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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Pint glass, frosty...very delicious pale, hoppy, tastes much like a west coast pale, herbal, oily, and well-carbonated, beautiful red-amber color. Leaves a nice velvety coating on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garbageman (485) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2013
From bottle. Pours golden in color with nice head. Aroma was floral and sweet. Taste followed with roasted malt, caramel and hops. Slight bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaseyk (20) - jenkinsville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2008
slightly hoppy dry aroma. ale is clear rich amber, with nice continuous head. balanced malt and hop at the front of the palate, slightly grainy in a very pleasurable way. this ale finishes very dryly with an amazing balance between malt and hop. a very drinkable and enjoyable experience throughout! cheers and thank you for this lovely drink david gustavson and jamie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2005
from the tap at the brew pub. pours a clear yellow-gold with little white head. some lacing throughout. aroma is very hoppyand grass. tastes like grass and hops and tons of raw carrots. great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Great pale ale. Nice hoppyness that is tartly crisp. The hops really draw out the strong flavor of citrus in this one. Nice and light lending to the crispness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Clear amber pour with a thin white head that settles to a ring. Strong hop notes in the aroma, more piney hops on the tongue over a nice pale malt base with solid body and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Beer 44 Asheville trip. Light clear orange appearance. Aroma is slight caramel and citric hops. Flavor is a match, grapefruit, lightly earthy and a hint of floral. Pleasant APA, liked this one. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Copper, nice head. Faintly bitter, woodsy, vaguely spicy aroma. Very resiny hoppy up front, much moreso than the aroma indicates. Faint but clean malty background. Crisp hoppy finish. Enjoyable and easy to drink. Sampled at the Asheville Brewgrass 2006

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3433) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Draft at Foothills; found it very good for the style, with a nice hop bite to it. Ended up leaving with a growler of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5581) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2008
At bp. Deep amber/orange pour wiht gooey off white lace. Nose of light hops and malt. Very good semi sweet maltiness followed by a good hop bitter finish. Solid pretty full palate and mouthfeel. Very solid drinker and refreshing.

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