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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
prettyham (27) - California, USA - APR 21, 2011
Huge hop aroma and very balanced brew. I love the aroma and just the right amount of bitterness. Great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fonini (37) - porto alegre, BRAZIL - JUN 14, 2015
thanks nathan. very dry and aromatic of this fresh beer. 2 weeks old. i need more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2006
(on-tap @ Cato’s) pint is a gorgeous bright-glowing amber with a slight head that sticks around as a heavy collar and and laces well. nose is pure clean hop juice - wonderful tangerine-like citrus notes mixed with pure northwest pine needles. flavor is again hops first, but the malt underpinning is quite pleasantly grainy, with a clean, lightly toasted charecter. the hop flavor is clear and well defined. alcohol is not apparent. very nice, clean, balanced beer - a very satisfying IPA (yeah yeah, I know they call it an APA).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4 ounce sample on tap at the Raley Field Brewfest. Wonderful aromatic hempy, catty hoppy simcoe nose. Some orange citrus notes are present. Me oh my, I do like myself some simcoe. Wonderfully quaffable. Transparent orange body with an off-white head. Starts with an onslaught of simcoe hops. Catty, hempy goodness. Becomes sticky and chewy with perhaps some caramel in the body. Finishes with more hops with some moderate spiciness followed by more catty flavors late. One dimensional, but that dimension is damn fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Six pack from Holiday Wine. This beer is great. More than regular IPAs, I can really taste a US pale ale underneath the late hops. So for me, it is a Pale Ale that just happens to have major things hoppening, rather than a beer with a large hop profile fully integrated. I can taste the mineral, watery more malty character of the base beer and the contrast is well done. The late hops are dry and almost vaporous. Finish is like a peachflower. Unreal. Such good work.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Very citrusy aroma, and long length. On the bitter side, but with good balance. Pretty in the glass.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, resin, pine, grapefruit, floral and very fresh. Flavor is quite fruity bitter hops, clean and very refreshing. Lovely pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Huge aroma of tangerine - methinks some amarillo run afoot. Light amber in color and a decent white head. Some sweet caramel malt is in play and holding hands with tangy and omnipresent lemon and orange hops. Incredible balance here and extremely quaffable. A top-shelf pale ale. Kudos to Rodger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eli723 (20) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Tap in my garage - one of the best fresh hopped American Pales. Pure white head that hangs on for most of the pint. Definite grapefruit aroma, floral hops up front, not too bitter at any point during drinking. Will be sad to see this keg emptied. What a delightful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Best Pale ale I have had to date, huge body and floral bright flavors balanced nicely. Could have a more diverse flavor but that’s being very very picky! Really good! - Enjoyed at MPCC in California

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