You would have thought that the Pensylvania Beer and Brewing Guide would have known the difference. But we found out that we really didn't. And that is unfortunate.
With some trepidation I opened a bottle of Troeg's Pale Ale, poured it into a glass, took the time to look at the color and bubbles and finally took a drink. I was expecting the typical hoppiness of a India Pale. I was wrong. I was drinking an American Pale Ale. And there is a huge difference.
India Pales have a huge hop back taste. That is what I don't like. I understand the bitterness because of the style, but it is not a favorite. Troehg's Pale Ale is, once again, and American Pale Ale. Clean, crisp, a perfect beer for nights out on the patio with friends. This is a mild beer with a clean, even taste. Everyone who is looking for an alternative to the yellow, fizzy commercial beers will love this beer.
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