Pale Ale | Steinhaus Brewing Co.

8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Steinhaus Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jordan on 07-24-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Jordan:
Photo of Jordan
2.68/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A dissapointing experience. Common brewers yeast and AB-style malts on the nose. Light bodied, with very weak ties to it's style. Alchohals, corn chips, simplistic and boring hop profile. This brew has as much in common with popular hispanic lagers such as Corona & Caballa as it does with reputable APA.

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Photo of Zorro
2.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

In the glass I have a clear shade of amber and no real head formation.

Smell is sweet and malty with grassy hops in the nose. Very mildly floral and woody smelling.

Taste is crackers and water plus a little bit of hop bitterness. There is a bit of sweetness here and caramel taste but not a lot. Bitterness builds as you drink it.

Mouthfeel is OK.

While not poisonous this isn't really that great a beer and I am glad that I only bought one. Not recommended for serving to anyone you like, such as yourself.

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Photo of Mustard
2.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Presentation: 12oz. brown bottle; no "best before" or "enjoy by" warning; no ABV %; purchased as a stray single from Trader Joe's for, I believe, $0.75.

Appearance: Pours a pale gold with light orange hints; fair to good clarity; small, batter-like head; little in the way of head retention, though lacing is light to moderate.

Aroma: Quite firmly of grapefruit with just a touch of sweetness in there as well.

Taste: Faint, corn-like sweetness upfront; something of a weak to light malt backbone; primary flavor characteristic is that of a pungent soapiness which really pokes its head out in the finish; light to medium bodied.

Notes: Ugh, can't really see the charm here; two middle fingers up.

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Photo of stephendr
3.47/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle- color of , pale gold , with a acceptable whitish head - nose of fresh hops , malt , cherries , orange , grains , and lemon – taste of spruce , slight resin , sweet malts , and grains - body is light to medium , smooth , and with light carbonation – aftertaste of malt , and some red fruit

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Photo of DogFood11
2.22/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Aaaaahhh....that is a sigh of relief (see end notes for details)

Chill haze gives it a slightly unfiltered appearance with no head retention. straw color with a brush of light copper in the middle.

maybe i'm just used to the american style of pale ale's as this is classified but this came up well short on the hop profile (see SNPA for guidance). Its sweet and malted but the malts are cheap and bring out almost no taste. Sugar water with a lemon and carbonation.

Notes: This is the last bottle in a six pack of the pale, purchased at trader Joe's. that is why I had the Aaahhh....a sarcastic way to finish this one off. I picked up the Fat Weasel strong ale as well.... I'll have to wait to review that to clear my mind. Wish me luck.

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Photo of elmocoso
2.68/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is a tarnished yellow with no head but a slight ring around the glass.

Very common on the nose and palate. Corn, weak hops.

It drinks easy, if your not much into complexity. O.K. mouthfeel.

sorry for the short review but this beer is uninspiring.

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Photo of JDV
3.3/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy medium gold pour with quickly fading white head. Very nice aroma at 1st with a touch of malt, and fragrant hops, that turned malty and a bit overly yeasty and bready as it warmed. Taste is very balanced with a nice malt and hop presence with a touch of yeasty flavor coming in soon after all with a minimum bitterness. Very good and drinkable all around with a light hoppy finish.

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Photo of Boto
1.53/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz. bottle: OK, I bought it for the good name. With a name like that,it has to be good, right? WRONG! It poured pretty much like a fizzy yellow beer. Really no aroma, and not much taste. And the little taste it had was very unappealing. No real hops at all. How can they even call this a Pale Ale? I have no clue. This is not going to be the beer equivalent of Trader Joe's 2 Buck Chuck wine.

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Pale Ale from Steinhaus Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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