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Faultline Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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The FBC Pale Ale is a cross between two styles. The caramelized malt tones and the lower carbonation levels are in the English style, and the bitterness and color are more American. The aroma is derived from a blend of British hops, which gives the beer a fine rounded aroma. The British hops are far less assertive than their American counterparts, which lead to a more agreeable aroma profile for a British Pale Ale.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Dark gold to amber color with a white head. Nice earthy ansd spicy English hop aroma with some underlying toasty malt. The flavor has a light toasted malt character, snappy earthy hops, a touch of fruit, and a mild caramel sweetness. Hoppy, but well balanced by the malt flavors. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. I dug this overall. Follows the balance of an APA, but with a nice English malt and hop character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
Best beer in the house. Nicely balanced, slight woody taste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koskela (289) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
This ale had almost no aroma. Was a crystal clear amber color that was bitter at first then sweet then back to bitter. Overall a good combo. It was light bodied and crisp. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Tap at California State Fair. Pours copper with a few white bubbles for head. Caramel aroma. Body is near medium; carbonation is mild. Flavor is floral hop and mild caramel. Quite smooth. Quite delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Sampled at the brewhouse. A nicely made brew with a good hop palate. One of the better brews.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pympynaynteazy99 (31) - South San Jose, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Faultline is cool. Good beer. Good food. Good restaurant. Good times.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Creamy malt aroma with some earthy hops. Malty flavor that is a tad dank with a crisp hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 bottle. cloudy orange, small white head. flowery hoppy, fresh flowery. flavor is slightly sourish, flowery, good base.easy-drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Dark amber. Malt and hop aroma. Quick bite but also a quick finish. Not a lot of depth to this pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (284) - - FEB 21, 2013
Very pleasant tasting pale ale. Fairly bitter, a bit like an IPA. Thin head, a little carbonation.


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