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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9509) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - 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
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Bottle. Orange body with gentle carbonation and a small soapy white head. Aroma of oranges, orange peels, honeysuckle, and a pleasant note of butterscotch. Very citrusy hop flavor with a touch of toasty malt. Mostly dry with firm bitterness. A good, classic APA that reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale to some extent. This could be great fresh on tap. Thanks DarkElf.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - 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 wouldnít make that bad of a session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6222) - 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 isnít the usual crude high-alpha attack on oneís mouth. Enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
12oz bottle as a bonus in a trade with DarkElf. Thanks Stephen! - Pours amber with a short white head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is light citrus and lots of caramel malt. Flavor is surprisingly malty caramel sweetness at first but that is defeated by the bitter hops that finish the sip. Fairly well balanced on the palate. Not overly carbonated. About right. A nice pale ale. Quite drinkable and pleasant. Nothing too unique though

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Draught at Falling Rock. The beer is clear, light/medium caramel with a small. frothy, white, mostly lasting, quickly diminishing head. Clingy lacing.<P>Delicate and floral for a PA. The aroma is malty with a light note of biscuit; Hoppy with a light note of lemon and orange zest, light honeysuckle floral; Trace of yeasty basement.<P>The flavor is light/moderately sweet, trace acidic with a long, lightly bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16727) - MalmŲ, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2005 Bottled. Pours clear copper color with white lacing. Malty aroma with notes of fruit and lemongrass. Clean malt taste that finishes very quickly. Slight hop charactor.

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 thatís 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. Itís not a bad beer by any means, but itís 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 Iíve never seen this in the San Diego area, and Iím not disappointed with my purchase.


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