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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hybrid US/UK pale ale.
With an abundance of hops and a sweet caramel backbone, this is a true session beer. A grassy, nutty and flavourful malt body is balanced by citrusy hops and a touch of spice. Clocking in at 34IBU’s, this beer is just bitter enough to keep the hopheads coming back without being crushingly dry or astringent.

Note: Also available dry hopped as Augusta Ale Extra Hoppy (AAXH).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2274) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Fresh hop aroma. Crisp malt flavour. Hint of hop. Refreshing beer with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (365) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
473 ml can. Pours a clear yellow but with a suspended haze (hmmmm) and a large short-lived white head. Aroma is musty, some wood, grain, and a touch of spice. Tastes are dry grainy malt, slight hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is chalky with a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2613) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased at the LCBO on Rideau and King Edward (Ottawa) on January 5, 2013. Honey blonde, little head. Hoppy aroma of herbs, a metallic note. Taste of green herbs, menthol candy, slightly hoppy, bitterness of medicine! What the hell was that?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (478) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
carbinaded rusty orange 2 finger head. smells of citrus and hops and fruit. It taste of a fruity citrus earthy hope bit refreasing ale but has a heavy feeling and strong hop bit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (954) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
can. Poured clear amber-orange with a nice lacing white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel, crisp with a resiny finish. Toasty caramel malt with grapefruit citrus flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2012
Can @ Chriso. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity sweetish hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Plain golden orange with a moderate head. Malty and grassy aroma. Taste is subtly complex with a nice clean malty finish. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Can at Chriso Tasting, London. Thanks to Chris himself! Pours perfectly clear gold with a fine, white foam head. Lightly toasted pale malt nose with hints of dry pine and light orange. Light to medium sweet flavor with light bread, faint caramel, mild pine, orange citrus. Light to medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Faintly resinous to finish with more pale malts and light straw. Very decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (34339) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
47.3 cl can. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light herbal hoppy. Sweet caramelish. Breadish malty and light bitter. Ends dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3239) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
473 ml can from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. Comparison of first canned batch to second (I think...).

App.: Clear bright amber with a fair white head; the older can may be a tad darker? Aroma: Earthy, biscuity, a touch fruity, a little peppery and resinous, a hint of caramel, a bit dusty, minerals, not much difference between batches. Palate: Medium body, fine, slightly prickly effervescence. Flav.: Like the nose, an interesting blend of British earthiness with peppery notes, some resin, a touch of fruitiness, a little biscuit (maybe), a touch of caramel, maybe a little citrus too; dry with pretty good bitterness and a reasonably nice, slightly fruity and peppery finish.

The initial canned batch was said to be disappointing compared to earlier, draught-only batches. The company promised to make it right. I don’t detect much difference between the two, assuming I have two batches in glass.

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