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RATINGS: 631   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal. 2009 California State Fair – SILVER 2008 Colorado State Fair - GOLD 2006 California State Fair – 1st 2003 Real Ale Fest (Chicago) – BRONZE


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle: golden red to a,Ber. Slight haze. Medium froth. Malty lift. Some reduction. Esters. Roast. All grain and little hop. Light to medium sweetness. Bitter. Medium weight. Malty palate. Lacks complexity and balance. Medium length only. English style pale for California.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, minty, and spicy hops, pear esters and cracker, biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium to light body and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle. Light to moderate roasted grain for the malt, pine and grapefruit peel for the hops, light dough or the yeast, with a hint of brown sugar. Head is small, fizzy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy amber. Favor starts faintly sweet and lightly aicic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. palate is on the lighter side of medium, a bit slick with a lively carbonation. Nice smooth and well balanced American Pale Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Hazy golden yellow pour with a small dense white head. Lots of grapefruit, sweet mango, and orange in this. Juicy and delicious. Not bitter at all, just sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Pours orange with a slight haze and an off-white head. Aroma is mild citrus hops. Taste follows nose and includes a nice malt balance.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Had it out of a 22oz bottle. Poured a partly hazy orange hue, with a light beige head and uneven lacing. Taste is of light cascade hops with a smooth medium taste, and a malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22oz bottle. Great hop flavor and aroma. Well balanced with the malt. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5960) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
In short: A Textbook-generic citrusy American pale ale. Clean and refreshing. Good.
How: Tap at Pizzeria de Pirilo, San Juan, PR.
The look: Clear pale golden body topped by a small white head.
In long: The soft fruity-hoppy nose is typical citrusy hops, and American pale ale like we’ve all smelled a million times before. The light-medium malt backbone is honeyed fresh cereals, very smooth and bready. Flavors are mostly juicy-fruity, like fresh soft cereals swimming in fresh citrus fruits. Nothing new here, this is clean beer, slender body, hopped with moderation, designed to be consumed a six-pack at time without palate fatigue. My rating number 5600, another great milestone, I’m so glad ratebeer broke me of that awful doing sports addiction I used to have, I mean, what a waste of time that was!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gachupines (858) - USA - MAY 23, 2013
Amber with large white head. Aroma is grassy hops with a slight nuttiness. Flavor is lightly hoppy with notes of fresh cut grass. A slightly toasted malt finish is pleasant and it finishes slightly bitter. Really nice, easily drinkable pale ale. Great for spring or sessioning. Wife: 4.3

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Clear deep gold pour with a loose bubbly white head. Aroma of pale sweet bready grains with piney hops and a hint of citrus. Dry sweetish malts up front and through mid palate with a floral piney hops on the back end. Quick slightly bitter end. Decent, and very drinkable.


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