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An American Pale Ale. For batch number 1500, Josh & Brian decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable by keeping the alcohol level down. Turns out everyone liked it so much, that it is now brewed year-round. Loads of Simcoe and Amarillo hops are blended in the fermenter, just after fermentation has finished, to impart a huge aroma of pine and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5599) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Blueprint Tap Room in SF, February 2014. (my first one from this brewery) A bit hazy dark golden with a medium head. Quite hoppy and fresh with grapefruit, grass and light malt. The finish was dry and fairly bitter. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Classic West Coast pale, yet, with way more oomph than normal. I absolutely love this pale and would drink it non-stop if I could get it all the time in my hood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sitzds (318) - - JAN 3, 2014
On tap at Rock &Brews, El Segundo, poured into shaker. Appearance is clear golden-orange with a short white head that hangs around and leaves some rings of lace on the glass. Aroma is hop-forward showcasing the citrus rind, pine, and orange/grapefruit juice character of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Some crackery malt notes are there if you seek them out. Taste is medium bitterness that is contrasted by a dry malt taste. Not a lot of sweetness. Medium body, crisp, average carbonation, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2440) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Poured out of a 12 ounce bottle. My first beer for 2014. The aroma is filled with bready/biscuit malt character, citrus and pine hops. The flavor is bready, pine, citrus, herbal hop character. Dry and easy drinking, solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 Tap at mikkeller bar SF. Grapefruit and blood orange driven pale. Citrus fruits exploding on the nose. Holy shit this is amazing. Blood orange bitterness holds beautifully with a toffee biscuit malt backing. Fruit bowl like bitterness just clings constantly. Fucking Great pale one of the best I’ve had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1639) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle at Fisherman’s Warf, San Francisco, pours a rusty color with a small head. Nose is fresh peaches and full of flavor . Taste is deep citrus and well balanced. Finish is dry and ends on the sweet fruity citrus notes. A very nice drinkable APA . Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1565) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottled at Bistro Boudin on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Dwarf. Pours an orange gold with a white head and sweet aroma of tropical fuits and citrus. Taste is bitter sweet, nice citrus, hops, tropical fruits, pine, and underlying toasty caramel with a bitter, dry finish. Nice, very drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1111) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Speakeasy. Pours an amber color with a bit of head. Full hop flavor that dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (524) - - NOV 19, 2013
On draft. Sparkly lacing. Faint aroma of citrus. Flavor is of citrus, roasted malts. Chewy mouth feel. Adequate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8470) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour out of bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, grass, hints of spice in there with a touch of bitter orange peel, lots of caramel, toffee, slight earthy tones. Taste is a mix of grass, pine, slight spice notes into caramel, toffee, hints of earth, slight orange, grapefruit come through, finishing fairly bitter. Good but not great.

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