American Pale Ale | The Bronx Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
430 Ratings
American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bronx Brewery
New York, United States
thebronxbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by plaid75 on 11-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
430
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
104
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Urk1127
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmitC
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichieRich1812
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: moderately hazy; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: subdued; what's there is earthy caramel; there's a hint of orange in the background;

T: follows the nose up front; middle is somewhat sweet from the caramel malt; finish is mild to moderately bitter without much flavor;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: maltier than I would expect from an APA;

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Photo of nater919
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ebwang
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on tap in the west village before meeting some buddies for steaks at Old Homestead. Pours crisp and amber, little head. Nose is balanced but paced by earthy and medicinal hops.

Taste is similar. Easy to drink and reasonably complex. Not awesome but pretty enjoyable in the moment.

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Photo of digitalflood
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Dark amber with leggy ivory foam. 4
Caramel with orange rind and flowers. 3.75
Thread of toffee, slight peanut skin, then more orange rind, with resin, pine bark, spice and tangerine juice to end. 3.75
Medium, chewy, slight oil. 3.75

Cascade + Centennial.

“6 07 27” stamped on the can - I hope this didn’t sit in Penn Station for 6 months. Doesn’t smell worse for the wear - nose is straight 2003, all Cascade and a big sweet backbone. And so it goes: bigger-than-fashionable malts (Caramunich and Vienna) that only get bigger and more English with warmth, laying underneath classic C hopping.

It’s not bad; a bit rough round the edges, maybe. I just don’t see the need for this beer when I can get SNPA in every corner bodega. 3.75

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Photo of Campodog
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karenremom
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a two finger, creamy, eggshell white head. Retention is excellent and there are sticky, hanging rings of lacing left all over the glass.

Smell is very grainy. There is also a healthy dose of caramel and bready malts. There is an underlying layer of orangey citrus that appears when the beer is swirled and agitated.

Taste is similar, but the orange flavor is more pronounced. It is definitely enough to balance out the heavy malt presence.

Feel is light side of medium and smooth. Could be a little more carbonated.

Overall this beer is alright. The smell is very malty and I'm not a big fan, but the taste is much more enjoyable. When it comes to pale ales, SNPA is the gold standard, and not only is this beer of lesser quality, it is also more expensive. Probably would not purchase again.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

CAN acquired as part of an overpriced 12 pack variety box. 12 fl oz pull-tab.

"American Pale Ale." "6.3% ABV." Hopped with Centennial and Cascade.

I get the Centennial hop flavour, but going Caramunich and Vienna on the malt backbone was a faux pas.

Drinkable and approachable, but its lack of depth of flavour and complexity make me wonder if it's really even worth my time to write much more about it. I've had far worse and this isn't bad by any stretch, but it's definitely a shrug of a brew with a dubious grain bill. I dig the classic hop utilization (Centennial and Cascade are solid choices for any pale ale), but neither is showcased particularly well. Nowhere near the quality I'd expect at ~$2+ per can (not that price affects my rating).

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of TrevFlory
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdub70085
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebLego_MTL
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of T-34-85
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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American Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 430 ratings.
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