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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtd6628 (361) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Good beer. A cloudy pale ale with a yellowish hue. The taste has citrus and pine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (21621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2011
A copper color with white head. Aroma is faint with citrus and caramel. Flavor is bitter with mainly lemons but little else going on. Very one dimensional. Aftertaste is a little odd. Very average

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2011
dark red, very dark for an apa. nose of medium/high crystal malt and some citrus hops. solid bitterness before a ton of crystal malt that is balanced by the citrus hops, but the taste is muddled. the residual sweetness is high for the style and the bear is not very drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate copper color with a white head and a pretty good amount of lacing. Nose is light citrus and herbal hops. The taste brings some pale malt as well as a slight bit of citrus. A light bitterness in the feel. Easy drinking but somewhat lacking. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-11-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Foothills, Winston-Salem NC in July 2006. Attractive clear reddish copper colour with a fluffy off-white head - a bit darker in colour than usual for an APA. Strong resinous hop aroma. Grapefruit and orange rind join the resin of the palate. There’s a well defined balance between the hop and the underpinning malt - perhaps a touch of caramel. Quite full bodies and firm. A very solid and pleasing APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
On tap at foothills, pours an amber, gritty hop aroma, I get a bit of business that throws it all off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3633) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, slight floral hops. Flavor of light pale malts, toasted malts, toffee, with bitter hops in the finish. A pretty basic pale ale and a nice drinking beer! 7/4/7/4/14 [3.6/5]

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2010
This was a pretty nice american pale ale and not a watery one like everyone else offers but a nice full flavored and body beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2010
On tap at Tyler’s, Durham. Pale copper pour with a medium head and decently lively carbonation. Crisp and dry hops in the aroma, very faint citrus note in there, but you quickly get a sense of the malts underpinning things. Nicely balanced even if nothing especially memorable in the flavor department. Spot on session brew.


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