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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2183) - 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 (1060) - 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 (748) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Opaque amber, thin head. Floral, slightly soapy, herbal citrus hop aroma. Very hoppy with some plant like chlorophyll flavors. Nicely balanced bitterness. Good body. Long hoppy finish with a metallic note.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2008
pours a cloudy gold with a one finger fluffy off white head. aroma is hops and toasted malt with soap and orange peel. has a medium body with descent lacing and carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and more of a toasted malt comes out a bit more. there is also some nice pine in the aftertaste and the pine sticks to the tongue for a while. there is sediment floating around and has a somewhat creamy mouth-feel but also a bit flat on the palate. as it warms more of a toasted caramel malt comes out in the aroma and flavor. not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Big citrus smell and taste. Hoppy to the core of the beer, and then a big flowery finish. Still a good range of flavors: lemon, grapefruit, grass, potpourri, dry wood, oil. A moderate body gives the hops a distinct, long-lasting sharpness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2008
12oz bottle. Very cloudy orange with medium slowly diminishing head that laces well. Citrus & floral aroma. Strange floral aftertaste, did I just eat the bouquet of flowers? Long bitter finish with grapefruit or something like it. You wouldn’t think it by the name, but this beer is very hoppy… decent but not stellar.


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