Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale | Erie Brewing Co.

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79
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345 Ratings
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Mad Anthony's American Pale AleMad Anthony's American Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Erie Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
eriebrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aaronh on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mattjp03
1.25/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1

The more I smell it, the more it smells like cats urine.

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Photo of Cotton_27
1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

Photo of Immortale25
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Old, oxidized bottle but there's no freshness date so how was I supposed to know?

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle (no dating) served in a standard pint glass.

L - slightly hazed copper color with an off-white head that thinned out leaving very little lacing.

S - sour smelling beer.

T - odd tasting, it's like any bitterness is bordering on just being sour patch kid tasting with a little malty sweetness thrown in.

F - medium bodied, kind of a thin, flat feel.

D - meh!

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.11/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Appearance - orange copper pour, a nice creamy white cap of a finger+.It's already laying down a nice coat of lace as the foam level falls.

Aroma - light citrus, light biscuity grains with a toasty accent.

Taste - a brief malty graininess up front, quickly covered by some very harsh and bitter hops. Too medicinal too soon for me. The palate dries out expectedly and the flavor lingers far longer than I want. Metallic flavors are present and though not in abundance, they are steady. I'm almost considering a mild infection but I'm not sure. Probably not but this flavor is really testing me.

Mouthfeel - crisp, medium body and a clean feel.

Drinkability - a chore to finish, it's way out of balance to the acridly bitter hop side.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.25/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Mostly flavorless in an adjunct macro sorta way, very bland cardboard foundation with bittering hops tossed in towards the back palate. Generic at best but hop mixture is pretty bad.

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Photo of edskirk3
2.36/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Standard brown bottle, with the labels coming off at the edges. No freshness information.

Pours light cloudy copper. Effervescent head doesn't last very long. Medium carbonation.

Aroma is of pale malts and faint plantlike hops. Not very impressive.

The palate is largely bitter and floral but not in a pleasant way. The aftertaste is a little rough. Thinner mouthfeel than what I'm looking for.

Verdict: not very good. I'm glad I only got one bottle. Hundreds of better pale ales out there.

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Photo of mikr
2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fscottkey
2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A: [3.50] Transparent copper color. 1/2 a finger of white head that settles to a ring around the edge of the glass. The bottle lists the ABV (5.5%) and has a date of (10/29/15) so this beer is around 4 months old.

S: [2.25] Pine, resin, some kind of apple juice. There is a hint of something like a vegetable in there too - that is not good.

T: [2.50] Lemon rind, peppery, no real distinct malt character.

M: [2.00] The beer is flat and is way under carbonated (it hissed when I popped it open) and it formed a head. But it is just flat tasting.

O: [2.25] This is m 2nd Erie Brewing Co. beer (totally different styles). They were both under carbonated (flat). They both had an off odor in the nose. The both were not great examples of their style. That being said this is the better of the two - but it is still a sub-par APA.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
2.4/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From notes

A - pours a golden hue with some nice amber highlights. A big white head. Decent retention.

S - light citrusy, flowery hops dominate the aroma. Some breadyness. Sweet malt undertones.

T - follows the nose. Citrus hops, sweet and bready malts. Flavor is a little bland. It's lacking a little something.

M - medium bodied. Medium carb.

D - I just can't get over that bland flavor. This could possibly be a bad bottle ill have to try it again to be sure.

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Photo of dedrinker
2.48/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It didn't smell or taste like a pale ale, but at least it looked like a British pale ale. I was confused and disappointed. It didn't taste bad, but, but, well maybe it could pass as a British pale ale, but I just wasn't feeling it on any level. I just didn't get it. I could not grasp, fathom, or understand this beer in the terms of its alleged style/ category. In and of itself it wasn't bad - just bland with a little fruit and decent body. I certainly would not buy this one again. Maybe it tastes better in Erie.

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Photo of WuAnquo1
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Zonian1
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Lare453
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Mark5252
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of DMarlinJ
2.52/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had weak smell and not much flavor. Smell was a bit off putting, like wet hay.

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Photo of Phatz
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought a mix case of Erie Brewing Company beer several weeks ago at Chester County Beverage. 8 each of Mad Anthony's Ale [awful] Presque Isle Pilsner [pretty good] and Railbender Ale [really good]. So for $29 it is almost a worthy purchase for 2/3rds of the case.

The Mad Anthony's is so bad that I wouldn't take it to my friend's BBQ/B-day party. Yes, the were drinking Corona, but Mad Anthony's has this awful aftertaste that just makes it very hard to drink.

Appearance: The appearance is nice. No problem there. Clear goldenrod with a sudsy white head. a little lacing and a white ring around the glass. The clear body showcase some lively active carbonation. Nice.

Smell: Buttery hops. It smells of toasted biscuits and lightly bitter herbal hops; little action but inoffensive.

Taste: What Happened!!! The smell wasn't like this. ew yuck. It is the aftertaste. In the mouth it is buttery, a tad too much diacetyl and very much like chewing on a citrus rind. The aftertaste is overboard unbalanced grassy bitterness that is not a fresh hop feel it is simply chemically bitter. Honestly, to get rid of them I just decided to drink what was left the other night and after 2 or three, they didn't bother me anymore. That annoying taste became more palatable and I finished four of them leaving just this one to review. On a fresh palate I return to my original opinion. It just doesn't work for me.

Drinkability: If you can get past the aftertaste it would work fine. Maybe you need to dink it with a meal, that'd work better.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of Peter3
2.71/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of mrfrancis
2.71/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Aromas of caramel, biscuit, lemon, lime, herbs, and mandarin orange are present on the nose, but are very muted.

T: Indistinct flavors of lemon, lime, herbs, and mandarin orange take a little time to express themselves, but are muted even further by the emergence of a jumble of caramel, cream, biscuit, and mineral notes at mid-palate. The finish is very short with fleeting notes of minerals, caramel, and orange.

M: Medium in body and dryish. Carbonation is very crisp and intense, but the ale goes down well enough. I have a feeling that if the mouthfeel were a bit better balanced and the carbonation tamed a bit, this ale's flavors would be easier to discern.

O: I really do not know what happened here. Looking at some of the other reviews, I seriously wonder if I have been drinking the same beer. This is a fairly simple, straight-forward ale, but unfortunately it is not simple in an appealing way. There just isn't enough going on in this ale to sustain my interest.

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Photo of jdrankin
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of outoffocus
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 345 ratings.
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