Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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81
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674 Ratings
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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 08-22-1996

BEER STATS
Ratings:
674
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.41%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 674 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of IckyT2012
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
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 +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lost_sailor
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briancathy
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
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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Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dar482
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Druid Pub. Needed a lighter drink and got it. Syd said ''a notch above Bud Light''. Some hoppy though.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had Steel Rail EPA poured from 12-oz. can, purchased in Boston, Mass., into nonic pint. My first Berkshire Brewing beer, this is a very solid, fruity, traditional American pale ale.

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Photo of Drinkingdog15
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dukies222001
2.44/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22 oz bottle into pint glass. Nothing special about the look, almost no head. Smell was nil if anything not all that pleasant. Taste more like a domestic than a craft. Feel was OK and by OK I mean wasn't unpleasant. Overall I won't be buying this again. Hadn't had Steel Rail in sometime I remembered it being better. Maybe I have had too much good craft beer between that time and now.

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Photo of Beric
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served: September 2016
Serving: From the bottle

Had this one because I've generally really enjoyed Berkshire brewery beers. Unfortunately, this one does not maintain the streak. Perhaps this is because when I saw the beer, I figured that the beer would be an APA but this is just a simple beer. Nothing interesting.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can

Pours golden yellow with a frothy white foam head. Smells like nutty toasted grains, clean lemony citrus, pineapple, pear, mild spice, sweet orange, with resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like nutty toasted grains, clean lemony citrus, orange rind, pineapple, pear, sweet spice, with resinous earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice extra pale ale.

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Photo of Boone757
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larueminati
2.8/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wcr
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.58 out of 5 based on 674 ratings.
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