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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 5.99%
Small Batch Full Bodied Ale with Heavy Hops and a Whisper of Citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a 1-2 finger, creamy, eggshell head that has decent retention. Aroma is citrus, light caramel, light fruit and a touch of biscuit. Flavor is bright citrus, caramel and toast, with a light melon-like fruitiness. Palate is fairly light bodied off dry and somewhat heavily carbonated. Nice, fresh citrus APA, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
on tap-offwhite-hazy/cloudy gold/amber. A-pine, some sweet lt/med malt. T-pine/resin hops with some bite, some sweet lt/med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap, poured into a shaker. The aroma is citrus and grassy. It pours a slightly hazy orange with a light, white head and small, thin bubbles. It doesnít really retain very well with only a thin ring and clear surface. It has a runny lace and leaves a clean glass. The taste is a good balance between medium bitter and medium sweet. Itís texture is oily with a medium fizzy carbonation and a medium body. The finish is dry with a clean, resin and light citrus peel finish. The resin quality sticks around in the aftertaste briefly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Growler. Nice head and cloudy. Similar appearance to most pale ales. Nice strong aroma. Flavor was a little disappointing considering how pleasant the aroma was. Not nearly as flavorful and hoppy as I expected (considering the previous reviews). Not horrible by any means, but not one of the better pale ales that Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6403) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Hand Bottled: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Bready and light pine aroma is somewhat weak. Pours a transparent orange with an insignificant white head that quickly becomes a soapy looking ring. Real light malt up front with a great pine hop finish. Very light caramel becomes noticeable as t warms. Aroma hurts the score a little, but obviousy it could have lost a little in the hand bottling process. Still a nice APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Courtesy of Pailhead. Very light hop aroma, muted in a sense. A little skunky. Initial flavor is sweet caramel malt, with a decent hop kcik at the end. Still has slight skunk character to it. Decent APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. The body was a slightly hazy medium orange. The aroma was soapy with orange soda. There was also grapefruit and banana peel. The taste had dry grapefruit rind with some toffee and grass. This is decent, but needs a little more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
This poured a slightly hazed orange-gold body with a thick white head. Nice lacing. The aroma begins with a light grapefruit and lemon zest smell followed quickly by a light sweet caramel. The flavor balances both elements well. The finish is a soft citric bitterness. Very sessionable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Tap at Bent River on Nov. 26, 2011. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Awesome citrus hop aroma and taste. Good balance. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Draft at a tasting event. From notes. Huge citrus and pine aromas and taste. Iím diggin this one.

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