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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A light colored, medium bodied, full flavored American style Ale. Steel Rail E.P.A. is our flagship product that has a full malt flavor and is balanced with a pronounced hop flavor and bitterness.


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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Thirty years ago, i was participating on a 10 mile hike with the Boy Scouts of America through the back-roads of central Texas. The time was the height of summer, at least 95 degrees. We all ran out of water from our canteens after a few miles. To supplement our desire for nature’s drink, we would sneak up to a random house and grab water out of a willing and unwatched garden hose :) This is the memory that was invoked when drinking this beer (growler, aka 1/2 gallon, aka jug); water out of a garden hose. The hose probably had a little lead leaching, but i am sure that at least this beer is lead free. If you are working in the yard or roof this beer is for you. If you are looking for a flavorful beer, then look elsewhere.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
yiannnos (742) - , CYPRUS - JUL 26, 2014
Hazy golden colour. Light bodied, some caramel aroma. Malty, bready flavour

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (545) - - JUL 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-1-12 - Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a two finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a moderate level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is sweet with strong notes of a caramel and butterscotch nature. Mixed with this is a lightly roasted bready aroma as well. Taste – A sweet malty flavor greets the tongue. The biscuit flavored maltiness is mixed with a heavy dose of caramel. As the flavor advances on, the roasted flavor begins to lose their strength, with flavors of butterscotch and light fruits as well as hoppy flavor (which is quite light) working their way into the flavor profile. The taste finishes leaving a rather satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with the carbonation level that is very appropriate. Both good and tasty. Overall – A very easy to drink and quite enjoyable brew. One to try if you get a chance.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (792) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle. Light yellow gold pour with a big head that dissipated quickly. Caramel covered cereal, spice, citrus juicy, herb and lemon peel. Spicy carbonation. Medium body with crisp cool bubbly finish. Nice beer on a warm day

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaihulud (12) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
I really like this beer. It tastes really good for the price, and it is a solid beer from a solid company. Anyone who dislikes this beer doesn’t know the riddle of steel.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (4152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
can. pours hazy almost cloudy with a small white head, little retention and shy lacing. sweetish honeyed malts, spicy cereals, faint citrus, bit of booze - sort of like cheap imperial lager/pils, fusel, faint fruitiness - grapey, malt liquor, honey-like sweetness. moderate carbonation, light body - oily and almost sticky (!), semi-sweet bland herbal-grassy finish. weak stuff - offensive by its macro imperial lager booziness and sweetness.. DP.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (380) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Orange yeast aroma. One finger head on top of a hazy yellow body with a tinge of amber. Peppery smooth on the tongue. Touch of sourness with a clean finish that is refreshing. This one is nice surprise and would be glad to have again.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
For a beer labeled as an "extra pale ale" this one is very smooth yet full of flavor. Would taste good in the afternoon hanging out on the deck.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dctjr80 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
I love this beer on a hot summer day or evening, it really quenches my thirst at a super reasonable cost. It’s a very fresh, light, and simple pale ale that goes down smooth one after another and leaves the palate clean and citrusy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pour: light golden color with white head Nose: grain Tongue: fizzy and slick Taste: very malty, slight bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some spitty, white head. Nose doesn’t have much, orange floral, honey, metal. Flavor is the same, some chrysanthemum, honey, orange, lemon. Watery finish.


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