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Pale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 145
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Definitely pale, clear and lightly tannish, a few small rising bubbles accent a one finger head and sparse lace.

Smells a bit grassy, with plenty of light, crisp hops, with a touch of breadiness.

Tastes quite nice, I like this beer. Crispy hops and light dried grasses come through first, followed by a light maltiness that provides a good balance.

Very easy to drink, pretty light, carbonation is pretty good.

It'd be a great fishin' beer, does it come in cans?

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as a single from Tom Leonards in Richmond, VA - tulip

Pours a kind of un pale ale looking yellow straw color with wimpy head.

Smells faint and kind of uninspiring. Almost pissy.

Tastes faintly hoppy without much going on.

Feels corny and slimy

Overall this was lame. Not going to buy it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of david18
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer as a part of a "Pack of Pales" they were selling. Twelve bottles, three each of four of their pales. This one was as good as any of them and a good example of a pale ale.

Appearance was light amber, nice carbonation and pretty easy to see through. Very refreshing looking.

Aroma was floral with a touch of bready malts.

Flavor was everything you'd expect from a pale ale. Good hop flavor balanced well with the other components. More typical of an east coast pale than a west coast.

Overall a very good beer that I hope to find on draft some time soon.

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark gold with a decent white head. Some spotty lace at best.

Some mild citrus/hop notes (but it is there) with some light malt aromas.

Malt forward, but the malt isn't very assertive. Bread, maybe crackers and grain, and some mild citric hops to finish it off. There is a touch of sweetness, which dries a touch, and is balanced with the hops.

Medium body. Appropriate carbonation.

Decent brew. I can see myself having this at the grill. Middle of the road for strength of flavor, but the hops help this pull ahead a bit. A decent offering, although a bit reserved.

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Pale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 226 ratings
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