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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
American pale ale was created by California craft brewers in the early 1980’s. It has a medium body with wonderful floral and citrus aromas and flavor. This beer is aggressively Hopped; had noticeable bitterness with hints of grapefruit and pine, resulting from liberal dry hopping with American hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 5, 2014
Look: pours a clear golden color. Nice thick head, hangs around a while Smell: slight bitterness aroma Taste: heavy malt flavor. Slight hops flavor to it, but not very strong. Feel: not heavy at all. Almost feels like a bud light or pbr. Overall: not a very hoppy APA. I was hoping to get more hops on either the nose or the taste. First drank: home 5/5/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
On Tap at Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery in Nashville TN. Blackstone’s APA is clear coppery colored pour with a smaill white head. The aroma is of crisp floral and just a bit of evergreen hops. Taste is a tasty blend of hops with a good amount of malt backbone. Body is medium full with a bit of a satiny texture. Finish is good bitters. A decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2014
It poured a clear copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of moderately toasted malts and hops. It had a medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. The taste was of medium bitter sweetness with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (6323) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
This one poured a bright orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of orangey and citrusy hops, and caramel. Flavor was prettty similar, malty, and I think maytbe a bit old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pretty basic pale that's been hopped up with spicy and citrus hop notes. Not bad for an APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Machinari_Diem (58) - - FEB 28, 2014
Brilliantly clear golden color. Thin head laces down the glass. Strong citrus American hop aromas with biscuity malt backbone Flavor is very strong citrusy hops. Slightly stale, resinous flavor. Oxidized. Originally rated low but returned points as stale hops and oxidation are usually one off characters in a brewery of this scale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle shared at RBWG 2014 Late Night tasting - Asheville. Decent offering. Some creamy citrus fruits, basic pale malts, pine needles, mild dough. Light bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with more light citrus notes. Tasty if a bit basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Libation Station. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of dank, resin, floral hops and mild caramel malt. The taste is sticky resin, citrus hops and sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 12oz ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, orange gold. Weak foam. Nose is raw honey, pine sol, chemical hops, mothballs, verbena. Taste is icky, chemical, floor cleaner. Mealy palate. Ick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle at RBWG. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of pine, light resin, light malt and touch of apple. Lighter medium body.

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