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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3251) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pras (420) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1497) - 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 it’s thin and very wet, with a bright, almost citrusy flavor. Thin, bright, and highly sessionable. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (1957) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (539) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Pours a clear golden amber a large off white slowly fading head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, caramel malt with some grass and grain notes. Taste same as aroma with mild hops bitterness. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, some grass and grain notes, fruity with floral citrus hops, has slightly tangy citrus aftertaste on the end. Overall a pretty solid brew for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3191) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
355 ml bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma fresh and grassy, newly cut lawn, faint caramel. Taste is light, fresh, grassy, malt with a grass long finish

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - SEP 28, 2013
On draft at Half King. Thin-to-no aroma. Thin hop flavor ends with some tartness. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s house, courtesy of BlackIPA. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange appearance with a white head. Chewy yeasty, a touch fruity, grassy, light cardboard aroma. Somewhat oxidized, papery, chewy bland malty, herbal flavor. Probably a bit too old.

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