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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a airly clear pale golden yellow, nose is moderate with hops, hints of citrus and floral. Taste is pretty dry, hint of residual sweetness, very light in body, and a nice finish of PNW hops. A really flavorful pale ale. Very impressed with drakes lately.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9379) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at the Hotel in San Diego. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, grapes, hay, citrus, floral notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, milky notes, biscuits, some grape fruit. Decent but not top class.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deekyn (1034) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
A - pours golden honey with one finger white head and sticky lacing. S - dank musty wet hops. Some resin, soap, and and caramel malts. M - medium body with high carb. Dry end. T - simple. Soapy, lightly resiny hops, pine, grapefruit zest, and crackery and caramel malts. O - simple, a little bland an muddled. 2.9

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6025) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle:   This is one of those grainy wet and musty hopped up Pales that aren’t very bright, sweet, or hoppy.   Seems a bit dank and dull.   Overall a very stale Pale Ale.   Meh... snoozer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4083) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1466) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sitzds (261) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2157) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (793) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1223) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1180) - 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.


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