Summer Pale Ale | The Bronx Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
This seasonal pale ale was inspired by our brewer Damian's years living in Germany drinking Radler style beers. An easy-drinking brew with a playful lemon finish makes this a perfect beer for those hot summer days in the city - beachside, poolside or streetside. Cheers to drinking weather!


Added by pjkelley82 on 07-02-2013

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#39,381
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
85
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.84/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too much peel in my mind.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a golden color with a modest creamy head that retains quite well throughout.
Grainy malt aroma with a syrupy cereal grain sweetness. Light lemon. Caramel malt and butterscotch; perhaps a slight flaw? I did not pick up much of a hops aroma.
Malt forward pale ale, moderately sweet with a subtle lemon finish
Light and crisp. Very easy to drink.
A refreshing and simple summer ale.

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Photo of chiefz1
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I definitely think this is the first beer I have ever had with a fire hydrant on it, which is kind of cool. Mellow beer with mild bread notes and touches of hops and spice. You definitely catch the lemon in the afertaste but also a little metallic tinge. Solid in hot weather but probaby not so much for all purpose use.

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Photo of Gmann
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a small wispy white head that settled into a light ring.

The aroma is lightly bready with hints of lemon. Slight toast. Very neutral aroma.

The taste is of a crusty bread with lemony notes. A bit of a raw sugar sweetness.

The feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. Sweet and fruity on the palate. A tad dry in the finish.

Standard summer ale, perhaps a touch thicker.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfgetz
3.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.07/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

DATE: October 1, 2017... OCCASION: the last of the summer stuff, with a nice day of Scouts and football only partly ruined by the Browns... GLASSWARE: Abita pint... pours a murky, blurry orange amber body whose opaqueness doesn't shield its swirling sediment from the eye... unfortunately, the head dissipates swiftly--so much so, I missed it... there's nothing left but an off-color swirl... lemon zest, grapefruit, slight resin and reasonable aromatic flowers--bright and alluring... the malts are subtle... first sip is malty, with its presence at the throat... light at the teeth, with a liveliness attempting to force through an oily constitution... grapefruit and lemon are the targeted fruits in the profile, with back-end malts providing a butter-breaded softness... their summer aim being met, this might not be one to reach for beyond the season....

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Photo of andrewerrico
3.16/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Azpittil57
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Pours hazy orange with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops, bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Very good brew.

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Photo of Gavage
3.82/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a light orange color with a 1" head.

Smell: very little aroma here as some fruitiness is all that I could detect.

Taste: grainy malt base with some soft lemon tones, sweet green grapes, and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout.

Overall: an easy to drink and refreshing beer to drink on a hot day.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.53/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
3.96/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz can into a Weissbier glass; no production date.
A: Pours a hazy, golden color with robust head creation and at least a one inch head. Modest lacing.
S: Aromas of yeast and fresh bread with a subtle lemon citrus and grassy notes.
T: Slightly spicy. Mostly follows the components of nose, although lemon and herbal flavors are stronger. Not lemony like some summer ales; lemon note blends naturally with other flavors Modest bitterness, creating a crisp, spicy finish.
M: Light to medium bodied. Refreshing without feeling too light. A little creamier than many pale ales. Robust effervescence.
O: Really a refreshing summer pale ale. This subtle use of lemon is really an improvement over similarly styled offerings, e.g. Sam Adam's Summer. I could easily envision drinking/serving this on summer days. I have really remained impressed by Bronx Brewery's inventive offerings.

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Photo of Hos
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of writer917
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beachside, poolside, streetside.
Drink this in City Island. Drink this in Mott Haven. Drink this at Orchard Beach.
Down this near a gushing hydrant, or walking towards a chuchifritos.
Walkin' around with the cops around, hot on the streets, in the air all buzzing & so vibrant it's as if you can't even see things right in front of you.
But you can smell the maltiness & toastiness, front-and-center, which gives off a winter ale vibe.
Then the lemon takes over.
A thick wedge as if squeezed by the hand of God, invading the finish of the beer, like a slice of sunlight hitting your forehead, burning & hieroglyphic.
Pair it with a sharp cheddar or a mild salami. Pair it with slice of pork.
Let it be the sweet in the sweet-n-salty. Let it flicker between aromatic & bitter.
Let it be a pale ale that wants to be a radler.
Let it want to hide inside with the AC on, but instead find itself outside on the streets.
Slim & lissome, silently tart. It brings you into summer & makes you stay there.

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Photo of GulDukat88
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, for sure, but the lemon peel does not come through at all. I am a big fan of summer beers, and enjoy most of them most years, but this one feels...plain. Definitely does not stand out from the crowd.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Summer Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 85 ratings