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

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79
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344 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:
344
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.53%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Photo of soulfly1492
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Citrus and floral hops. Sweet light pale malts, with some darker caramel notes.

Appearance: Pale gold. Very clear. Pours a moderate white head. OK retention and good lacing.

Taste: Lots of sweet pale malts. Orange citrus. Hop flavor is very mild, very little bitterness. Some diacetyl, wish there was a freshness date on the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. A little slick, oily overall.

Overall; Good easy-drinking pale ale. Light on the hops, almost more on an American Amber Ale. A little more bold or complex would have been nice. The diacetyl wasn't exactly pleasant.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of wembly13
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fdig23
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Hasser82
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ONUMello
3.27/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange color with a ½ finger head that quickly dissipates
S: Initially toasted white bread with a bit of yeast, then a light citrus aroma comes towards the end
T: Also grain/yeast with a hint of citrus. Reminds me more of a pale ale than an IPA.
M: Medium-bodied and crisp yet a bit flat
O: I love trying new breweries and this was my first from Erie. Decent for the $1.50/btl price, but there are better examples of the style.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of tdm168
3.26/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold with a quarter of an inch of white, soft head that has great retention. There are obvious carbonation bubbles rising to the top. The nose is hard to describe. The best I can do is white bread, lemon, and something that reminds me of juice. The flavor is very lightly malty with some citrusy characteristics, mainly lemon, and a mild citrusy, floral hop character in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied, a little crisp but smooth.

Not a bad beer. It's easy to drink and unoffensive so you could turn this into a session beer, but if you're looking for flavor and complexities there are better beers on the market.

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Photo of UfosBigRigsnBBQ
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of WuAnquo1
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Rob315
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of dvanhandel
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of murf1087
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of jponiatowski
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of blange3
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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 Exiled
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Mad Anthony's American Pale Ale from Erie Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 344 ratings.
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