Bronx American Pale Ale

New York
United States
Bronx Brewery American Pale Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
30 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our flagship: a bold American pale ale with an English backbone.  Think driving a ’64 Mustang over London Bridge.  This is the beer we drink when hanging out after a hard day at the brewery.  

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
50
Hops: 
Centennial, Cascade
Malts: 
Muntons Maris Otter, Weyermann Caramunich I, Baird Crystal 70/80, Briess Vienna, Briess Victory, Briess Aromatic
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
30 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This APA opens with a smack in the face of grapefruit, pine and resin. Moderate caramel and heavily browned bread attempt to help support the intense hop aroma. As it warms, the alcohol becomes more apparent and – combined with the hops and caramel malt – the beer is reminiscent of orange marmalade.

The flavor is more malt-forward than the aroma would have suggested. Medium caramel and bready malt is balanced by a medium-high bitterness. The low-to-medium hop flavor has typical American flavors of orange and pinesap. The semi-dry finish allows the drinker another sip with notes of orange liqueur and biscuits lingering.  

APAs are tougher to perfect than one would suspect. The balance and intensity of both malt and hops needs to be just right. Bronx Brewery's version of this style comes across as an IPA with enhanced malt, hop, and alcohol for a typical pale ale, which makes it perfect for a rainy spring or fall day.