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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This crisp, zesty American Pale is characterized by the sharp bitterness missing in many domestic pale ales. The clean finish and slight fruity notes help make our flagship brew a delightful treat.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Steve’s Mineral Point in Madison, WI. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Nice floral hop aroma with some faint resin and caramel. The taste is bitter herbal and floral hops, some apple notes and a toasty malt finish. Medium bodied. Nice pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity esters and pale grains. Flavor is grassy with a fairly assertive grassy hop finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2011
Pours slightly hazy orange with white head, aroma has notes of some caramel, pine, touch of oxidized hops with a touch of bread, earth. Taste is slight caramel, bread, with some grass and pine, finishing slightly bitter. Not bad, but a bit of off flavor ruins a good thing.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
12oz bottle drank from an Orval glass...A water clear pour of gold laced with copper. An equally watery white head rises and is gone right away...A gag me aroma that reminds me of budweiser with corn and grain and slightly less skunk than the King...The taste surprises as its not a watery skunk, its actually bursting with strong in your faces hops, the hops are strong and bitter but in a rote metallic way. Glad its not the aroma, but still doesn’t make it very good... The beer is very light but with an abrasive feel to it. This is nothing that I would drink again or recommend, a poor attempt of an apa.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
12 oz bottle from a recent trip up to Wisconsin. Pours a glowing golden orange pour, good haze, with a decent frothy bright white head that dies to a decent film, laces better than expected. A fiery sunset glow. Aromas are subtle touches of lemon cookies, crisp pale malts, bread, some grassy hops. Subtle, mellow, a touch soapy. Initial is mellow, light bodied. Gentle citrusy lemon, grass, moving into bread dough, pale malts, and faint toast. Touches of soap, the lemon grows a bit more as it warms with a light but refreshing hoppy quality. Overall, a bit bland for my liking. Finish is soapy, sweet pale malts, bread, touches of grass and mellow lemon. I guess it’s a by the book APA, with less hops than desirable. Clean and drinkable, it’s an ok APA. Lemon cookies, in particular Girl Scouts Lemonades, decent bitterness into the finish grows. A touch of cleaning product. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7003) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Basic, but a step above other pale ales. IT has a slight bit of hops, and an unannoying malt bill.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours a very nice deep gold with a hint of orange and a thin, foamy, white head. The nose has a spicy hop note, a bit of honey, grain, and light florals. The flavor has a nice biscuit malt note up front, then an aggressive almost grassy bitterness, and a nice, slightly bitter finish. I’d be a happy heron too if I was drinking this. Light body with soft carbonation leading to a medium finish. What we have here is a session brew! Definitely quaffable and pretty tasty too.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Light amber color with a fresh scent. Has a light crisp taste with a lingering bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear golden with a soapy white head, aroma is of sweet malt with some barnyard funk mixed in, the flavor has a slight hop kick and it has a light sweet finish, overall this one doesn’t really impress me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dekester1 (309) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Poured a nice deep golden amber with a modest head and lace that remained thoughout the drink. Aroma was mainly of malts with a slight hint of hoppy fruitiness. Taste started with malts and quickly slid into citrus tones with a moderate to heavy hop finish. Overall, this is very good quality but my rating may be slightly lower since I am not a big fan of heavy hops.


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