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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
On tap at the Ale Asylum. Poured a clear medium golden with a ring of white head. Nose was very nice.. with bunches of pine and grapefruit zest.. sweet toffee behind it. Dry-hopping was evident in the flavor.. with a hefty dose of dry pine and citrus bitterness.. balance between that bitterness and the sweet core was not very pleasant.. herbal remnants at the finish. Bitter throughout on the palate and it never really felt good. Started out great but dropped off during the drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Draught at the brewery tasting room. Clear orange color with thin white head that left minimal lace on the glass. Aroma and flavor were very similar to the Ambergeddon, just much stronger grapefruity hops with mild hop bitterness. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Tap @ On Back In. Lightly hazed dark golden to light amber color with a moderate tight bubbled off-white head. Grapefruit and lightly toasted malt aromas in the forefront, with mild caramel and citrus along with just a hint of alcohol. I like the fact that they are calling this an APA vs. an IPA. The grain bill is much more appropriate for an APA, as most of the so called IPAs out there. Bold hops a mild malt base. Vary much a pure APA, which I must reward them for that. Yes, it is a hopshead brew, but it is an APA that is full of hops flavors and a mild bitter balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Trying again bottled thanks to phishpond. Thanks! A solid APA with lots of citrus character. On tap at the brewpub. The body was dark gold with a creamy slightly off white head. The big nose was full of grapefruit and toasted bread with some wood. The taste was strong with grapefruit and some bitter dry woodiness. There was very very smooth. Damn nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2006
So this was an interesting pale ale. It was hard to taste the hoppiness of it all due to an overpowering citrus taste. Would have like less of the sour and more of the hops, but not a bad beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gueuzefarts (6) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2006 does not count
(On tap @ the Angelic) Hopalicious indeed. Creamy head, beautiful deep amber body. Sweet aroma, but very bitter on impact! Even more bitter the way down--the aftertaste is crisp but bitter and grapefruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Tap @ Brewery. Dark golen body with off white head and decent lacing. This beer has a good citrus hop aroma and flavor. Some bitterness in the flavor. Leaves a mild citrus fruit aftertaste on palate. Good brew.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Clear amber body. Wonderful aroma - straight up ballin’ Cascades. Teh flavor dissapointingly features none of the flavor/aromatic hops just the bitter parts of the hop. Not much malt backing. Bonus points for the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2007 Pours to a brassy caramel colored body with a thin white head. The aroma is phenominal. Cascades galore. Sweet juicy lemons, limes, grapefruit, caramel. Wowzers. The flavor is quite smooth. Sweet juicy grapefruit and caramel. Not overly bitter. Rather, sweet and juicy. The palate is moderate in feel with a nice texture and decent carbonation. This is a really good APA. 9, 3, 8, 3, 16 = 3.9

Resampled at 10th Annual Mid*Winter Brewfest. Pours to a very murky unfiltered straw/caramel colored body with a nice creamy foamy white head. The flavor is in the style of a West Coast IPA all the way. Nectarines, lemons, grapefruit. Not bitter. Simply hoppy. The flavor is nicely balanced by the obvious unfiltered malt and yeast. The aroma is hoppy but quite toasty. Smells good but simply not very bright in the hops this time around. Smooth non resin or overly bitter palate. 7, 4, 8, 4, 16 = 3.9

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
The light body and big fruity qualities with lowish bitterness of this pale reminded me a lot of a Two Hearted. Wonderful citric hop and tropical fruit aroma; citric/piney hop flavors. Crisp malts. It’s nice to see some great new beers are being made in Madison!


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