mcarraway84 (1) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2011 does not count
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 (2209) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2013
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 (25) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
nuts, caramel, floral, resin, woody, amber, clear, frothy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, mkel07 (6239) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
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 (8) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
Can at DanMurphy's. Surprised score isn't much higher. Beautiful, drinkable, sessionable APA
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ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2013
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).
closey22 (2031) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2015
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
Hazy deep Amber with foamy rimming lacy beige head; aroma of Turkish delight that is rose and sugar; malt caramel softly blended with woody hoppiness in the flava; feels medium and silky flat; finishes mildly bitter with tangy malt notes and wood ganache (6029) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2017 16 oz can, and of course I’d consider 6.3% abv to be an IPA, not just a PA. Nose is piny, with some bread, huge doughy caramel. Very nice hop profile! Pours amber into the glass, evenly split between its red and oranges, with a dense and noisy beige head. Taste of light bitterness, actually pretty strong for a pale ale, maybe even medium in the absence of normal sweetness, as it’s pretty dry. Chewy caramel, some resin and very mild astringency, no real oily, some mild biscuity and nutty notes toward the finish, but no bread. Rye-like spice. Straightforward and sharp rather than the juice-bombs of modernest IPAs. Clean, light body but plenty of carbonation. This reminds me much more of earlier plans, like the classic SNPA, though updated with a little more severity and 10% more Lagunitas-like hopping. Very nice! [2014.01.24: 3.6]Kurtos (214) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
Can, this time named ’American Pale Ale’. Big citrus rind with a little pith in the nose, solidly orange and grapefruit, tangerine highlights, caramel, dough, resin. Pour clear fiery orange, some lighter ruby and wooden brown hints, head soapy beige. Taste strongly bitter but not extreme, with lots of rind, just a hint of dank amid the shorter herbal notes, but a strongly oily and hoppy fullish body, earthy caramel, medium resin, strong pine, perfumed, clean, quenching and perfectly crisp (i.e., not too aggressive). This really is a great one, intensely flavorful but strongly repeatable. [2017.02.22: 3.9]
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.