Bodega American Pale Ale
Third Rail Beer

Bodega American Pale AleBodega American Pale Ale
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From:
Third Rail Beer
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
70
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 04, 2017
Added:
Aug 07, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  16
SCORE
92
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Bodega American Pale AleBodega American Pale Ale
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Rated: 4.43 by GratefulNole from New York

May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by Soloveitchik from New York

Apr 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by AD17 from New Jersey

Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Nov 28, 2016
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Opaque caramel body with a massive foamy off white head. Very appealing to this tired old fool.

Nose is inviting. Hops are spicy citrus and resinous and maybe a touch grassy. Honey malts back it up.

Many of the same thoughts go on in the flavour. Spicy hops and citrus in the center. Bitter core is touched along the edges with a honey sweetness, but only fleeting. Some dusty grains peek around, but never truly reveal themselves.

Sharply carbonated with a thinner body upon further investigation than I really realized when just drinking it.

I dig it.
Thanks @TongoRad for sending this along!
Oct 28, 2016
 
Rated: 4.37 by Jeromedepot from New York

Oct 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by metter98 from New York

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.2 by Jhfinn from New York

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by spacemanspiff13 from New York

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut

Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by Philcassella from North Carolina

Sep 18, 2016
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Reviewed by CayseyW from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a pretty solid beer but it also has a lot of issues. First of all, to say this beer is unpolished would be kind. It's not that it's hazy, I typically dig that, it's that it looks like the beer was never finished. What I mean is it's filthy with floaters--very tiny ones, almost as fine as sand. It could really benefit from a little finning. The smell, on the other hand, is quite nice. The citra/centennial combo really pops, which leads to tropical, floral and pine notes. The taste is decent, but the balance is a touch whacky in that the intense bitter finish smacks you in the face with surprise. That bitterness also makes the feel a little tough, despite the nice full body and spot-on carb.
Sep 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by edthehead from New York

Jun 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Jun 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by Hophead717 from Massachusetts

May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by abkayak from New York

May 11, 2016
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Reviewed by NizzleEGizzle from New York

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: a murky bronze, with a nice fluffy white head. A nice amount of particulate, moderate snowglobing.

S: nice! tropical fruits, honeyed malts. Refershing.

T: Also great! fantastic balance between malt and hops, with neither overwhelming. tropical fruits like mango and guava in evidence, and something like orange zest (more bitter than orange juice, but orange in character).

F: nice creaminess. Get a little bit of alcohol burn, but really NBD.

O: this is a really nice balanced beer. I love the design, and the fact that they clearly labeled what hop bill was used here. Would be a constant presence in my fridge if I could for those days im in the mood for something refreshing but a little maltier than my norm.
May 04, 2016
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Reviewed by pinyin from New York

4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the 16 ounce can into a 10 ounce tulip at 38F.

Light golden copper, very slight translucence.

Nose emits aromas of sweet 2 row malts, citra and cascade hops. Floral, citrus and bready.

I actually thought I was drinking Half Acre Daisy Cutter when I took my first sip of Bodega. Seems like it's the exact same recipe, in the exact same sized can. I think Daisy Cutter has less carbonation, but these two ales are very similar. both taste like US-05, with a similar malt backbone (Carpils 40?) and the malts interact with the hops in very similar fashion. Dry and finished, not sticky, but enough sweetness to keep it rounded and balanced.

Mouthfeel is more effervescent on Bodega Pale, than it is on Daisy Cutter. More carbonation and head, similar lacing.

Overall very solid, although slightly sweet for a pale ale. I wish it were fermented out a little longer and a little bit dryer. Really great local option though for the beer advocates that like a lighter maltier, more citrus flavored pale ale.
May 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can, I can find o freshness/canning date info.

Pours a bit cloudy, typical amber, light oatmeal head, leaving decent fine bubble scattered sheeting.

Citric hop nose with oranges up front.

Tasty APA, notes of oranges, limes, ginger. Maple malt under carraige...well done, fresh, zesty and well worth a try
Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Cath from New York

Apr 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Butznutz from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice Amber hue in tulip glass. Nice sweet aroma.. Honey, flowers some citrus. Sweet and crisp on the palette with a light honey taste and a nice dry hop bite to it. Very drinkable, very enjoyable I would buy this beer again
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by hockeypuck from Maine

Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by twizzard from New York

Apr 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by JoeMans from New York

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by OnryAndMean from New York

Feb 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.27 by campfirebrew from New York

Nov 18, 2015
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Reviewed by jvillefan from California

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a great pale ale. It is very refreshing with a hop forward nose and aroma that contribute a nice citrus bite with very little resin flavors. This is one of the better east coast pale ales.
Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 01, 2015
 
Rated: 4.21 by thisXwar from New York

Sep 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by Lare453 from Florida

Sep 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.23 by ystazi from Illinois

Sep 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Srs5768 from New York

4.91/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This incredibly refreshing take on the APA comes with a fruity/floral aroma backed by generous citrus hop flavors throughout that give way to a pleasant bitterness. Impossible to drink just one. An APA for those that truly love hops, and one of the most impressive for its style that I can recall.
Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by brbrocc from New York

Aug 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by k47k from New York

Aug 06, 2015
Bodega American Pale Ale from Third Rail Beer
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 87 ratings