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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Quite a huge head....which slowly dissipated leaving lacing. The aroma had a faint hint of hops but nothing noteworthy. Appearance is pretty much as normal for the style although a touch extra murky. There is an awkward pucking taste....like something chemical was added that shouldn’t be there. If this is what the brewer means by sharp bitterness, then I don’t care for it.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnbuck100 (237) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Purchased at bottle shop in Philly. Just now noticed that is was bottled in Nov of 2011, so 10 months old (bummer). However, this pale ale still has a nice dry crisp hoppy character with a unique spiciness that I found appealing. I would like to taste a freshly bottled brew of this. This would be a nice session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pretty solid pale ale. Bottle to glass. Nice crisp aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Pour is amber/gold with a nice moderate white head. Medium carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. This is a go to when I see it around. Another all around solid offering from CW.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (214) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear orange/gold in color with a thin white head that left some spotty lacing. Piney in aroma and taste. Dry, crisp, and bitter with just a hint of sweetness. A very hop forward APA... but I like it!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOne (211) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Pours medium gold, with a slight haze.Moderate white head. Aroma is mostly hops, with a slight citrus note. flavor is resin, citrus pith. Palate is quite dry, hop bitter is dominate, though a malt framework makes it smooth and drinkable. Crisp, refreshing. Good hot day thirst quencher. Nothing special.

1.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 23, 2006
This one confused me the aroma was hoppy ,classic american micro ale the beer itself was a rich gold with a nice tight white head.The taste is what really bugged me .Scorched malt ,not a hint of smokiness, not a tobbacco note it really tasted like burnt barley that comes from a scorched mash.I didnt like it much at all. I hope it was a mistake or my taste buds where out of order but this beer was horrible.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Crisp hoppy aroma. Floral. Deep golden color. Light carbonation. Thin, wispy head. The taste is a nice balance of hops and malt. Not as bitter as the label would lead you to believe. Balanced. Neither the malt or the hops is aggressive. A nice drinkable beer. Well made.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL which is located next to the Goose Island brewpub. The first one I opened was flat. The second one was not flat. Sort of a copper hue. Fruity hoppy beer. Notes of kid cereal. Good drinkability. Delectable treat.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laguerita (111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2008
not much of an aroma. a pretty mild and slightly fruity front finishes super bitter. refreshing and very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjkuck10 (66) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Hazy, golden yellow-orange apperance with a weak white head. Aroma is malt, sweetness, and some hopps with fruity undertones. Taste is fruity sweetness with minimal hopps, ends bitter.


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