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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 58   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
It’s fitting this experimental pale ale was the first beer brewed at our Portland Pub. This XPA gets its bitter twist from Nugget, and Northern Brewer hops, then delivers a pronounced citrus kick from Cascade, Centennial and Citra hops. Consider this your next hop obsession.

Malt: Crystal
Hops: Nugget, Northern Brewer, Citra, Cascade, Centennial
192 Calories

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (62) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured a nice hazy orange from a bomber into a pint glass. Aroma was pine with some sweetness and a bit of citrus. Taste was better, with a great balance and more hop character than you’d expect with its 58 IBUs. A touch more carbonation than I would like, but that’s a minor quibble. This had just the right balance of flavor and easy-drinking quality for a hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a clear orange-copper into the glass, with a nice frothy tan head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of citrusy hops. Flavors are of citrus, biscuit, light caramel and peppering bitters which finish with a long, sustaining peppery pine note. The medium body and semi-active carbonation, alongside a substantial mouthfeel makes this a nice "transition brew", taking aspects from both pale ale and IPA contingencies. This is quite nice, and a very decent experimental offering. It provides a great quaff and has complexity for days. APA and IPA fans won’t be disappointed with this "experimental" release. Great job. Thoroughly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Clear dark yellow. Slightly sour/grapefruity smell. Tastes like accidental perfume in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Above average. Not as citrusy as the fresh squeezed or hop trip. Perhaps a nice segway from lighter beers to IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2179) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2016
$1.89 bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown. Pours clear red/amber with an inch of off-white head. Heft aroma of kool-ade as the cap comes off. A closer sniff and it’s bittersweet berry, citrus, sweat. Taste is a tingly bitter mouthful of citrus peel - some orange and grapefruit in there, as well as a bit of toasted malt. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - OCT 12, 2016
12 oz bottle. Aroma is light malt, a little hops. Amber color with off white head, pretty good hang time. Flavor has a little biscuit malt flavor, smooth hoppiness. Almost a little off flavor of some type? Med to full body. Overall, not a bad beer, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 11, 2016
Nice with a crisp yet round hop profile Very drinkable, over-the-plate pale ale 55 IBU, 5.9% alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ghostbeer (91) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 10, 2016
I got this on a close out. I really like it; several different types of hops going on that keeps it interesting especially as it get warmer in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, pale malts, light fruits. Flavor of light fruits, earthy hops, bitter hops. Fairly standard pale ale, tasty and well hopped. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Very nice pale ale. Combination of caramel mts combined with a lively spritzy hop bite. Will be a beer I’ll come back to in the future.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2016
On tap at the street party. Pours a copper with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has sweet grains, bread and grass with a hint of pine backing. Flavor has sweet grains, pine, light resin and grass with a hint of caramel underlying.

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