Pennhurst Pale Ale | Abandoned Building Brewery

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Brewed by:
Abandoned Building Brewery
Massachusetts, United States
abandonedbuildingbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by llalpertma on 04-18-2014

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#33,075
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
pDev:
9.37%
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by MenardMa:
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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Photo of tigg924
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear, copper in color with 1/2 inch head. Taste is pale malt, mineral, and earthy hops. Slightly bitter, medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Definitely getting more of an English pale ale than American pale ale. Makes for an above average and tasty beer. Nothing I would rush out for, but a quality brew.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this at Abandoned Building's facility on my birthday. Bottled on October 15th, 2015. Beer pours with a clear brown/copper appearance with a thin head and thick lacing on the sides. I could sense some citrus aromas with this generally malty drink. Taste-wise, the drink has more of a hoppy flavor and the malts are more subtle. Good carbonation to the mouthfeel giving the drink a great crispness. Overall, interesting balance between a malty aroma with a hoppy taste.

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Photo of Mike
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear copper body with a small fizzy white head that never fully dissipates.
S - Malt, caramel sweetness. Some slight spiciness eithe rfrom the use of hops or some malt/rye grains.
T - More balanced than the nose. More malt than hops though. Initially tastes like an amber or a brown. The hops cut off the sweetness and remind you of a pale ale. More of an English style.
M - Medium body, high carb. Dries the palate.
O - a fine pale ale. The one I got was bottled in July. I'd be very interested in finding a fresher bottling.

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Photo of WOBrewstraveler
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cellar temp 22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear copper hue with eggshell white head of about 1 cm foaming up even with a fairly aggressive pour. The dense foamy head fades to a sturdy surface layer that remains during the sampling. The aroma is hop dominant with some citrus rind pine sap mixing and covering the faintest hit of caramel in the background. The nose is complex but not robust, appealing smells.
First sip reveals an average to light body with crisp texture and very fine tingly carbonation.
Flavor is a little bit of caramel malt and this rolls to some rindy and lingering grapefruit hops. A little astringent and very dry on the swallow. Bitterness rests on my palate for a long time after each swallow. No hint of ABV and easy to drink, this is an enjoyable pale ale with the crisp hop finish. Nice beer from a new brewery to me.

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Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very large head that settles with a lasting, tight-bubbled sculpted dome. Chunky lace as the foam recedes. The liquid is hazy with a light amber color.

Semisweet caramel start to the smell. Offsetting floral hop notes.

Leans bitter with a strong yeast bite. The body is rich with an abundance of carbonation. The pale malt flavors lasts throughout the tasting. It tastes, to me, like a very well made homebrew.

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Photo of nmann08
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuffMan23
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of milkbone_underwear
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewstraveler
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mattymystique
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tb4475
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbertsch
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SABERG
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Puored from a growler filled 2 hours ago, into a modified tulip glass.

A - Nice clarity, a fine light copper color, lacing lasts the entire 10 oz. Carbonation is spot on.
S - Valley Malt, a topuch of western mass is on the nose, seems like a rye component, nice rich nose that transfers to the palate.
T - Those valley malts are rich, earthy, beautiful. A fine hop balance, and a tight finish.
M - The palate is clean, slight sharp bite from the hops, and a clean finish.
O - A fine offering from Abandonded Buildings, as pale ales go a fine representation, the grain spice may challenge some, but worth seeking out.

Cheers all

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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of llalpertma
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JGLittle
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Pennhurst Pale Ale from Abandoned Building Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 24 ratings