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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
To everything there is a season – and a limited edition Fort George collaboration. The aromatic Tender Loving Empire NWPA quenches your springtime thirst for Oregon-made music, craft, community, and of course, beer. Like the end of a bright day, TLE Northwest Pale Ale glows with a tangerine hue, emanating harmonies of citrus fortified by notes of pine. It’s organically brewed in the Sunset Empire, a.k.a. Astoria, OR. Tender Loving Empire, our collaborator, synchronizes a well-known record label with a silk-screening studio and a handmade craft and music store in downtown Portland. Find out more about TLE and the "Wooden Sunset" artwork they created for the can you’re holding right now, at fortgeorgebrewery.com/tenderlovingempire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Amber orange in color, hazy with a thin head. Super pale ale flavor and great finish. Fort George is doing a great job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Nose of soft rye a little grain and bread notes soft citrus hops. Oranges. Pours hazy Orange thin head nice lace. Flavors of light rye grain Orange hop notes light bitterness. Crisp and refreshing w nice malt flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2013
Can from supermarket in Portland, OR. Hazy orange body with medium, puffy head. Nose is hoppy, grapefruit, floral, oranges, quite nice. Taste is also hoppy up front, with grapefruit, spices, pine and cactus. Smooth and slightly prickly texture. Pretty great for a can, once again. Fort George is great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2013
Can... Poured cloudy, dense, murky orange with a thin, bubbly white head. Some suspended, floating yeast too. This was bitter, with dank resinous hops and some citrus too. Borderline astringent. Some esters and tropical fruits with a mild bready sweetness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7620) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2013
Draft at sb. Pours a murky light amber with a huge fluffy platinum blonde head. Looks like a marshmallow-covered custard. Pleasant tangerine aromatics. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lightly toasty caramel, bright pine, and a bit of tangerine pith on the mid palate. Long citric fresh finish. Very approachable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2013
16oz can. Pours a hazy unfiltered darker golden with a bit of a orange tint, loose head white head. Sweeter caramel, piney citrus, but then there is this slight off putting faint vegital metallic twang, doughy biscuit malt. As it warms, the twang starts to fade a bit and more sugary sweetness shows. Fuller body feel. Doughy malt and citrus laced pine, fairly sweet throughout with a bitter astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a super hazy golden-orange with a thick, frothy, pale head. Aroma brings honey and caramel tones, followed by mild pine and citrus notes. Flavor is slightly sweet and malty, balanced by bright, hoppy pine and blood orange. Moderately bitter, lightly spicy rye finish. True to the NW pale ale style.

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