Phoenix Pale Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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519 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
519
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 519 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of nickfl
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the tasting room in Pottstown, PA

A: half finger head on a clear bright and deep golden body. Nice lacing. Very nice lacing.

S: light caramel with mostly candied citrus, little else.

T: spicy and slightly bitter with candied sugar and candied fruits. Light malt profile and floral notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable but the malt profile is very light and the hops don't quite carry the beer. Easy to drink but not very memorable.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mug. Pours a slightly hazy off-amber color, with a 1/2" white fluffy head that reduces leaving moderate lacing.

Smell is mildly malty, with bits of toffee and hints of fleshy fruit. Has a soft malty taste, with a simple hop flavor and plenty of grass and floral flavors. Ends with a simple bitter bite. Had a medium mouthfeel, leaving a bit of tang on the tongue. A decent pale ale, but frankly not one of Sly Fox's best.

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Photo of gvacca
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of spinrsx
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml Can from the Potsdam IGA for 2$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, cereal

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also some cereal sweetness and some light grapefruit. It ends with a malty lightly hopper aftertaste.

Overall - I was expecting more based on the taste of their pilsner. It's a pretty boring tasting beer. I couldn't fund a date on my can, so perhaps this one was past it's prime. Regardless, I wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of brutalist
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ddbullet2001
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml can. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Gold in color, chill haze. Resiny & subtle candy aroma. Caramel malts, slightly ripe fruit & grapefruit flavors rounded by involving bitterness. Smooth & malty palate. Medium body, medium carbonation. Oily texture. Dense butter-like & earthy bitter finish. Moderate IBU profile –just 40- balances malts so beer won´t become fat neither flat. Refreshing & easy drinkable.

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Photo of LarryMyers
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of rarbring
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clear dark straw with a white head with little lacing but some curtains.

The smell is fruits, nuts and nettles.

The taste has some sweet honey pear notes, nut, grapes and pine resin.

<medium carbonation, a coarse texture, a good body with a dry finish.

A nice no fuss APA.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a light copper color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus and bitter hops with light caramelized malt base. Taste is a drinkable mix of medium citrus and bitter hops with a balanced caramelized malt backbone. Body is about average with good carbonation. Good and easily drinkable though a further hop punch would have been even more enjoyable.

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Photo of nosavingsaccount
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Foulkamania
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of baybum
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Bigtimmy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, orange-red amber with decent head and lacing. Although less carbonation than I expected, still a reasonable mouthfeel. Malt-forward aroma in which I can't discern any typical "American" hop elements. The taste is predominantly caramelized malts with a decent bitterness and dry finish, but not as well balanced as many in its class and without any "west coast" or "c hop" notes.

A beer I'm glad to have tried, but not too disappointed to have only purchased a single can.

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Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light copper amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are light aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has light flavors of citrus and pine resin intermixed with notes of biscuit malts. A light amount of bitterness is also present, which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and quite sessionable. It seems to be a bit more flavorful compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear amber/copper in color with some extremely light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: This beer has a moderate strength aroma with some light hints of caramel malts and quite a bit of pine and citrus hops.

T: The beer starts out with a bit of caramel malt sweetness but then the hop flavors become apparent. There are flavors of pine and citrus hops and a mild amount of lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a pretty enjoyable beer and one that I could easily have a few during a session. I find the combination of the pine and citrus hops with the mild amounts of bitterness quite refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a large, fading head.
Nose shows soft fruity notes, grassy hints and spicy hops, alongside copious amounts of sweet crystal malt.
Similar fruity and floral flavours, followed by soft caramel and a bold sharp bitterness.
Body feels a little too thick and syrupy.

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Phoenix Pale Ale from Sly Fox Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 519 ratings.
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