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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pours a clear deep gold with a nice fluffy white head which fades to a thin film and nice lacing. Tons of citrusy hops- lot sof cascade, some lemon zest orange peel hoppiness, with a slightly harsh earthy metallic hint. Nice citrusy orange-creamsickle flavor with more earthy tones and very light sweet maltiness- moderate bittering in the end and a dry finish. Pretty solid APA. Thanks to my Secret Santa Winter 06 for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Draught sample at the brewery, mid-October 2006. Almost clear amber-gold with a smallish white slow-decaying head.....soft Cascade-y citric aroma, subtle orange and grapefruit existing mellowly with caramel, a bit of mineral salt and some floral hints.....mouthfeel is creamy at midpalate but grainy at front and finish, lots of citric acids, pine tar and resins, with a fairly sharp and quick finish, and again with the odd (but not unpleasant) saltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Tried it both on tap and in the bottle. This is for the bottle. Hazy pale yellow/orange. Big frothy head with irregular lacing. Big pine nose. Aroma is citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and pitch pine. Some body but little complexity of malts. It is what it says it is, no doubt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7135) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5100) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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