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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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We start with a mellow malt base to showcase the hops against a lightly grainy sweetness. Zeus, Centennial and Zythos hops are used in the boil and again in dry hopping to maximize hop aroma and flavor. The result is a superbly drinkable Pale Ale loaded with zest, pine, and a touch of citrus.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
I love gooooold.... Cloudy gold that is, small white cap and casky carbonation, ooh sneaky sexy mofos. Immediately pleasant and quaffably drinkable with a refreshing-slash-bracing palate of clean malt fruit sweetness and hop dryness, very solid Buffalo dudes. Herbal and grassy and yet not annoying. Also the cheapest thing on the menu, being very good besides an alternative to some beer you came in early for because it’s rare. Relax hombre. It’s all good. Also the aroma is fresh and pleasantly meadow sweet. I mean it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3800) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14

Aroma: The nose is clean and light hoppy, some grapefruit/citrus hops, and pale malts
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow-golden color with a thin head and scattered lace
Flavor: It is mid-sweet balanced by a clean bitterness, similar to the nose component-wise
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a clean mouthfeel, and a bit of dryness on the finish
Overall Impression: I found this to be a solid, though kind of light example of an APA. Wasn’t quite as good as the beers I remember from Community Beer Works at Tap in 2013.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Good Lacing S: Citrusy Notes (Lemons and Grapefruit), Floral, Mild Resin, Mildly Earthy T: Floral, Lemony, Grainy, Mild Resin M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Dry, Bitter Overall, a VERY borderline APA...light enough on the hops not to burn you out, very drinkable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1611) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
on tap at abw bruh! pours light golden hue with a light bubbling head that stays during the duration of the glass. nose of faint pine, good citrus. taste has these elements plus under notes of grain and resin. body is light, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at the Blue Monk last night after taking Kara and Andy to dinner at the Liberty Hound, they bought me a beer at the Blue Monk. They were of course out of the Evil Twin Imperial Stout that they are still advertizing on their website. This was good for it’s style. Plenty of hops in the aroma and in the flavor. Very light and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Growler at CGBD. Pours amber with a white head. Light sweet malts, fruity hops, and light citric notes. Fresh and pretty damn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pint at Blue Monk on 7/7/13. Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Malty nose with notes of lemon and biscuit. Malty flavor at first, turning to slight citrus and pine before a grassy and biscuity finish. Nice APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5970) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
My 4900th rating! Bottle [1L] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. It’s fitting that a Community Beer Works beer would be a milestone as I was an excited Kickstarter donor for them. I’m thrilled to be drinking their beer now. Pours a murky, deep yellow-gold with a large lasting fluffy white head. Aroma: Yeah, hops! Lots of resiny, citrusy and floral hops. Flavour is also quite hoppy -- catty, citrusy and resiny, and with a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. Very good stuff, well done fellas!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
A clean yellow ale with a white head. The aroma is hoppy mixed with an entire green garden, very fresh. The taste is clean and pure with a very robust amount of hops, perhaps a pale ale that drinks like an IPA. This is a really nice beer to drink everyday.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4635-20120802] Tap. Mild wet grains and cocoa powder aroma. Clear, bright orange brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Powdery grain malt flavour has a smooth yeasty finish. Medium body. Not a huge fan of the hops but still interesting. (7/3/7-/3/14) 3.4
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