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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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With an appealing amber color, this brew has a perfect balance of caramel malt and spicy hop flavors. The Munich malt in this recipe lends a rich mouth feel, while generous additions of Pacific-Northwest hops complete the balance. Try a pint of Pale with the Salmon Gyros, Falafel or Alameda Dip.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/7/13. Bottle says 5%. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a dark copper color. The head is a dinky looking half finger white shade. It doesnít fade away to nothing in record time, but it certainly doesnít look impressive. A minor amount of lacing is left on the glass. One really has to pour aggressively to give any sort of decent head. S: Hm. This really smells like a English-style pale ale. Itís heavy on caramel, toffee, brown sugar, marzipan, and a touch of earthy hops. A combination of nuttiness and even chocolate appears after it warms up sufficiently. This is definitely miscategorized - but as a bitter, it works well. T: By gawd, smakawhat wasnít kidding when he said this was a bit chocolaty. Earthy, piny hops are the first flavors I note; after that, the malts take over. They have a very caramel-esque, vaguely sweet tone to them - and yes, thereís even some notes of chocolate, nuts, apples, and vanilla. What the hell is this? An ESB? Maybe a hoppy brown ale? Or a defanged Arrogant Bastard clone? I donít know at all. Iíll give it some credit - it drinks like itís bigger than 5%. But at the same token...it drinks like itís bigger than 5%. M: Both the nutty, chocolaty, and hoppy characteristics all conspire to give this a dry finish. Itís a rough kind of dry, though. It suffers from the typical pratfall of many beers with a prevalent crystal malt backbone - itís too coarse near the finish. The aforementioned coarseness doesnít fit the lingering syrupy buildup on the palate, either. I probably would have enjoyed this more if the mouthfeel didnít get in the way of the flavor profile. O: Not sure how itís called an APA here, this is very much English-style. Decent, just donít expect anything close to SNPA. Do expect to find it wearing Union Jack knickers should you ever decide to pull its pants down, though.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (95) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vaiz (4173) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2016
Can at a park. Aroma is spicy, grainy, fruity and a bit messy. Flavor is quite bitter, slightly metallic and with quite some carbonation. Messy yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6907) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
On tap at Tugboat. Hazy amber with a small white head. Fairly light with hops, caramel and some hay. The finish was medium bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3453) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
@ Tugboat 16-3-8: standard pale ale med ljusa toner av gršsig humle och smŚ citrustoner.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2973) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2016
0,355 l can amber, hazy, frothy, tan foam, caramel, cereal, citrus, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (22633) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2016
Canned at Monkís American Bar, Stockholm. Hazy amber, rich head. Fruity nose with tired citrus. Sweet with medium body and rounded, somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Sugar, paper, honey and caramel. Mid bitter finish. Basic, unpolished.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (708) - Compostela (Galiza), - DEC 29, 2015
330 mml can tasted on the 20/12/2015. Nice and hoppy flavour. Very fresh dry and hoppy taste. Next one please!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2299) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2015
Can 35,5cl / Lata 35,5cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, EspaŮa. A: Hazy amber / Ambar turbio. T/S: Malts, fruity, citrusy, slightly resinous / Malta, afrutado, citrico, ligeramente resinoso.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (2052) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body. The aroma is caramel, then barnyard and lemon. The taste is caramel sweetness, spice and lemon bitterness, a touch grassy. The texture is crisp. It has a strong spice and grass flavor, which could be off-putting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12228) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Can @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. A bit hazy dark orange color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, lightly resin. Taste malts, hops, lightly resin, nice to firm bitterness, hop bitter. Medium body, decent carbonation. Quite like it.


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