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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2007
On tap @ Coasters (Mission Beach) - Pours a clear reddish-copper color with a thin off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel malt and hops. Flavor is light toasted malt and hops. Nice balance. Light to medium body. A decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2007
This is an average Pale Ale. I thought the water had a funny taste, almost stale. Better than most, but could be more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Sampled in La Jolla. A nice IPA but nothing special. Taste is nice but leaves a lot to be desired. After taste is very stale. Aroma and appearance are nice and clear.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Some sweet aroma. Hardly any noticable hops. Beer is rather dark for an APA with a redder color than most in the style. There really was not much going on here though. Some initial sweetness. Very little hoppiness to go around. Rather wattery. A very average beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
Supporting the 9/11 firemen, on-tap at Oggi’s at Carmel Country Road. Neutral aroma. Light amber with whisp of a head and lace. Malty carmel. Too carbonated, water in there. A bit of off-bitterness and metallic.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StacyB (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
Great amber color and good body! Over all the best Pale Ale I have ever had! Whoever thinks they over carbonate doesn’t know anything about good beer, kudos to Firehouse!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lovelyinpink (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007 does not count
This is by far the best beer ever! Whoever, chose to rate this beer and had anything bad to say about it...is obviously jealous of it’s FIREMEN!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjg74 (2487) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Tap, San Diego Brewing. Pours a dark amber color. Slightly sweet caramel aroma. Very off cardboard flavors. Slight hop and some malt. Not too impressed. I love the ratings above me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - NOV 4, 2006
I think i had this on tap at Johny Carinos, the waiter didnt know which of the Firehouses it was. Copper pour, small head and a decent malt body with hints of floral and fruity hops. Slightly roasted in the finish.. although it was hard to find the aromas because it was highly carbonated, mimimum bitterness and a crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Avery good Pale ALe. Bottle from some friends at the brewery. Nose of some hops, a light hint of citrus as well. Pours a light copper color.......Can’t wait till I can get this on a regular basis.


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