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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A classic American Pale Ale with well-pronounced fruity, floral and citrus-like American-varietal hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, medium body, low-medium maltiness and fruity-ester flavor. World Beer Championships Award: Silver Medal 2011


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Just not a great example of this style, thin and watery, no hop flavor or aroma, strictly sweet and slightly fruity malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2087) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Sampled at Destihl. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of cirtus hops and a nice malty backbone. The taste was similar to the aroma. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
On tap in a sampler glass at the brewpub in Normal while on my way to Dark Lord Day. Pours a clear gold orange with an off-white head with good lacing. Nose is caramel malts with a good dose of floral, citrus, and grassy hops. Smells really fresh. Medium body. Clean smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is really well balanced between the malts an the hops. The finish shows some tropical fruit and perfect bitterness. A really good APA. Far and away my favorite beer at this brewery. .

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Pours golden orange with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, spice, and malt. Taste is way hoppier than I had anticipated. Notes of caramel, citrus, spice, and a tad bit of pine. Had a nice malt backbone that didn’t overpower the hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4134) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at DeStihl, Filtered orange-tan, thin off-white head. A really nice session beer, refreshing, with a bold hop character. Spicy, peppery, grapefruit..lots of hop depth. A really great example of the style. Clean, toasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub in Champaign. Medium golden amber, lacy white head. Aroma is nice, lots of soft tropical fruit. Fruity hop character, light caramel malts, soundly bitter finish. Solid pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
csaso (1229) - Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
Tap - big foamy head, light amber color, big hop aroma, balanced flavor - not as much hops as you would expect from the aroma, but not bad nonetheless

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Normal, IL). Pours a nice glowing golden hue with a touch of orange glow. Lively carbonation with a touch of haze, frothy offwhite head dies to a decent layer and laces ok. Aromas are decent touches of florals and citrus, gentle grass and pale malts, bread. Simple with a decent fresh hop nose. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, preaching a light floral and lemony hop presence, decent bitterness moves into pale malts with touches of carmelization. Pale malts mix into a more sturdy decent citrusy and earthy hopping. Florals and grass. Growing decent hop fresh bitterness. Finish is lingering hop bitterness, growing over the malt feel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
draft... an ugly pale, murky gold with lots of copper, light tan head... light floral nose, but just not much going on... tastes too sweet, boring, not terrible, but blah

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draught at the Normal location. Pours cloudy orange with very little carbonation and a very small white head. The aroma is fruity hops, some wood, and buttery English-style malt. The flavor is over-ripened fruit, strong piney bitterness, honey and wood notes in the background. The finish is bitter and woody with a little bit of grapefruit and lemon.


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