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

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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:
342
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BigTrubble
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Act25
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

ENGLISH pale ale is first thing that comes to mind. (APA is a fave style of mine. EPA not so much)

A: Pours a clear honey body with a puffy white head that sticks well and leaves a lots of shards of lace. Beautiful streaming bubbles.

S: Too faint. That English musty, sweet malty style of EIPAs and EPAs, some salt, pear and lots of grain. Odd.

T: Opens with a definite, bready malt base that remains in a salty, minerally, earthy bitter path. A bit of subdued herbal hop in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Watery, thin body with prickly carbonation. OK food beer, not as cleansing as other APAs.

An unusual bread shop aroma and more English than American PALE ALE.

I'd enjoy this less than Dales, Headwaters, Stone, LAKEFRONT. BUT worth a try, drink one.
Got thinner as it warmed...

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.06/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma is of a malty, fruity ale. Color is light copper, clear and with a sticky head of white foam. Balanced flavour - some malt, some toast, some hops and a bit of butter. A little bit of astringency, and a light body with very mild carbonation round out the mouthfeel. Not a bad ale by any means but there's nothing particularly interesting about it.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice amber body with a 2" white head which retain nicely around the edge. The smell is malty and some pine notes come through. The taste starts off sweet and malty, then the bitter ness of the hops get you on the back of the tongue. Nice mouth feel. Overall this is a decent beer.

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Photo of scotorum
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ERIE MAD ANTHONY'S PALE ALE 2/8/16

Another from the new BoTM club my daughters signed me up for at Christmas.

Named after the famous Revolutionary War General who was born and fought in Pennsylvania.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams English nonick.

a; Clear gold with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and patchy to dense lacing.

s: Not much to identify.

t; Bready to biscuity malt up front followed by a mild hop bite. Dry finish with biscuity notes.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A pleasant and easy drinking brew, even paler (lighter in color) than many pales. Not a harsh or cheap note to be tasted, although the hop bite eventually catches up with your tongue somewhat, confirming the "American" character.

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Photo of Bdel34
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of zotzot
3.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seems good to me
My wife didn't like it
Nice color
Crisp smell
Carmella

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Photo of hopsolutely
3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not a "standard" APA.

Dark brownish gold colour with limited head, but decent carbonation. No oiliness in the mouthfeel. Aroma is very sweet and malt forward, but the taste is better balanced. Emphasis on caramelized malts, with a sharply contrasting bitterness. The finish is subtle, but purely bitter (and pleasantly so, in my opinion).

Different. Glad to have tried it, but not a beer I'll go out of my way to find again.

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Photo of brauseboof
3.17/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice clear pale copper with a decent 1.5" of head which hung around for a while.
Very weak on the nose, had trouble detecting any aroma.
A very subtle taste, with just a hint of grapefruit bitterness. A bit too watery for me.
Despite not having much of a character, it was quite drinkable

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Photo of MikeWard
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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 MKrauss
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.67/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Newcastle glass.

Look is a pale yellow with a thin white head.

Aroma is earthy bitter with a fair amount of toasted white bread malt notes.

Taste is malt and not much hoppiness. A decent pale ale but with a strange after taste, maybe yeast.

If it wasn't for the after taste this would be good beer. Better with food but still a decent drinker.

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Photo of AlexJ
2.76/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Medium amber color with a thin, but dense off white head.

Aroma is caramel, raw bread dough, buttery diactyl, and earthy hops. Meh.

Flavor takes a step down from that, with caramel, buttered corn, and tart, astringent metallic notes followed by earthy (read dirty) hops. Boring, poorly constructed, and possibly out of date.

Body is below medium, with a slick, almost watery mouthfeel and coarse, grainy texture. I can see why Anthony is mad.

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Photo of asabreed
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: A lighter orange and copper color, with a moderate head and scant raindrop lacing around the top of the glass.

Smell: Unfortunately, there's not a ton of complexity here, but the hops are certainly evident, with a cannabis aroma that I like when it warms, though I'm not sure what they're using.

Taste: I feel like the fruitiness of the malt wants to come out here more than it does, but the hops end up being the main culprit here for flavor. There are hints of some darker fruits, but again, the kind of cannabis-esque wet hop flavor comes in and dominates, though it's not overpowering, and lingers somewhat at the end.

Mouthfeel: Lighter to medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, and a nice back-end burst to fulfill the bitterness from the hops.

Drinkability: This is more than your average lawnmower brew, but I think this would be an adequate session beer for such an event, one without a ton of complexity but still enough flavor to keep you coming back to the style.

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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 Seanibus
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden with a moderate but rich white head. Not much of an aroma, which is disappointing, but the taste is pleasing and mild. It has a slight honey character with hints of grass, and a slight hop bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is satisfying if unremarkable. This is a serviceable, drinkable beer, though not one that will make a lasting mark on the genre.

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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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Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 342 ratings.
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