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Foothills Pilot Mountain Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Named for one of western North Carolina’s iconic landmarks. A classic American style Pale Ale brewed with British Pale and Caramel Malts, and aggressively hopped with Cascade for superior aroma and flavor. In name and in taste, a landmark beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (1050) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 oz bottle pours an light orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt. Light bodied, Nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1167) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma is all piney hops. The taste matches the aroma with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3404) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2016
Really good pale ale. Soft mouthful with orangey hops that meld perfectly into the malt. Really like this one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange from the bottle with thin ring of lacy white head. Aroma of oxidized caramel malt and slight sweet citrus. Taste follows, a bit more toward the hoppy end, oxidation hidden a bit. Unfortunate, because only like 2 months old, but already gone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5230) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 29, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey to celebrate Eric’s last night behind the bar. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, toast, biscuit. Tastes of grapefruit citrus, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4705) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2016
12 ounce bottle - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a slightly hazed, orangey-copper body with a medium-sized, near white head. Smell: Pale malts with scents hinting of biscuits, of toffee while the hops yield oily orange peelings and softly resinous pine. Taste: Biscuity, lightly toasty pale malts with some sweet toffee and blonde caramel notes. Restrained pine atop citrusy orangey tastes. Moderately bitter. The citrus and bitterness holds firm through the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, though not quite thin. Medium carbonation. Overall: A straight-forward, solid, no-thrills APA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle. Just an average pale ale. Gold in color with a medium head. Aroma is a hoppy aroma but kind of weak. Taste was grass, grains and citrusy pine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2084) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft to taster at Thirsty Monk pour avg gold with moderate white head. Nose pine and dank hop. Taste musty dank hop and tannin like bitter. Fleeting sweet malt mid palate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (2014) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Too much malt and not enough hop for a pale ale. Bland. Almost like generic beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3876) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
fresh 12 oz bottle. Very hoppy for style, but with typical moderate bitterness. Aroma: very attractive with a fine blend of bready malts and citrus/herbal hops. Herbal and citrus notes from the hops.


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