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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Celebrating 20 years of celebrating Sub Pop Records, with beer. Specifically, this beer: Brewed with Carahell malts. Bittered with Sorachi Ace and finished with crystal hops.


Patrickctenchi's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3711) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle: Pours cloudy, orange-amber with a decent, vanilla coloured head. Caramel, pine, lemongrass scent. Malty, caramel taste.....with a very mild, grassy bitter. Not bad, but fairly average.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (47) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Pale gold, with foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy and floral. Taste of toffee, pine, oranges, and grapefruit. Slightly creamy mouth feel, good carbonation. Finishes slightly bitter, doesnít linger. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3492) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
I really dig sorachi hops but wasnít getting a ton of em in this. It was still a slightly hoppier and slightly better than the standard apa, but not a standout. Nicely balanced.."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10996) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
On tap @ Elysian Capitol Hill. Clear golden orange pour with white foam. Nose is kind of bready and grassy, but there is some decent topical fruit character. Mild citrus and lightly spicy. Taste is a touch on the sweet side. A lot of bread and fruit. Mild tropical notes and some sweet oranges. Grassy bitterness on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
npeifer2308 (5) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
Not much to say about this beer for me, it was a an average run of the mill pale ale. Defiantly drinkable but didnít stand out. The bottle design and name are def the only thing that stands out about this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (219) - CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a clear orange amber with a thick cream head, great retention and chunky lacing. Nose is pine resin and grapefruit slightly edging out a caramel malt background, maybe a little citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is similar but a little muddled - the hops seem to have dulled and the malt is a little too present. Mouth feel is medium to full body, with low carbonation and a long, lingering bitter finish. Gotta say, time and time again, I find that Iím not a big fan of Sorachi Ace hops. Thereís something about them that I canít put my finger on, but doesnít completely work for me. Theyíre supposed to be light and lemony, but I get - for lack of a better comparison - cat piss, but only on the nose. Flavour-wise, this is a nice balance of light hops and mellow malt. Decent, but not a clear-cut winner, by any means. And for the love of all thatís holy, why the hell canít brewers put dates on their bottles? Is the muddled behaviour of the hops because itís an old bottle, or because thatís the way it was brewed? Who knows? I sure as hell donít, because thereís no human-readable date on the damn bottle! If your brewís got a hop character, date the damn bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2490) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2014
22oz Bottle pours a clear medium amber with a coarse off-white head. Muted citrus hop aroma, with some papery bitterness. caramelized malt flavors. Sweet smooth palate. Not very bitter, a malty pale ale that is a little strong. Tasty overall..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear deep orange amber with a thick lasting cream head. Piney resiny aroma. Hops are piney and some resin. Some grapefruit. Sweetish toffee in the mouth. Probably not hoppy enough to be an IPA, but strength suggests it is. More of a balanced pale ale with decent malt and hop flavours. Tastes fresh. Some creamy caramel in the mouth. Itís fine. Some bitter dryness on the finish. Canít taste the 7% at all. Good well balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle - 12oz. Pours a beautiful cloudy, dark gold body with a thin, lasting white frothy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with orange, mango, and malty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries pineapple, grapefruit, orange, mango, and some subtle coriander notes. Ends with a long, well balanced bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8367) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear orange golden color, small white head. Aroma is malts, hops, lightly resin. Taste malts, hops, resin, pine, bitter. Sticky texture, medium to full body, medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2239) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2014
straight up good pine hop and citrus tasting orange brew with malt backbone and nice abv. simple brew not easy, drinkable and begs for more. watch out! not at all a loser.


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