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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8219) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Can. Lightly hazed golden amber with a fine white head. Tropical fruit / bubble gum esters / shallot / onion American high alpha acid hop aroma (Simcoe or Citra). Sweet and chewy and sticky; resinous and bitter; juicy and bitter. Medium to full body with somewhat low carbonation turning to a watery, thin finish. Bright and vibrant hop expression with sweet honey malt. Another well-made hop-driven beer from Fort George, though not exactly my cup of tea (the onion / garlic Simcoe notes especially), hence the score.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Can:   Dark dirty straw (at the end of the can), little frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Dull mealy and hoppy nose.   Faint and dank citrus peel and pith on the tongue.   Odd, on the tongue its dull, but I do think I get some Elmers Glue.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Mealy finish, pale hops, some straw and grass.   A tame Pale Ale, and thankfully that Elmers Glue was only minor.   Meh...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6239) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5004) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4162) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3357) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Beige-tan body with decent beige cream head. Fruity, leafy nose, with a swish of sweetness and grapefruity. This beer shifts a bit on the palate with the body leafy, but much more bittern than the aromas suggested. Dryish bitter leaf finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2857) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap at the brewery public house. nice, crisp, simple, sessionable feel. floral, grapefruit. 7.0

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1938) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2013
16 oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.49 Bright pale orange coloured ale..again rather hazy and with a large and thick white head. Resiny/spicy rye hop notes dominate the aroma..all rather good. Well bitter taste..rye,resin dominate..though caramel comes through..but this is a hoppy pale a true PNW Pale. Good palate on this one goes across the tongue well. A good PNW Pale Ale.


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