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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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E.J.Phair Pale Ale has a well-balanced flavor profile that is loaded with delicate hops and malt character. This is the first beer that we brewed when we got started.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Bottled. Clear amber,firm head. Rich citric aroma of tropical fruits (pineapple and lychee?). Sweet and caramelly with tounded mouthfeel. A quite bold and full sized pale ale. Long resiny bitter finish. More powerful than thirst quenching.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16290) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2009
Draft @ Barclays, Oakland, CA. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some hoppy citrus hints. Sweetish malty fruity caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty fruity hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9458) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle poured a clear gold with a minimal white head. Aromas of fruitiness, bread and light carmel. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, orange and straw with a crisp sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2008
courtesy of Per - hazy golden-amber colour with a robust and creamy pale beige head, nice lace; charming fruity hoppiness with notes of apricot and grapefruit, very soft and creamy mouthfeel, quite low carbonation, sweet with a moderate bitterness; long fruity finish (peach comes to mind) - velvety and balanced

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oranges, citrus and lemon peels. Tastes of caramel, juicy oranges, and citrus. On the sweeter side. This was actually not that bad of an APA and wouldn’t make that bad of a session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Draft. Golden amber with a big off-white head. Low citrus hop aroma. Flavor of citrus hops, with some malt balance. Little bitterness. A non-offending beer that’s easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours clear gold with thin copper core and micro thin off white head. The mild aroma is crisp citrus hops mixing with a slightly roasted and sweet malt component. The taste has a very brief pulse of sweet malts before citrus hops plunge in. The hops begin with tasty late addition hop flavor and finish increasingly bitter. It ends dry with lingering citrus hop bitterness into the after taste. Solid tasting Pale Ale where the hops remain restrained and not really moving out of style IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Draught, Falling Rock. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, grapefruit), with a note of ginger. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. A fairly solid little brew, actually. Nice hop character and some unusual gingery spice notes as well. Nice balance that isn’t the usual crude high-alpha attack on one’s mouth. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Medium copper color, medium head. A medium bodied pale ale. Malty with a spicy hop bite. Nice balance. There is a slight fruitiness to the flavor. Good taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 3, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Purchased at the brewery) The two major components of this pale ale are a sweet and caramely maltiness, and a moderately bitter hoppiness that’s more bitter than hoppy. Somehow, though the two should work together to create a nicely balanced pale ale, we have the the bitterness trying to defeat the caramely malt with some astringency. It’s not a bad beer by any means, but it’s lacking the smoothness and expert interplay found in the better beers. Medium bodied, mildly carbonated, and the reasonably substantial palate is long-lasting. The dark amber color is excellent, but the small off-white head is very short-lived, and wow, although swirling will rejuvenate the head, it dissipates as rapidly as Coca-Cola. With the exception of the combative bitterness in the finish, and actually, in spite of that bitterness, this is actually quite a pleasant and enjoyable pale ale. Nothing earth-shatteringly complex, of course, but I bought a sixer at the brewery because I’ve never seen this in the San Diego area, and I’m not disappointed with my purchase.


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