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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The Palmbender Pale Ale has a sweet citrus aroma and a mellow hop bitterness. The addition of Grains of Paradise adds a subtly warm spice that is balanced by sweet caramel malt flavors and finished with hops from the Yakima Valley. The versatility of this pale ale makes this the ideal drinkable beer no matter which way the palm bends.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9364) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Draft... Hazy amber pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention leaves ridiculously thick lacework. The nose is a blend of fruity, perfumey and grainy notes. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with adequate carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet - more sweet than bitter. Fruity, moderately sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl. - Brass Tap - on tap. Dark copper pour, slight off white head, great lacing. Toe jam aroma. Syrupy flavor with nectarines, caramel not much citrus. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Fresh APA aroma -- caramel notes, clean brewed hops. Intense, clear amber with a huge, fluffy almond colored head. Toasted toffee sweetness, enough hops to be interesting without being oppressive. Citrus pith bitterness towards the end. Medium body, clean drinking, slippery mouthfeel. Holds carbonation well. Big Storm shows their skills again. On tap, Brass Tap, Tallahassee.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricyclist (802) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
One of the better offerings from big storm that I’ve had so far. Pours crisp clean honey light amber with light off white head. Nose is light but clean, hop forward and citrus with mild malt. Flavor is hop forward, clean with a sweet malt finish. Fruit notes that are lighter but I can’t quite place it. Not terrible overall

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1747) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A pretty decent pale ale, good for a warm summer day. Is drink it again. Not too hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6246) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Relatively plain, with pale malts, light fruity hops, and just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
Sampled on January 20, 2014. Part of a flight, draught, at Tarpon Tavern, Tarpon Springs, FL.
I wrote down 7% ABV from the list, not sure if that is correct.
Clear deep golden color, white to off-white head. Malty, grainy, caramel, citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, caramel, malty, hoppy scent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11175) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
@FBG Fest-on tap-lt tan-amber. A-caramel-lt/med malt, pine. T-caramel-lt/med malt, pine with some hop bite.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4515) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On draft at Big Storm. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some light caramel, some light sweetness, and some light citrus. Flavor follows: light caramel, some citrus notes, and some sweetness. Light in body and a nice 5% pale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3837) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
On draft at the Brass Tap for Tampa Bay Beer Week, poured a light golden orange color witb aromas of light citrus and malt. Flavors are a big malt backbone with lifht citrus and a sort of zippy aftertaste.


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