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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
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0
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Photo of Stignacious
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | 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. Hope create a spicy see that I also enjoyed. 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 +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of writer917
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
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 -8.2%
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 -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fx20736
3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

meh

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Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Bronx Brewery "Summer Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, no production code or freshness dating
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Nice looking can. Good colors. 32 IBUs... ? Oh yeah, that's right, it's a pale ale not just a "summer ale". Lemon peel, I wonder if it's fresh or dried. Surprisingly hazy. Very hazy, in fact, almost cloudy. Short head of white doesn't seem to want to hold. Small spots and some larger streaks of lacing are left behind. OK, on to the aroma. Malty, grainy and a touch toasty with some citrus that does express lemon. Slightly spicy and herbal/tea-like as well. The flavor follows and it's a good blend, kind of like lemon in iced tea. Normally I'd think that the lemon would fit better in a straightforward golden malt, rather than this richer, grainy and toasty one, but it works. 32 IBUs, yep, they come through right in the middle, stiffly, and then linger into the drying finish where the lemon remains, lingering. Wow, I like this a lot better than I thought I would. There are plenty of lemon beers out there but there's something a little unique about this one. It's more like the lemon is submersed in the beer rather than floating on top, if that makes any sense to you. Very nicely balanced between the sweetish grainy malt and the refreshing quality of the lemon before finishing with just enough bitterness to keep it 'a serious beer'. I'd highly recommend it. Great summer beer.

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Photo of spycow
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wonothesane42
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a refreshing, light beverage. Lemony throughout with herbal grassy notes. Golden with decent amount of carbonation. About a quarter inch head with lacing. Had it ice cold. Frothy. This beer was okay but not the best stand alone summer.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.06/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bieniek30
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kevINSIGHT
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing summer beer. Hints of lemon without being a lemonade-like shady. Had on tap in NYC and it hit the spot much better than the Sam Adams Summer Ale I had the night before. More fizz to it without the tartness.

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Summer Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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