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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Pale amber in color and medium bodied, this pale ale is dominated by prominent hop flavors and aroma. We used two different hops, Centennial and a super alpha hop called Columbus, to give it bitterness and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
A descent pale ale; slightly soap-like flavor though. NIce deep orange in color with excellent white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Had this on tap at the brewery. Poured dark amber with smell and taste with a good amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weezfour (124) - Oradell, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2008
Love this beer. Strong clean crisp taste, really bites in with the hops. Nice and bitter if you are into that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppityHop (197) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2007
Nice coloring, big two finger head, and great lacing has this brew looking great. Flavors of malt are definitely in the background, as this clean tasting pale had a surprising bitterness that was much enjoyed. Mouthfeel and carbonation was pretty much spot-on. The bitterness is really where this pale ale shines, though. Reminds me of Starr Hill’s excellent (and similarly hopped) pale ale. Aroma was really the only place where this one lacked any. Dry hopping could really make this something special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2007
Sampler at the brewpub. Nice amber color with a caramel malt and citrusy hop aroma. Smooth caramel body balanced with a good hand of citrusy and slightly earthy/woody hops. Best of the ones I’ve tried here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3547) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Pint @ brewpub. Light amber color, with compete clarity. Smells of lagered fruitiness and lemon. Taste is slightly burnt malt, again lemon and bad earl grey tea. Again, a slightly lagered fruitiness in the aftertaste, weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Draft... GBOA ’06... Mostly clear golden ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Terrific retention. Sweet, perfumey aroma with some breadsy notes. Good, medium bitter flavor. Just short of full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, crisp, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Tap and Cask at the brewpub. Both were very nice, although very different. Tap is very clean lgith straw color, hoppy aroma of citrus, light pine and orange. Clean flavor with a very nice harsh bitterenss for the style. Cask is a bit smoother overall, and the malt comes through a bit more. Bitterness is toned down slightly as well. Very well made APA that has lots of hops and a surprising bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 on tap-pours a creamy to rocky, offwhite head that laces. Aroma was undetectable. Taste is malt, then hops with a slightly bitter hops finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2005
6.25.05 Garden State Brewfest. An APA that claims to be an IPA and isn’t really at all. The hops claimed to be there didn’t really show up as promised. Gabagool.

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