Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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81
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669 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
669
Reviews:
225
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
13.69%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
116
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 669 |  Reviews: 225
Photo of mnrider
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear slightly cloudy pale straw color. One finger of bone white head,
with thin retention. lacing is sporadic.

S: Sweet. Malts. Light floral aroma. Butter and caramel.

T/M: Creamy. Malts. Sweet. Grains. Grassy yeas taste. Has a light hop kick/taste.
Finish is yeasty and grainy. The finish is on the dry side.

O: Above average pale ale. Nice malty taste. Could have a more pronounced hop
flavor. Still worth a try.

Cheers!

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Photo of fiato77
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mackeyse
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Byazoo
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from Berskhire growler into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden yellow. A one finger head movesto a thin lace.

S - Faint pine, toasted grains.

T - Toasted grains, mild bitterness, and pale malts. Clean and balanced. Hints of mild blueberry as it warms.

M - Carbonation medium high, works well for the style.

O - Good pale ale, well made, and is sessionable. Makes for an ideal summer beer.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cath
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Botulizard
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2ellas
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Carolvs
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is wildly underestimated here. Not exotic, but perfectly balanced with a pleasant hoppiness that is noticed but not rued. As others have noticed, a great session beer, which is a feat unto itself.

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Photo of BigGeorge860
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a substantially hazy, very light straw color. Head like an adjunct. The smell is not particularly enticing. But the mouthfeel is fantastic for the style. Lots of carbonation. Finishes like a crisp Pilsner. The aftertaste is sweet and smooth. Little hop flavor but plenty of rich maltiness. This beer is good. I'd be happy to see it in a cooler on a hot day.

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Photo of mjordan012865
1.11/5  rDev -69%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Weak beer with no smell or taste.

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Photo of BAsbill
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tongbliss
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Short-Pour
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Easy to get in my area, looked good in the glass. Did not enjoy this as much as in days past, but back then, this was one of a few as opposed to one of many

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Steel Rail Extra Pale Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
3.58 out of 5 based on 669 ratings.
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