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RATINGS: 534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
An American session beer. Loaded with hop character and a malty presence, but lower in alcohol.
40 IBUs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Serving: Draft at Magnolias Beer Festival.
It pours a deep gold color with a small, white head. The nose is light with a bit of cracker and pale malt. The taste is bitter, but smooth. Akin to a west coast IPA with less malt and toned down a bit. Light in body with slightly lower than average carbonation and a medium bitter finish. I could drink a lot of this brew if it is priced right. I like the combination of drinkability, lower ABV, and good flavor. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barnaby (22) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Amazingly similar to la rulles estivale...which I found to be surprising. Just a bit more hoppy and less sweet. Really great stuff. On tap at 4th avenue pub in Brooklyn

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Tap at Grey Lodge. A nice representation of the style. Nothing over the top in this ordinary bitter, decent light copper color, good malt balance with the hops. Very easy drinking session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear amber with a rocky, beige head. Excellent retention and lace. Dry-hopped, citrus hops, orange peel, fresh biscuit. Taste is nice biscuity malt, caramel, nice fresh citrus hop bitterness. Could easily pass for a pale ale or even IPA. Really good- shows the power of low abv beers! Hurray!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at Pizza Paradiso Georgetown. Pours a transparent, bright orange with a thin, slightly creamy white head. The aroma was very inviting. Even my girlfriend knew it had been dry hopped. Smelled strongly of citrus, pine, surprisingly resinous for something that I knew would be low ABV. Flavor was sweet, biscuits, malts, light citrus. Finish is dry, bitter and clean. Very nice. I could drink a million of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Three 20oz pints of the during the USA vs Ghanaria game. I got it because it was the most AMERICAN thing on the menu. Of course with a name like this it was amazing.. probably one of the best bitters out there. Nice hop presence, ultra sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Tap at the beer authority.

Light pour, thin white head. Not much ESB character; rather more like a thin, minerally IPA. Pretty good; Id have been more impressed if Id realized it was 3.6%. I was thinking more like 5%. Ill have to revisit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Draft, served in a Nonic pint glass. I like to order bitter-style beers like this, though was surprised by the surprisingly non-bitter flavor. Not what I expected, I was thinking something more like the Rogue Brutal Bitter, but the 21st Amendment bitter was bland and somewhat boring by comparison. Not one that I want to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft. Off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some biscuit, orange, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light biscuit. Light-medium body, light acidity, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Gold with a slight haze and sticky white head. The aroma is nicely hoppy with a very pungent and fresh quality that borders on skunky in a good way, obviously not light-struck. Thee is also some subtle fruit character like peach and tangerine. The flavor has a simple base of bready malt with a light toast. Hop flavor dominates the profile with the same mix of sticky, pungent resin, and soft fruity character. Bitterness is form but soft and balances the dry malt character well. The body is impressive for such a small beer, pretty much medium in fullness. Supremely quaffable stuff on the whole, with the dry profile and generous but smooth hop flavors balancing very well. Definitely more impressive than the Opening Day IPA that I sampled after it. A true session IPA if you ask me.

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