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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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We utilize two types of American hops in such a way that we put the flavor of these hops center stage and let their bitterness fade into the background. The hop-forward character of this Pale Ale shines through in the unique, tropical fruit flavor of two American hop varieties. Enjoy this offering with a fresh approach to how a Pale Ale expresses its inner hoppiness.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2012
Can. Poured a clear copper-orange color with a moderate, bubbly off-white head that faded to a bubbly layer and left some thick spots of lacing. Aroma of floral hops, along with some light pine and citrus fruit, and a strong caramel maltiness with a light mineral undertone. Smooth, lightly sweet entry with some soft pine and a light citrus bite transitions into a lightly dry, floral hoppiness paired with a faint toasted graininess that lingers into the lightly dry finish where it’s paired with some lightly sweet caramel. Low carbonation and light dryness contribute to the medium mouth feel. Overall, it’s decent, but doesn’t stand out in any area.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (13532) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
Can (from Systembolaget)
Hazy amber color, steady white head. Bready, ryeish aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Pale malty, slightly tart flavor. Cardboardish maltyness. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (6564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
35,5 cl can @ Wasaline. BBE 20.04.2015 (according to sticker). Aroma has strong gooseberry bush tones, bush leaves and grapefruit. Flavour has caramel, fruity hops, bush leaves and harsh herbal bitterness. Feel sour and infected.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4008) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2015
12 oz. can. Pour is clear orange-amber with a thin film of bubbles. Nose is earthy orange honey, toast and touches of green herb and resin. Flavors of toasted grain, orange marmalade, evergreen resin and green herb. Lingering finish has some melon and mint. Light-medium body has low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
andriesradu (549) - ROMANIA - APR 22, 2015
Pours deep orange with a moderate white head. Sweet aroma with notes of caramel, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate bitter with quite strong notes of herbal hops, some caramel. A bit to watery.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4383) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
(can, bb 20.01.) slightly opalescent golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and freshly printed newspapers, with a light hint of campfire embers, floral hops, peanuts and yeast. flavour is rather sweet, with lots of honeymelon, grainy pale malts and quite a bit of cardboard, a hint of dandelions and some more yeast in the light-bitter floral hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1393) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
Clear amber orange with a one-finger off-white head and moderate lace. Stale hoppiness countered by solid caramel sweetness. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2015
Light amber beer with a thin foamy eggshell head. Waxy nose of soap, resin, and perfume. The flavor is quite different than the smell with a decent hop blast up front with pine and subtle citrus, which gives way to a light caramel malt sweetness and then everything kind of ends. Very little finish here. Decent, not great.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RasmusOtt (1390) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of Faded hops, sweet caramel, malty sweetness and weak honey. Taste is bitter along with some sweeter notes. Bready toasted malts, grassy hops, weak citrus and sweet malts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - MAR 30, 2015
Can from Systembolaget somewhere in Stockholm. Slightly hazy golden with decent off white head. Grass and lime aroma. Sweet malty flavour with a lemon fruity bitterness in the finish. Mediocre.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Can from beer of the month club Pours hazy orange hue with a nice soapy white head and sparse lacing. Nose is really musty, slight tropical notes, dirty gym sock, earthy, never had a pale that smelled like this. Its not bad but not great either. Flavors are very earthy, piney slightly chalky, herbal, slight grapefruit. Some nice malt base here. I find these beers better than the average ratings. Maybe because i got them super fresh. I dunno. Nonetheless, a decent pale ale for the masses.


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