Belgian Pale Ale | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A medium-bodied, copper colored Belgian session ale, brewed with a large dose of English Stryian Golding hops for flavor and aroma.

24 IBU

Added by akorsak on 04-12-2008

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3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tap at the Lancaster Brew pub.

Lighter fizzy head, faint touch of lacing, dark copper brown color.

Nose copper malts, toasty grainy, light Belgian yeast esters, sweet light candy syrup.

Taste some light grassy hops, Belgian yeast light spices and esters, little pale blond malt, little grainy and yeasty.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper color, smallish head, so-so retention and lacing. Mostly sweet aroma, brown sugar and fruitcake spices, lightly toasted malt, subtle floral aspect. Flavor mostly follows the nose, on the sweet side; malty, again with noticeable spices, clove in particular, and a Belgian candi sugar note. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, lingering sweet aftertaste. Not much in the way of a hop presence, save the very faint floral note experienced in the aroma. Decent enough but lacking in overall depth and interest for me.

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3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Iron Hill in Media, PA. Poured a clear orange/yellow color with a nice white head. Had an aroma of yeast, sweet malts and floral/earthy notes. Taste followed the nose for the most part, though I also noticed a bit of a spicy bite to it...definitely a complex and well-balanced brew especially for the style. Incredibly smooth!

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I didn't find this one to be dry...I could definitely stick with this for a session.

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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Iron Hill, Media, PA

Poured a brassy yellow color, clear, with a small cap of foamy white head that left a bit of patchy lacing on the glass. Smells of pale malts, light yeast and spice, and floral hops. A solid pale malt base in the taste, overlain with a generous amount of floral hops--perhaps more than you'd expect--lemony zest, and a light sensation of yeast. Light-medium body, crisp, and quite drinkable.

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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at Iron Hill Media.

Poured into a chalice. Pours a coppery, amber color with the omnipotent Belgian yeast aroma leaping out of the glass. The smell also had a hint of sweetness...almost like bubble gum. This masked the underlying maltiness of the beer. Even though the tasting notes mentioned a healthy dose of Styrian hops, I could not detect any hops aroma.

The taste is fruity. Apple, perhaps. It has a little spiciness to it. The beer is medium bodied and the carbonation holds up quite well. I enjoyed a few glasses from the growler and could see myself drinking this again.

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Belgian Pale Ale from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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