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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1462) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (871) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
On tap at Speakeasy. Pours an amber color with a bit of head. Full hop flavor that dissipates quickly.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - NOV 19, 2013
On draft. Sparkly lacing. Faint aroma of citrus. Flavor is of citrus, roasted malts. Chewy mouth feel. Adequate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beezmon (12) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Easily drinkable. Greatpale ale. Tons of flavor mainly piney and citrusy notes on the nose. Not overally bitter. Great job drake

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Sampled at gabf. From my notes. golden pour with an off white head. mango and tropical fruit taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2013
on draft at far bar, this one is beautiful, very close to HF edward but just a little grainier and hops a little more restricted. I really liked this one a lot, drakes is quickly becoming a favorite.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle. Citrus and light malty sweetness. Dry bitterness throughout. Crisp finish with a sour aftertaste that does not belong. Overall not a bad APA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
This brew fell flat for me. I had it on tap and it was a bit too sour/grassy for my taste with no complexity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 16, 2013
Tap at Grand Cafe, SF. Light gold pour. Delicious tropical fruit on the nose - nice mango and passionfruit with a lime twist. Taste gives more mango, tangerine and lime - bit of pithy grapefruit and light pine resin. Hint of honeyed biscuit malt to balance. Nice crisp citric bitterness. Lingering light pine and citrus. First class APA.


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