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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3451) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5827) - 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.

3
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (16286) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GT2 (9411) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle - Decent citrus with a malt backbone. Clear gold with a thin head. Dry and fruity with a bitter and sweet finish. Decent APA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hesselingj (3) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
Smell: typical IPA aroma with fruit and hops Appearance: orange and hazy Taste: fruity with light hops blended together. Consistent with an APA and potentially a solid session beer Palate: Relatively dry, typical lasting effect on the palate.


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