably low carbonation; nothing to shocking here. The finish actually tends to be fairly dry, with a mild earthy bitterness lingering on the finish.

While I'm not overly impressed by Phoenix, it's easy enough to drink. Pikeland Pils would easily get my money over this but I reckon it would be a great choice for an "end of a long beer night but I want another one - something chill" sort of situation.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to G311 for the brew...

A - Gold hue with a short-lived micro-bubbly head, and an overall macro-looking appearance.

S - The hop is vegetal and vaguely piney, the malt is both sweet and metallic smelling, and overall I am unimpressed.

T - The taste is a little better than the smell, but it really tastes like a discount-macro quality IPA. Like if PBR made an IPA (they probably do...) Basically, The vegetal and piney hop is neither particularly assertive nor dynamically balanced, and the flavor from the malt contribution is mediocre at best.

M - IPA. Not the best example, though.

D - I would drink this at a ballgame or some other venue with limited options, but would probably decline it anywhere that, say, Boston Lager or Yuengling were available.

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Photo of 96gpse
2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SkiBum22
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wattoclone
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.4% out of 100 with 521 ratings
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