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

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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Reviews: 597 | Ratings: 1,510
Photo of MDDMD
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-orange amber colr with a nice white head and some lacing

S-citrus, malt, slight floral aroma

T-citrus, biscuit, caramel, light grassy and floral notes, decent bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-a solid pale ale with good flavor, refreshing on a hot summer day

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

I had this from a tall wheat glass on a warm summer afternoon.

This is one of the ideal examples of an American Pale. It is a subtle, simple mix of flavor that plays well. Nothing knocks your sox off, or does anything different. I would provide this as a good beer for people that are tired of complexity.

You get a little citrus. The body is decently light, which supports a very drinkable beer. The flavor includes a touch of citrus hops and wheat flavor.

I recommend this beer while we still have the warm (hot) summer days. You won't regret pulling it from the fridge.

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Photo of devinoconnor
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had Troegs' pale ale countless times, but realized I've never reviewed.

pours a hazy orange color with nice two fingers of frothy head. Smell is a little boring, subtle citrus and malt.

Taste makes up for the boring nose. Bittet hops are well balanced with caramel malts. I like a hoppier pale ale, and this one satisfies.

Nice, easy drinking mouthfeel although a tad bitter on the finish.

Overall, good pale ale for craft beer enthusiasts.

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

Slightly hazy dark orange; a finger of off-white head; good retention and lacing. Looks nice, not particularly pale though. Hoppy aroma; lots of citrus and floral notes atop a sweet malt base. Smells balanced and promising; not overly assertive.

Quite tasty, with the flavor following the nose. Lots of balance between lightly sweet biscuity malt and the moderately bitter hops that feature citrus, floral, and to a lesser extent, grass notes. Again, the flavor isn’t overly big or aggressive but everything works very harmoniously.

Medium to slightly light bodied, medium carbonation, pretty crisp overall feel. Dry with a slightly lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Very drinkable and very well made contemporary APA.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Nice!

Smell: sweet malt aroma with a bit of a perfumey quality. Hop content is mild and citrusy in character. It's good, and I like the genuine malt character, but the perfuminess gets to me a little bit.

Taste: sweet malt with citrusy and somewhat piney hops and a bitterness which is balanced but a little on the harsh side. Still, the overall picture is quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-thick body; there's a lot of texture here for a 5.4% pale ale! Moderate carbonation adds a nice creaminess. Good stuff!

Overall: this is a pretty tasty and drinkable pale ale, although I could live without the strong perfume in the aroma.

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

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a golden straw color body with a nice 2"white foamy head that stays a while. The smell is of pine and hops. It has a nice hop taste with a slight bitterness to it. Also it has a nice malt flavor to it also. It has a excellent mouth feel and is well carbonated and is easy drinking. Overal a good APA.

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Photo of JKuras
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden/orange straw in color, about a finger of fluffy head. Clear and clean looking. Decent lacing on the way down.

Smell: Not a heavy scent, but good hops presence. Notes of citrus, apple, and sweet malts.

Taste: Bitterness of the hops hits right away and doesn’t back down. Lots of pine but low on the fruit and malts I got from smelling it. The bitter hops really overpowers everything else for me, and still lingers for a minute or two afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Nice and crisp, goes down smooth. Great for a hot summer evening grilling outdoors.

Overall: I love a hoppy beer, but the other flavors just don’t quite come through. Not a bad beer at all though, I could have several of these in one sitting. Just a little one-dimensional.

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Photo of yamar68
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours like a true ale... semi-hazed lively body with a finger of dense fizzing head. Decent lacing.

The nose is smooth and balanced - bittersweet hops supported by a brighter malt structure. Smells fresh.

A bit more aggression on the tongue than anticipated. Crisp hop punch on the front, fading into a smooth and sweet malt profile.

Exceedingly drinkable, dangerously so perhaps.

Not my go-to style but I always enjoy a solid beer from Troegs.

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes;
Pours a golden straw yellow color into pint glass with little head to speak of save for a thin white lace.
Smells of mostly piney & citrus hops with a bit of malt to balance the hops.
Full hop front end with a mild citrus bite and a bitter, crisp clean finish.
Overall, a solid pale ale which would be great with a meal but I couldn't do more than 2 or 3 as the bitter bite would wear thin, but the hops are balanced well and it does finish clean.

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Photo of Maxwell
2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
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 JednoPivoProsim
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 122811.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy lighter-than-light amber. Sticky, soapy head with a ton of lacing.

Smell: Pleasant Cascade hop aroma. Smells exactly like a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Taste: Peppery Cascade hop flavor. A lot of bite upfront and throughout.

Mouthfeel: This is chewy and highly carbonated.

Overall: Tastes like a classic American pale ale. Nice.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer sent by schwaeh, thanks man! Poured into a Rogue pint glass. 12oz bottle dated 02/22/12.

A: Brilliant and beautiful clear gold, moderate effervescence, light white head and lacing.

S: Pine, sweet orange, toasted grain, hints of bitter astringency, floral character.

T: Sweeter pine, citrus rind, orange, flowers, caramel-like biscuity malt, faint astringency.

MF: Dry, moderate body with lower carbonation, moderate bitterness.

O: Decent, refreshing Pale Ale. Good hop character with enough of a biscuit undertone to offset. Thanks Steve!

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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -22.3%
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 microbrewlover
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours a beautiful amber/copper color with a medium head which dissapates after a few minuets with lacing remaining in the glass throughout. Good carbonation

The smell is very hoppy, lots of floral hops, with a few malts and orange and grapefruit. Slight bready taste too.

The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and bready.

Strong floral hop taste, the malts also come in after the first sip but the hops dominate. There is also a grainy, slightly bready/biscut taste. The hops dominate thoughout out the hop oils linger on the toungue after swallowing.

Overall a good beer, especially for the warm weather. Kind of like a Troegs "Nugget Nectar" light.

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Photo of troysoy2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled 2/22/12.

Poured into a tulip, got a nice 2 fingers of cream colored head over an attractive light amber body. The head quickly faded, but left a nice covering over the surface, and some splotchy lacing here and there.

Smell is spicy, a little caramel, and juicy citrus.

Very juicy, sweet citrus throughout. Apricot, perhaps. Well balanced by some caramel malt, and dried on the finish by some herbal, grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is solid, refreshing, just enough carbonation, and remains in the background to the taste.

A unique, flavorful APA, for sure. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Celtics76
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Dogfish Head glass. Nice cloudy orange appearance.

This one has some good bite to it. The flavor is hoppier than I'm used to with a pale ale, and some bitterness lingers long after each sip which I like. Citrusy/grassy flavors emerge. Some very mild carbonation as well. Goes down smooth.

I'm looking forward to drinking the rest of this with some pizza while taking in the Bruins game tonight. Definitely in the upper tier of pale ales.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Translucent yellow orange, carbonated, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Citrus hops with some grassy notes.

T-Citrus and grassy notes, not much bitterness but a good malt presence.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation and smooth.

O-A nice pale ale but there are easily better options available.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, a small mellow grapefruity hop. In the taste, a grapefruity hop and the dryness of the rind. A small hop bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry grapefruit rind in the aftertaste. A really nice hop presence for a pale ale, almost on the verge of an IPA.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The one inch rocky head lasts a long time, leaving thick patches of lace on a pint glass. The ale itself is clear brass-amber with lots of carbonation.

Has the aroma of pine and citrus with some apricot.

The bitterness is welcome, although off balance for style. Some tea and a hint of tartness are present. While the finish is long and subtle, it is also astringent.
Troegs Pale Ale has a medium body and velvety texture, with alcohol more prominent than expected. This one ultimately ends dry.

This is a fine staple beer while watching a ballgame or after physical work.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass

Appearance – An orange/amber color mix with a very light head. The thin white head faded leaving very little lacing.

Smell – The aroma was pretty mild, but some citrus hoppines mixed with an ever so slight bit of biscuit maltiness was detected.

Taste – Mostly citrusy grapefruit bitterness at the forefront. A little bit of caramel and roasted malt sweetness then comes into the taste profile. Nothing is off in the taste, but nothing is really too potent or enticing either. Just a bit above the norm.

Mouthfeel – A little thin on the body with a nice level of carbonation for the style.

Overall – A very standard brew through and through. Nothing bad, but nothing too exceptional either.

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Photo of ThirstyBehr
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- a nice copper orange body, inch of white head, good carbonation

S- I get citrus hops, sweet oranges and tangerines, smells great!

T- those citrus hops turn more bitter in the taste but certainly not bad, taste is a lot more subdued than in the nose

M- nice light body, nice aftertaste, pretty drinkable

O- a good pale ale, good amount of hop flavor, not Sierra Nevada's pale ale, but still easy to drink

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a slightly hazy orange color. Head is quite large. Over two fingers high. Head retains masterfully and will be a constant barricade between my lips and the beer. Lacing clumps dot the glass.

S-Bright, ripe citrus hops. Oranges mostly. Hops are also floral. Beer is zesty in the nose. Spicy and mild maltiness. A bit bready as well. An attractive APA at least in the nose.

T-A very smooth tasting brew. Citrusy and floral hops are balanced perfectly with bread and caramel. A well balanced APA. Finishes with a rich clementine flesh flavor that lends only mild bitterness. Plenty to like here, while still being smooth and easy drinking.

M-Light side of medium body. Moderate carbonation. Light bitterness. Exceptionally crisp.

O/D-A very solid APA. I would like to see more beers available in this style. Hoppy enough to maintain my interest, but a good choice when you want something a bit more mild than an IPA. A solid beer. At under $10 a sic pack, I am pretty happy with how this one worked out.

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Photo of keeganfrank
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brownish orange beer with a soapy head and light carbonation. Has aromas of floral and citrus with some hints of yeast and caramel. Tart, floral and juicy orange flavors with a tea aftertaste. Enjoyable flavors; the hops, however, bite a little too hard for my taste.

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Photo of andersony17
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked a variety pack (anthology) of bottles

A- Has a nice bottle label and the beer appearance has a nice amber color, pretty good foam head.

S- has a citrus smell, lemon/orange like

TM - very bitter after taste, need to recover after each sip

O - not my favorite Pale Ale, wouldn't buy this individually

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

Had this on 2012-01-04 in Lancaster, PA at the Belvedere Inn

A - The light is pretty dim in this establishment but it appeared a dark yellow-orange with a 1.5-finger off-white head and very good lacing.

S - Mild citrus and mild hop floral.

T - Quite nice. A refreshing bit of citrus, some restrained caramel malt and a burgeoning bitterness into the aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and refreshing.

O - Compares favorably to a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale minus the very bright citrus and pine. Worth having again.

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Tröegs Pale Ale from Tröegs Brewing Company
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