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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
40 IBUs


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1428) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Slight floral hops and biscuit malt characteristics in the aroma. Pours a clear amber with a full white head. Nice clean hop flavor in the beginning, with a very short finish. This is a very easy drinking beer, and I like the fact that itís another good beer under 5% ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1965) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2011
can: Pour is dark gold with a thick foamy white head. aroma is citrusy hop with a lighter caramel and biscuity maltiness. More lemony citrus hop in the flavour. slightly soapy at times. Clean pils/biscuity malt behind it. Very easy drinker.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4301) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
From a can this stuff looks darker than pale lager. Smell is a little heavy with a tad of sour citrus lemon olfactory. Tastes like so much more than 4.4 to me. Strong hops approaching IPA territory. Citrus notes of pine. Some creamy CO2, but below average. Yeah, shpould be rated as an IPA, the alky content must be wrong on this site. Finish is lingering hop bitters, yes it is, like many IPA or heavy APA. Would make your taste buds go numb if this is used as a session, heheh. Oh, now I see why it rates so high, this is a site full of IPA lovers and even tho this is way out of style, the big hops makes the IPA lovers go nuts on it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Can. Clear dark golden pour, plenty of lacing and a light fresh hop aroma. Flavor is vibrant orange hops, some sweet vanilla and finishes light and dry. Very good, would definitely buy some of this for BBQís

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1499) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours a transparent darkened amber, approximately tangelo, with a puffy white head that dissipates a bit quickly. Aroma is bright citrus hops with some lightly sweet caramel malt. A bit floral. Taste seems a tad off. The hop notes seem kinda soapy and mostly just provide bland bitterness with a touch of citrus. The malt flavor isnít bad but kinda uninspired and largely hidden by the hoppiness. Mouthfeel starts sudsy but grows watery. Unfortunately, it doesnít really drink bigger than its abv, which is my standard measure for lower abv beers. This just tastes like a weak APA, though not a bad one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pretty freaking good Pale, an excellent session. Plenty of taste for a low ABV. Pours honey gold with a few off white clings. Can smell it from ten feet away, it seems, with a lot of florals and a hint of caramel. Spicy and sweet, it wouldnít be a chore to drink this one all day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2011
12 oz can from Fred Meyer - Pretty hoppy for a pale ale. The strong floral hops aroma smacked me in the nose as soon as I opened the can...yes, can. Tastes a bit grainy, and itís a bit rough on the palate. Almost like there is still some grain in the beer. Not enough alcohol to cover up the imperfections. Itís still a nice beer, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4730) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Can. First sip before I noticed the ABV. Gold with a light head that leaves some sticky lacing. Strong hoppy nose with some background sweetness. Delicious sweet malt and hops. Like SNPA with a lower ABV and it is already in cans. A bit more of an aggressive hop finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Two different reviews here, first on tap @sierra. Really nice golden pour, white foamy head. Aromas of citrus and the bitter hops, not overwhelming, but enough to tell me this should be really bitter. Quite the opposite actually, right up front there is a huge amount of citrus, grapefruit to the face really goes from entry to mid easy. Finishes with a light bitter flavor that isnít sharp but rather complimentary. If this were any more bitter I think I would have not liked it as much. Out of the can I found alot of the flavors less potent, the bitterness wasnít prevelant, and the bright up front citrus was alot more meak. I found the variation in can vs tap to be similar in Monkís blood, where the tap has a bit more sour edge and the can was just smooth with little acidity. Either way a solid offering

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2011
medium yellow with large white head. nose of citrus of herbal hops. medium bitterness before a fair amount of toasted malt, likely munich or low crystal with a solid hop flavor, that is balanced by the malt presence. overall, a solid and balanced brew, a nice american hopped version of an english bitter, interesting


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