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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aggressive Pale Ale brewed with Simcoe & Citra hops. Brewed to support the Cleveland Metroparks. 50 cents from every pint and $1 from every growler will go directly to the Metroparks.
2013 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal (Fresh Hop Version).


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Lots of bitter grapefruit here. Some pine. Big taste for an APA. Golden pour with decent head and lacing. Bitter and tangy finish. Tap at brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5618) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2016
Can. from VE. Nose of big pine, earth, caramel, some resin and floral notes. Pour clear and fiery orange with a very large and sudsy beige head. Taste really hoppy, bringing out dough and earth, tons and tons of oil, lots of resin and spice, a rye character, heavy dulled caramel, some seeping alcohol, strong florality, juice. Clean and swift, body is medium but the oiliness brings up the feel a notch; musky perfume. Not as bright in the fruit/citrus department, though this one has Citra and Simcoe written all over it. Beautiful. [2016.09.18: 3.7]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2336) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Draft to taster at cappyís pour avg gold with thin white head. Nose tropical fruit, light vegetal, some biscuit. Taste light bitter up front, then resin, light fruit, light dank, and some floral but kind of muted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3793) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Can from the brewery Pours a fairly clear deep golden color with a huge frothy rocky white head that persists forever. Bready biscuity crackery malt aroma and flavor with plenty of resinous pine and pithy citrus and just a touch of tropical hop character to round this out nicely. Great pale ale although it certainly is straddling the IPA line.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle. It pours a mostly clear orange color with a frothy off white head. The aroma is flowery with lightly toasted malt, pine and grapefruit. Background notes of stone fruit. The flavor is the same. Floral and piney up front with some toasted malt and hints of caramel. Grapefruity and stone fruit hops are strong with a solid bitter finish. A very good APA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1352) - - FEB 8, 2016
Clear amber pour with a fairly large head. Aroma of pine, citrus zest, grass. Pine resin up front, lighter grapefruit notes, citrus rinds, pineapple, cracker malt. Easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2250) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Rating #1667 - #CBC2015 Beer 52 - Day 4 - On tap at Fat Headís w/ Ferris. Golden pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness, mild floral, piney scent.Taste is a blast of hop character whose bitterness evolves to define this beer, a bold bitterness following a crisp, floral,resinous, citrusy sweetness. Not unbalanced, and extremely drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Nice c hop nose citrus floral perfumey soft malt base sweetness. Golden pour thin head soft lace. Flavors are somewhat biscuity with good floral and perfume notes. Light citrus. Mild sweetness. Solid if unspectacular.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2015
it pours a white white and soft aroma of hops. Great hop bitter taste with hints of floral.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 9/20/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, passion fruit, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink, even with the fairly aggressive and resinous bitterness. A very enjoyable offering.


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