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Palomino Pale Ale is our interpretation of an American style Pale Ale. We brew this beer using only the finest American barley and hops and add even more hops as it ages to give it a great balanced citrusy taste and aroma. This beer is sure to please anyone who enjoys the refreshing taste of American hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
On tap at the brewery, this beer had a nice balance between hops and malt and was tasty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
22oz bottle. Hazy, medium yellow pour with a small white head. Smells kind of fruity and a little tart and funky. Flavor is kind of bland, slightly hoppy, but barely noticable. Pretty average pale ale, might have to re-rate in the future, not sure if this is an off bottle or not.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Golden amber with a fizzy white head. Good strong orange and grapefruit aroma and taste with notes of malt and grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Bottle from Del Cerro Liquors. Hue is a cloudy pale orange with minimal white head. Nose is grainy malts with light floral/grassy hops. Flavor is bread and cereal grain-like malts with moderate hop bitterness and floral/earthy flavors, finishes slightly bitter. Overall, a fairly standard example of a pale ale, easy drinking and balanced but no standout qualities here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at some place in Chino Hills. Color was a creamy, orange to amber; was in a frozen glass which was lame, so I let it warm up a tad. Flavor was more malt, caramel and fruit, than hops. Some floral hopping. Aroma was similar, with a more pronounced fruity presence. Just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Taster – Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton, CA
This was one hell of a beer. Strong hops aroma and flavor this was near a NW IPA flavor. This was a wonderful beer. Great malt build I really liked this beer, The hops where just right. WOW

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Clear amber with a eggshell white head. Mild floral hop aroma. Medium body. Decent bready pale malt flavor is lightly sweet. Nice floral hop taste to finish. Not that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
This one was surprising - I kind of expected it to be hoppier than it was. The head brewer was explaining that they had a tough time getting hops this year - was the lower hop presence a result? Very drinkable, but not a beer I’d recommend for a hop head. Metallic bitterness, and almost an undesirable finish. Subtle malty flavor on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 Re-rate. Tastes a couple of other APAs and realized I needed to change this rating.

This American Pale Ale pours a medium brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and sweet, with a touch of fruitiness. A medium to light bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are kind of mild, sort floral, citrusy and earthy. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. The hop profile is very weak for a Pale Ale. It’s a tasty amber or altbier but a little mild for an APA. I mean there is hardly any hops at all. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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