TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
D. L. Geary Brewing is a big part of making Portland, ME so special. Geary’s brews British beer styles, and uses the distinctive, earthy, buttery, yeast strain called ringwood. Ringwood works exceptionally well in pale ale, and Geary’s Pale Ale is one of the finest on the market today. It is a tradition of mine to visit Dimillo’s Floating Restaurant which sits on Casco Bay, have a twin lobster dinner, and wash it down with glass upon glass of Geary’s Pale Ale.
Geary’s Pale Ale pours to a bright amber color, with a nice white head, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is just full of vibrant hop aromas paired with earthy ringwood yeast aroma. The palate is firm and crisp, a rock solid pale malt backbone. Very nice body on this beer, it is a touch buttery from the ringwood yeast. This beer finishes with a long, dry, bitter hop bit that lingers on the tongue. This is a fantastic pale ale, one of my all time favorites. This beer goes exceptionally well with shell fish, especially lobster. The hop bitterness is the perfect foil to the rich, sweet, lobster meat.
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière de type pale ale de 4.5% d’alcool, étonnante, belle découverte, ressemble presque à une IPA, bien houblonné, dégusté sur la plage de Kennebunk.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent english style pale ale. Smooth, easy to drink with just the right hop presence. Great beer with bbq.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat malty but had a clean, crisp feel with nice appearance. Has a distinctive apple aftertaste as many pales do. I had heard this was good and I was not disappointed at all. Nice artwork as well on bottle.
lcashdol99 (3) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2001 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It normally takes me a while to finish
off a beer. I take my time enjoying
each sip, this beer however I have trouble
pacing myself. Its quite good.
deanand199 (2) - Oakdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
friejose (24) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and sharp, yet very easy to drink and enjoyable. Great with food or by itself.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is clear light amber with a tight bubbled, tannish head about two fingers high. Smells of light bread grain, biscuity, with a nice citrusy hop cleansing in the back, faint malt as well. Taste is super strange but damn good, has a orangey citrus, very crisp and clean with a twinge of hop that drys nicely and has just the right amount of malt backing to balance it out. Feel is light to medium bodied with a tart and sweet tingle on the tongue then dries from hops.
This is a good pale ale and would drink this any Ol' time.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle
Beer is light amber, clear with little head. Light carbonation and head dissipates quickly.
Hoppy aromas with hint of apple. Light malt aroma and spices I can’t discern.
Taste is bitter and hoppy. Hints of sour apple. Lightly malty with hints of lemon as well. Medium bodied with light hoppy aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable but flavorful as well. Very well balanced. The best pale ale brewed in Maine and my local go-to brew. Goes anywhere with anything.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m sure others will bash this brew for the reasons I liked it so well. Found it to be dark, crisp, and hopped lightly, with a nice dry, balanced aftertaste that was not overpowering. This is one of my favorites as far as pales go.