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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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single hop pale ale featuring Galaxy hops from Australia. -Big passionfruit aroma and flavor. -Replicale from Brewer’s of Indiana Guild Microbrewer’s Festival, July 2011.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz. bottle from a trade with Fletche00. Pours a hazy caramel color with a big, pillowy, cream colored head, and good lacing. The first thing on the nose is massive grapefruit, followed by some butterscotch, pine sap, and light resin. The flavor is sweet and juicy up front, with an aggressive hop bitterness in the finish. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste, tapering off to a light sourness. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and chewy. Overall, this is a big, thick beer, especially given the ABV. The hop aroma is brilliant, but the bitterness is a little off-putting. Still, this is an very good pale ale.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (279) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Nice malty aroma. Big pillow head sits a top a rusty copper. Taste is peppery and bitter fruit. Medium bodied beer. Overall a good pale, definitely would get again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (3999) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Aroma is toffee, spices and malts. The flavor is fruit, citrus, tropical fruit, toffee and a mildly bitter/dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (509) - - SEP 8, 2014
Strong citrus & piney hop profile with some toffee malts and yeasts. Very heavy bodied but lightly carbonated. Quite good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (77) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Unique pale ale. Hints of grapefruit. Pleasant finish: bitter with some malt; refreshing with substance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Over the top, literally, head that requires you to wait in order to pour a full pint! Was not impressed with this brew acquired during a trade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doctahdj (8) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Choppy with a slight sweet finish. Doesn’t linger too long. Quality pale ale. Perfect for someone who doesn’t want to be overwhelmed with hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Floback (527) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Six pack of bottles from Crown Liquor, Indianapolis. Pours an inch of off-white head with good retention over a gold/amber body. Thick, coating lace on the glass. Large nose of light and zesty tropical fruit. Fruit flavors continue in the mouth with an overlay of resinous hop presence. I also picked up notes of soap, perfume, banana bread, and subtle pineapple. Medium carbonation and medium/full body. This is a very unique pale ale and a pleasure to imbibe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (362) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
On tap at brewery as well as poured from a bottle purchased at brewery. Nice yellow with a huge thick pillow top off white head that hung around til last drop consumed. Aroma is juicy fruity definitely smell pineapple a touch of hops. Flavor upfront mango, pineapple, passion fruit- some grass here as well. Finish is smooth with a touch of bitterness. Carbonated just right as often I find pale ales way so carbonated that the flavors are lost. Flat 12 is a pretty cool brewery that doesn’t serve flights just free tastes. Chose this one for a full pour & picked up a 6 pack to bring home. Glad I did as it was better than I remembered. Very balanced clean flavors especially if you are into a fruity pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (737) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Golden pour with frothy white head. Huge passion fruit and pineapple aroma. Doesn't follow through to the taste much however. Decent amount of bittering hops. Could be fruitier in the taste. Otherwise good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1361) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a long time. There’s also a lot of lacing. The brew smells mostly like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, mango), along with some light caramel malt. It tastes like citrusy (tropical fruit, citrus peel, mango, grapefruit) hops, bready malt, and a nice lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit slick and creamy with a good amount of carbonation. I think it’s a good overall pale ale. I’ve had a few different brews from Flat 12 now, and I’ve liked all of them. Definitely worth picking up!


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