Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
36.2%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 677 ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,427
Reviews:
227
Ratings:
677
Liked:
245
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
13.48%
Alströms:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
116
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 677 |  Reviews: 227
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

Photo of mjordan012865
1.11/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Weak beer with no smell or taste.

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of tb4475
1.84/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Had on tap was just terrible

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of robhunta
2.13/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - pours a crisp clear yellow with a thin head that dissipates quickly.

S - smells like a light beer. can't pick out a single aroma, maybe a bit of skunk.

T - very low flavor profile, not much at all. tastes a bit skunky and very much like a heineken.

M - feels like a light beer, bubbly on the tongue, crisp, not too dry.

O - pretty much I thought this was very similar to a macro. didn't do too much for me.

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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2.37/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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2.4/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of Dukies222001
2.44/5  rDev -31.5%
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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2.47/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The guy at the Meat House hooked me up with this bottle. He said it was past due soon so he needed someone to drink it. Done! Best by date is today! Poured into a pint glass and shared with my housemate. This one pours a hazy straw color with just a thin white head that settles quickly.

Weak bitter hops on this one. A little bit of citrus in the background but nothing special. Ugh, again, just weak bitter hops with a little bit of candied oranges. This just seems to be lacking a bit.

The feel is very light on this but the carbonation is rugged. Seems very coarse. Overall, nothing spectacular here. I know this one isn't as fresh as it could be. If I get the chance to try a fresher one I'll rereview but in all fairness, this is within the freshness relm. This one just didn't do it for me.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of NinjaJesus
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

In a world stuffed with IPAs it is hard to stand out these days and I have to say that this IPA did not strike me as anything special.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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2.52/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of diamondlie
2.56/5  rDev -28.1%

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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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 36.2% out of 100 with 677 ratings
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