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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Mostly clear light gold pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel and bread, but mild. Balanced hops on taste. Very sessionable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6416) - Lansing, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle: † Hazy amber, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing, minimal carbonation. † I have had this one for a while. † Wow, has a distinct fruitiness to the nose. † Almost like very soft peach. † While it has a soft hoppiness on the tongue, it does have this fruity background. † Not what I was expecting at all. † A little musty or barnish, I think thats from the age. † Somewhat falls off quickly, not much bitterness is there. † A very light Pale Ale with some unexpected fruity aspects. † Interesting. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † Definitely not your West Coast style Pale Ale.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 31, 2004
Bottle: Hazy golden hue with lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of pineapple and noble bitter hops, orange rind, toasted bready malts, and an earthy yeast ester. The taste starts sharp and moderately bitter with a good balance of malt undertones. Mildly fruity and almost smoky at the end before another rush of bitters finishes it off. The feel is crisp and sharp with a metallic finish. An well made APA indeed and an improvement over the hefeweizen of theirs I just had. Quaffable and worth a try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a white head. The aroma is of caramel malt, light fruity, grass, light citric hops. The taste is sweet caramel malt, light citric hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, 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 itís a by the book APA, with less hops than desirable. Clean and drinkable, itís an ok APA. Lemon cookies, in particular Girl Scouts Lemonades, decent bitterness into the finish grows. A touch of cleaning product. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5541) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Very nice. Pours a pale amber body with a decent creamy head. Heavy lacework. It has an aroma of tart tangerines and orange zest. Thereís just enough sweet pale malt to balance out the flavor nicely, the citrus tastes dominating over all. Nice mildly bitter finish. A good session ale.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2007
Picked up a few from Trigs in Wausau, WI. Pours a orange copper color with a medium off white head. Some lacing on glass. Aroma is toasted grain with some scent of young apples. Taste of more hops than medium barley malt. A long dry citrus finish with some mid bitterness. A little drier than most pale ales Iíve tried.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2013
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-golden color with a small foamy off white head. The aroma was sour, tangy, faintly floral and had a light fruity hop presence. The flavor was bitter, tart and dry with moderate floral hops. Medium length dry floral hop finish. Medium body. Eh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5061) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is sweet grapefruit. This smells like an IPA more than there IPA actually does. Pours a transparent goldish-orange with a decent off-white head with fair retention. Okay lacing. Initial maltiness with some caramel followed by a light to below moderate citrus hop finish. Has a rather fruity taste to it as well. Very smooth and easy drinking. Light hop aftertaste.


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