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RATINGS: 146   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (3607) - 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 Iíll be able to have this fresher at some point and rerate it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Aroma is citrus, a hint of pine and malts. The flavor is citrus, slightly sweet malts and a dry finish.

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 doesnít 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Nose is floral hops. Taste is rich with crystal malts, though the hops jump out later on. Refreshing and light, packed with flavor. caramel and bitterness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3337) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3282) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Pours to a thick creamy, rocky, bubbly white head atop a hugely bubbly straw body. Excellent lacing. The aroma smells exactly like homemade strawberry fruit rollups (my mom has a dehydrator). I suppose itís really sweet grains and some kinda spicy hops (amarillo?). The aroma is VERY bright and crisp and strong. It also smells very good. The flavor is also like homemade strawberry fruit rollups. Very sweet with tons of concentrated fruits, sweet malts, fresh and crisp, pine. This is VERY good. Iím am startled by this beer. The palate is crisp, clean, medium mouthfeel. Holy crap! This is an APA?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2010
12oz bottle picked up at the Historic Casanova Liquors in Hudson, WI on my way back from Minneapolis. Pours a crystal clear, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, rocky, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky lacing. Aroma is lighter with some caramel and floral hops. A few citrus hints, grass, and touch of bread. Flavor is similar with more of a citrus-grass hoppiness. Light caramel and cereal maltiness with a fresh, crisp grassy hop bite. Citrus grows into the finish where this ends with a light-moderate, dry bitterness with some floral fruitiness. Medium length aftertaste following a light, smooth, crisp body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a refreshing pale ale. Easy drinking, lighter, crisp body with a balanced, pleasant, citrus-grass hop presence. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
12 oz bottle. Really hoppy and really sharp. Light gold with a rocky head. The only knock I have on this beer is the type of hop used. Some smokeines also detected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 23, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at the Festival in Onalasaka, Wisconsin. Jul bottled on notched on the label. The pour is a lightly hazed orange golden with a one inch light tan head. The aroma is dank, light orange citrus, floral and general dusty bitterness. The taste is a nice blend of dank floral herbal hops and toasted lightly sweet malt. Crisp clean taste. The palate is light to medium bodied, clean, with a slight mineral dry finish. Dank, bitter earthiness lingers nicely. Tasty one, I enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3052) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a foamy off-white head and nice lacings. Bitter with lots of hoppy grape fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Long bitter finish.


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