Tröegs Pale Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of mmmbeer
4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz., bottled on 5/3/05 - served chilled in a nonic. Pours an amber/burnt orange and it's topped with a 1 inch tan head that leaves nice rings and sheets of lace on the glass. Smells like hops - pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine, and floral/leafy, along with some toasty/biscuity malts. It is crisp on the palate with a medium body and a smoothness that makes me think it's bottle-conditioned. There's pineapple, grapefruit, orange, floral, and spicy/oily hop characteristics - all with a medium bitterness and biscuity/toasty malts and a hint of sweetness to balance. High drinkability - I could drink these all night. And the next night. And the next....

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Clear very light orange color. Two fingers of off-white head with decent retention and tons of lacing.

4.5 S: Very floral and herbal aroma, almost like a high-end soap. Biscuity malts. Very nice overall.

4.5 T: Herbal and citrus hop flavor. Biscuity malts again. Flavors are in a perfect balance.

4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Very nice.

5.0 D: Awesome brew. Probably the best pale ale I've ever had. I could drink this all damn night.

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Photo of mwa423
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A - Golden color with one finger of white head and plenty of bubbles. The lacing continued throughout the glass.

S - Strong hoppy and citrus smell, teases the nose.

T - Excellent strong hop flavor up front that is quickly dimmed by the smoothness of the malt.

M - Very good, perfect viscosity with a great aftertaste.

D - Could easily make this a session beer, the perfect blend of flavors to create a great pale ale.

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Photo of HugoGrim
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint. This is from a sample case which is incredably fresh, as the bottles say it was bottled on 7/16/2007, just 2 weeks ago.

Classic pale ale look, golden body with a nice head. No lace.

Crisp, clean and fresh aroma with a robust yet subtle hop element.

The flavor is excellent in that it is what it is, nothing more or less. It is exactly what I want in a pale ale, not overly hoppy but with plenty of bite to let you know it was made by someone who loves real beer. Hops are clean and refreshing.

This beer is the definition of drinkable. This is a beer I could drink bottle after bottle with hot wings, pizza, burgers, ect.

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Photo of FredTheSeal
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Pours with a 1 finger slightly off white head. Sticks around for a little while before fading and leaving behind good lacing on the glass. Crystal clear light amber in color.

S - mmm APAs! Clean, pungent piney and resiney hops up front with a decent carmel malt background.

T - Piney hops that fade to a complex malty sweetness before the hop bitterness takes over.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body. The hop bitterness gives it a distinctive bite at the end.

D - I freakin love hops, I could easily drink this as a session beer. Even for those who aren't crazy over the hops, it isn't over the top so it might be good for them as well.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, this pale ale smells awesome! Like others have said, its loaded with grapefruit aroma, but the floral hop is also quite strong in the nose as well. It's a golden/orange with a thin white head that retains pretty well. I can't get past the smell though, wow its good. So fruity and two favorite things.

Flavor is not a hopheads dream...but the balance is impeccable. Starts off with strong citrus flavors, tangerine, and grapefruit, a full malty middle, and a hoppy finish that has just enough bite. Slightly carbonated in the mouth, but smooth and so easy to drink. I would love to try this on tap. This is a killer Pale Ale, and it has far exceeded my expectations.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Cloudy pale golden color, thin white head that faded fast and leaves spotty glaring lace. Smell is sooo nice and fresh, yummy nose filling aroma of floral hops, citrusy, grapefruitish, piney lightness, with a small backing of malts. Taste is right on for a pale, excellent fresh hop taste, bite and bitterness. Grapefruity lightness, oily a bit. Drys and lingers in a smooth style of boldness leaving the notes of malts in the back. Feel is solid medium body, bitterness slowly settles, thinly finishing. One very nice pale, quite quenchingly yummy.

Thanks to Francisweizen for the bottle.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of jcdiflorio
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at the Hop House in a pint glass.

Clear,Light copper color, very white creamy head,good retention leaves a layer of foam throughout. Nice lacing down the glass.

A clean,brisk, inviting aroma lots of citrus,some pine with carmelly/toffee aromas very balanced makes the mouth water.

Just a clean refreshing citrusy slighty piney and carmelly maltiness. An execellent balance of tastes.Finishes with a pleasing citrus feel,balanced taste throughout. A great tasting pale ale always consistant be it on tap or in a bottle.

Meduim bodied,great mouthfeel,gets the juices flowing. Well built pale ale,very solid beer. There's not a more drinkable pale ale that I know of.
This a must try beer.

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Photo of Bdel34
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Lang44
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of goochpunch
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a clarified copper with a healthy white head and sheets of ornate lacing. Amazing balance of hops and malt in the nose. Loads of grapefruit with undertones of grass and a sweet caramel maltiness. Lots of caramel, toffee, and hinted at toast in the forefront of the flavor. It's hard to say when the hop presence comes in as everything melds together so well. Some citrus and modest pine. Drying finish. Body is moderate and with mild, soft bubbles. This is one of the best pale ales I've ever had and really reminded me of how good a pale ale can be.

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Photo of GWC
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of cde1218
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hef
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of hopsputin
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a: light hazy orange/copper. 2 finger forthy white head that fades quickly

s: sweet fruit - strawberries, lots of pineapple, juicy passionfruit, nice light caramel. smells real juicy and makes your mouth water

t: right away i can tell its good. light juicy fruits mix with a nice sweet bread flavor. it is a sweet citrus - lemon peel, orange, pineapple. next you're hit with a solid amount of sweet malt and fresh biscuits - harmonizes and blends real nice. finally you're left with a slight bitterness which tastes like earthy pine

m: quite light with mild carbonation

o: this is a really solid APA in my opinion. its light and refreshing, but has nice juicy flavors in here combined with that fresh biscuit and finished with the light bitterness that makes this a great warm weather drinker. only thing against it would be feels a little watery - but it doesn't really effect in a negative way.

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Photo of Keystone
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of psnydez86
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of mquinn919
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of bhudish
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of PJHOY
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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