D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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Pale Ale - American
Ranked #2,569
Ranked #42,181
3.44 | pDev: 8.43%
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date. My first beer from this brewery, D.L. Geary Brewing Company. Branded as Ixnay, Geary's Ale. "Made in Maine" "Since 1986". No abv listed anywhere on the bottle, and it makes no mention of it being a gluten-free beer also, which apparently it is.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - Pours a burnt sunset orange, red hues permeating a light haze. Raises about one finger of frothy off-white froth that stays a while, leaving good scattered strands of lacing. Some sediment flecks visible. Floaties. Some bubbles lazily floating topside. A bit darker than expected. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks good for what it is.

S - Aroma is bready & malty, with notes of apples n' cream, and hard mineral water in the nose. The more i smell it, the more i can tell that this is gluten-free. I'm not certain that this is brewed with sorghum, but if so, then i guess this is what sorghum smells like. Notes of dry herbal grasses & spice rack notes pull through on the end. Fennel? Lemongrass? Not unpleasant.

T - Taste brings in more of the same: dry bready malt, hard metallic mineral water, notes of overripe earthy green apples / cider, cream, and some dry herbal grassy / spice rack elements (hops?). It's not bad, but it's far from the best gluten-free beer i've had.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy. Medium-light and drinkable stuff, with good carb. Metallic on the finish, with some slight lingering notes of apple skin / cider / cream.

Overall, it was okay all around. A fairly average gluten-free offering. Not something I'd have again, but I would be interested to try more from this brewery.

Geary's Brewing Ixnay -----3.5/5

Jul 02, 2016
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daryk77 from District of Columbia

3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this pale ale. Low abv but still great flavor. Not too bitter like some other APAs that are actually IPAs. Geary's yeast keeps that nice English flavor but a little cleaner with a little less diacytel than some other Maine breweries. An easy beer to drink a bunch of.

Edit: I had no idea this is gluten free until after I wrote the review. Could have fooled me.

Dec 30, 2015
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Superliver1211 from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Never would have I thought i was drinking a gluten free beer. Have had many gluten free and this is the only one that tasted and felt like a normal ale

Jun 02, 2015
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ColdOneKev from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

A - Clear, gold body with a large white head that leaves moderate/heavy lacing.
S - Fruity esters, some green apple, caramel. No true hop presence.
T - Sweet malts, fruit, bubble gum, caramel. Hops are there for bitterness only.
M - Medium body, medium carb. Lingers on the palate, slightly drying.
O - A fair APA, closer to an English pale ale. I wouldn't seek out again. I read below this is a gluten free beer? Didn't notice that on the label, but I suppose that explains some of the off flavors.

Nov 15, 2014
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright golden brown color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, honey, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of honey and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild for the style but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

Nov 06, 2014
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metter98 from New York

3.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is nearly clear orange amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts are present in the nose along with notes of mineral water.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the hops contribute a light amount of bitterness and hints of chemical-like flavors are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Bits of crispness from the hops are noticeable.
O: This is pretty good for being a gluten-free beer. The enzymes that were used to remove the gluten somewhat give it hints of chemicals in the taste that you would expect from a non-alcoholic beer, but there isn't any flavors of rancid cider that you get from sorghum-based gluten-free beers.

Serving type: bottle

Aug 24, 2014
Ixnay from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 16 ratings