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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2008
12 oz bottle pours a copper orange with a white thin and soapy head. Fruity hoppy nose. Tangerines, pale malts and a dominant cascade pine note. Lightly sweet malts and prickly carbonation. Pale caramel malts with lemon and a bitter piney finish. Slightly watery, but decent brew. A decent IPA/APA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear golden color with an average white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good cascade sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Hazy orangish pour with a thin white head that leaves all sorts of lacing. Smells hoppy, citrusy, and floral with some malt. Flavor is pretty bitter for a Pale ale, but pretty good nonetheless. It’s pretty close to an IPA. Great for hop heads.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2008
12oz bottle from Badbeer. Pours hazy amber with a thin, crisp white head. Smells nutty and slight citrusy hoppy with a some cereal malts in the background. Tastes nutty and citrusy hoppy, slight hop bitterness. Good malt presence as well. Medium body, good carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Aroma is orange, citrus, biscuit, and caramel malt. Some dankness is also present. Head is long-lasting, slighly gauzy and foam rings around the glass. Taste is crisp, slight sweetness, some biscuit, and citrus hops. Nothing is overdone in this beer, but it is well-balanced and quaffable. Finish is medium, in terms of not having a huge, overwhelming bitterness, but enough to know it is there and it is hoppy. Some biscuit dries out the finish, but still finishes with some left over gravity. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2008
got it at Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI. hazy, copper, excellent lacing, nose is a nice mixture of maltiness and citrus hops, very floral. flavor is initially slightly sweet quickly followed by a nice hoppiness....bit of earthiness to the hops in the finish. not bad at all.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pop the cap, and a wonderful blend of hop aromas presents itself even before I pour, strongly floral, citrusy, somewhat coniferous. Pours an apricot gold, hazy, with visibly suspended sediments. Moderate white head, leaves a nice lacing. Bitterness is present, but for most of each sip rounded out by sweet malts and even a little tartness. Comparisons to citrus, especially grapefruit and kumquat, are quite apt. Carbonation breaks over the tongue, with accompanying peppery sensations. Floral honey is also present. Only in the finish is bitterness the dominant lingering flavor, and here, it’s accompanied by a lingering warmth and something piercing and fresh, hints of pine and cardamom. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2008
The Dan Journal #233. Tasted 8/26/08. 12oz bottle. Hazy with a golden honey hue. Lacing white head. Hoppy aromas with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Sweet note. Medium bodied and bitter. Big palate. Pine and grapefruit hop characters. Mild effervescence. Bitter yet rounded palate. Solid with a hoppy finish. Gimme more!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2008
12oz bottle courtesy of xmarcnolanx. Pours a hazy honey amber with a half finger of white head and decent lacing. Nose is light citrus hops for the most part with some caramel. Taste is caramel malt upfront, mild grapefruit and some pine in the finish that lingers for a bit. Medium mouth feel. Not bad – thanks Marc.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours bright copper with a large frothy white head. The aroma has lots of delicious grapefruit, pine, floral and light tropical hops and some caramel malt int the background. Medium crisp body with some grainy feel and micro sharp carbonation. The flavor starts a bit thinner than expected with heavy hops on the spicy / piny side and very light malt. The finish is earthy and lightly peppery. Good IPA


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