RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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1.8
   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.


3.3
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2017
22 ounce bottle
A fairly average pale ale doesn't stand out except for the low price point. Given the option I'd probably grab a few more bombers of Berkshire stuff to sample the full range since they only cost about $4.99 each. Any more expensive though and it would probably become a pass.

Aroma / Appearance - A polished golden body glows under the thin veneer. Lemons, Rtiz crackers, and orange polish bind together a run of the mill pale ale.

Flavor / Palate - Mild pine, Pledge furniture polish, and base malts fade into place after a few sips. After established a so-so foothold they then fade into a clean unremarkable finish. Nothing stands out as a glaring flaw but by the same token there's nothing to set this apart from any other by the numbers pale ale.

2.2
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2017
A middling pale ale. A little stale, light sweetness. Definite more by its light caramelly malt body. Tried for the first time back in 2010.

3.6
gripweed57 (2871) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy brassy gold color. Small white head. Fruity malt nose. Soft semisweet toasted malt flavor hints at orange peel and honey. Very fruity and refreshing.

2.2
tapefuzz (827) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Draught. Pours clear yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is yeast, corn, cereal and dull lemon. Taste is yeast, lemon-ish citrus (not really sweet but still lacking the sharpness or tartness of lemon), and bread. Very yeasty and somewhat astringent finish. Light body. Average carbonation. Watery, crisp mouthfeel.

2.6
Slipstream (2703) - USA - MAY 7, 2017
Fairly bland, typical brew. Pretty sweet, might have corn or rice in it. Light on the hops, with a light, nutty taste. Eh.

1.3
BarrelCaptain11 (2) - - NOV 25, 2016 does not count
Similar to a euro lager but not in a good way. Bland taste, off-putting smell. Would not recommend

2.9
Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2016
22oz bottle 11/101/6 (Kappy’s-Medford)-38° in Shaker-Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same with a bit of dryness and not much hops. This light bodied brew is not very hoppy or tasty.

2
IndianaRed (5039) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle dull hazy light amber. Brief of white head quickly fading to a thin skin. Moderate toasted malt flavors. Some bitterness but not really hoppy. Late metallic bite. Not very good.

2.3
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

1.5
hivemind (922) - 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.


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