Beer 258/365 – Troeg’s Pale Ale

Troegs Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: Vecenie Beer – Millvale, PA

What makes this beer different: Very very bitter for a Pale Ale

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not, too bitter.

Grade: B-

7/24/2010: I drank this beer at a Pirates tailgate. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a die hard Pittsburgh sports fan, but I have all but given up on the Pirates. Actually I have been trying to avoid going to games completely as if me not going is really going to put a hurting on ownership’s pockets. The only reason I went to this game was because Steve Miller was playing a free concert afterward. But onto the tailgate, it was 97 degrees, and we were sitting on a black asphalt parking lot. I’m not exaggerating when I say this was by far the hottest I have ever ever been in my life. I just sat in my chair and didn’t move.

Usually I email myself notes on a beer through my blackberry as I’m drinking it, but it was way to hot for me to even move on this day. Therefore everything I am about to type is purely from memory. I can’t tell you what this beer smelled like because the air was so thick that nothing would penetrate the humidity. The flavor though was full of VERY bitter hops, with some pale malt in the background. It was well carbonated and relatively light which saved this beer a bit for me. Maybe I was just miserable from the heat, but this beer just didn’t do it for me.

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Beer 240/365 – Troeg’s Dream Weaver Wheat

Troegs Dreamweaver Wheat

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

ABV: 4.8%

Purchased at: Vecenie’s Distributing – Millvale PA

What makes this beer different: Not very hoppy at all for a Pale Wheat Ale, but very drinkable

Will I be drinking this again: Yes, bought a mix case.

Grade: B+

7/6/2010: Picked up a couple mix packs for the Lesnar vs. Carwin fight. Decided on a mix case of Troeg’s and Smuttynose. Pretty much everything but the Shoal’s Pale Ale and Sunshine Pils were gone by the end of the night. I had a 6 pack left of gumball head also, so I threw those into the mix. Needless to say that is what ran out first.

I had no idea Dream Weaver Wheat was an American Pale Wheat Ale when I first drank it. It hits me more as a hefe weizen for sure. The smell is tons of banana, and the flavor is much of the same, with a hint of clove. It also has a peppery kick to it as well. The mouthfeel is a bit light for the style, and well carbonated. But both of the aforementioned qualities are good things for a summer beer in my opinion.

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