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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Summer Pale Ale is our version of the iconic West Coast-style Pale Ale. Our brewerís decided this beer should be all about the hops. Therefore, we brew it without any crystal malt. In choosing to brew a beer this way, we are left to focus solely on the expressive nature of the hops they choose for this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (372) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 6, 2015
650 ml bottle. Golden yellow color excellent foam. Very fruity aroma, spicy and citrus sensitive. Taste: honey and fruit, moderate bitterness, citrus, a little bit of white wine, it is a pity that a few too old.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (904) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
On draft at Beer Market. Poured hazy orange.with thin head. Fairly subdued grass, tropical fruits. Solid summer APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SinH4 (966) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Tropical fruits, mango and passion fruit. Taste is tropical fruits again, moderate bitterness. A good modern light APA, just a hint too much cat piss though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (841) - - JUL 4, 2015
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus, floral hop and some piney hop notes. Pours hazy golden colored with a large, soapy white head with excellent retention and not much lacing. Starts with sweet tropical fruit flavors with some floral hops. Finishes very dry with grapefruit citrus flavor and acidity with a sharp bite of piney hop bitterness at the very end that lingers on the palate. Good, but tips the scales more toward IPA than a pale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1160) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a golden color with a white head. Hop, citrus, floral, biscuit aroma. Hop, mango, tangerine, peach, grapefruit, floral, grass and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus and hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1712) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bomber from Binnys in Highland Park. Orangey copper pour with a bit of an off-white head. Aroma has lemons, oranges, pine and tangy stone fruits. Taste is of hoppy citrus, tangy pine, some sweetness. Finishes more bitter than sweet, but nicely mixed. A solid offering. 14.1

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (306) - LATVIA - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma is pretty nice shampoo hop aroma. Taste is simple bitter, summer spa beer :) .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
bomber from Capitol Beer is Sacramento, CA. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is very much hop - going for citrus, pine and tropical fruits IMHO. Med + body. Flavor starts somewhat dank, moves on to citrus and fruits. Iím not sure a little more malt support would be a bad thing here, but clearly the hops are in charge. Hop burn from teeth through gullet. Yea!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, orange, resin, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately astringent. Simple citrus-resin hop nose, but itís clean. Good quaffing balance thatís just a touch too citric-acidic for my tastes, but still tasty. Very nice appearance and a pretty good mouthfeel too...less astringency would make it better, but itís otherwise fluffy and pleasant. A solid albeit unexciting rendition.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (4143) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 22, 2015
22 oz. bottle. It pours a lightly hazed orange color with a huge off white head. The aroma is pretty classic with lots of citrus fruit, orange, florals and mild notes of mango/pineapple tropicals. The flavor is pretty much the same. Big time citrus and floral hops, underlying sweet fruit and a strong bready malt backbone. It has a pretty substantial body without any caramel malts, which is nice. Strong floral, fruity bitter finish. A pretty good, yet standard version of the style.


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