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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of of biscuit malts with some floral and pine hops. Caramel and biscuit malt flavors with moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bomber poured into glass. This is just a straight forward Pale Ale. Hoppy up front with a nice balance between the malts and hops. Not a life changing beer but a solid choice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (949) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a beautiful golden copper with a quickly attenuating half an inch off white head. Light, but sticky lacing around the glass’ edge. Wonderful bouquet of bold yet soft pine offset with a perfume of sweet grapefruit and mown grass. Thin, underwhelming mouthfeel. Grain-centered taste that is coated with a light hop dusting. A finish that disappears a little too quickly. Very clean and quite drinkable. Just not a great example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertL (3) - Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
Pours nicely with a big fluffy head. Aroma is very heavy. Taste has a very light malt and a small trace of citrusy hops overall it smells better than it tastes. I would drink then if offered but probably wouldn't purchase again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (909) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a light golden with fluffy white head. More biscuit malts than usual for a pale and citrus is only coming through mildly. taste with a slight bitterness. Nothing special but could happily have a few!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1294) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2013
22oz bomber poured out a yellow color with a white head...had a very nice pleasant aroma of citrus hops and mild malt background. some lacing on the side of the glass. dont remember when i got this so it might be a little old but the flavor was smooth hops and malt. even my buddy who is not a hop head liked this one. the citrus hops dont bite you it just rolled off the tongue. i thought it might be to old. fresh might be better dont know because i dont remember where i bought it. but it is very drinkable and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Backlog rating 11-30-2008. This beer poured a medium sized off-white fizzy, frothy head with poor retention, fast-rising carbonation, hazy body with some floaties, a fair amount of lacing, and a golden hue. The aroma is citrus hops, some pine, malty, and caramel. The flavor is malty, citrus hops, some pine, and caramel. The mouthfeel is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer has a nice flavor for the style and it was worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows soft sweet clean malt, faint grapefruit and pine. Very drinkable flavours, light sweet clean malt and a bit of spicy hops. Perhaps a bit too sweet. Could use more carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1161) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Medium amber brew with very thick and creamy head. Aroma of biscuit, floral and citrus hops. Rather subdued. Taste is light sweet malt, a little caramel, dry finish with citrus overtones. A little orange peel in the very finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2013
This is what a American Pale Ale is supposed to taste like. Lovely copper color with an awesome rich foam. Smells malty and sweet but with some background hops. Tastes great. Sweet caramel malt with a slight nuttiness. Hops are mellow but full enough and fresh. Rich and full for a APA but still exceptionally smooth. Great pale ale. Best that I’ve had in a long time.

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