Pale Ale | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RonfromJersey on 06-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by bmills1608:
Photo of bmills1608
3.32/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice deep gold color with a fluffy white, thick head. On the nose were some spicy citrus aromas that were very fresh. A typical APA nose. Nice. Taste was lightly toasted malts, perhaps the smallest touch of roasted malt, a little buttery caramel with some earth notes. Mid palette is thin. Some hop flavor rounds things out towards the end and finishes with a snappy bitterness, very clean, almost too clean. Carbonation and mouthfeel were much better in the pale then what I experienced with the mild and ESB. The soda like fizz was not present in the pale. Mouthfeel was still average at best.

Overall - A somewhat average APA. Still pretty nice though. Complex this beer is not, but it tastes good, is easy to drink but like some of the other Weyerbacher beer, could use a bit more punch.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.82/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a slightly hazy copper bright orange tone with an off white cream colored head decent sized with moderate patches of lacing. Aromatics sort of faint but underneath a sweet layer of butterscotch like malt lies very floral variety of hops, not a bad aroma kinda delicate but very nice. Now the taste hits me with an offness of a metal streak through it in each sip but if you taste beyond that it's a solid pale ale with a bitter pine tone balanced with sweet syrup slight honey trickling through not bad at all. As it warms it's even better perfect balance decent solid pale ale, I could drink this stuff in session. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky citrusy zestiness add to it's hop burps that's about it oh and a pretty fulfilling medium body. Drinkability Weyerbacher out Easton, PA you know I am gonna support it local brew kinda local but either way it's solid especially when compared to other notable pale ales it stands up alright.

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Photo of fes1
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was looking forward to trying this beer. Ive sampled Weyerbacher
products at microbrew fest and really enjoyed their Hop Infusion.

The Pale Ale was a pleasant beer, not overpowering yet
the taste is just better than average. Reminded me of
Miller Reserve. I usually like a hoppier beer, but I suspose
the pale ale would be a nice product to introduce to your
friends who dont drink micros.

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Photo of BeerConnoiseur
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer while watching Castle on TV, and it hit the spot. I enjoyed this beer.

A - slightly hazy copper bright orange tone with an off white cream colored head with moderate patches of lacing.

S - A faint sweet layer of malt with a very floral variety of hops, delicate but very nice.

T - A good pale ale with a bitter pine tone balanced with sweet syrup and a citrus flavor.

D - Weyerbacher out of Easton, PA is a quality microbrewery. I enjoy their products so far. This is a good American Pale Ale that is very drinkable. This would hit the spot after a day of fishing in the summer.


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Photo of theozag
3.1/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

i really think weyerbacher would be a good beer if it didn't leave me with a metallic taste in my mouth and a weight on my tongue. the beer develops a thick, bright white head when poured. it's appearence in my glass is best described as "golden." that is to say, this beer is on the lighter side of the pale ales.

it starts unassumingly enough, with a creme smell that includes a hint of sugar. your first mouthful starts off gently, with a bit of a fruity slant to the taste. let this ale sit in your mouth, however, and the taste rapidly turns to one of extra-bitter hops and crystal-clear spring water. once the beer makes it way to your stomach, you're left with a very strong metallic taste on your tongue. this brew also finishes with a dry note, so those in favor of bitter ales will be left begging for more.

medium-bodied to my mind, but i admit to being used to full-bodied beers. drinkability is about average in comparison to other pale ales, as they all take a little bit of constitution to reach the bottom of your glass.

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Photo of ZAP
2.47/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Gold colored....fizzy, bubbly off-white head of about a 1/2 inch...nose is not very good...not a skunky smells but along those lines..maybe fishy would be a better way to characterize it...doesn't smell like an APA should smell...first impression on the buds?? get accustomed to it as you drink it but it is not pleasant....there is a soft english style hop flavor under the blood tones..also some bscuit tones...Body is rather light...

Not a recommended beer here...has an off smell and flavor....not a lot of hop flavor...thinnish....I will not drink this one again....I've heard their Big beers are pretty good and hopefully I can try them but this is not a good Pale Ale

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.66/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bright shiny golden amber body, topped by a three-finger-plus foamy white head. Aroma is light, which some grapefruit. lemon and apple highlights. Light bodied, a soft malt enterance is quickly overtaken by a long lingering blanket of hops, not overpowering, but leaving a nice tingle across the mouth. Mouthfeel has a nice prickly jab of carbonation. Slightly soapy if overly warm. Not a big pale ale, but nice and suitable for session work this summer.

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Pale Ale from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.31 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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