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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A delightful example of the classic American Pale Ale style. It has a deep amber color and full bodied complex character with no aftertaste. The fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor are the results of the generous use of the best Cascade hops.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Hazy amber, a bit of dirty caramel in there, moderate sudsy white head, sparce lacing.   Pale hops on the nose, some toasty or caramel like malts as well.   A little fruity on the tongue, hops are subdued, malts seem more prominant.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Mild to no hops on the finish.   Extra Extra Pale Ale maybe?   Not bad, but on the lighter side in terms of hops.   Nice malt base tho, somewhat sweet and caramel like, maybe even a little nutty/toasty.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Wawa......average. No wonder they went out of business. Not a bad beer just not inspiring. Maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth for all the fireman who put money into this brewery and got screwed.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Murky caramel with a receding tan topper. Aroma is mostly caramel with a touch of grains and fruit. Taste is straight forward mediocre with caramel, mild hops, no real bitterness and not much else going on here. While listed as an APA, this thing is more amber with sweeter malt and no real hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2011
Tasted 4/30/11. 12oz bottle. Pours hazy with an amber orange hue. Spotty, moldy off-white head. Aromas of tootsie rolls and mild chocolate? Very malt driven olfactory with subtle fruity notes of apples, pears and grapes followed by a honey-ish nuance. Odd nose...Medium bodied with, once again, a malt dominant palate. Decent effervescence that cuts through the sweet malty character. The hops are mild, at best and offer little to the overall palate. The Cascade shines just enough in the finish to know that it exists, but offers little to the palate or overall flavor. Decently dry finish, but the lingering malty stickiness takes away from the hops. I wouldn’t call this an APA by any stretch.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1322) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle, very slightly cloudy, dirty golden little head or lacing and actually hardly any hops, more malt as in a more balance style.Dry finish though

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Pours a bright and crystal clear copper color. God I hate alliteration, and pale ales that get poured darker than orange. Nose is.... boring, just cereal grain, flaked corn, and that’s it. That actual glass had as much aroma. Taste was also bland and boring, some light hop bitterness, grainy, no hop flavor, no flavor from a grain profile, just light bitterness with show sole.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 19, 2009
hoppy floral nose. amber pour with a nice foamy off white head. sweet caramel taste that lingers nicely on the palate. smooth mouthfeel. underrated beer in my opinion.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBeer45 (1209) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2009
12 oz. bottle, produced a clear copper-amber pour with a white and off-white bubbled head, some effervescence, left a little lacing on the glass, aromas of caramel, toasted malt and a faint vegetable fragrance? Smelled like cooked peas in the background, and some grass hop aroma, flavors of toasted malt and some caramel with a little hop bitterness on the palate, a bit of off-ness in taste after the finish to, mouth feel is about medium with a little over carbonation, this beer would have had a better rating if it were not for the peas aroma and off flavor.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Pours a hazy, copper color with a thick, bubbly, off-white head that falls quickly. Aroma has a Marris Otter malt note with some light citrus and floral hops nose. Flavor has a fairly rich malt note at the start, very light grassy hops character, modest amount of sweetness and a caramel finish. Low carbonation and moderate density for the brew. Overall a brew with nothing that would make it memorable but also nothing to deter someone from not drinking. Solid everyday brew to enjoy.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2009
hazy apricot color, medium quickly disappearing off white head, good lace. nose of sweet malt with a hint of hops. the flavor is hoppy than the nose suggests, but there is an odd muddiness in the flavor, bordering on the chocolatey. light bodied, dry finish. musch too sweet with precious little hop character. maybe the 6 pack was sitting on the shelf too long @ liquor depot in monee.


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