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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Golden pour with an off white head. Aroma is malty and pine. Tasty is malt with a dry aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pour a very clean orange/amber color with a solid frothy, white head on top. Aroma has a very inviting orange and light grapefruit citrus with some light pine presence at the tail end. Flavor has an overall solid bitterness but very well balanced by the light sweetness. Notes of grapefruit, orange, pine abound with a great light toasted malt note to compliment the continuing grapefruit acidity that follows the tasting. Mouthfeel is pretty lively with very fine carbonation providing a sharpness to the slight crispness felt in the body. Overall a fantastic example of an APA. Not overly bitter and really allows the flavors of the hops to shine. I honestly LOVE the grapefruit acidity tasted in this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Bright, golden body with a thick, fluffy white head. The aroma is pretty hoppy, but has a nice malty sweetness underneath. Citrus fruit, plants, caramel, grains, and malt. The body is exactly what you’d expect, average thickness to avoid being too filling. The flavors are good, though in consistent. At times I found it bitter, then sweet, and back to bitter. It really is interesting to see it go back and forth. The hops are used generously and offer good flavor. The malt base isn’t much to write home about, that’s rarely the reason I drink a hoppy beer. The malt has a definite purpose, but it is not the focus. Another well-crafted offering from Central Waters.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, apple, and light florals. Flavor is somewhat grassy with underlying notes of peach. Overall body is moderate and finishes with a fairly balanced bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Nice clear amber body with a soapy white head. Light but fresh flower/grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of resin. Flavor is good, but not that heavy. Its a bit piney with some orange and bread thrown in. The hops are there, just not special. Overall, its good, but again, not special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2009
Cloudy pale ale with a thick head. There’s a little bit of citrusy hops and a little bit of caramel in this one. Good bitter finish for a lighter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
An average type of pale ale. This one has cereal note in it. Light on the palate, with a clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Aroma is a little light but otherwise this is a solid APA. Good orange color with lots of bubbles and a solid head. Aroma is bread with some spicey citrus notes. Taste is mild toffee with some citrus. Nice bittering effect at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Yellow, orange color, small head very slight haze. Citrus hops, slight malt sweetness. Flavor fairly bitter for the style and the amount of hops flavor. Sweet finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2007
Got this one as part of the sampler at the brewpub in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Not particularly bitter for a pale, but pretty good beer. Dark yellow pour with a thin head, light nose of lemon and flowers, mild bitterness and hoppiness. Okay.


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