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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap poured into a pint glass A: nice gold amber color, nice foamy 1 finger head with great retention, reduced to lacing cap that rings the glass S: neutral smell slight citrus and caramel T: nice pale pale, slight caramel well balanced with citrus. And very slight pine. M&d: very nice pale ale, good malt and bitterness. Well balanced, slight drying mouth. What a refreshing beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4895) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger frothy white head. The nose is just lightly hoppy with some light caramel and pale maltiness. The flavor is moderately bitter with some nice citrus and resiny qualities over a lightly sweet caramel malt base. Rather clean and crisp. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a nice lingering hoppiness. Rather nice straight forward APA, rather fresh and thirst quenching.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Tap. Cloudy light orange pour with a finger of white head. Citrus, malt, caramel, candy. Light to medium body with strong carbonation. Powdery, bitter sweet finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (580) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Brown orange in glass with one finger of white head. Fresh nose of sweet malts, caramel, and faint piney hops. A little soil. Light body. Crisp and dry, semi-bitter. Sticky pine hops. More candied malts. Cooked vegetables. Similar to English pales. A little one dimensional.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (634) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Tawny amber orange color. Small white head. Sweet caramel malt nose. Toasted malt flavor balanced by complex citrus hops. Slightly bitter and spicy with notes of toasted nuts and subtle pine. Deliciously balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with thin lacy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is resinous pine hops with a clean caramel malt backbone. Hops have fallen off on the taste, but I bet it was nice when truly fresh. Every beer I have had from this brewery is solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (68) - - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy light golden color. Looks awesome. Small head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet with mild hop character. Before I take a sip, I get a feeling this is well balanced. Taste confirms that with a beautiful balance for my taste. I’m not a hop head so this works for me. Malty and sweet up front and then hoppy aftertaste but again, it’s balanced. Great pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1130) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Draft at Plan B West Hartford. Pours a clear, light amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, some citrus, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, some pine hops, some light citrus, with a clean, piney, bitter finish. A nice APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2674) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap at Victory Lane in Berlin NJ. Pours a clear light amber with a thin head. Nice aroma of citrus and pine with a bit of fruit. The flavor is crisp and clean, nice balance between sweet and bitter. The finish is dry and refreshing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
beerbomb (191) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2014
my impression of this is an old school IPA-ish APA - tastes like most average IPAs/hopped up beer did before the recent hop boom -- aroma is roasty, with a little caramel, and some musty/earthy hops --- taste is predominantly earthy/bitter hops with some pine/mushroom dimension and slight citrus rind balanced by burnt toast and graininess with a bit of caramel....palate is dry and bitter - as far as comparison to modern ’west coast’ style APAs - I don’t see any - no funky dankness, big citrus, or tropical flavors - this is old school earthy/bitterness that’s just kinda one dimensional compared to whats found in this category these days...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from a trade with pineypower. Pours clear amber color with off white head. Grainy and floral aroma with some pine. Similar flavors.. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dean.


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