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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1813) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Honey colored with a medium sized white head. Light spicy hop aroma with some light grains. Lightly bitter flavor, slightly flowery, some light pine and citrus. Overall, nice but a midline pale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2006
Central Waters managed to make this rather pedestrian style quite palatable. Cloudy amber body under a thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma was of bread dough, citrus/pine hops, lots of malt, caramel. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Some sweetness to the taste, well-balanced, malt and hops. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle thanks to a mysterious stranger! Lightish amber colored. Decent off-white head. Citrus aroma with little hints of malt. Light-medium bodied. Nice mixing of malt and hop with the hops slowly overcoming the malt in the finish. Really pleasant beer and would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2004
Slightly hazy amber body, short-lived white head. Bread and some bitter hops in the aroma, overall it's subdued. Subtle caramel and bready malt with a refreshingly bitter hop flavor. I was initially taken aback by the flavor, thinking the beer was bad or poorly produced. That's not the case, as the flavor's just different that most other hoppy beers I've had (just like the comm. description states). The hops have a nice piney, earthy, musty character. Dry, piney finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Pours orange amber with a small white head, traces of it last throughout. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is sweet to bitter. Sticky mouthfeel. Overall this is a decent APA, nice balance of bitters and sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Drat at Baggataway, Pours amber with tan head and great lace. Notes of toffee, light roasted malt, some hop aromas and flavor - grass, pine, light citrus. Decent hop bitterness on the finish but not enough hop flavor for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2005
Clean hop dominated aroma, medium malt hop balance in the taste, nicely blended, high carbonation gives it a harsh mouthfeel, taste gets a little thin at the end. Still a high quality brew thatI wish would be distributed down by Milwaukee

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1540) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Very pale amber with fluffy white head. Aroma of light caramel candy and herbal/vegetal hops. Flavor is solid pine and, to a much lesser extent, citrus-like hop bitterness. Very little malt coming through. Finishes with residual citrus and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2004
Draught Hill Top - Stevens Point, WI: slightly hazed amber with a thin white head that leaves thin icing on the sides of the pint glass. Piney hop aroma that is just right for a good APA. Flavour is well rounded with a solid malt bill, good hop presence and a lingering bitterness, all delivered on a well carbonated and lively palate. An above average pale, from a previously unknown brewery to me, time to try some more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is about average andd a decent amount of lacing is left. 3.0 S: Grainy and lightly bready malts. Some toastiness and light neutral malt sweetness. Barely perceptible earthy hoppiness. 3.0 T: Tastes like the nose. Mainly grainy with some breadiness. Toasty with a moderate sweetness and light earthy hops. 3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Perhaps a touch too much carbonation. Neither very creamy nor crisp. 3.0 D: Not bad, but screams average throughout. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-10-2012 02:06:58


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