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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Made with classic Pacific Northwest Cascade, Centennial, Mt. Hood in the boil and dry hopped with more Cascade hops. Cascade aroma dominates the nose, so be sure to sniff it like a wine snob. Plenty of ultra premium Maris Otter malt and three specialty malts give the beer a nice smooth sailing biscuit like aroma and body, some sweetness, well balanced against 5.8% alcohol by volume.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - SEP 28, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 Overrated simply because it comes from Epic. Bitter IPA that isnít anything to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (3392) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2013
22 oz bottle from Wilburís. Orange to amber in color with a lasting off-white head. Mild aroma of toasted malts, caramel, biscuits, light citrus, spices and earthiness. Similar flavor, lightly sweet with a crisp feel and a medium body. Pretty smooth with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Lightly hazed dull amber with a short off-white head. Buttered red apple amber malt aroma with lifeless, soggy and limp American hop aroma, similar flavor, soft carbonation, soft malt, thin body, medium acid, medium bitterness, touches of clay / silt from the yeast. An aimless beer with noticeable fermentation defects and little vibrancy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (8606) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, clear red pour with fluffy white and lacing white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some grass, earth, hints of slight orange, finishing earthy. Taste is a mix of sweet biscuit, caramel, bready malts, into earth, grass, slight orange, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2482) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Poured this at a good temperature with a colossal, cream-colored, foamy, frothy, fluffy head that lasts forever and loads of sticky lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber with lots of bubble trails of many sizes. Aroma is fairly simple and fresh - Cascade hops and malt, with a bit of grass. Flavorís like nose and likewise somewhat simple, fresh. Hops are more apparent and longer lasting. Body is great although the carbonation at first is strong. Finish is like flavor, but the hoppiness makes the aftertaste a little medicinal. Except for strength, itís more like an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1059) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bomber bottle poured a hazyy orange hue w/ a large creamy white slowly diminishing head w/ minimal sticky lacing. Mild aroma of malt and floral hop. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are hay, orange, and dough. Medium bodied, creamy texture, and lively carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit/kumquat), with a note of citrus pith. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Quite pithy/acrid in the nose and rather sour in the mouth, so a bit hard to enjoy. Pretty much the same quality as their Utah-brewed products, sadly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pine, grass and toffee. The flavor has some nice hop notes - orange and pine - as well as some grass and toffee. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins for $3.99. Pours a bit hazy orange appearance with a nice, lasting, off white head. Citrusy, grapefruit/orange, a bit sweet, slightly spicy hoppy, a bit earthy aroma. A bit tangy/sweet, toasty malty, bready, lightly bitter, orange fruity flavor. A bit syrupy. I didnít enjoy this as much as some pale ales from Epic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11222) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Colorado Plus poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and light yeast. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, bread and earthiness with a smooth dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 1/28/2013 Total Score: 3.4
On tap at Backcountry Pizza poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.


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