Phoenix Pale Ale | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Phoenix Pale AlePhoenix Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours into the glass a dark amber in color. The head is a pure white that lasted a long time. The lace that was left was nice and stretched to the end of the beer. The aroma is of hops, citrus and some hints of a sweet malt. The taste has hints of the sweet malt grains and citrus, and then hops. The hop flavor seems to last to the finish, but not overbearing. This is a smooth nice beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber in color, with a decent white head. The color was a bit hazy, as NeroFiddled said the cask was not handled properly, we had this at the Firkinteenth event at the Grey Lodge in Philly. On the nose the aroma was citrusy, hoppy, and very light malt backbone. The body is light-medium. The mouthfeel is fairly smooth, slightly sharp. On the palate the flavor was well balanced between the malt and hops, citrusy, grainy, earthy, overall a very good and enjoyable Pale aleĀ…

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not one for extremely hoppy beers, but this was a good pale ale. The best way I can describe this is as a toned down Victory HopDevil. Since I'm not into IPA's (but will have them on occasion), I would definitely return to this in the future. Good job by Sly Fox.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was lucky enough to find this in a cask at Andy's tonight. It poured out a nice dark gold with a creamy thick head. I was surprised by the fruit in the nose, strawberry and melon. The beer hit my palate with some assertive hops and a bitter melon/unripe honey dew flavor. There was some sweetness too, berry like. It finished with a hoppy bitterness that wsn't too overbearing, rather refreshing and smooth actually. Overall, this had some interesting things going on, and although I didn't find anything great about the beer, I didn't find any faults with it either. A safe choice for a drinkable brew.

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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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