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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium amber orange yellow colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, peachy, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peachy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110717]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40456) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2008 From bottle, no 27 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours golden orange and with lacing white head. Slight floral to fruity aroma. Flavour is floral hoppy and a very subdued sweetness. Finish holds the same floral notes lingering into the finish. Solid to nice.5-3-6-3-12=2.9

ZBF2008@RB table: 22 fl oz bomber. Pours clear orange with a lacing white head. Dry pine aroma. Flavour is much the same, slight soapy and with rather dry caramel malt base. Dry hoppy finish.6-3-7-3-13=3.2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2007
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with hoppy, grassy and fruity notes. The flavor is sweet malty with hoppy notes of grass. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Bottle. Clear golden coloured with an off white ehad. Sweet aroma of fruits, caramel, hops, pine needles and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruits, some eartth, caramel and slight grassy notes. Mild toffee as well, once it warms up a bit. Flavour is fruits, wood, yeast, mild earthy and grassy notes as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of KAggie97. Pours a clear, deep golden with a creamy and lacing, off-white head. Fresh, peachy aroma. Medium body with lightly sweet malts, but otherwise dominated by the fresh aroma hops. A pleasant and classic APA. 301107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2010
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clearpale amber huge firm creamy head. Restrained grapefruit aroma. Dry and crisp, fairly light bodied with fairly clean mouthfeel. Good piney bitterness. A well balanced drinkable beer with nice hop presence, but a bit too clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty fruity hoppy aroma. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a sweetish malty fruity hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Clear orange amber color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, brown bread dough. Taste is thin caramel, bitter finish. Plain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting, bottle, 7-3-6-3-13=32
Cloudy golden color. The aroma has on on bit of herbal and leafy hop. The flavor is weaker than expected, lacking of malt, only the good hop left, on on bit harsh; the final is very dry, astringent, on on bit yeasty.

2007-11-14, bottle, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy amber color, beautiful; creamy head. Very nice aroma, hoppy, a bit grassy, and fruity (oranges). The body is a bit thin to me, with caramel flavor and strong hopping, with a lot of hop oils. It ends on the dry side, long final. Good, refreshing.

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