Geary's Pale Ale
D.L. Geary Brewing Company

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D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States
English Pale Ale
Ranked #110
Ranked #27,489
3.55 | pDev: 15.21%
Jan 31, 2023
Jul 30, 2001
Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale
Notes: Our flagship. This is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. Copper-colored, dry, clean, and crisp with lots of late hop taste, in an appetizing complex with ale fruitiness from imported Hampshire yeast. Original gravity - 1047; two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.
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Rated: 3.95 by LagerMan_US from Maine

Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 3.36 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Jul 29, 2022
Rated: 3.58 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jul 26, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Apr 30, 2022
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
11/2021 BOM
Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by akaizer from Virginia

3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bottle poured into a pint glass (from a bom club). Look had a dense and fine 1/2" off-white foam head with a clear amber (slightly on the lighter amber) body. Scent has a malty sweetness to it with some secondary herbal/floral hops. Taste is much more expected for this variety; more of a biscuity malt and a much stronger herbal bitterness from the hops. Feel is on the medium side with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Pretty well hits the EPA style -- unfortunately just not one I'm a huge fan of.
Dec 15, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by jak from North Carolina

Sep 03, 2021
Rated: 4.05 by Mustela_Man from California

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by vi11am from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Dark golden amber, floral, clean smell, light carbonation, nice lasting head. Slightly sweet, hoppy taste, lasting hints of bubblegum(?). Delicious, would pair well with seafood, not too hoppy.
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a pale amber with a cream colored head that leaves some nice lace.

Biscuit malt and piney herbal floral hops.

Taste follows nose with a highly carbonated lively mouthfeel.
Nov 08, 2020
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Rated by JuanPn from Louisiana

3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
i don't like IPA's...but this one , i can taste the wheat in it, underneath the bitter...and it's more like orange peel, than grapefruit
Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by cgrunin from Texas

Oct 29, 2020
Rated: 2 by T66tah from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by GC2020 from New Hampshire

May 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Gripnrip207 from Vermont

2.86/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
Born in Maine, i felt it was wrong that I had never had a Geary’s pale ale, really the beer that started it all. Doing this review however, proved to be very difficult. Beer was copper colored, per usual of pale ales. Smell of hops and malts, pretty simple. On the piney/herbal side, with a splash of biscuit. Taste was underwhelming. Very basic, and surprisingly malt forward with bitter background noise. My bottle stated 5.2% abv. This beer was very light, may I say water. A little under carbonated per style. I really wanted to like this beer, but I just was underwhelmed. My original score would have been 2.75 per style. But then I pondered. This beer, in 1988, would have been phenomenal, and much different than traditionally available beers in the area. I’m glad the recipe has stayed the same, and allowed myself to try something from that era, as opposed to a recipe change to modernize. In that case, i would rate 3.25 for style.
Dec 30, 2019
Rated: 3.61 by RT-Kris from New York

Oct 08, 2019
Rated: 3.71 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 21, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland

May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by vinicole from England

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle. Clear amber. Receding frothy head which leaves a wispy layer.
Vibrant malt aroma with a touch of balancing hop which continues into the taste.
Medium carbonation and body.
A relatively straightforward bitter which replicates many from English brewers.
Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16-oz. can required an easy pour into a 20-oz. mug to produce a two-finger sized egg shell white frothy head that shrinks to a ring with minimal lacing. Clear reddish copper color shows orange-copper in front of light.
Sweet malt and faint hops dominate the smell with a hint of banana and cloves.
Taste has sweet malt with some citrus and apple at first then switches to a drier malt flavor in the middle with a bitter hop finish. There is a bitter hop bite at the end that does not linger.
Feel is medium bodied with proportional carbonation that is balanced and maintained throughout the drink.
On the dark side and a tad sweet for the style. Overall a smooth easy drinker, good balance of sweet malt and bitter hops.
Aug 22, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Aug 14, 2018
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Rated by citizennsnipps from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A good classic IPA. Shout out to an older micro establishment, who has been making a great beer for decades.
Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Jan 31, 2018
Rated: 3.46 by Lucnifter from California

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 3 by worldkrysis from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by pprichar from Massachusetts

Oct 09, 2017
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic style pint glass.

Clear and copper in the glass it sports about one finger of whitish lathery head with a bit of lacing.

The nose is fairly weak and malty. It is mildly bitter and tastes of pale malt, it isn't unbalanced but the hop character is subdued. Dry, crisp and smooth this is a decent and drinkable English.
Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Dface from Texas

Sep 04, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by YoungMtn52 from New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of a Beer of the Month...never had this brewer before but I like this one a lot...clean, dry and crisp with great hoppy smell and finish. Hope I can find this one again down here on Long Island!
Aug 26, 2017
Rated: 3.29 by RodSmith from District of Columbia

Jul 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark pale amber color with a lighter foamy head and a small lacing around the edges. It had a darker malty smell, some biscuits and herbal to earthy notes. The taste had a slight malt along with a slight sweetness, slightly mild and balanced. The palate was about a medium feel. It had a good smoothness to it. Overall, this was a good beer that I might come back to.
Jun 30, 2017
Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
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