Monday, October 25, 2010

Penn Brewing Company Allegheny Pale Ale

I picked up a bottle of Pennsylvania Brewing Company Allegheny Pale Ale from Al's of Hampden as part of a mixed six-pack. The beer pours a copper color with a foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is faint but consists of pale malts and light hops. The taste is bitter with fresh hops and a light malty backbone that doesn't exert itself very much. Bits of pine, spruce, and lemon make their way through on the finish, and a dry after taste lingers. I couldn't locate the alcohol content online but would guess it be around 6.0% ABV. This pale ale definitely drinks a lot smoother than most pale ales, as it does not have an overwhelming hop presence that bites at the tongue. It is pretty smooth and probably won't satisfy most hop heads, but it still a decent drinking beer. However, one note: if you eat this beer with some sharp cheddar cheese, it really brings out the sour hop flavor.

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