Pale Ale | Roscoe's Hop House

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Brewed by:
Roscoe's Hop House
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Portertime on 02-21-2012

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 9
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1.44/5  rDev -51.5%

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2/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of biboergosum
2.33/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

12oz bottle. The levels of production obfuscation make my head spin with this particular product, so let's see about the proof in this here pudding, shall we?

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, puffy pale beige head, which leaves some nice, eerie bands of webbed lace around the glass as it quickly subsides.

It smells of bready, somewhat caramelized malt, stale grapefruit and orange pith hops, some musty unpleasantness, and a dead floral alcohol essence. The taste is bland, past its best bready malt, timid earthy, citrus-oriented fruit notes, and unbecoming herbal, perfumed essences.

The carbonation is quite timid, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, I suppose, a more than slight cloying nature taking the reins of an already underwhelming smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the pithy malt not quite giving up the ghost, and nor do the seriously weak-ass hops.

A pale ale? Sure, I guess, but not at all in the crisp, hoppy American sense that we've been recently accustomed to. So what the hell is this? Somebody trying to cash in on the hard work of others who have pioneered a revolution in taste and style? Sure seems like it. My dark side has a message: Fuck off and die.

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Photo of RandyKemka
2.5/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Zorro
2.53/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear amber colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of caramel and butter with just a little noble hop.

Starts out woody and a little woody. Caramel with a little sweetness. No real hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Overall nothing to recommend it. Just a label looking to cash in on craft beer.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
2.63/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tiernan
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JayTheFinn
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a six pack of this at the local grocery store and wish I hadn't. Serves me right for cheaping out...

Appearance - Light amberish. Fuzzy head dies down quick to almost nothing.

Smell - Very light scent. Hops, and not much of it, is about all I can smell.

Taste - Like a flavorful Bud. Vaguest of citrus notes.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation and a slightly unpleasant sticky film.

Overall - Disappointing for craft beer, but good for someone looking to take a baby step up from Coors, Corona, etc.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
2.79/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer was disappointing in almost every respect.
Smelled zero hops or aromatics, just some malts.
Taste was wheaty, with almost no hop flavor.
Mouthfeel was ok.
This beer was jus bland, boring and entirely forgettable.
I don't mean to be too negative, but this was just way below the standards any brewer would expect for a pale ale.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
2.82/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Very light brown. Thin white head with no lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very off putting skunked smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of bitter hoos and pine notes.

Overall. Excellent appearance, skunkes smell(it was fresh) was very off putting, but the taste was ok. Probably would not buy this one again.

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, orange-gold coloring with lots of carbonation aand a frothy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of biscuit, toffee, and floral hops. Flavors are smooth, with a toffee backbone and peppery hops at the end to cleanse the palate. Tangy sweet and slightly bitter into the aftertaste, with a thin, slightly crisp finish. Easy to drink, but there isn't much to it, either.

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Photo of Portertime
3.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a well balanced pale ale provided by Roscoe's but the taste potential is limited.

Appearance: It pours a pale golden color with a sudsy off-white head and tiny bubbles through out.

Smell: faint with a light hop grapefruitiness and a little floweriness.

Tsate: fleeting grapefruit with malt on the other side of the teeter totter keeping it level and a dry finish.

This brew has potential but the lightness of everything distracts from the flaovrs hiding in there.

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Photo of Milkysunshine
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pale Ale from Roscoe's Hop House
Beer rating: 2.97 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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