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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Ratings: 1,510 |  Reviews: 599
Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that quickly died down and left lacy patterns of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and citrusy hops in the nose.
T: The initial taste has some malty sweetness and flavors of caramel; there is a slight amount of bitterness in the finish along with some flavors of grapefruit.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and has a very good balance between the flavors of malts and hops in the taste.

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Photo of gpallaway
4.82/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The great nose just hints at the flavor that bursts from this delightful beer. Initial fresh hop flowers followed by moderate to strong, but not overwhelming, bitter notes then a well balanced follow through. A lively, well stored cask beer that makes for a very refreshing pint. Overall an excellent, world class ale.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The final bottle that was sampled from the Troegs Variety case.

Best if enjoyed by: August 11, 2011

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a clear, amber color. A frothy, two finger head that needed to fade a bit before pouring in the remainder of the bottle. Really nice lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - Smells like an IPA. Citrus and hops are the predominate aromas. The smell makes you want to dive right in.

T - A really good beer. Classic taste that is not overpowering. A mix of grapefruit and malts combined with just the right amount of hoppiness. Nowhere near as hoppy or citrusy as say an IPA, this beer is all the drinkability and combines the flavors perfectly. Little to no alcohol taste.

M - A medium consistency. A slightly bitter aftertaste.

O - Of the four beers in the Troegs Variety case, this was my favorite. I'm a big IPA fan and even though this isn't trying to be an IPA, it has all the flavors I enjoy just toned down a bit. Highly drinkable and a beer I feel you could drink all night. Nice job, Troegs! Highly recommended.


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Photo of ReelBigwigFish
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into mug, bottle dated 4-21-11.

A: Clear amber color with frothy off-white head. Generous lacing.

S: Citrus hops up front, very grapefruity. Vague pale malt sweetness.

T: Citrus fruit and floral hop burst of flavor. Wonderfully hoppy for a pale ale. Dry, bitter hops fade to a slightly sweet bready malt.

M: Great mouthfeel; light-medium body, good carbonation, starts a little bitter and dry, finishes sweet.

O: This might be my new favorite pale ale. It's got great flavor without pushing itself past being a 'pale ale' if you know what I mean. Super drinkable, and super tasty.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass; nice off white head, dissipates quickly but clings the glass lightly, color is copper to orange.

Smell is light caramely malt followed by feint piney hop bitterness, with notes of grapefruit and lemon.

Taste is big on hop pine and citrus with a good caramel, light biscuit malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light good balanced on tongue and cheeks.

Overall, very well done, I like th hop flavor and malt balance.

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Photo of jman892
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice orange copper color, crystal clear with a foamy white head, good retention and nice lacing

S - Citrus hoppy notes dominate the nose

T - Taste reminds me of orange juice, very citrus forward, with a twist of lemon.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation, very refreshing

O - Very impressive Pale ale. Very drinkable, would definitely get this again.

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Photo of Chaney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whenever a friend of family member comes into town, is into craft beer, and wants something local and mildly hoppy, I always turn to this brew.

A: Crystal clear, copper color, with a nice solid white, 1 finger plus head that stuck around for a while.

S: Puffs of citrus, yeast, and Troegs taste profile. What more is there to say?

T: Orange, grapefruit, yeast, and a fresh filtered-water taste. Really nice indeed.

M: Not too bitter or sweet, and the carbonation was spot on for this style. Moderate lacing.

O: I would love to put this up against DuClaw's "Venom" in a contest for best PA in the local area.

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Photo of Brabander
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this beer in an in person trade with Listenatjoes when we met in Brussles some weeks ago. Thanks Joe!

This is actually a very good pale ale. Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks a bit aboven normal. Very little carbonation and a head which disappears quit fast, leving a small ring in the glass.

Good smell and the taste is crisp with some pineapple. This was a good beer!!

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Photo of dragonWhale
3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apologies in advance to Troegs for this 6er, just purchased, was bottled 10/25/10. I feel like there's no one to blame here, except maybe that people aren't drinking this fast enough. So it's all of our fault.
A fine looking pale. Hay-colored, a minimal head with a purchase of lace, very clear. I can see the buildings a block over magnified spectacularly through the glass. Aroma at this point is mostly pale malt, a little sweet, some faded pine and earthy hop. Flavor is mostly the same with a decently firm, yet comforting, bitterness. It's okay, probably better fresh. Maybe some other time, we shall meet again, and this review will be the future.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Hibernator
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tröegs Pale Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy peach color with a mini head on top. Webs of sticky lacings on the side of the glassware.

Pleasant nose with whiffs of freshly cut fruit and baked bread.

Nice bready malt backbone. Some cereal and grain flavors. Light fruit flavors, possibly apple. Really nice hop snap on the finish.

Super drinkable. Perhaps a newly discovered session beer?

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Photo of rdpoint
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark to coppery color gold, medium carbonation that leaves a small head.

Flowery and a hoppy smell followed in with something sweet, maybe a slight caramel smell.

Taste is very nice, smooth. Taste of hops is upfront followed by a nice sweet finish of caramel. Good beer for spring or hot days.

Feel is nice, good beer that you could stay with all day any day. Well balanced excellent BBQ beer for the upcoming summer.

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Photo of pinotboy007
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Hazy amber with a decent cap that reduces slowly to a ring. Not much lacing.

S-Knocks your socks off with malted citrus and spices; fantastic aroma!

T-Delicious ale that tastes as it smells.

M-As it has warmed, it's become more creamy but the crispness is there too, so it's all good.

O-A splendid choice worth having on-hand year round. Yum.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear golden brown color with very nice 2 finger frothy head

Smell - Wonderful citrus/hops scents.

Taste - Very well balanced and extremely "standard" for a well made American craft pale ale. Slight hop bitterness but nothing overpowering or that lingers too long.

Mouthfeel - decent

Overall - This is a very nice top of the line American Pale Ale right up there with DFH and Sierra Nevada etc. Definitely a good choice if found on a restaurant/bar menu, offered by a friend and worthy of return purchases and visits.

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Photo of clr231
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a nice amber color with frothy head. Pleasant smell with citrus and floral hops. Very nice. Good carbonation that holds up throughout. Taste has a slight hoppy bitterness but it's not overwhelming. Some malt is there and it's unexpected but nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is crisp and light bodied. Overall a very drinkable beer, Troegs was going for an American Pale Ale and I would say they hit the mark.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright clear copper-orange color with finger of white frothy head. The head fades down to a spotty layer and a ring around the outside leaving behind some lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is full of citrus and floral hops. Also some nice sweet caramel malt in the background for balance.

T - Starts off with a nice hit of citrus hop with come nice bitterness. There is also some sweet caramel malts in the background. Through the middle some more floral hops come through. The finish has some nice lingering hop bitterness, some citrus flavor, and a bit of sweetness that linger nicely.

M - Medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth and crisp. The finish is a bit bitter and dry and really nice.

D - Very drinkable. Super smooth and crisp and very well balanced. Really nice and balanced hop profile.

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Photo of CountJustinian
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark golden orange with some cloudiness and lots of fizz. Head holds up well and laces nicely. Crisp carbonation. Hoppiness is as expected from an APA, though subdued somewhat by tart citrusy flavors. Fairly crisp finish. Not terribly complex, but not bad for guzzling.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark gold in color with a two finger head that fades but remains till the bottom of the glass. The head left a slight amount of lace.

S- A very hoppy and sweet smell. You can tell there's a hint of citrus from the cascade hops but it's overwhelmed by the sweetness of liberty hops.

T- Very sweet and hoppy upfront. The bitterness dissipates quickly and leaves a sweetness on the tongue.

M- Light medium body. Not too light but lighter than most pale ales I've tried.

D- Highly drinkable on a hot summer day.

Overall a great beer and refreshing brew

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Bottled on 02/16/11. Pours a clear light amber color with a tiny head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is a big whiff of citrus hops. Slightly floral. Taste is hoppy with some caramel malts to it. Nice crisp bitterness. Citrusy orange aftertaste. This is an easy drinking Pale Ale that is perfect for the summer. Good amount of hops for this style of beer. Worth grabbing again.

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Photo of Duff27
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a thin half-inch white head. Average lacing and a tad above average head retention.

S- Very floral smelling.

T- Clean. Citrus hops make their presence known at the end of each sip.

M- Crisp mouthfeel.

D/O- Very refreshing pale ale. I received and drank this at the wrong time of the year....downing a few of these outdoors during summer would have made my night...sadly that won't happen now.

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Photo of chriswilkes33
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle in a trade thanks to stakem, poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden colored with brilliant clarity, minimal quickly dissipating head, minimal lacing on glass.

Aroma: Strong citrusy hop aroma, deep sniff brings forward alcohol and perhaps small amount of caramel

Taste: Exactly as I would expect it to taste following the aroma. Hoppy, slightly bitter, crisp tasting, would be good on a hot day.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry, carbonation is perfect.

Drinkability: Every sip leaves me waiting for another sip. I could have several of these without a second thought.

Overall: Very well put together beer. Very good example of an American Pale ale. I would have expected this to come from the west coast. Recommended

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Pours a nice amber orange color

S Hoppy up front with some malts in the background

T A nice hoppy american pale ale from troegs that hits the hoppy part but not too much like double ipa's do.

D Can sit on your backporch and drink plenty of these in the summer time with friends and family.

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Photo of generallee
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a light golden honey color with good clarity. On top is a just off white head which slowly fades from an inch thick cap to a wispy thin film covering.

Smell: The aroma has a sweet bready, almost honey like maltiness with a touch of leafy herbal hops.

Taste: Flavor wise it is very close to the nose with a firm medium body of bready sweet and light caramel/honey maltiness with a light touch of herbal hop bitterness. Its easy drinking and smooth on the plate.

Notes: Overall a bit light on hops for an APA but still tasty.

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Photo of BeerdedEric
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice looking beer. Some bubblage. Light golden color.

Excellent smell with this. Citrus, fruits, pine and hops. I have never smelled a Pale Ale like this!

Oh wow! What a tasty brew. Pine, citrus and a little bitterness that mixes perfectly. Very tasty. One of the best Pale Ales I have ever had!

Feels nice in the mouth. Crisp, fresh, refreshing. Perfect carbonation.

Drink ability is great. Tasty, feels good, this is a special session beer.

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Photo of beerdepartment
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears light amber with spritzy white top. Not much lacing that I can see.

Smells subtle, not subdued. As far as I know (not much) a pale ale is like a less intense IPA with similar qualities. This aroma is just that: softer IPA hoppiness, which I appreciate. Soft citrus and a bit of spice with nice sugar smell in there. Smells clean and even a bit sharp; pilsner-esque in some way.

Tastes good as it smells good. An easy, low-level sweetness matches with a low-level hop profile. Pretty straight flavors without much malt complexity.

Pilsnery mouthfeel; a bit tannic and dry, which makes the bitterness ring on the tongue a bit.

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