Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale
Erie Brewing Co.

Mad Anthony's American Pale AleMad Anthony's American Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,774
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
79
Ranked #45,390
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 14.24%
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
367
From:
Erie Brewing Co.
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  48
SCORE
79
Okay
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Reviews by Jon_Hendricks:
Photo of Jon_Hendricks
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a pale amber color.

Overall: This beer has balanced malt and hop flavor taste. It does a great job of American Hops. This beer doesn't have much of a smell and has a medium body. This beer is nothing special just an okay rating. Unimpressive.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - slightly-cloudy golden body under a quickly-receding finger of white, high in visible carbonation

S - grains, honey sweetness, citrus; fairly unimpressive

T - citrus, herbs, bready malt, light honey sweetness, dry finish

M - medium body, prickly carbonation

O - It's beer. It's refreshing. It doesn't taste bad. Nothing special.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of dacrza1
3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE: May 20, 2016... OCCASION: just returned from the Relay For Life event tonight... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern.. APPEARANCE: strong, effervescent, light golden body... thick, white, crunchy crags of head solidify with resilience... equally thick, equally resilient lacing... beautiful, full rings create a rib cage around the glass... AROMA: punchy watermelon, grapefruit, and some sour elements.... slight bread malts bring some balance to the aroma... PALATE: medium-bodied, slightly acidic impact... long, metallic draw as an aftertaste... TASTE: the pineapple and watermelon are pleasant enough, while the lightly toasted bread balances... some off-color flavors that detract from the experience, and few other dimensions to entice seeking it out... serviceable... OVERALL: the quintessential "average" American pale ale... more malt than the average, perhaps, but enough citric hops to make clear its pale ale appellation.... useful, sessionable, and flavorful enough to engage the palate, but blends in among the many other pales offered...

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Photo of mltobin
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at State Line Liquors in Elkton, Maryland.
The appearance is a lighter amber tone.
The smell is light alcohol, pears, a bit faint overall.
The taste is more faint pears, some carbonation, some malts.
Mouthfeel is a little more interesting, spice, malt, and the citrus with a tingle left on your palate.
Drinkability is pretty good, it was good to have a beer from Erie.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, small pine hops and hints of malt. In the taste, pine hops balanced with an English/ gingerbread like maltiness. A nice hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry pine like hop in the aftertaste. Nice pine hops, almost like an IPA rather than a pale.

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Photo of giblet
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pretty good pale ale. not the best i have ever had but good. good medium color good hop smell and taste. this beer poured nice with good head - small, and good carbonation - continuous and some decent lace.

good tasting brew and i will be certain to try some more from them. erie pa is not too far from home so hopefully i can find some more good examples from these brewers.

give it a try...suckem up and movem out.

giblet

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Photo of Overlord
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange/amber. The three to four inches of head quickly settles down to a nice crust.

Smells like earthy, medicinally hops. Kind of interesting for an american pale ale, this really reminded me more a bitter. Bit of a toasty aroma to it.

Taste is, again, more ESB than it is APA. Toasty malts, some earthy hops, and some caramel in the background.

A decent, easily quaffable brew.

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Photo of yuenglings
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Has a nice foamy head that leaves a good laceing and a nice light copper color to it

Theirs a very strong orange/ pine smell with the bread coming in at the end

With a good strong smell like that i was thinking it was going to be better tasteing it was ok with a good mix of the breadyness and the citrusyness but could of been more robust

Its very smooth beer with great carbonation and i find it very drinkable. I could see myself buying this beer but im not in a hurry to go out and get it rightr away.

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Photo of epterina
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheTrevor
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured an orange-tinted light copper with a small head. The smell is mostly sweet malt with a bit of yeasty bread character and a tiny bit of spicy hops. The taste starts off with bready malt that gives way to slightly spicy and piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and smooth with some moderate carbonation. I didn't have any trouble drinking this beer, but I'm not sure I'd reach for another right away.

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Photo of Porkchuck
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears medium on the amber chart with a head that stays put.

Smell is light and maybe on the friuty side.

Taste is slightly on the hoppy side.

Mouthlfeel isn't as smooth and you would anticipate but is a nice accent.

Drinkability is better than expected as well. It has a great finish and is overall a good beer.

Thanks Erie Brewing Co. Go PA!

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of vwbus7
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JamesS
4.12/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice copper color with good head and some decent lacing. Nice scent, very floral and hoppy, with slight citrus tones. Excellent taste, a very well balanced, hoppy pale ale, with nice floral and slight citrus flavors. It goes down well, nice brew.

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Photo of brentblackwell
2.55/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pwoods
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to beachbum1975 for this brew.

12oz. brown bottle poured into a pint.

A: Pours an average amber with good visibility. 1 1/2 fingers of egg shell head forms and holds for a bit. Decent lacing.

S: Subtle aroma. A bit of floral hops, grassy pollen smell. Just a touch of citrus and biscuity malts.

T/M: Decent bitterness level that takes a bit to develop. Malts come in first with a sugary sweetness that's a bit odd... almost reminds me a super sugary dark spot on a banana, lol, idk why. A bit of citrus from the hops with more of the grassy and floral notes. Body is medium light with a bit of creaminess. Light drying finish.

D: Not a bad brew and easily drinkable. Wouldn't be a bad choice for cards or fishing.

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Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of jlindros
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A light half finger fizzy head fades semi quickly over super clear honey orange maple colored beer.

Nose of light pale malts, very light spicy and fruity hops, more fruity candi aromas, and a little kids juice aroma, pretty light nose overall.

Taste has some light bready malts, pale malts, a slight bit of sweetness but mostly dry, some light earthy and herbal hops, slight spicy hop flavor too, with a slight syrupy sweetness. It gets somewhat bitter as it finishes, building a bit to a slight spicy herbal hop flavor, but it finishes pretty quickly. It's fairly light on taste as well.

Mouth is medium to slightly lighter bodied, with decent carbonation.

Drink is decent, a quick finish that is a little too quick, mostly dry beer, somewhat crisp and drinkable, with a bit of bitterness that doesn't overpower and may be even a little underpowered.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.16/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold with a mist of floaties and a crust of white that trails. 4
Flowers, clementine, papaya. 4.25
Thread of caramel, then juicy tangerine, birch, and kumquat. 4.25
Children’s Bayer linger.
Light+, clingy, slight salt. 4

Amarillo-esque juice with powdery bitterness. Snappy and a tame ABV make this super drinkable. A toned down Daisy Cutter.

See older reviews call this English; I'm not getting any of that - recipe change recently? 4

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought this beer solely because of its name.

A: Pours a honey/copper color, thick, rich, frothy 2 finger head. Slight filmy residue sticks with the beer all the way to the finish.

S: Malty, doughy, bready. Sour hop smell, old pine tar, earthy wet soil, slight phenolic dullness-faded band-aid.

T: Bready sweetness, hops present but not spectacular. Hop flavor fades quickly. Faded seems to be the theme of this beer. As the beer warms, the hops dissipate as the malt sweetness comes more into prominence. This beer seems to have Scottish ancestry, reminding me of a wee heavy at times with the malt profile.

M: Light, almost moderate, but more light bodied. Creamy after the swallow that lightly coats. Carbonation went full out for the head and barely is perceptible afterwards.

D: Meh, somewhat. Mostly. The light body allows this to be a fair warm weather brew and adequate thirst quencher. The creamy feel that follows the swallow is the most appealing aspect that adds to this beers drinkability, in my opinion.

Overall, not bad for the style. I've certainly had APA's that fell far shorter than this beer did -- but, I've also had pales with lower IBU's that delivered a better hop presence. The scales tipped towards the malts on the balance end of this beer. I'd like to give Erie a few more opportunities with their other offerings. I think they have some brewing talent that needs to have a tighter focus.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to zdk9 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grassy and piney hops with some toffee notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a light amount of bitterness from the grassy and piney hops, but it is balanced by a strong malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from a family friend's fridge, on to the beer:

Goldenrod yellow color with a tight head and some streaks of lacing sticking to thie glass. It has the character of an "old school APA" with its bitter citrus, grapefruit, bitter pine, and an earthy finish. Tame diacetyl and a hint of esters round out the beer in the end.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dirty orange that is see thru with decent carbonation for a mountainous head that dies slowly and leaves small lace. Minor smell of caramel and honey malt base along with some floral and earthy hops. A subdued but easy-drinking ale, as there is a pleasant, subdued taste of balanced citric hops and caramelized malt. A little more sweet than hoppy yet has a crisp, dry backbite. Good beer to try.

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Photo of mwa423
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice looking clear amber. A finger of thin white head dies quickly, some head retention would put this in the 4.0 category.

S - Slight hop bite with nice malty backbone.

T - Lots of malt at first but also a slightly pine and citrus hop bite that rounds out the flavor nicely.

M/D - Mouthfeel is nice and round, very drinkable pale ale.

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Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 367 ratings