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Pipe Organ Pale Ale | Church Brew Works

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Pipe Organ Pale AlePipe Organ Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
churchbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,762
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
172
pDev:
14.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Photo of Deuane
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Bright copper with a thin off-white head that quickly fades to nothing.

S-Some sweet malt and earthiness, light on all accounts.

T-Sweet cornlike flavours with a bit of spicy hops...a bit. After a bit of warming the last few sips did produce a bit more of the sharp bitterness I wish it had clear through. Mostly bready malty for the most part.

M-Medium-light body with decent carbonation...nothing exciting.

D-This is ok...certainly drinkable but nothing stellar. I was hoping for a more solid English style PA...not here!

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Photo of BeerHunter76
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beergeek279
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served as a sample at CBW. The color was copper, with a decent head. The smell was a nice hoppiness. The taste was a Goldings hoppiness (fairly citrusy), with a caramel malt backing. The mouthfeel was quite thin. Drinkability-wise, could maybe have another.

Probably the biggest disappointment of all the CBW offerings. Though a decent flavor, it just doesn't have the body that a good pale ale should have. If they reformulated it to a bit more, I'd have it again; otherwise, with so many other good offerings, I'm afraid I'll have to pass.

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Photo of EersandBeers
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.24/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of oberon
3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dull slight hazed lighter copper with a nice from the cask head,nothing really going on aroma wise really a light sweet biscuit-like aroma hints of leafy hop but very faint.With lack of a better word this ale even cask conditioned was bland lightly sweet and toasted with not much hop presence to be had a touch of citrus in the finish but you really have to stretch to get it.Not much here to write home about I was hoping for more of a hop presence and just more flavor over all.

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3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold color with a decent white head.

Aromas are faint, fruit punch like, and a bit sweet.

Taste is dry, bread like, a bit sour, and with an aspirin like hops bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is above average. Carbonation is good, and the over all mouthfeel seems about right.

Drinkability is pretty good. This is a decent, but pretty blah pale ale. It's easy to drink though.

Bottle courtesy of eclectic. Thanks again.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey amber gold, very mild head that goes away quick. Just a bit of lacing remains.

Smells malty and a bit toasty.

Tastes mostly of hops, but not strong hops. There really isn't much else there but the hops.

Feels full with soft carbonation as it goes down. Kind of "chewy" in the feeling.

Eh, not bad. Perhaps a little underrated, but on the other hand I prefer something in the taste to accompany hop bitterness, and this is just hops, but at the same time its like the held back. I suppose it might be a fun session beer for hopheads.

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Photo of JamesS
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a decent, light copper color with a bit of head and minimal lacing. It has a nice bitter/eggy aroma, just not very strong. Same for the tatse, a decent hoppiness, very English, slightly jerky, but nothing spectacular. Goes down fine, not rough, not super smooth.

(Found in Ren Faire notes from August 2007)

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Photo of EMV
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shortkut
3.16/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Church Brew Works- Pipe Organ Pale Ale

Appearance- Golden orange brown with a small fizzy head.
Smell- Sweet toffee malt slight touch of clove and alcohol.
Taste- I detect clove and alcohol blended into a heavy caramel toffee malt.
Mouthfeel- Sweet throughout. Quite lifeless. Very sweet cloying aftertaste.

Overall- Bland. Not worth another try.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is about average and a half finger of irregular lacing is left.

3.25 S: Stanky resiny hops. Secondarily grassy with hints of citrus and spiciness. Neutral malts with a distinct graininess and mild caramel notes.

3.0 T: The taste is solidly average. Not bad by any means, but won't stand out either. Grassy and resiny hops. Grainy malts with light hints of caramel and breadiness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mild creaminess and otherwise smooth.

3.0 D: Pretty average beer, which is just fine.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass from a 12oz bottle. The aggressive pour yielded a thin, single finger of pearl foam that dissipated quickly leaving virtually no signs of life behind. The body is much darker than I anticipated...orange amber with ruby lowlights.

The nose is rather weak. Some bready characters meet some mild hops. You can also pick up some caramel and malts...if you try really, really hard that is...

The taste is right there with the nose in character and strength. The malts start things off before an earth/grainy center takes over and quickly gives way to a mild, piney hop finish. Pretty much meh...

The mouth feel is light and watery, maybe a little oily...moderate carbonation.

This is drinkable, but nothing I would go out of my way for.

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Photo of jackorain
3.13/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

While the place is fantastic, this beer was fair at betst.

Poured a cloudy light brown with a bit of a copper hue. The head was off-white and didn't hang around too long but did leave a bit of attractive lacing.

A bit of earthy hops combined with a big dose of caramel malts is all that the aroma offers.

Taste pretty much mirrors the aroma.

Mouthfeel was as expected with a light to medium body with low carbonation.

Overall, this is not a great example in my mind of even an english IPA. Hops are very low and mostly earthy.

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Pipe Organ Pale Ale from Church Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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