Pale Ale | Baying Hound Aleworks

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2.48 w/ 10 ratings

Brewed by:
Baying Hound Aleworks
Maryland, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by yourefragile on 11-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by vandemonian:
Photo of vandemonian
2.96/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer has a dark orange colour that is darker than is typical of this style. It has a 2 cm high white head that really lasts. The smell is quite yeasty with a very weak hint of hops. The taste is strongly malty with a hint of sourness. I didn't really taste hops at all. It has an aftertaste that I wasn't expecting and I'm not sure what it is (not in a good way). This beer is fairly foamy in the mouth. This beer doesn't taste like a typical pale ale to me and I didn't really like it much.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of imbibehour
2.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a tiny nanobrewery in Rockville Maryland. So until some of the DC made places scheduled get going this is about as close as it gets for "drinking local" for me. This place is QUITE small as profiled in the Washington Post slated and only released in it's first year to make about 1,300 cases of 12-ounce bottles. So what do we have?

An unfiltered APA batch of what looks like October 2010, cracked open in early January 2011. Verdict?

Looks like a cloudy dark orange body with a one and a half finger cream head. Head disappears at a good but not too fast pace. Yeast residue on the bottom of the bottle and glass. Maintains a ring, no sticky lacing, but keeps it's character. Ok not exactly gorgeous but I'll give it average this looks drinkable so far.

Smell.. well... weak fermented sweet apple. Very weak sugar apple fruit, and veggies that come out more prominent later (think weak boiled cabbage). No hops... this is kind of boring, no biscuit/backbone. Not offensive or unpleasant so I'll give it that.. verdict is still average. I am probably being too nice...

Now comes the big part.

Taste is... really missing. What happened? Simply very wet and dissipating FAST. Extremely wet, no body, I mean NONE whatsoever. This tastes like you add water, and some weakened non alcohol made cider, and very faint fizz. This is a lightweight. It's "passable" and not difficult or hard to drink, but certainly not good at all. Sigh... Hey I tried it... I supported... this needs a LOT of work...

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Photo of Thorpe429
1.33/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was looking forward to trying this after hearing about a new local brewery. Unfortunately, this beer did not deliver. The pour yields a slightly-hazed orange brew with a short head and no maxim. The nose brings he score down right away. Wet cardboard, soaked vegetable water, and a general soapy character pervade and I can't get any hops out of it. The taste is more of the same and I really don't get much of anything that would even indicate that this is from the pale ale category. Feel is off and soapy. I did not enjoy this at all. Hopefully this is just a boil and future beers get much better.

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Photo of fastpass17
1.47/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz Brown Bottle.

The only thing nice about this beer was the appearance. There was no hop presence what so ever, malt was thin and lacking, and there was a vegetable taste through out the drink. In the end of the drink there was a very present soapiness. I hope that this was a bad bottle for I had to dump it.

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Photo of mountsnow1010
2.59/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Hazy brown with a white head that dissipates quickly- no lacing.
S - Nothing really, perhaps a slight caramel.
T - Very odd, to be honest. Barnyard yeasty flavor/mustiness is very dominant. This is definitely not an English Pale. APA would also be a very poor description. I would say that I don't think that it's "fucking atrocious" - perhaps I had a different lot - but it's definately nothing really exciting. It also tastes very sweet - almost as if it was underfermented.
MF - Clean, bubbly. not much body.
D - Could have a few but the sweetness would get to me after a couple.

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Photo of DefenCorps
1.06/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Fucking atrocious. $18/6-pack for this abomination? Really?

A hazy, murky, muddy orange with a thin, white head, this looks rather unappealing. The nose is disgusting. Soapy, caramel, vegetal and rotting grass, this smells offensive. Tastes offensive too. In fact, it's hard to review, because I drank maybe two teaspoons worth, and had to spit that out too. I will say this, though - it tastes like bad homebrew. Again, it's soapy, vegetal and a little sweet, and has an awful finish that makes me want to throw up. The very definition of undrinkable. This is like a bad batch of homebrew and there's no possible reason this should have been released.

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Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev +21%

Photo of yourefragile
3.6/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with an old style label according to their website. Hand written lot # W100610. Purchased at Norm's in Vienna for $3.50. Description from their website... "Baying Hound Pale Ale is a finely brewed craft beer that is enjoyable both on its own and as a pleasing accompaniment to food--it is an excellent choice for vibrant dishes such as curries, stews, game and even a strong cheese such as Stilton.

Our Pale Ale is brewed with crystal and other specialty malts that have been chosen for their aroma, color and flavor. We strive to neither under or over hop and believe strongly in balance--choosing just the right amount of hops to offset the sweetness of the malt. We make 9 hop additions over a ninety minute period to bring out the flavor and aroma profiles in an exceptional fashion."

Onto the beer...pours a clear, dark amber/copper color with an initially large foamy light tan head that quickly fades to a thin film and some foamy arcs of lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet with some toasted malts and feint fruitiness. Minimal hop presence, but nothing to complain about for the style other than how mild it is. Flavor is again a pleasant mild balance of sweet crystal malts, toasted notes and ripe fruit with an earthy, dry hop finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation; mouthfeel is generally soft and prickly in the finish. Overall this was a pleasant surprise, well balanced and full of flavor, if not mildly unremarkable. Hopefully their price point will come down a little in the future since after all the complaining people did about the relaunched Tuppers line, this headed in the wrong direction.

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Photo of ob1Katoby
3.46/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: A dark gold color with a full head that rapidly dissipates.
S: A slight hint of crystal malt.
T: Very well balanced between maltiness and very mild mixed hoppiness. Nothing seems to dominate.
M: Average
D: I think it should be classified as a bitter or an ESB. Definitely not a PA but it is very well balanced between malty flavor and some hops. A nice session beer.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.08/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a crystal mug the color of the beer is orang brown with a little murky feel , because it is not filtered. Little beige, white head which does not stick around to long, little lacing.
The smell is hinting caramel, honey and apple.
Tasting the beer apple will dominate at the front, changing into a bittersweet taste which becomes almost lemony. Little precence of hops. A very lite bodied brew which definitely needs some improvement, but somehow I get the feel that they are able to do so , and therefore are a promising brewery.I think they need to adjust the price a little lower as long they are in the learning stages. But I will look out of what is coming.

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Pale Ale from Baying Hound Aleworks
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