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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our American style pale ale is medium to full bodied with an assertive hop bitterness and aroma. The flavor and fragrance of American hops mush with a strong malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5096) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Orange colour-very clear with a thin dense white head. Aroma from hops-floral and citrusey-not too potent with some off-aromas. Medium-bodied; Spicey potent hop character and actually fairly balanced with malt. Aftertaste bittered from the hops-not overly so, however! Overall, a definately good APA representation, worth trying! I got this growler courtesy of my sister's fiance and sampled it on 28-November-2003.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
i liked this pale ale. Pale ales seem to freuqently be either hit or miss, i'd call this a hit minus. Wouldn't mind having again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Part of a sampler at the Baltimore locaton. Average beer. Tasted just like any other pale ale. Had a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (687) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2003
Tasted in Downtown DC. Light copper colour / dark golden colour. White head - sustained. Spicy / well hopped scent. Bitter / mega hopped flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6445) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
On tap at DC postal location: Copper hue with medium head and no lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Fruity hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine, some toasted malt sweetness is there. The taste is bitter with a piney undertone, lacks balance. Metallic finish, Watery and lively mouthfeel. Less than average APA, hoppy beers are okay, this one is not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2003
At the Baltimore location: Dark copper beer. Bit of the hop character here, but with that "metallic" edge common to American pales. Average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Clear amber-gold color. Caramel aroma with some bitter notes to it. Refreshing flavor with an aftertaste of tonic water. There's a hint of anise or licorice in there, too. It's different, but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12115) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 (9/6/06) Beers change. Nowhere is this more evident than in the case of a brewpub, where there’s really no commitment to consistency. Take this beer for instance, where 3.5 years since my last rating of it, either it’s undergone a complete transformation, or else the batch-to-batch variance is insane. Clear amber body topped by an off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, solid grapefruit, light caramel, pineapple. Light-medium body, crisp with light resin. (7/4/8/4/15)

(3/17/03) Clear amber body. Aroma is faint, mild sweet, malty. Taste is lightly roasted malts with some floral hops, finishing floral hoppy and roasty bitter. (5/3/6/3/12)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - OCT 13, 2002
This is and OK beer, nothing special. Not a typical Pale, a little too light. GABF 2002

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Not great, especially for the price. Has a fairly nice head, and the aroma is classic Pale Ale. But this is nothing to write home about.

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