Pale
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 10.73%
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
81
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 22, 2022
Added:
Jun 21, 2009
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  4
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Ratings by rarbring:
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Reviewed by rarbring from Sweden

3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The beer is clear golden, a white head, some lacing, little curtains.

The smell is slightly citric, fruity, black currant, hay, some pine.

A moderate sweetness, toffee, brown bread, much hops, grass, nettles, lemon peel.

Medium small carbonation, small bubbles, soft and refreshing, medium body. A long dry finish.

A good craft beer, very well balanced and rewarding.
May 29, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 2.48 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by Jodio from Texas

Feb 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by wpreynolds from New Jersey

Jul 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

Feb 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by Hootie159 from Massachusetts

Mar 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by kplooki from Illinois

Dec 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DaveMiller from Minnesota

Mar 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Zetcha7x from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Dec 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by BodiesLexus from New York

Oct 27, 2013
 
Rated: 4.5 by athomasPSU from Massachusetts

Sep 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Aug 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jul 24, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Jul 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by fizzyted from Canada (ON)

Jul 17, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by pathman from Ohio

Jul 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Jun 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by goblin7704 from Ohio

Jun 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

May 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by twenty5 from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by blknikon from Massachusetts

May 07, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by civicm87 from New York

Apr 17, 2013
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Reviewed by Lemke10 from Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This pours a semi-cloudy, golden yellow color with a thin, off-white head. The scent is mild with hops mixed with hints of citrus. The taste is weaker than I would expect from Southern Tier. The texture is thin and the flavor is weak with just hints of wheat and grains. Not really much of a bitterness to it either. Granted I did get this after it was listed as “retired” so maybe it lost some flavor along the way.
Feb 11, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by jmccullough108 from Missouri

Jan 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by sendbeer from Georgia

Dec 21, 2012
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Reviewed by TheSSG from Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a HUGE, resiny, white head. Bright hop aroma smells like orange rind and pine. Golden color. Starts off extremely crisp and citric. Moves into a nice medium-high hoppiness. Grapefruit flavors make a strong showing as it smoothes into the finish; malt and citrus-pine.

This is extremely bright and refreshing for the style, which is quite nice.
Nov 19, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON)

Nov 06, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by Kunstman from Wisconsin

Oct 15, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by barneysdad from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by brendaniel from Pennsylvania

Sep 22, 2012
 
Rated: 4.5 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Sep 20, 2012
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Reviewed by jazzyjeff13 from England

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A 355ml bottle with no visible dating. Picked up a while back from a webshop. The label states that this was brewed with two types of malt and two types of hops.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden-yellow colour with fine sediment and decent carbonation. Yields a huge head of fluffy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of intense fruity hops notes - grapefruit, citrus, mild pine resin. This is underpinned by sweet caramel malt and hints of dry yeast. Nice.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a sweet, malty backbone and a bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, pine resin, caramel, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, with a dry bitterness upon swallowing. A faint stale hint in the background. The malt and hops don't feel entirely integrated, especially the sweet and bitter components of the flavour. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with hints of spicy hop oils. Good body for the style, but it feels a little undercarbonated and lacking in texture. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and dry yeast.

A tasty pale ale, just not quite perfect. It looks great, with visible yeast and a good head, while the aroma is lovely. The taste has plenty of character but the malt and hop bitterness clash somewhat, leaving it unbalanced. The carbonation could also be improved. I can't tell how old this is, so perhaps that is a factor (for which I cannot control). However, it goes down easily enough and I would probably have one again if I came across it. Worth sampling if you have the chance.
Sep 09, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by brentblack1 from New York

Sep 07, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

Aug 08, 2012
Pale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 226 ratings