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Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3953) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bought in Madison. Pine. Hops. Solid IPA all around and one that can easily compete with any Midwest IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (981) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2012 Floral, sweet malt, hay, grapefruit, and citrus aroma. Hazy Golden with thin white head and mild lacing. Grapefruit with mild sweet malt balance. Lasting medium bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
On tap at the brewery into a pint glass. Looks the way it should. Nice floral hop aroma. Soapy floral hops taste, a bit thin in feel, but a good bit of citric acid right before the mild malty finish with lingering hop acidity. The soapiness was pretty pervasive, and kept this from being a nicely delicate APA. Not as bitter as Sierra Nevada; could have compensated, but didn’t. Overall, pretty average beer. Enjoyable for a session back by the pool table.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1902) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Hops, hops, hops. Pretty intense, but something’s missing. Can’t put my finger on it. Rybra spilled plenty of it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2221) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Wow! This is just great beer!! Poured with a nice frothy foamy head and some lace. Hazy amber color. Very hoppy aroma with some malt and caramel in there. I don’t pick up on the citrus; but, I do get a real dry chewiness. Great mouth. Satisfying with a clean pleasant finish. Superb session beer. Having a draught of this at Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wis. USA

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2008
On tap at Angelic. Quite hoppy. Hops kind of seemed like chinook to me. Kinda of sprucy and rough. Body was a little thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2008
Bottle from Steve’s. Hazy amber body, white head with nice lacing. Nose is fruity hops, some spiciness, pineapple/banana juice & not quite enough toasted malt. Flavor is maltier than the nose suggests, dry toffee/caramel notes, a hint of cocoa. The hops are there but kind of wishy-washy. The bitterness is almost soapy as it lingers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2008
From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with smallish white head. Good retention all the way down. As expected, plenty of cascade hops in the nose--but not much else. First taste is all hops, followed by more hops. Not much going on underneath the hops, sorry to say. Kind of watery. I was hoping for more depth, I guess.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbuzz (752) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
I found this a little harsh. I still enjoyed the hoppyness and the grapruit citrus hit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2008
Can’t believe I had not rated this yet as this has been one of my go to beers since I moved here. Bottle. Pours hazy amber, thin off white head. Soapy and sweet citrus aroma, more like mango than grapefruit. Good balance in the flavor, nice citrus hop profile and nice caramel malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness, not over the top, but it is there. Nice, solid.


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