Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale
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Steel Rail Extra Pale AleSteel Rail Extra Pale Ale

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

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

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3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a mug, the beer is hazy, muddled goldenrod color with no head whatsoever. Aromas of roasted grains and a touch of honey sweetness, with a light hopping. Flavors are toasted cereal grains with a floral highlight and sugary sweet toffee blend. Slight, inconsistent layering of cling on the glass, the beer has a medium body that is smooth. Aftertaste is rich and sweet, with a slightly cloying finish. The beer has more of an English Pale feel to it than anything.

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

Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that forms a solid collar. Solid tubes of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of fruity peach, apricots, and citrus.
Taste is of the aromas with a fruity blast of melon and apple.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and chewy on the finish.

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4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 22 oz. bomber stamped Best By 03/07/12. Sampled on February 27, 2012. The pour is a cloidy pale yellow with a tremendous head building up from active carbonation bubbles. The aroma has malts, a little yeast, and clean hops in there but there is something else akin to citrus. The body medium and holds its texture well when swirling on my tongue. The taste has a kind of grainy, malt sensatioin along with this hard to define tart, citrus note. The hops end clean. Likeable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Steel Rail is the beer I recommend friends to try who are new to craft brews or are visiting from a place where microbreweries have a small nitch in their market. It's an easy beer to like, and even easier to come back to again and again.

Appearance: Heavy carbonation caused a three finger head to settle on its clear, golden yellow body. Good lacing.

Smell: Wheat; brown sugar; grass; grapes; cotton; bread.

Taste: Toasted malty flavor, finished with a slight bitterness that's almost transparent between sips.

Body: Light bodied. Clean taste left on the palate.

Served from a pint glass.

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 685 ratings