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RATINGS: 530   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1793) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12oz can. Golden pour with a decent head and a huge hop aroma. Big bold taste of citrus and pine yet somehow low on the alcohol side. One of the better brews on the south side of 5%. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2011
I like where we’re headed here. Toasty caramel biscuit and dry grassy hops. Clear pale bronze, tiny white head. Light spicy cedar notes, kissed with caramel, resurges with more dry cedar character in the finish. I think I could drink only this for a month and maintain happiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Can:   Clear fiery amber, lively carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Hoppy nose, very slight biscuit.   Earthy and grainy on first sip, a little musty/dusty and also a bit of mealiness.   Seems a bit more... organic than others.   And this isn’t organic either!   Seems like your average American Pale Ale to me.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   I suppose its chalked full of flavor, but the graininess and earthines are not what I enjoy.   Very minor citrus rind on the finish.   Meh... average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2011
20110206 12oz can from Wine World. Medium amber color with lofty, lasting, sticky beige head. Aroma is earthy and hoppy with some vegetal notes (celery, parsley), mild florals, mild pineapple. Body is pretty thin even for a lighter session ale (not that almost five percent is particularly light) but a nice change of pace from the typically sweet lighter ambers and APAs that I’d usually turn to for this kind of fix. Lingering leather and earthy bitterness with a kick of spruce and slight citrus acidity. Easily quaffed, and I like the intent even if the beer isn’t particularly inspiring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1419) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Can. Mine says 4.4% ABV. A clear copper pour with a nicely sized antique white head. A pungent aroma of grapefruits, pine, orange rinds, and some floral qualities. The smell is surprisingly strong given the relatively low level of alcohol. The palate is fairly thin and crisp. A touch of semi-sweet cereal grainy maltiness upfront in the taste. A decent amount of citrusy hoppiness at the tail end leaving a moderately bitter finish. Another solid sessionable brew from 21st. A big surprise considering the 4.4% ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
OTRihtnsgbt (28) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Great citrus hop aroma with some nice biscuity malt notes in the background. Fruity on the palate with a nice dry and bitter finish. Incredible session beer, love the 4.4% ABV with all that flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a golden amber color with a large foamy white head that faded quickly and produced good lacing. The aroma was faint tart vague fruits. The flavor was dry and bitter with a sour off notes and touches of vague fruits and nut. The finish was long, tangy, tart and citric. A bit thin in body. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a golden amber body with an off white head. Herbal body with soft grass and shrub notes. Light citrus, rather hoppy for a bitter. Nice session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 On tap at Rustico a few weeks back. Pours a nice golden apricot that was fairly light. Nice white head and some lacing as it went down. Smell is really nice strong citrus hops coming over just a tiny bit of underlying malt sweetness. Taste is similar and blew me away for a bitter. Incredible how much flavor has been packed into this uber-sessionable beer. Super hop flavor without too much accompanying bitterness. Mouthfeel really hits the spot in this regard, as there’s enough bitterness--and perhaps a bit more--than is needed to counteract the sweetness, and the hop flavors really jump out. This is one exceedingly drinkable brew. Hoppy, sessionable beers are right up among my favorites, and this one is near the top. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 09-29-2010

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9967) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a thin creamy head. Good head retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, apples and toasted malts. The taste is earthy hops, nuts, caramel and a floral hop finish. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Nice beer.

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