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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2010
medium gold pour with a thin white head. aroma is soft and fruity, slightly earthy. Sweet apple, apricot, Flavour is again very soft and malty with a slightly spicy hop character.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle pours hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity esters and pale grains. Flavor is grassy with a fairly assertive grassy hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1275) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 16, 2004
Pours a lighter reddish orange. No head. Aroma of malt, and light citrus hop notes. Flavor is strong and dominated by hops. Piney hops. Palate is thin overall. A decent brew.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Quite a huge head....which slowly dissipated leaving lacing. The aroma had a faint hint of hops but nothing noteworthy. Appearance is pretty much as normal for the style although a touch extra murky. There is an awkward pucking taste....like something chemical was added that shouldn’t be there. If this is what the brewer means by sharp bitterness, then I don’t care for it.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy amber, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing, minimal carbonation.   I have had this one for a while.   Wow, has a distinct fruitiness to the nose.   Almost like very soft peach.   While it has a soft hoppiness on the tongue, it does have this fruity background.   Not what I was expecting at all.   A little musty or barnish, I think thats from the age.   Somewhat falls off quickly, not much bitterness is there.   A very light Pale Ale with some unexpected fruity aspects.   Interesting.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Definitely not your West Coast style Pale Ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pretty solid pale ale. Bottle to glass. Nice crisp aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Pour is amber/gold with a nice moderate white head. Medium carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. This is a go to when I see it around. Another all around solid offering from CW.


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