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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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OUR YEAR ROUND PALE ALE LOADED WITH SIMCOE, MOSAIC AND CTZ


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (3054) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
On tap @ Haket Pub. Cloudy amber with a small off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and bitterness. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (6917) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2016
Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Hazy golden, creamy off-white. Nose is lightly yeasty peach hop, dank fruits, white grape hops. Taste is slightly dusty hops, peach, zest, stone fruit, light milky yeast, light iron. Milky, faintly mildly yeast body. Flawed but decent Pale Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kirunavinter (35) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Tap @VilleVallaPub, pours light amber with frothy white head. Aroma of grass, dank weed and abit diacetyl. Body is light to medium body with low carb. Taste is light to medium sweet. Hints of grass, tangerine, onion and some tropical hints like grapefruit. Abit thin with not enough bitterness to back it up. But decent anyway.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/3/16] Draught at Faction Brewing in Alameda. Clear golden. Aroma of oniony leafy hops. Flavor has sweet malt and bitter leafy hops. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple (5 oz. sample). Clear golden color. Uneven off-white head. Aroma’s of resin and citrus, with some citrussy acidity retronasal and light dark malts. Flavor is moderate bitter and light to moderate sweet. Light bodied. Finish is rather bitter. Better in the aroma than in the flavor, but still OK.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1684) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2016
Tap at Beer Temple, 21st January 16. Smells great, aromatic floral hops, taste is very refreshing, perfume hops, Aromatic and citrus flavour. Good stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (922) - SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
Draught at Man in the moon. Clear amber, creamy off white head, minor lace. Apricot, melon, resin/pine needles, sweat and some grapefruit with underlying sweetness of caramel and toast. Grapefruit, apricot and salty caramel with some yellow/orange melon in flavour as well. Medium piney bitterness. Fairly dry. Medium bodied, soft mushy carbonation, watery to oily texture. The combination of dryness and mushy carbonation is not my thing. It feels a bit old school.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2016
On tap at Man in the Moon. A bit hazy light amber with a white head. Fresh with hops, grapefruit, pineapple and some mango. Also some malt. Medium body and bitterness. Kind of easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Pours clear light amber with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, kiwi, peach, resin. Taste is quite bitter with some very nice tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1472) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Tap @ Man in the Moon. Hazy golden, good lacing white head. Big hoppy nose, grapefruit, citrus zest, tangerines. Medium carbonated, smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Good malt backbone with a big hoppy profile. Zesty grapefruit bitter taste, orange, tangerine and pine.


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