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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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OUR YEAR ROUND PALE ALE LOADED WITH SIMCOE, MOSAIC AND CTZ


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2015
Tap at Big Sky in San Luis Obispo. Quite hoppy nose, with something rusty or metallic behind. Brown/amber color. Mild pale malts, balanced with some citrus. Medium body. Okay. Not a standout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours pale amber with a near white head. Aroma seems citrus mosaic. Med body. Flavor is citrus, mosaic, moderately roasted malt and an almost dank, and definitely bitter finish. Nice APA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light. Aroma is crisp pale malt, citrus, passion fruit, and pine hops. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft. Very solid APA. Pours a clear light orange with a bit of head. Big trop hop aroma, definitely can pick out Simcoe and Mosaic. Malt flavors are clean and balanced. Drinks very easily, could session this with no prob.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Skunky hop aroma, nice. Mild orange with good foam. Medium body beer. Quite solid. Great session drinker. Simcoe throughout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bronzed body, not much head, just less than paper thin, a bit thicker around the edges. Sharp catty, citrusy nose. Catty, orange passion fruit flavor that is pretty intense, yet still has some balance despite the strong aroma and flavor. Catty finish with a bit of a fusel/fuel taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Nice pale ale. Lots of pine and eucalyptus in the aroma. Clean mid taste with a light hop finish. A bit thin for an American pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FinkBeer (15) - California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
An easy drinking heavy hopped pale, very light golden color. Not a typical pale but lacks the body of other session low alcohol IPAs that I always hope will have more oomph! Oh well, guess you can't replace the sugars and ABV and still have that great hoppy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (149) - - DEC 2, 2014
A very solid APA. A very clear golden color, could be mistaken for an amber lager. Pure citrus on the nose. Satisfying bready flavor with a rush of assertive hops. Very dry, but refreshing. If you see it on draft in Oakland and are looking for a sessionable pale ale, it’s hard to do much better than this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
This is one of the best easy drinking pales on the market. Solid tropical and citrus fruit, caramel and bread malts and a subtle lasting bitterness in the finish.


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