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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Bad/old can. Weak smell. Taste was like paint thinner and just completely bad. Such a shame. Really wanna try this brewery preferably not from a year old + can :(

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Juicy hop flavor with a smooth, slightly bitter finish. Has a light palate, refreshing, and thirst quenching. I imagine I’ll be buying quite a few six packs of this during the summer. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4784) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Pours clear amber into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes to skim surface leaving no lacing. Bitter resin and caramel aromas. Crisp with sweet cookie upfront turning to thin bitter pine in the lasting hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2011
12oz can. Poured a clear golden amber color with one inch off white head that had nice retention and some lacing. Big citrus and piney hop aroma backed by some mild caramel malt. The taste is more piney and floral than the aroma, but there is still a noticeable citrus finish. The malt plays a secondary role. Bitterness is moderate yet firm. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2476) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Clear golden pour thin white head light sticky lacing .... nice hoppy citrusy/piney aroma smelled very good .... taste was more malty with a citrusy sweet hoppyness dry light bitter hop and malty finish .... the taste slides more to the malty side as it warms was light bodied and very sessionable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1487) - 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 it’s another good beer under 5% ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1996) - 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 (4525) - 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 (2009) - 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 BBQ’s

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1627) - 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 isn’t bad but kinda uninspired and largely hidden by the hoppiness. Mouthfeel starts sudsy but grows watery. Unfortunately, it doesn’t 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.


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