Pale Ale
Camden Town Brewery

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From:
Camden Town Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #74
ABV:
4%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,919
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 9.7%
Ratings:
119
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 18, 2022
Added:
Aug 18, 2012
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  36
SCORE
82
Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: WE LOVE OUR AMERICAN COUSINS.
But sometimes they can be kind of full on. So we’ve crafted this beer to more British tastes. Made with American hops, it’s still got all the punch of a pale ale. Just less shouty.
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4.21 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Mar 18, 2022
 
3.81 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2022
 
4 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 15, 2021
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by RaulMondesi from California

On tap in Shanex’s town. Can you believe it?

We are getting hot and wild, just chilling on the waterfront like Kazan directing a scene. “I could have been a contender!” Not so much on this one. It’s ok, but I wouldn’t match it up with Karl Malden.

See y’a!

Aug 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gutbucket2 from England

330ml can. Poured gold, with thick, lasting white head. Taste is floral with biscuity, grainy malt. Mouthfeel and body are good for a 4.0% ale. The dregs from the can clouded the beer, so I guess this is unpasteurised/unfiltered - good! This beer hasn't the strong hop taste of some IPA's, nonetheless its a worthy beer in my opinion.

Apr 26, 2021
 
3.78 by Keananmichael5 from California on Dec 22, 2020
 
4.25 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Aug 30, 2020
 
3.39 by tottel from Netherlands on Aug 02, 2020
 
4.09 by artiefufkin from New Jersey on May 05, 2020
 
3.86 by Macamah from England on May 03, 2020
 
3.85 by Toynk from Illinois on Jan 25, 2020
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by elnachooo from Spain

Cerveza dorada, de carbonatación y cuerpo medio. Aroma maltoso y un poco de caramelo. En boca destaca la malta y tiene una parte ligeramente cítrica.

Jan 11, 2020
 
3.32 by F_riedrich from Germany on Oct 19, 2019
 
3.5 by TrojanRB from Texas on Oct 15, 2019
 
3.65 by jak from North Carolina on Oct 09, 2019
 
3.75 by zotzot from Vermont on Oct 08, 2019
 
3.5 by dshansen1184 from Washington on Oct 06, 2019
 
3.51 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Oct 04, 2019
 
3 by Noelito76 from New York on Aug 22, 2019
 
3.94 by hockeypuck from Maine on Aug 22, 2019
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Skywave from Oklahoma

An English take on an American version of one of their iconic styles. Tastes like an APA with the US variety hops but with English restraint on abv and hop levels and a bit more generous on malt. Great stuff.

Jul 29, 2019
 
3.48 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Jul 10, 2019
 
3.5 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Jul 05, 2019
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3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by Lemreway16 from England

In the UK with so many class Pale Ales and IPAs' you have to come up with some thing really special to cut above the best - sadly nice as it is this does not. It on pouring has the look and smell of a proper Pale Ale but on tasting the expectation falls away. Its nice but that's it, nice. It does not excite the palate. Yes it has the fruity hoppy aroma of a Pale Ale but the taste is simply bland - a standard beer. Want an exciting Pale Ale then from the North its Timothy Taylors 'Landlord' or the South - Badgers 'Hopping Hare'. London then forget this and try Fullers Bengal Lancer for a real taste sensation.

Jun 29, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by edhardy22 from England

Clear golden colour, strong white head. Floral aroma with mild grain flavours. Thin but refreshing body and nice medium carbonation

May 26, 2019
 
3.2 by Trueprinceofgotham from California on May 26, 2019
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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a pretty classic pale ale here that tasted a lot brighter and fresher than many other we had around london, and despite some negative murmurs about these guys, i thought his was pretty good, clean and drinkable for an english style with some unassuming crisping hop bitterness in the finish and nice balance overall. a little english crystal type malt gives this a light brassy hue, good white head on it, and not quite all the way clear but close. aroma and flavor show a simple and traditional english malt profile, supported by a mild but distinct ale yeast, and plenty of hoppy zip. its not as aromatic or flavorful on the hops as some, more old school in that way, but the bitterness is certainly there in the taste, and the freshness is obvious, way more than seemed to be the standard around the city. good carbonation keeps it moving, and it stays together well as it warms. a light orange peel citrus note marries in well with the bready yeast, and its drier at the end than many. overall pretty good, nothing to dislike at all here, not sure why it gets a bad rap...

May 20, 2019
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3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

On draft, imperial pint glass

Clear, light golden in color, bright white head. Crisp clean aroma, slightly floral and citrus. Mild grainy malt in the taste as well. Thinner vodied., Higher carbonation.

Apr 19, 2019
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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and citrus. Nice sweet caramel taste with a subtle bitterness.

Apr 06, 2019
 
3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Oct 09, 2018
 
3.75 by Brob245 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2018
 
3.63 by lemonox from Massachusetts on May 22, 2018
 
3.6 by rsquared59 from Indiana on May 14, 2018
 
3.82 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium on Apr 05, 2018
 
3.56 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Vader444 from Scotland

Can poured into tulip glass.

Pale orange, Small head. Malt and oranges on the nose. Flavours follow suit. Crisp mouthfeel. Refreshing and very sessionable. I could sink a few of these on a spring/summer evening. Surprised by many of the mediocre ratings on here; this is better than I expected.

Dec 06, 2017
 
3.59 by mush from Illinois on Nov 09, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Sometimes you've got to wonder what AB-InBev is thinking when they pay 80 million pounds for a really, really average brewery. This beer pretty much sums them up. Average in every way. Well, to be fair, I actually like the nose on this beer a bit more than average, but the flavor is a bit below, so it all comes out even. I'd choose this over a crap euro lager if there was nothing else, but it would pretty much be at the bottom of my list at a real craft bar.

Sep 21, 2017
 
3.57 by abanerji from England on Sep 19, 2017
 
3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Sep 11, 2017
Pale Ale from Camden Town Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 119 ratings