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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Can. Hazy bright yellow with a big fluffy head. Aroma is Pilsner malt and corn. Light and crisp feel. Taste like flavored seltzer. Very bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Got a 6-pack of this in October on a white water rafting trip with Erica, Alice, Ian. Finishing up the last one today (tells you what I thought of it?). Smells metalic which might be either in my mind due to the name or b/c it came from a can. Kind of chewy and bready; malt-forward yet somehow still bitter. Don’t like that combo. Not a fan of the style or this take on it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (70) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
If this is your flagship beer........you have some work to do. Very disappointed . Was recommended by some locals while in Massachusetts. Enough said.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34698) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2015
Draft. A golden beer with a white head. The aroma has notes of malt, and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, grain, AMD straw, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schenko (3) - PUERTO RICO - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
Good Light Refreshing Bit fruity Sweet And the aroma is mild but very good does not fill you up just like a pale ale should do ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
raoul_duke (240) - - MAY 17, 2015
22oz from wegmans. The appearance is very white. Lots of carbonation. This smells not great . Someone here said "smells like the train at 3am." Budwiser and urine. The taste is indifferent. Totally indifferent. Rice and water. The mouthfeel is fine. So that’s good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnokk (476) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
APPEARANCE – super light golden color. Very white head dissipates quickly, but laces glass nicely. NOSE – ever so slight hop spiciness (grassy). FLAVOR – very light indeed. Refreshing on a hot day, but not a lot of interesting flavor to it. NOTES – Good replacement for a macrobrew if you want to support the local economy, or get your friend off MCB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mikeyaponte (40) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2015
Crisp Clean. One of the pioneers of western mass craft brewing. If you like European Lagers this beer is more than acceptable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Nikki’s Liquors, 4/6/15

Aroma: The aroma is bready malts, with some herbal and spice notes.
Appearance: It pours an unclear gold-orange color with a sheeting white head and mid-heavy lace.
Flavor: The taste is similar, bready malts, lightly sweet, spice and herbal light bitterness.
Palate: The body is light-medium, fairly clean, average carbonation, and a lightly dry finish.
Overall Impression: This is decent. Not something I’d rush out for again, but a decent offering none-the-less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (1321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Aroma: cereals, fruits (orange, grapes?), spices, grass. App: hazy straw with small white head. Taste and palate: light body, oily, watery, light sweetness, light bitter finish. Overall: a boring pale ale, not complex, body too thin, not enough bitter, not enough malty.

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