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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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A special brew to commemorate American Beer Month, first brewed in 2004. “Firecracker Pale Ale” is a true American classic straw colored ale made with fresh North West Chinook hops. This is an easy drinking beer that still packs a punch. Pick up your pint to toast our favorite month of the year!


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1213) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2013
On tap at Tupelo Honey Cafe in Asheville. Light gold color, with a small, off-white head and great lacing. Aroma of honeysuckle, pine trees, light brown sugar, and white bread. The flavor is sweet, with a fairly strong bitterness. Medium body, chewy, and a little chalky. This is not a bad pale ale, but nothing memorable or special, and not very refreshing or quaffable. Meh.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (2071) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2014
16 oz draft pours golden with a white head . Aroma of malts, pine and dough. Taste is malts and light resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8416) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at the Chapel Hill brewpub. Homecoming! Pours a clear lighter gold. Webby white lacing. Neutral nose. Taste is almost nothing (?). Corn chips, paper, biscuit. Strange. Almost pilsner like maltiness. Inoffensive. Not on style whatsoever. Wrong malt and hop bill. Could be mistaken for pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pint at the brewery. I have no idea why this is rated so low. It’s not amazing by any stretch, but it’s solid, cleanly hoppy and quite sessionable. It leans on the toasty, fruity side with a sharp grassy, piney hop bite. The finish is appropriately bittersweet. Solid for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Orangey brown, thin white head. Toasty, piney aroma. Malty flavors up front, Bready and toasty. Nice hop finish. Pretty simple, really, and a nice dinner beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap. Clear pale amber pour with a thin white head. Scent is citrus, floral and earthy. Taste is bitter with pine, citrus and earthy notes. Good

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Light straw yellow color, minimal white head. Nose of doughy yeast and a touch of piney hops. To me, it tasted more like a pale lager that had been hopped like a light pale ale. It left a stale, sour taste in my mouth.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Growler. This beer just smelt like skunk period. And the taste wasn’t all that much better. 0 for 2 on Growlers from this place.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus herbs, grain, and grass. Flavor of hops (grass, citrus, herbs, some pine), light cracker, and caramel with a moderately bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8531) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Draft sample at the brewpub. Pours a clear pale amber color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus and earthy hops. Taste is bitter citrus and earthy hops with some resin. Medium bodied.


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