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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
Ranking:
#40,029
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
74
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
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3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +13.3%
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 smithj4
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.49/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

From 09/12/13 notes. Had this on tap at Rattle n Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a murky yellow-orange color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of lemons, citrus hops, floral notes, earthy notes, spice, yeast, grains, wheat, and light fruits. Some decent strong lemon and citrus to it, pretty nice.

t - Tastes of wheat, lemon, sour bread, grains, citrus, and earthy notes. Too much lemon, a step down from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Little bitter in the mouthfeel.

o - Overall the nose was promising, but the taste was just too much lemon and one dimensional for me. Wouldn't really seek this one out or have it again.

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3.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

1/2 growler purchased at Peekskill NY's Beverage world this afternoon.

Pours clouded lighter tangerine almond. Under a moderate light tan head, fine film and lace and thin collar.

Ripe fruit sweetness on the nose.

I get some melon, herbal hops and mild citrus on the palate.

Decent if unspectacular summery pale ale. Would work fine with a summer helping of cheese, salad and crusty bread

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of Gavage
3.82/5  rDev +10.7%
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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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ShanePB
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Special cask for Monument Lane with grapefruit & orange peels

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Photo of plaid75
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Smithtown, NY

Poured a light hazy brassy hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light grassy hop and faint ester.

The taste consisted a sharp grassy hop, a soapy citrus flavor and light fruity ester.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style with a vegetable like aftertaste. Finished dry.

Overall a light bodied estery pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3.31/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of HamdenHector
2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: cloudy; breass colored; 1 finger pillowy white head that receded quickly to a ring around the edge of the glass;

S: lemon and light malts;

T: lemon rind from start to finish; minimal bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; crisp;

O: one note - lemon rind; I like bitterness in my beer, but the bitterness in this wasn't pleasing;

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Summer Pale Ale from The Bronx Brewery
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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