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:
345
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of kbrown
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerTest
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 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 S-Taylor
2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Today is the eve of All Hallow's Evening, aka Hallowe'en, and my treats for the remainder of the day will consist of beers from (e)Erie Brewing Company in (e)Erie, PA. No tricks, hopefully just treats and plenty of eerie goings-on as I work on the systematic eradication of my bottle backlog.

From the bottle: "enjoy erie brews".

Once more, the Pop! of the cap unleashed some modest foaming into the neck of the bottle. I gave it a moment to relax before beginning a very gentle pour. I do not know what is causing this phenomenon with Erie's beers, but no sense in angrying up everything without cause. Once I had a sufficient amount in the awaiting glass, I gave it a vigorous swirl, raising just over a finger of foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting yet another stampede from my living room couch to my kitchen on the part of The Gelt Gang of Croesus, Midas & Mammon. They really dig watching football on my HDTV on Sundays and since their $ helps to pay the bills, I accommodate them. Nose had a more pronounced biscuity maltiness than I might prefer in the style, but it was not misaligned. I liked that it was not overly sweet, but I would have liked a more hoppy presence. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was just about right with a minty, grassy bitterness to go along with the relative dryness of the biscuity malt. It gave the beer a slight dryness with a moderate hoppiness, for which I have been asking for in the style for some time. More often than not, the upper tastes in the style abut the lower end of an AIPA, but not here. This was clearly an APA. Finish was semi-dry with a lingering mintiness and a pleasant biscuitiness. If only they would begin CANning their beers ...

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Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of flgimp
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed, tulip style glass for the 4th of July cookout. Nothing too unique with this one, well balanced with malt and hop flavors. An enjoyable APA.

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Photo of LisaInFL
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 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 Nichols33
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Carolvs
3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a straw yellow, slightly cloudy.
Smell is a distinct orange peel, and some citrus.
Taste is slightly floral. Citrus flavor up front.
There is a hint of pepper and a zesty bitter finish.

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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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