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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Pale ale, dry, sharp hop bitterness, grassy, resinous and floral hops

timtaylr's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
timtaylr (16) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Big white head and banana aroma. Flavor has wintergreen notes with strong grapefruit taste from the hops. Not my favorite combination of flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Draft sample @ ThreeFires. Biscuity malt and fruity-citrusy hops aroma. Slightly hazed yellow with a moderate white head, creamy lacing. Creamy barley malt and grassy hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at trion clean golden pour with white head. Citrus and fruit aroma. Melon and citrus taste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
salvaticas (601) - - FEB 15, 2013
On tap. Mild, almost like a wheat beer. Similar in appearance to. A nice low key refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2013
... Bready earthy hop profile. Some pine, light citrus. Tastes like a pale. Not a terrible beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4024) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
On draught

Pours a pale golden color, very clear, with a big white head and good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is doughy and yeasty with some bright fruit, some melon and some raw grain. Hoppy smelling but not as much as maybe it could be given the flavor.

The flavor is very nicely bitter, plenty of citrus rind and fruit forward hops. Grassy tasting in a nice way, with plenty of floral bitterness. Very dry with only a touch of clean malt character. Not nearly as yeasty tasting as the aroma lets on. Very simple and very delicious.
Somewhere between a classic American Pale Ale and a Pale Dry West Coast IPA, gets the a lot of things about those two styles just right. Results on this one seem mixed, both on the site here and with folks Iíve spoken with locally. But I think this is right up my alley.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Cloudy light yellow-straw body, thin off-white head. Light grassy nose. Bitter body, grassy and herbal with spicy notes and just a touch of citrus peel. Like a pilsener crossed with a pale ale; dry, well-carbonated, and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ebone1988 (1414) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Aroma is light, hoppy, grapefruit and pine. Appearance light, orange/yellow with white head. Taste is sweet grapefruit, like a sugared grapefruit, light bitter finish. The mouthfeel is nice, soft carbonation and not sticky. Overall, a pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Stnadard pale ale here. Light, grassy, floral. Nto much bite, a very light beer and easy dirnker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Draft to pilsner at Bellís. Looks plod; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; lightly hopped some sweetness and a nice, dry finish. A good example of the style.

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