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 Iíve 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 Iíve had in a while.
Chad9976 (1025) - 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 youíre a new brewery you want a flagship beer thatís 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 wouldnít 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 mťlange of toast, nuts, and biscuits lays the foundation for the palette. Itís 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 itís nothing too high on the IBU scale (I assume). Thereís 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. Itís easy to drink in sips or gulps and the hops donít linger for too long (though I wouldnít call this a refreshing beer). At 6.3% ABV itís 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 wouldnít recommend sessioning this
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 (2230) - SkŲvde, 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.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Stags Head. pours amber with hoppy aromas of grapefruit and pine. tastes pretty malty and hoppy for a pale ale. its bready, earthy, citrus, caramel, and lightly bitter. pretty flavorful pale ale that iíve wanted to try for awhile
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear amber/golden - white head. Amber malts. Fruity. Grassy. Light medicine. Nice fruity hoppy. Citrus. Light candlewax.
tgncc (2508) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Rerate on 10/14/2013. Whole different experience. Very malt forward on aroma and flavor, caramel, toffee, some citrus. Citrusy finish. Medium in body. An APA thatís distinguishable from a IPA. And thatís a good thing. Fundamental difference might be that I just had this in a can, as opposed to draft.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at TR 307
Aroma: pleasant ,aromatic hop feel. Hint of honey. This one has sweets ide to it. Refreshing light approach.7+
Appearance: Nice amber with large frothy top. Ornamental lace. 4+.
Palate / Taste: Medium bodied. Frontal nutty elements. Sap , herbal hop on top. Clean pale ale feel.
DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Clear amber. Aroma of hops, pretty "green", with grass, marijuana and a bit of citrus. Pleasant hoppy flavor, very "green", with great refreshing bitterness with a bit of grapefruity and piney hints and a light malt sweetness. Medium-bodied. Very nice and quaffable.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Pours red to orange with a beige head, aroma of green tea, greenness, tomato in vinegar ;-), flavor of grapefruit, pomelo and melon, medium bodied