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Iron Hill Belgian Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A light-bodied Belgian-style ale with spicy and fruity aromas, and flavors of raisins, bananas, and chocolate.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2763) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2009
Copper color. Clear. No head. Aroma of spice and fruit. Flavor of spice, banana, raisin and a touch of chocolate. Not bad, but a bit thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
agl108 (785) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On draft at Iron Hill, West Chester. Served in a pint glass which immediately turned me off. Poured slightly hazy orange. Surprisingly thin and watery. Sweet, fruity, somewhat spicy but overall a very subdued tasting. Disappointing to say the least.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hercules (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
This is an excellent brew, and definitely one of my favorites. There are so many layers of flavor - it is like a party in your mouth. It is slightly bitter at first like a pale ale should be, but then gives you kicks of sweetness, caramel, and other subtle flavors that make it a joy to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Appears a hazy, light gold with a small white head that seems to fade out quickly. Little spots of lacing quickly slip back down the glass and into the collar. Smell is of honey, bubblegum, light caramel, light spice, mild bready yeast. Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a definite Belgian strain that is subtle and flavorful. Mouthfeel is light bodied, gently spiced, and smooth in the finish. Well done

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2008
This was a cloudy orange color...tough to evaluate in lighting conditions. My thoughs on this was that this was too weak of a beer for me. There was not much body to it, and the flavor was slightly lacking with an emphasis on the hops, which left a grass, lawnmower taste to the beer. I expected a lot more from this beer...I just did not get the fruitiness out if it. Maybe this could have benefitted from some more aging.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Copper gold in color with small off whitw head. The taste was like the aroma fruity and smooth. A medium bodied brew. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Draft at P-ville. Poured turbid deep coppery, going toward brown, with a lingering off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some fruit, and some bready spiciness. The taste was definitely Belgian inspired, with some spicy clovey, malty, and fruity notes intermingling with the crisp hop presence. It was very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Draft @ North Wales. Golden-amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is thick and bready with just a bit of hops in the nose. Flavor is full and pleasant - like taking a big bite of good pre-meal dark bread when you’re really hungry. Bits of rye and smooth grain in there too. The best part is that this is my post-meal beer and it beats out the Saison and Biere de Mars at North Wales. Surprising - and very good. My new favorite <5% abv beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale amber beer, thin white head. Aroma is fairly spicy, with a soft spicy rye character and light toasted malt. Crisp minerally aroma, a bit of banana, clove and a lovely bready malt character. Earthy hop flavour over a spicy malt and yeasty components. Great balance, refreshing spiciness set against pale Belgian malt and light rye/wheat spiciness. Light sulphury yeast component, noble/spicy hops. Lingering clove and banana. A beer I could drink all day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 15, 2007
On tap at the Blind Tiger in NYC. Poured an amber color, nice generous initial head, good lacing. A nice spicey (coriander? Not totally sure.), dry yeasty, bready aroma. Flavor was wheaty, dry yeasty, bready, phenolic spicing (pepper and coriander), a touch of fruitiness, and a darker malt flavor, more than caramel, short of chocolate, maybe some dark fruitiness, odd for the color, yet quite nice. Mouthfeel was hearty and full, finishing with carbonation and dryness, a very refreshing beer. If this is another North Wales IH production, man they sure can brew there!!!


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