mcarraway84 (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most well-balanced pale ales I’ve ever tasted. Poured with a nice, tight head, beautiful color. Big fruity, citrusy and floral hop aromas hit you first, followed by slight bitterness and then transitions nicely into a number of malt flavors -- bready, biscuity, nutty and slightly caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel is very full and bodied with average carbonation. You can tell this beer has not been filtered. Overall one of the best American pale ales I’ve had in a while.
Kita (973) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ The House of Brews, NY. Clear amber color with medium sized creamy white head, nice lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, caramel and biscuit malt. Taste starts with light sweet caramel malty backbone, which is quickly predominted by fresh fruity acidity, while finish is very pleasant and gently bitter. Full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Extremely drinkable beer with lots of citrus...
crazymorton (19) - - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nuts, caramel, floral, resin, woody, amber, clear, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
473 ml can from Dan Murphy's. Rating from 09/05/14. Very enjoyable with a deep honey amber colour and a mouthful of flavour.
kremmin (4) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at DanMurphy's. Surprised score isn't much higher. Beautiful, drinkable, sessionable APA
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chad9976 (1126) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 16oz can into a tulip glass. There was a code of 0873 which I believe is a Julian code of March 28. It cost $3.50 ($0.22 per ounce).
Appearance: Dark, opaque brown (light, translucent orange in the light). Carbonation bubbles visible. Forms an average sized, ivory, frothy head which retains and laces well.
Smell: West Coast hops of citrus and candy, though mild overall. Some malty sweetness.
Taste: If you’re a new brewery you want a flagship beer that’s going to garner attention and I think The Bronx Brewery has started off on the right foot with their eponymous pale ale. The label describes it as a mixture of American, British and German malts and West Coast hops. You wouldn’t think these would pair well, but they do and surprisingly well at that.
The base malt flavor is quite European, reminiscent of a robust British pale ale or a German altbier. A mélange of toast, nuts, and biscuits lays the foundation for the palette. It’s not too strong, or cloying - just a nice balance of mild sweetness and earthy character. The hops come through quite prominently in the middle and impart a dry bitterness, but it’s nothing too high on the IBU scale (I assume). There’s a light confectionery sweetness on the finish and the aftertaste is fairly clean. Overall, a rather complex and well-balanced brew.
Drinkability: I had no trouble getting down my can of Bronx Pale Ale. In fact, I probably went through a bit too quickly. The mouthfeel is comfortable, rather soft, but still has noticeable carbonation energy. It’s easy to drink in sips or gulps and the hops don’t linger for too long (though I wouldn’t call this a refreshing beer). At 6.3% ABV it’s right where it should be in terms of body and weight and would stand up to a meal rather well. As tempting as it might be, I wouldn’t recommend sessioning this
Kurtos (95) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
473can. pours a very nice rich copper colour.
Aroma. one i can best describe as sweet citrus.
Taste. very hard for me to explain accurately, but very bitter with some slight caramel and nut undertones.
Overall. Quite a good beer, and another great example of an american pale ale.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very heavy looking ale. Dark amber with a huge tan head. Heavy hop and malt taste for a pale. Overall, quite nice.
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Similar flavour with a lasting bitterness.
Zoot07 (5) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man what a surprise this one was! I’m always on the look out for a reasonably priced APA, proper APA that is.
Poured a light amber, leaning toward reddish with a good head, not to much and smaller bubbles than most pale ale’s we get here, more like that of the American ones, which I like.
Not a lot of hops on the nose, enough to recognise the cascade and let you know there was probably a bit of dry hopping at some stage, I like the smell of the English malts though, just a personal preference of mine.
The malt is mostly caramel and a bit of toffee with a late, fairly smooth bitterness. The hops are there, I would have liked more but the balance of English malts and classic American hops is quite pleasant.
I bought this from the local Dan Murphy’s on the Gold Coast for 65 bucks a carton with 473 ml cans! Thats good value if you do the math, I worked it out to around 45 bucks a carton if you compare it to the local 330 ml bottles. Thats pretty good value for the closest thing to Epic Pale I can get here!
The ABV is a bit high but suits this beer well, the only issue is I can’t take more than one with me and still drive home.
I’m not sure if this is a different version but the specs on the can (I like a lot) are different from this site, SRM 20, IBU 50 on the can.
This is a solid beer for what is available here, and good value to boot! Unfortunately when I asked if this will be a regular beer at Dan Murphy’s the girls said no as it has not been selling very well.... Bummer!