Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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3.56/5
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686 Ratings
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

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Added by UnionMade on 08-22-1996

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,992
Reviews:
229
Ratings:
686
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
3.59
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
119
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Ratings: 686 |  Reviews: 229
Photo of hozersr
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjmj51
3.66/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
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 +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Beric
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +20.8%
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 +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Larueminati
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Walleybeer
4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wcr
3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of buzzy
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of deadmonkees
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EvMatt
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shas595
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FluffyRumia
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Matthowland
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dtumminelliob
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have only enjoyd this, when at all, on tap. I think this is because it comes across fresh and crisp in that context, but that defeats the purpose in some ways of an ale. It is almost like an ale masquerading as a pilsener, and I would just rather have a pilsener in that case.

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Photo of alexworsnip
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of sweeter citrus with a mild bitter hops finish.

Overall: Decent IPA, would be good on a hot summer day.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 686 ratings