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RATINGS: 133   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 (836) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24603) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Canned (thanks MT). Hazy goldeny amber colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity, citrusy and mildly earthy and grassy notes. Flavour is honey, some sweet malts, mild bready notes as well as some floral and fruity notes.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
seehaferb23 (176) - - JUN 7, 2016
The approximate cost of this was $5 at NW Growlers located in Sherwood, Oregon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (9973) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2016
BŁchse: Orangey coloured, hazy, big beaten-egg-white-like head; dry citrussy nose with piney traces, even though dry, caramel is detectable, too; dryish bitter flavour with a well hidden sweetness, barely medium bodied, a certain tartness is detectable in the dry - again - bitter and citrussy finish. Not bad, but quite one-dimensionalÖ

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerelk (31) - AUSTRIA - JUN 2, 2016
From can; hazy orange color; medium bitterness and I would wish for more fruity aroma. Additionally a bit metallic taste. Eventhough decent drinkable pale ale

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrepintado (2539) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2016
33cl can. Color is dark orange to brown. Thin head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Flavour is malty, hops, resin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (528) - 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 (4184) - 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 (7227) - 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 (3502) - 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 (3017) - 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,


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