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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A golden, dry, slightly hoppy pale ale. Refreshing & Balanced. Notes of Pine & Citrus in the aroma, earthy middle, clean finish 28 IBU’s, 4.9 ABV.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strongpieman (1468) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Gold color, clear, moderate carbonation, light white head. Moderate floral hop aroma. Taste has some bitterness, finish is moderate. Decent pale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2011
On tap. Medium hazy amber. with a small white head that doesn’t last long. Sweet citrus and piney hops in the aroma. The taste has more malt than hops in it though. Earthy, dry and refreshing. It’s rather mild and watery though. Good example of the style. It’s not overly hopped for a pale ale though I still think it’s a bit too watery for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
A nice hoppy pale ale. It reminds almost of a two hearted light, though nothing really match two hearted. Light sweetness. Floral hops. Some tropical fruit. Nice and easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (3672) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Tea nose with peach accents. Clear amber, thin head. A little watery. Initial flavor is weak lemon zest with lime zest notes. Light malt and floral finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
Not a bad beer. Nothing terribly special. Some good citrus hop notes. Mildly sweet. Good middle of the road beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a dark golden color with a white head. The nose combines pine, floral, and citrus hops quite nicely. The taste furthers that, with a nice bitterness level and some citrus hops standing out. Good body and nice bitter balance. Drinks well--I’m looking forward to trying their other hoppy beers as well. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-10-2010

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (4664) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2011
Slightly cloudy copper coloured body with a thin one-centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bread, yeast, caramel and a touch of hops. Light-bodied; Effervescent, watery flavour at first with some pungent light malt and a touch of hops with no body at all, no depth and nothing really flavourful. Aftertaste is just as mild, showing some malt, water, cardboard and perhaps a touch of light hops - not really though. Overall, a pretty sub-standard beer with not much flavour and absolutely no complexity - especially for the style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia on 27-March-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 05-April-2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3805) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Aroma of light malts with a little floral and light citrus notes. Flavor of light caramel, a little floral hops and some grapefruit. Average texture. A pretty good pale ale, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2011
light gold with moderate white head. nose of herbal hops with a touch of oxidation. firm bitterness for the style prior to herbal hop notes with perhaps a touch of munich malt, but very little malt component with a touch of yeast esters. a very dry finish, with the oxidation making it somewhat acrid feel. an aggressive version of the style and not bad

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 20, 2011
The Primal PA pours gold with a light white head. There is a slight earthiness to the aroma, but mostly citrus and floral. The taste is faintly sweet and the bitterness is middling and a bit sharp in the dry finish.


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