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Friday, October 29th 2009

Phoenix Pale Ale
(Sly Fox Brewing Company)

One of SIX beers that Sly Fox currently cans. Phoenix Pale Ale is taking on the big boys in the PA canned beer market and doing quite well. Quite a beautiful looking can with some colors that almost match the beer inside perfectly!

From the Sly Fox site:

"A bold American Pale Ale brewed with Pale and Crystal malts and hopped with Centennial and Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest. Copper in color, medium-bodied and spicy."

Here we go...

Pour - Dark amber in color, definitely not a pale looking pale ale. Head is big and fluffy. To think, this came out of a can!

Aroma - Some caramel, a little sour and musty along with a grainy sort of smell.

Taste - Bittersweet would be the way I would it. Its sort of like the bitter hops and sweet malt blend together extremely well and produce a beer that has the flavor of brown sugar and honey combined with a subtle citrus taste. Its not "hoppy" per se, but its also not an amber ale...but it's close.

Overall - Very drinkable and non-offensive. It isn't going blow your mind but after two you'll realize its nice that beer comes in six packs.

Note -  Sly Fox runs two brewpubs and has a production brewery. They currently can and bottle their beers, produce a ton of great draft only options, come out with some great Belgian-style ales and are the only folks we know that put on a goat race every year  - with the winner getting to be the namesake for that year's Maibock release. 

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Phoenix Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Brewery: Sly Fox Brewing Company
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: Pale and Crystal
Hops: Centennial and Cascade
ABV: 5.1%
IBUs: 40
Date: October 29th, 2009

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Labels: Pale Ales