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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewFace (848) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6134) - Valdosta, 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 doesnít 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 wasnít really expecting to love this one, but I dig it!

3.4
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3351) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3347) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (474) - Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Really enjoyed this one. Bottle from Prospect Heights Beer Distributors. Poured amber with a medium head. Aroma was citrus hops. Flavor was more of the same, very fresh, and in balance with the malt backbone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pale, foggy orange in color with a thin, white head, it looks a little like urine with an infection. The nose is sweet and hoppy, with moderate caramel and balanced grain. Great nose! In the mouth itís thin and very wet, with a bright, almost citrusy flavor. Thin, bright, and highly sessionable. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, earthy, pine, and herbal hops with apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2207) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Decent Lacing S: Grainy Malts, Earthy, Biscuits, Mildly Floral T: Grainy Malts, Biscuits, Earthy Floral Hops M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, decent for a grainy malty pale ale with some bittering character and a cascade hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, melon, mango, and pineapple. Flavor of citrus, grass, caramel, dried apricot, and earthiness with a dry, bitter finish.


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