Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,261
Reviews:
233
Ratings:
694
pDev:
13.76%
 
 
Wants:
17
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122
Trade:
1
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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a high sided tulip glass.

Look is a light clear golden with a white frothy head.

Aroma is toasted caramel malt. Very sweet sugary smell.

Taste is a sweet biscuity malt with a little astringency.

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Photo of usernamenotinuse
4.53/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can.
Light golden color in appearance. White head.
Slightly sweet, yeasty/buiscity, grainy aroma, and a bit of lemon. Tastes like sugared cornflakes.
Creamy texture, medium-light body. Clean finish.
Overall, incredibly refreshing contrast to the hop-dominant beers. Perfectly balanced, pleasant grainy/bready/pale malty beer. I have had so many cans of this highly drinkable yet solid, perfectly crafted bevie over the years and have never grown tired of it. In fact, my estimation of it only grows over time.

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Photo of JASnyder
2.49/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

From a 5 month old can.
I would say... It's ok. Like a slightly more mature Budweiser that knows how to show a hint of bitterness in a way that you're not sure you like but you're ok with respecting.

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Photo of ChrisG523
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hsvihladp
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of David19457
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Iski100
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a glass at The '6 House Pub in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, light golden color with a white head displaying strong retention and decent lacing.
S: Aromas of lime citrus grass and barley grain. Slightly tart.
T: Elements of lemon citrus, grassi- and graininess. Has a tart aftertaste but drinks pretty cleanly. Bitterness slightly more evident as in warms.
M: Light bodied with solid effervescence. Very creamy mouthfeel.
O: At first, I though it resembled a Dortmunder, but definitely an APA. Drinks easily, though it was well designed and executed.

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Photo of TheRagingBeard
2.81/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Nice color. Not a very noticeable sent. Light and crisp. Maybe a bit of a spicy finish

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hazy mango-yellow blush with a really nice looking creamy cap of 1 finger. Just hangs there like cappuccino foam. I love it.

Aroma of cantaloupe and fresh cling peaches, slight orange, bread.

Flavor is candy-like, has a lot of bread quality to it; much like an orange muffin.

Feel is crisp and clean, I like it.

Overall, if I hadn't spilled 90% of the beer before finishing the review, I think I'd have been able to more accurately assess this beer. But from what little sample I have here, I can honestly say I like it, that's all.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of biointen
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeersAndPretzels
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nephilium
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Strong floral and earthy hop aroma, pours a slightly hazy light straw with a thin white head. Light body, with the floral notes continuing in the flavor, there's a touch of sweet malt notes, reminiscent of a pilsner. As an APA, I feel it falls a little short in that category. It's not bad, just missing the hop punch I look for in the style.

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Photo of smb71481
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of worldkrysis
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I regretted buying this bomber halfway through my first sip. zero head. Smells like American lager horse piss. Tastes 2 years old (couldn't find date on bottle). Just awful all around. Wouldn't drink this for free.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lost_sailor
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a light amber with a just off white head. Lighted toasted malt scent in the nose with some slight piney scent. TaStephen follows nose. Pleasant.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 694 ratings