Tröegs Pale Ale | Tröegs Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
troegs.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,510
Reviews:
599
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.66%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
229
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at ? (guessing Johnny Brenda's)

Decent, simple brew. Poured light golden brown with about an inch of well-lacing, white head. Sweet malts in the aroma well-balanced with some piney hops. Toasty malts in the taste, along with some mild hop bitterness. Pretty well-balanced. Nothing out of the ordinary really. Light-medium mouthfeel, and overall very drinkable if you're just looking for something simple.

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Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer number three that came out of the new Anthology mix pack. poured from a 12oz bottle into my Otter Creek World Tour shaped pint glass. Poured a slightly yellowish amber color, with a thin white lacing for a head. Although it didn't have a huge head, what it had stuck around and left decent lacing.

The aroma gives off a moderate hoppiness for an APA. It has some floral, pine and citrus flavors present along with a decent bready and sweet malt flavor. Very nice clean and relatively balanced aroma for an APA.

The taste is is a lot like the nose suggested with a good mix and balance of flavors. It has some hoppy, citrusy flavors with a moderate bitterness coming through in the finish. It also has a nice sweet, bready, malt base to it. It has a nice clean, balanced and smooth taste to it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, Drinkability is pretty good, it was a very enjoyable well made beer. It didn't have in your face hops or any extreme flavors but it had a nice balance to it and was an easy drinker. Very good all around beer.

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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to jwc215 for this one, Cheers Joe!

Pours an effervescent gold/bronze with 2 fingers of beige head. Good head retention & lacing

S: Citrus hops & fruityness

T: Citric hops, honey malt dryness, & slight appleskins up front. Pears & citric hops dominate as this warms. Crisp lemony & grapefruitty finish

mF: Medium bodied with near perfect carbonation, making the hops pop out & good balance to boot

Drinks very easy, another winner from Troegs! Nice APA

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Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear and bright copper in color. Modest head but it retains some bubbles. Minimal lace.

Excellent blend of hop and lighter malts in the nose.

Fresh hop flavor in the taste--somewhat prickly in a pine needle sort of way. Good malt base; closer to a amber ale on the malt side. The body is thinner than I would expect, but that may be the only distraction. This is one of the better APA's I've had.

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Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Was part of the Troegs 12 pack I picked up.

A: Pours a slight hazy orange color with a 1.5 finger of-white head with decent retention. Little bits of sticky lace were left on the glass.

S: Nice hop aroma with lots of floral and citrus notes. Some orange zest and a bit of grapefruit are present. Slightly bready malt with a hint of graham as well.

T: Nice hoppy flavor profile for an APA, just how I like it. Some orange and orange zest with some grass as well. There is some light caramel and a bit of bready malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

O: Drinks very easy and is what I am looking for in an APA - a little bit of hops, with a crisp mouthfeel, and not too filling. Done done and done.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bright goldenrod containing a small number of tiny, pulp-like floaters. The cream-colored head is large, nicely firm and a little sticky. It's as impressive as the heads on a good many IPAs; from the generous quantity of hops, no doubt. It stays mounded in the center as it deflates, leaving abstract patterns of lace on the glass.

The aroma is pure Cascade: vibrant and bold, yet not quite IPA-like vibrant and bold. That's okay, it's plenty aromatic for a pale ale. The flavor doesn't quite deliver on what the appearance and the nose promised, but it's still better than many APAs that I've run across. There's a decent hop load that needs to be bolder if it wants to compete with the big boys of the style.

The initial rush of hoppy citrus fades too soon and is replaced by sweetish malt. A mild bitterness then reappears as the finish approaches. The finish is dry and relatively clean. The lack of bold, palate-fatiguing flavor, the light-medium body and the lowish ABV make this a pretty drinkable beer.

Troegs doesn't brew bad beer (although I wasn't at all impressed with Mad Elf, I can see how some might like it). Pale Ale is a solid pale ale, but isn't one that I'd go out of my way for. I did enjoy this bottle though.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Transcribed from notes dated F, 30 July 2010.

This came off of the handpump with a finger of thin ecru head that held in amazingly well in the face of the day's humidity. Color was a slightly hazy deep golden-yellow. They CAN't all fall bright, I suppose. Nose was hop-forward with a soft grassiness that again started me to sweating. The CANQuest (TM) has had me drinking a lot of AmeriCAN Adjunct Lagers and I simply miss hops as a result. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full with a mildly understated grassy hop taste on the tongue. My hop jones monkey began to cease his incessant chattering. I began to feel some maintenance drinking upcoming that weekend. Finish was slightly bitter, very appropriate for the style, but leaving me still jonesing for more. Cue the Andrea True Connection ("More, more, more ...).

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Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed this one in a trade a while back, had it sitting in the fridge waiting for me and cracked it open with dinner the other night. Served right out of the fridge in a pint glass. Consumed 08/11/2008.

Poured a very nice deep copper color with a good amount of clarity to it. Nice streams of carbonation could be seen coming up towards the top and a good sixed two inch head of white foam came over the top right away. Slight settling still left behind copious amounts of sticky white lace, with a bare top.

The aroma was nice and hopped, grassy with some decent touches of light citrus and pine mixed in. A bisuit like bready middle to it that really came out once it warmed up. The flavor was more of the same, crisp and clean, with a quick hitting citric hop bite in the front that mellowed out with some light grain, and bready malts to balance nicley, all the while staying very light and towards the hoppier side of the style. Crisp and clean with a light feel and a great carbonation profile, this was defintly a very nice offering that was easily sessionable during the evening,

Overall not bad at all here This was a very good little session ale that I would have no issue at all with trying out again some day. I would love to find it on cask to give it a good whirl. Definitly worth another look here.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at The Field house in Etters, PA - served chilled in a shaker pint.

A - A pale golden w/ good clarity and thick white cap of about 3/4 inch. The lace is thick w/ streamers and bead is of average size

S - An aroma w/ hops that have piney notes w/ slight floral accents. The nose has a mild sweet malt odor that has a light toasted aspect

M - A nice balance between hops and malt w/ moderate carbonation and mild bitterness w/ lightly dry finish

T - A taste that is on the mild end of the American Pale spectrum w/ hopping that is moderate w/ mellow pine edge and slight bitterness. The malt has a mild grainy taste w/ hops adding nuances of subtle lemony citrus notes and the malt has a lightly toasted flavor w/ a slight crisp edge - almost nutty w/ a mild sulfur hint from the yeast in the back. The ale finishes semi-dry w/ a light bitter echo

D - A pretty solid American Pale- it is easy to knock back a few. It has a clean quaffable quality and the ibus aren't high enough to confuse you as to wether it is a hoppy pale or an Ipa

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Matt for sending me this bottle.

A: The pour is a slightly hazed golden orange color with a massive, rocky, white head and some sticky lacing.

S: Plenty of hops to the nose. Lots of great floral and earthy notes with some citrus peel to it as well. Pale cracker malts with a touch of bread providing a light sweetness.

T: A massive orange flavor to the beer--orange peel and some orange juice. Lots of floral qualities as well. Quite dry with a moderate breadiness. Notes of grass and sweetness as it warms up a little bit. The bitterness is fairly light.

M: Medium in body with an extremely high level of carbonation.

O: A good pale ale, though a bit different from what I'm used to. Good hop flavor, though, without being super bitter.

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Photo of orangesol
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap into a standard pint at the Troegs tasting room.

A - Pours pale yellow with a dense one finger head, dissipating to a light film, leaving sticky lacing down the glass.

S - Some piney, grassy, hops up front with a touch of sweetness from the pale malts. A good balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. A bit on the under-welming side but still a very nice nose.

T - Crisp lemony twang up front from the hops giving way quickly to a touch of malt sweetness. Finish is a nearly even balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Very clean, crisp, taste that goes down oh so easy. A very nice example of a mild pale ale.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Nice lively feel with a mix of light malt sweetness and some hop bitterness lingering on the pallet for some time.

D - Fairly high. Clean, crisp, taste is very refreshing. I am not the biggest fan of pale ale's but this one is very nice.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of stakem
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very clear light orange/yellow color with a finger of white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing, a ring actually upon the glass with every taste. Nose has a pleasant citrus hop aroma that is very welcoming to the first sip. Also detecting a bit of grain in the nose as well. Taste is mildly bitter upfront and in the crisp finish from the hops. Little bit of malt taste, faint sweetness across the body. Feel is about medium to light. Very easy to drink, I think ill have another.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a copper crystal clear color with an off white cream hued head. A healthy sized enduring head with a nice collar of lace forming as the lace settles, and as the glass empties the lace continues to cling form scattered patterns within annular rings spaced nicely with each sip. In the aroma, cascades make the appearance with floral, grapefruit tones with some hops of the pine cone esque variety going on here all built upon a backbone of caramel buttered malted barley also coincides to form balance. Taste is primarily bittering hops with tones of pine cones, earthy dicotamous grittiness on the palate, but by no means is this beer a palate killer just a wonderful representation of a balanced pale ale. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body, on the thin side but the oily texture from hop resins adds a nice sensation to the consistency of the texture. Drinkability easily a session no beer brewed Troeg's is as a drinkable except for the Hopback, but if I couldn't get a keg of the Hopback Amber for my kegerator than I would go with this brew very nice.

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Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 1,510 ratings.
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