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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (5657) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 2006 bottle from The_Enemy, consumed on 6/8/06.
Deep orange-honey colored body is somewhat hazy, despite a careful pour. Plenty of sediment, bottle conditioned. Sweet. Tons of minute bubbles rise fiercely. Rocky, snow-white head is large, well-retained and laces very thoroughly.
Nose is a mix of Styrian Golding-like lilac notes and plenty of spicy lemon-grass notes. Just the barest hint of oranges and light grapefruit gives a slight edge. But the goldings continue to be quite juicy and up-front. Malt is very bare, with just a touch of honey graham crackers that are lightly sweet at best.
The flavor is near bone-dry, with plenty of lilac-notes and the hint of dry graham crackers seen in the nose. It adds complexity through lightly biscuity barley notes. Hop bitterness spreads forth from the initial surge of herbs and lemons (and lilacs) to really dry out the flavor (which is already quite dry), with very petal/plant-like bitterness (delicate), light lime rinds and a very lasting acid (light). Carbonation seems prickly, though not overdone. The prickliness really accentuates the hoppiness and keeps the pale malts from asserting themselves. No alcohol noted anywhere. Dry, but not watery or thin in the least. Insanely drinkable. As much as I love bone dry beers, it could benefit from a touch more honey softness and a little less acid.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
A mid-range pale ale. Great appearance, gold color, a little haze, and big, white, rocky head. Mild aroma with hops and an acidic character. The hop presence in the flavor is deeper, some citrus, and mild bitterness balanced by malt flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (5610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours yellow / orange with a small whitish head. The aroma has lightly toasted malt, light plastic, odd fruitiness and nectar fruit. Medium / light crisp body with sharp carbonation. The beer begins with lightly toasted malt, a bit of paper and cardboard along with earthy and tree-like hops. The finish seems a bit oxidized. There is no date on the bottle to know the age. This was good, but hopefully I’ll be able to have this fresher at some point and rerate it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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. There’s 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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2004
This brewery is quickly becoming one of my favorite "locals". Lightly hazed amber color with a rocky thick cream colored head. Crisp malt and light PNW hops profile. Light and somewhat spritzy body. Inital malt sweetness quickly snaped away by a hops bite. Light caramel malt flavors fight it out with pine needles jabbing the tongue. Nicely balanced. Initial hops finish, taken back by a mild malt linger. This rivals may out there in the APA department.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5534) - 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 I’ve tried.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5251) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
I thot I tasted this before, but no-here goes. Looks like a mild hefe in the glass. A mild piercing hoppy floral aroma. Leathery medium hop dull bite, seems like less than 5 abv. Yes, side back of throat bitter thing happening as the session continues. On style for an apa, but sometimes I think this brew is trying to run up to the pack of eye pah.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Golden color with a thin white head. Very hoppy aroma. Not much malt to balance out the hops in the taste. It is quite bitter and dry. Not the best pale ale, but certainly above average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4576) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2005
12 oz bottle. Giant clouds of gaseous yeast in permanent suspension throughout the amber body, topped by a thick white bubbly head...baked light fruits in teh nose, sweet and yeasty and atypical...juicy, pungent body, cinnamon-vanilla-caramel underlying the bright apricots and spicy hops...dry, just a tiny bit thin at the end, but excellent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (4115) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Golden orange hued beer when poured from the bottle with a thin white head and a nose of sweet grains and citrus hops. Initial apple fruitiness but most of the flavor is orange peel and grapefruit juice. Finish had a little metallic taste to it. Good with a sandwich.


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