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

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419 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
Ratings:
419
Reviews:
214
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
15.28%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ScaryEd
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of wekoontz
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BRiddoch
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jodio
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eddiehop
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of colbster92
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of garyloveman
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wobbly
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of combatbootz
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtrevor4
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Solid session beer, not complex pairs well with food.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter, this FINE pale pours a clear and luminous deep amber with a very nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick layer, very nice thick ring, and great sudsy lacing. Nose of peaches, subtle citrus, bittering hops, and caramel. Flavors surpass the nose with orchard fruits of peaches and apricots awash in sweet malts with an moderately bitter hop profile that keeps everything in check. Great mouth feel with good carbonation and a lively mouth feel with a moderately bitter hops finish. A great all around pale ale from a great brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of DoctorD
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Geary's Pale Ale from D.L. Geary Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 419 ratings.
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