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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Crisp hoppy aroma. Floral. Deep golden color. Light carbonation. Thin, wispy head. The taste is a nice balance of hops and malt. Not as bitter as the label would lead you to believe. Balanced. Neither the malt or the hops is aggressive. A nice drinkable beer. Well made.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Pours golden with average white head. Nice hop flavor with a light citrus flavor. Not much for aroma... ok.

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   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2007
12 once bottle shared with csbosox
Clear copper with a white head. The aroma is of earthy hops and biscuits or crackers. Same flavors. Medium body.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Deep, slightly hazy copper color with a nice white head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by hops with a bitter finish and hints of caramel and grape fruit.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalice (11) - Oneida, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Cloudy pale ale tastes like an IPA. Hops fade quickly to malt and caramel flavoe tones. Nice mouth feel. A well made brew with a slighly strange finish

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2009
nose of light resin. appearance is strictly blonde. flavor is of pine and well bittered for the style. excellent malt background comes to light late in the game. hard to distinguish such balance and still have good hop character in an APA, so many fail. palate is thin and nearly watery. overall hops are prevelant enough as described in the commercial description (addressing a gripe i have verbalized before) but palate seems to fail. still quite drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Reasonably tasty golden pale ale, with a decent floral hop nose and an average palate. The finish gives a sense of bitterness but the hops on the front side are very restrained. Not a West Coast pale ale, for sure, and that’s mostly a good thing.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow with a fair layer of white head. Aroma is mild bread and caramel. Flavor is a mix of salty and sweet with malty hop notes. Body is light with medium carbonation.


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