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RATINGS: 1428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle. This medium-bodied pale ale has a distinctive floral hop aroma and refreshing citrus flavor. Youíll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear golden body with a foamy off-white head that laces nicely. Aroma is light but not uncomplex. Initially its a pleansantly sweet fruity aroma, slightly citirc, fresh hops, then the underlying malt is caramel, but so smoothly sweet that you could swear it was maple or vanilla, and maybe even slightly chocolate. The flavor was the perfect balance of fresh hops and fruity sweet caramel malt. I was honestly a little stunned by how well balanced it was. There is no compromise one way or the other. Palate was medium bodied and the carbonation along with the fresh hoppy flavor gave the feeling of unrelenting freshness like having just brushed your teeth or quenched some unslakeable thirst. Iím honestly didnít expect this from a pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Good fresh hop aroma. Pretty light, lightly sweet malts backed up with a hoppy finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Found some old notes. (9/29/07). Bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold. Orange zest nose with some grassy notes to it. Flavors follow adding a lot of bready malt flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Bottle: Hazy deep orange pour with a dense white film of head. Light zesty citrus hop notes in the aroma along with light plasticy phenols and apparent cookie-like malt character. Medium carbonation. Cookie-like malt body gives a light sweetness with a mild citrus character. Some zesty notes, and relatively unassertive overall. It could use less carbonation. I donít think this bottle was too fresh, but it seemed like an OK APA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Seems underrated to me. Aroma isnít much - really green, really sharp. But the flavor!! Opens like apple juice, mid palate like champagne, and a finish smoother and crisper (and drier) than Alpha King. I think aside from the aroma, this is the best Pale Ale made in the US today.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2229) - USA - FEB 10, 2009
Nice drawing of 1920s beauty on the label. Nice big head, but below average aroma, with some soap and herbs. My bottle might have been a little off. The flavor is dry and a fairly sharp, with hints of grapefruit pith. A lot of Cascade hops for a PA, and some light floral flavors too. Foamy with a tingly mouthfeel. An interesting and full flavored pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2009
I am pretty sure I got a bad bottle, so maybe I should hold off on rating this. Very high carbonation, huge head and very fizzy throughout. Lots of sweetness with some piney hop flavor. Something strange in the taste that tasted like bad homebrew, but I think it was just my bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Hazy orange with an obnoxious amount of whipped creamy head (overcarbonated and gushing with a surplus of bubbles visible). Spicy ginger and sweet pineapple notes in the aroma. Muted, somewhat grapey flavors and very high carbonation make this drinkable, but not outstanding, $2/12oz

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours a hazy copper with a three finger rocky white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with sweet malt and a touch of caramel. Taste is the same as the aroma. Medium thin mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and very high carbonation. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Current batch on tap seems better than usual. In general when drinking on tap at the brewery it seems pretty young and lacks any complexity to the malt flavor. The current offering seems to me to be spot on for a Pale of itís type.


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