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

Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale
BA SCORE
40.3%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 427 ratings
Geary's Pale AleGeary's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Maine, United States
gearybrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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; alcohol by volume - 4.5%; two row English malt (pale, crystal and chocolate); Cascade, Mt. Hood, Tettnang and Fuggle Hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,632
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
427
Liked:
172
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
15.21%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 427 |  Reviews: 217
Photo of BJB13
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.

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Photo of Dface
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bear1964
4.41/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YoungMtn52
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!

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Photo of RodSmith
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of williahd
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lightly hazy copper color with a finger of bright white head. Don't get much retention here but there's lacing for days.

The aroma is full of grainy, cereal malts, caramel, and finished off by a wave of piney hops.

The taste follows the nose: Cereal grains, sweet caramel, and earthy, piney hops on the finish.

The feel is medium-light bodied with decent carbonation. Crisp and refreshing, as a pale ale should be.

Overall, a nice "old school" representation of a pale ale. It's nicely balanced with plenty of hops in the passenger seat. A good beer for all seasons.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRiddoch
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured dark gold with a minimal head. Hoppy smell with slightly fruity undertones. Slight bitterness but quite refreshing with a mild fruity aftertaste.

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3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eddiehop
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank this a ton in my youth. Was hitting a few breweries in Portland and saw a sign for their taproom. Didn't know they opened up the brewery for samples/tours/etc.

Got a 4 oz taster. Clear, amber, bright and shiny in the sun. Nice slightly off-white foamy head settles quickly and rings the glass.

Smells a bit malty, caramel, followed by earthy hops and some citrus zest.

Great all around easy drinking flavor. Nice level of bitterness that is backed by the clean malt bill. Subtle sweetness, hint of caramel or burnt sugar. Get some fruit flavors mixing in. Pleasant.

Reasonably full bodies for a refreshing pale ale. Spot on moderate carbonation.

A great brew from a ME craft legend. Try out the taproom.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wobbly
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
Beer rating: 40.3% out of 100 with 427 ratings
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