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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammatt (13) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a fluffly two finger head that fades to a cap leaving behind tons of lace. Hops galore is what can easily describe the taste. Tons of orange, citrus, and some chronic in there, no grain to speak of. Citrus and Pine hit the pallate first followed by the wonderful pine and resinous flavors of the hops. A bit of crystal malt sweetness comes in at the end to help bring the beer together. This may as well be an IPA, which is where my one complaint comes. With the huge hop aroma and aftertaste I’d like a bit more malt to balance the beer out. All together a very good hop forward beer, may as well be an American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (23) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
Clear golden color with low white head. Floral aromas from the dry hopping. Nice lightly bitter finish. Good drinkability. Well balanced. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (560) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Tal. Clear golden with white head. Aroma: fresh fruity hops, citrus, pine, smells fresh. Taste: fresh hippy bitterness, fruity, citrus, sessionable. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1175) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (240) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Very, very nice. Like their IPA, but not as hoppy. Very enjoyable and drinkable. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (556) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 14, 2014
Light orange colour, white head. Aroma of grapefruit, flowers, citrus. Taste is light sweet,light to medium bitter. Light body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Nice finish, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2014
Keg at the Library Alehouse, Santa Monica, 16/04/14. Clear pale golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose is orange pith, grass, toasted malt, light grapefruit, citrus fruit tang. Taste comprises dak hop tones, juicy citrics, orange pith, grapefruit, straw, toasty malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent enough APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Golden clear pour at Brit in San Jose. White sticky head. Yeast and lemon aroma. Lemon and tropical citrus taste. Love it. Flavor and hops perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3096) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
Sample at Original Gravity....pours clear golden with small non lasting top.All I got of this one was soap malt and some overshadowed piney hops. Thin bodied. Not loving the drake this time around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
On tap at Eureka’s Berkeley. Straw color. Hop nose. Light bitter. Lots of hop flavor. Medium to light body. Also some citrus and grass. Very good. Nice bridge between apa and ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Clear golden color, white head. Hoppy, caramel, citrus, bitter taste. Bitter, citrus, zest aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Fresh, hoppy, citrus scent.

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