Trademark Pale Ale | Breckenridge Brewery

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Trademark Pale AleTrademark Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ZAP on 12-22-2001

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Photo of plaid75
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured chill hazed dark copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured light pale malts and a grassy hop.

The flavor featured both pale and darker German malts and a balancing grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a decent well balanced pale ale. Straddles the line between the English and American styles.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

probably the best everyday beer from breck, this pours a nice darker honey to amber color with a finger of lasting head. the nose is very fresh citrusy hops, fairly bitter, but balanced out by a sturdy English and American caramel malt backing. the flavor of this beer is welcomingly hop forward for the style, even more so than most, with a burst of fresh hops, less citrusy than they smell, but still pungent in that regard. mild acidity too, not sure where it comes from, but it gives the beer a real refreshing snappy vibe. bitter in the finish, really crisp, and to me this is the ideal session beer. full of flavor and character but not overwhelming. I will be going back to this one, not sure how it had fallen through the cracks before for me... upbeat carbonation and a body that's squarely medium, everything in beautiful balance. this is a great session beer for people who like their daily drink a little more hoppy than most. bravo to Breckenridge for this style defining American pale ale.

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Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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2/5  rDev -42%

Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a conical pint glass at Breckenridge Barbecue in high altitude Denver, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one finger head of no cream, decent thickness, and okay retention. Colour is a clear textbook gold.

Sm: Caramel, toasted malt, and light hops. A light aroma.

T: Light hops, full clean expressive barley, and some boring malts. Nicely balanced and built, but with a problematic slightly metalic finish. It's kind of bland.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Thin and a bit undercarbonated. Pretty complementary of the flavours for what it is.

Dr: Very drinkable, but understated - like most Breckenridge beers I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MsRif
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at the Blake St. Breckenridge location. Poured a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipated almost completely after a minute or two. Minimal lacing. Aroma was of earthy notes, sweet malts and a touch of citrus. Tasted well-balanced with the same notes from the nose. A touch of caramel could also be found in the taste towards the finish.

Light-medium body with good carbonation. Drinkable but not too memorable...I wouldn't have more than one in a session.

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Trademark Pale Ale from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 194 ratings