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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2004
Tap@Capitol City, DC. A fairly decent APA, some lychee and grapefruit. A bit honeyed/sappy, but finishes a quite dry, not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Deep yellow with a small clinging white head. Smells of fresh hops in the nose. This pale ale drinks more like an IPA, though. I think the malt could be beefed up a bit for a bit more balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeamusNeko (45) - Anacostia, Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2004
Setting: Served on tap in a pint glass. Appearance: Clear dark honey topped by a frothy and rocky whitish head. Bubbles are evident. Head dissipates to a small, but healthy, layer of foam after a few minutes and leaves all kinds of mad crazy lacing. Aroma: Refreshing snap of citric hops, but not overpowering. Mildly grassy and herby hops are evident as well, but in a more subtle manner. Flavor: Orange marmalade and bitter hops over some nice biscuity malt goodness. British style with the hop profile, but American in proportion. Palate: Nice and bracing, quite the palate cleanser. Overall: Very drinkable. Nice session beer, yet hearty enough to hold its own against blackened chicken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Very nice beer. This looks and tastes buttery. Very good hop.I'd bill it as an ESB. Generously uses Centennial is my guess. No head though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5100) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
(Draught) Fruity hops nose. Deep yellow with a thin, dissipating head. Strong cascade hops and tart finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Pale amber with a decent white head. Light citrus hop aroma with a little bit of a bready malt aroma. Flavor is noce, quick bitter hop bite followed by a maltiness that lingers in the back of the taste. The body is medium with a quick bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Butter toffee and kumquat aroma. Honey gold, fun skull logo. Sturdy hopping, citrusy. Very, very clean drinking, moderate lingering hops. Medium light sweetness. Brewed properly for the style and mass consumption.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
CAPITOL HILL: Sparkling clear, golden ale with a large, creamy, white head. Incredibly thick, creamy lacing. Lots of citrusy and piney hops in the aroma; grapefruit, lemon peel, juniper berries and jalapeno pepper. The flavor is bitter throughout with plenty of citrus fruit, caramel notes and just a whisper of mint. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Very lengthy, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5556) - 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.

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