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RATINGS: 374   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1975) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Pours a light-hazed, golden amber body, mildly effervescent, under a 3-finger cream-colored head which lasts. Big hop nose of lemon, pine and "new car smell". Well-balanced flavor, but leaning (as it should) towards the hops. Pine is prominent and bitter in flavor with resin and greenery, but a mild caramel sweetness keeps that in check. A dash of pepper shows late. Totally sessionable, dry and maybe a little thin on the palate, but otherwise nothing wrong with this baby! ~~~~~~~~ 12 oz. bottle courtesy of my old buddy Norm.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1495) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a lightly hazed orange color with a creamy, off white head. Aroma has a very pronounced cascade hops nose - light citric acidity, strong orange fruit, light sweetness from the caramel malt. Flavor starts off with a good does of smooth cascade hoppiness but transitions into a light maris otter/munich toasted malt kick to go along with the malt sweetness. Body is modest with a very low carbonation rate. Overall an okay brew but really not much different from other cascade hopped brews. Not bad, not unique but done up well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Really cloudy light brown/orange pour, short dense white head and lots of lacing. Lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, clean finish. Very pricey, resinous aroma. Flavor of strong nutty and Carmel malts, pine and a bit of tropical hops. Good nutty IPA but nothing to write home about.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is initially a dry pine with secondary notes of bread and is followed by the addition of juicy grapefruit and orange. It pours clear with an amber hue and a white soap head that has ok retention and moderate lace. The taste is a medium bitter front supported by a medium sweet tail. The oily beer is fuzzy with a medium body containing notes of pine, grapefruit, and bread crust. The finish is crisp pine with a bready character that then turns sweet tangerine. It’s clean with an aftertaste that has a bit of a cloying waxiness, but mostly pine notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmelon (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015 does not count
12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Mild hop aroma, hints of citrus. Appealing amber orange color. Next to no head. Lighly sweet and floral front end, followed by a long, progressively bitter (but not overly so for an American Pale Ale), finish. Heavy citrus notes throughout the tasting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (233) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Super citrus aroma smooth, very little malt. Flavor is not overly bitter, but very full without being sweet or heavy. Finish is slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (595) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Hazy yellow with a whispy white head. Fresh grassy citrus aroma. Medium bodied and smooth well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2022) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Golden orange pour with large bubbly white head and some stickiness. Based on the best by date, I believe this to be 3 months old. Lots of orange ans citrus in the aroma with some hints of minerals and nice malt undertones. Taste is some some bright citrus, mild bitterness, light caramel malts. I see borderline greatness with a fresher batch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew3366 (10) - - MAR 1, 2015
12 oz bottle, pours a dark slightly cloudy gold with minimal head. Subdued aroma of citrus and bready malt. Taste is pretty good, more juicy than bitter, with a touch of pepper and caramel malt. Pretty solid, and learning that Ale Asylum puts out some pretty good, consistent product. Love their Hefeweizen.....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Pours a cloudy olive amber with a decent head. Nose is slightly sweet, a bit alcohol. Flavor is sweet fruity and awesome. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (897) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Hazy light amber. Light caramel malt and earthy hops. Taste is buttery crackery malt and generous amount of spicy NW hops. Crisp and refreshing APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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