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RATINGS: 264   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23355) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2014
Draft @ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, St Louis, MO. Pours a golden color with a creamy white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Clean light amber color with creamy head. The aroma offers a good amount of PNW hops, and very nice cereals; smooth and dry mouthfeel; the malt flavor is a bit grainy, the hops provide some citrus quality, and strong bitterness, possibly too much bitterness in the final.

Many years ago, when it was created, this would have been a top beer in the category; nowadays one would expect a different Pale Ale. But it’s still a very good beer, clean and well brewed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at Haven Gastropub. Light amber pour with a dense white head. Very floral aroma. Some grapefruit and orange zest, bread, and sweet caramel. The flavor has a really nice, juicy, red grapefruit character. Some orange, bread, and floral hops. Light grass, a mild bitterness, and some pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Amber, floral, a bit spicy hop nose with a slightly crackery malt character. Dry, slightly fruity like grapefruit soda sort of thing. Light body but refreshing and clean. Decent pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Deschutes Brewpub, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus and resinous hops, grass, floral notes, hazy and cereal. Flavour of floral hops, grass, and cereal malts. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange with a slight white head. Something of a floral/citrus/pitted fruit aroma. Med body. Flavor is a bit citrus with something like peach. It’s strikingly bitter with suggestions of flavors other than citrus. Brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13409) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lating ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest, earthiness and light pine.Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grapefruit zest and lighgt pine with a crisp dry moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2010
A golden ale with a thin white head. A strong butterscotch malt aroma, with light c-hops, treacle. In mouth, a smooth pale ale with sweet caramel, light c-hops, nice and smooth. On tap at Deschutes on NW11th, Sept. 5 2010.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
Draft - Citrus and perfumy light aroma. Gold with a thin head. Nice sweet and malty with a quick burst of citrus and bitterness. A very nice pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Piney hops and citrus in the nose, plus a bit of malt. Medium body with flavors of pale malt, citrus, hops and pine. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Decent all around.

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