lmb1958 (3) - USA - MAR 30, 2003 does not count
Great beer, especially since they started using the "hopback" vessel. My Brother brought from Cleveland brought some Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and we did a blind taste test. All three testers rated the Troegs a better beer. HighlanderOne (1330) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2001
This is the best pale ale I’ve ever had.
Excellent hop flavor, great color, body and mouthfeel. mk70 (64) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2008 Nose is fruity with citrus accents. Medium to small white head over the amber body. A nice blend of hops and fruit. The fruit balances out the bitterness from the hops. Very smooth pale ale on a hot day. Delicious. One of the most drinkable ales(for me) out there. I wish they’d expand distribution further out of the PA/NJ area to NY. urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 Update: There is this unbelievable softness to this beer, and yet it is able to retain real hop character and bitterness. This is the finest American Pale Ale. There is simply no doubt. Old: Loose, rocky head over light amber body. Graprefruit-apricot-pine nose. Lighter, clean, fruit-driven malt (not unlike Anchor Liberty), overtaken a bit sooner by hops, with a long citric bitter finish. Compare to SNPA or Liberty. Excellent. lmahony199 (52) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Real nice aroma, agressively hopped. Only availavle in PA, MD and VA.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 17, 2000
Aggresivley hopped beer with lasting impressions. One of my favorite American Pale Ales. Amber1 (32) - USA - MAY 2, 2002
Very floral aroma with hints of citrus. Much more American than English. Very aromatic with subtle malt flavors. Nicely balanced for a Pale
Ale. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Clear very light orange color. Two fingers of off-white head with decent retention and tons of lacing.
4.5 S: Very floral and herbal aroma, almost like a high-end soap. Biscuity malts. Very nice overall.
4.5 T: Herbal and citrus hop flavor. Biscuity malts again. Flavors are in a perfect balance.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Smooth and creamy. Very nice.
5.0 D: Awesome brew. Probably the best pale ale I’ve ever had. I could drink this all damn night.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-03-2009 05:41:13 Nucchemist (2) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
Very solid pale ale that has a distinct taste and aroma. Troegs always puts forth a great effort!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MarkSachon (1023) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Tap sampler at Troegs in Hershey, PA. Overall very pleasant, but the hop punch is overdone. Very crisp.