Tröegs Pale Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Pale AleTröegs Pale Ale
1,510 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,510 |  Reviews: 599
Photo of badbeer
2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I've been looking forward to trying beer from Tröegs for a little while now, here goes.

Poured a nice golden amber color with a fluffy white head leaving some lacing. Smell is rather weak, I think it's trying to be citrus-y, but just not really succeeding. Taste is much of the same, it has stuff going on, but it's just not very flavorful and good things. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and had average carbonation. Drinkability was merely, "meh;" I could finish it, but it just isn't something I plan on having again. I'll be sure to try other offerings from Tröegs, but this one started me out on the wrong foot.

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Photo of DevinORoark
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of ColeTy2003
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of BatsforBeer
2.79/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright golden yellow, very lively; 1 finger head, off white, disperses quickly with little lacing

Smell: Fruity esters, pearish, some sweat malt

Taste: Plain, neutral taste, finish with piney hops. The hops are not as prevalent as I like to see in APA's and isn't quite as balanced as it should be. The malt lacks any defining taste; the beer is kind of bland

Mouth feel: Thin and light bodied

Drinkability: Truthfully this beer is really drinkable, for all that it lacks, it also lacks anything unpleasant. It is easy to drink, and may be a good beer for someone in transition between NASCAR beer and "good" beer. In summary I would say this is what the folks in the Box seats should be drinking at the races.

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Photo of nrpellegrini
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured to pint glass.

A: clear golden color, fast thinning white head
S: hoppy, malts, slight caramel aroma
T: initial hoppy bite, fades and smooths out
M: sore aftertaste
D: so-so, probably wouldnt reach for another one

Decent beer, pale ale's aren't my favorite.
It fit right in with the rest of them.

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Photo of theyellowdart
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I don't often drink APAs, so I will try to review the beer for what it is. -I was simply in the mood for something different.

Beautiful honey amber color with a slight head. The hop aroma was prevalent, but more of a wet grass smell. I am not a big fan of Liberty and Cascade hops, especially together I felt the hops ruined this beer for me. Otherwise the slight maltiness was nice, and hints of caramel.

If and when I go to drink a APA again, this would not be my first choice.

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Photo of Maxwell
2.88/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours an amber blonde with notes of carmeling. Nicely carbonated with a thick white head and some lacing

Smell: Smells of piney hops with a nice malt sweetness surrounding the hops bite. Nice Cascade hopping

Taste: Bitter with a bare backbone of malts. Slightly peppery with an almost bready after rush of taste. Good pale ale bite.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation brings a nice fizz to the tongue, while the bitters help to nicely bite into the tongue and cleanly wash out, leaving a bitter bite on only the top of the tongue.

Overall: This seems to be a nice classic pale ale, a little maltier than Sierra Nevada’s but still with a nice Cascade hop bite.

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Photo of ppvora
2.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a cold bottle into a ale glass.

Appearance: Dark yellow, with some copper tones, 1 finger head, very little or no aeration.

Aroma: Malt, barley, some citrusy notes in the background.

Taste: Malts are the most persistent flavor here, with some biscuity notes.

Mouthfeel: Some light bitterness.

Bought a 6-pack. I probably won't return to this beer again unless it's the only serious beer on tap at a restaurant.

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Photo of Khaack
2.9/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not impressed wasn't a great pale ale

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Photo of TheBigParade
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of tlazaroff
2.92/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a perfectly clear, bright pale yellow (slight hints of orange) color. No head worthy to speak of and lacing is present, but nothing special.

S: I expected a little more out of the aroma. When I opened the bottle I got a little tangerine citrus, but it dissipated as quickly as it appeared.

T: Taste reminds me of the tropics, maybe Hawaii, to which I've never been. I can't pick out specific flavors, but I do like what I taste. I do get some tangerine, and I think pineapple.

M: Somewhat watery, very thin on the mouth. Carbonation is on the low-moderate end.

D: Drinks very easily.

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Photo of soco7tyx7
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Light golden with 1 1/2 finger, mildly frothy head. Bits of lacing present till finish
S - Not a ton here but I got some citrusy hops and some maltiness
T - Light on the palette with a vague malt up front. Finishes bitter and citrusy
M - Very carbonated, light and thin, watery like a tonic water
D - Being light, it's easy to drink and I could drink a few due to that reason alone, but I wouldn't because I just didn't enjoy it much

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Photo of wiseguy142
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours macro-yellow (not that that's a bad thing) with a little more golden depth to it. Some head and some lacing stay with the beer a couple minutes after the pour, but not much. Aroma is very pilsner-like with most of the aroma coming from the base malt instead of the specialty malts. Very light and clean, almost corn-like. Taste is.. well.. not very pale ale like. More like a pilsner with slightly more body. Soft 2-row taste with the mineral-free water quality to go with it. Soft flavor of aroma hops and maybe just a touch of cascade in there. Well balanced, but slightly watery and not true to style. Overall, a generally above average beer in terms of brewing technique but I think they're a little confused on their definition of an APA.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice bright golden color with good clarity and a sticky bright white head. Lots of grainy biscuit aromas with some piney hop resin underneath. Overall though rather faint in the scent department.

Crisp, grainy and dry. Lighter in body but it holds together very well. Hop presence is slightly mellow and really only coming through enough to present the palette with a touch of pine and balancing the malt to finish super dry. Refreshing, good, clean and pretty standard. I'd never grab this over hop back though which has the same sessionability, availability, and price tag.

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Photo of Jasoncolliver
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,510 ratings
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