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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Hop lovers, this is the beer for you. Four different styles of American hops are artfully staggered against a sturdy malt backbone to create a unique, drinkable and balanced Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7119) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2013
355 ml bottle.
Pours a ruby orange colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet and heavy caramel, gooseberry bush and hay. Flavour of heavy sweet caramel, pungent floral hops, grapefruit, yeast and dried apricot. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Too musty, but has a nice hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Very nice copper color with a white head. Citrus and hop aromas, Flavors have tropical fruit, caramel and more hops. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2973) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from a beer of the month club. Pours a standard pale ale appearance. Aroma is no surprise, grapefruity with bready malts, a small damp rag note. Flavor is balanced PNW hops with tasteful sweet malts. Very stock, good but a little rough around the edges.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4660) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Heavily-fogged, the color of strong iced tea, off-white head. Standard US longneck, OK label. Fresh, dry hop aroma (is that an oxymoron?) Grapefruit juice, that’s all I’m getting - moderately sweet. Fairly mouthy, some minor, off, sulphury notes at the end in the middle of a starchy malt finish. Respectable. BOTM club selection. Thanks, Uncle Doug.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (1191) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
Clear amber with small white head. The aroma contains some piney and malty notes whilst the taste contains some more fruity ones together with piney hoppiness and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Very subtle nose - slight hint of mango and candy. Flavour is medium-bodied with steady bitterness and some strong fresh hop. It’s just a little uninspired is the only downside - fair to middling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Draft. Clear amber with a small white head, little retention. C-note hop aroma (pine sap / needles, pineapple rind, overripe mango), sourish-smelling amber malt, clean fermentation profile in the nose. Medium-light body, medium bitterness, mildly dry. Caramel malt, toasted grains, light sock sweat, maybe that’s the flavor profile of what smelled a little sour. Simple and average but nice enough to havens straight pale ale with no bells or whistles. Made for drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2013
12oz bottle from Country Fresh. Bottled 12/04/12. $1.89. Mostly clear amber color. Hazy with the large amount of chunky sediment. Thin, but kind of bubbly off-white head. Little lace. Medium body. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Very dry texture. More pronounced malt profile, caramel malt. Some musty earthy spicy hop. More bitter taste. Light sweet. Kind of spicy (from the hops) overall. Not a very smooth or well integrated pale ale.. Hoppy, yeah, but it’s just a big spicy hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9061) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at CGarvie tasting. It pours clear amber with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is earth, wood, varnish, faint orange and Irn Bru, The taste is earth, wood, light resin, spice, moderate bitterness, touch of citrus and metal with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. The flavour is quite muted. So-so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (844) - SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pine and malt aroma. Flavour is resin and pine hops with a considerable amount of caramel malt. The malt was more prominent than I was expecting but it is nicely balanced with the hops.

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