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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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One of the first beers I brewed after moving out to California to begin my brewing education was a Pale Ale. This version is a true testament to the influences the Wild West had on my early brewing. My Pale Ale is loaded with US-grown Cascade, Crystal, and Columbus hops, so be sure to take a good sniff to enjoy their robust aromas before taking your first sip. Sensory Profile: An aromatic beer with notes of citrus, pine, a noticeable bitterness, and a touch of malty backbone to help balance it out. Food Pairing: Foods with a spicy kick are a great match, as the bitterness of the hops will help to cool the palate before your next bite. Mexican food and pizza are natural matches.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
odinstyr (587) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden orange with no head. Smells of citrus faintly - little aroma. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - spruce hops, bit of citrus, mild malt backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle, room 212, UWS. Brilliant orange gold with a fine and persistent white lid. Aroma of orange Smarties, mandarin jelly and juniper. Fresh and crisp with peppery juniper and slightly warming orange liqueur notes. Bitter finish with balancing husk and oily nut hints. Feels a little stronger than its paltry ABV. Pleasant post-run/ hangover refreshment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
[5186-20130405] 12floz bottle. Orange peel and heavy malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter leafy buttery hops flavour has a grainy citrus base. Medium body. Seems a little old but bottle is not. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle from Maro Bros. I think. Bottle is three weeks at this point. Aroma is a nice dark pine but also a good malt presence. Pours deep amber with a nice frothy sticky IPA head. Taste is initially pine resin but quickly fades to a warm blanket of malt. Unfortunately the combination of tastes ends up tasting like lemon dish soap. Seems well executed, I just didn’t like the way this one came together in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (2551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle via trade. Nose of biscuity malt kinda like dog food. Reminds me of fat tire. A light hop nose that isn’t much more than grassy. Taste is similar. Definitely seems to lean toward the specialty, Vienna, Munich type of malt taste. A little dusty. Hops seem to be a secondary and minor focus in the flavor. Only slightly bitter and just a bland grassy flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a slightly dark orange color. nose is earthy, malty, dark caramel like character, almost a stale note. Not much hop character to this, malty, mild astringency. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6673) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
1/6/14. Come on, Noles! 12oz bottle thanks to JBvatkeens! Dark lightly hazed orange pour with a nice khaki head that fades. Nice aroma, though not exactly what I was expecting. Nice floral hop aroma, but doesn’t seem old, seems to meld well with a touch of citrus and nice light caramel and pale malts. Nice flavor, not overtly hoppy or bitter, bit a nice crushable balance of hops and malt. I wasn’t really expecting to love this one, but I dig it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Amber, caramel color with a finger if whitish head. Decent aroma of subtle citrus, a little pine, herbal and biscuit notes. Taste is similar to the nose, but the hops are more subtle on the tongue and I get a lot more of the biscuit and malty characteristics. Pretty good pale ale, easy drinking and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3465) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
16 ounce sample on tap at New York SportsGrill in JFK Airport. The aroma is a bit spicy and metallic with light citrus character. Not much else happening in the nose of this. Transparent copper body with a very small, bubbly off-white head. Good lacing. Starts with some cracker-like malt flavors. Becomes a little musty with some light herbal hop flavors in the middle. Finishes dry with mild hop bitterness. Not so great. Could be an old keg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft from a random airport bar at JFK - rather happy to see a Captain Lawrence on draft actually. Pale orange, OK head. Aroma is grapefruit citrus and pine. Flavor is largely piney hops, a touch rough, with a balancing malt backbone. Sort of a standard, bit more aggressively hopped, pale ale. Not quite my favorite hop profile, but a well made brew.

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