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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This west-coast style ale is heavily hopped with Cascade hops and similar in style to Sierra Nevada pale ale.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and light toasted malty. Smooth fruity, crisp hoppy, light peachy and mild citrusy. Smooth fruity into a light bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Draft. Clear deep golden color. Aroma of light citrus and straw. Taste is slightly sour with nice balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1539) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft at brewery. Very good american pale. Aggressive hop aroma and taste make this interesting but it is not overly strong to be like an IPA. One of my favorites at Franklin’s.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2011
On tap at Franklins, Hyattsville on 14 July 2006 (noted at 6.0%). Unusual to find two different APAs on tap at a brewpub at the same time. Hazy amber colour. Good strong hop presence. Big on grapefruity Cascade. Another good APA. The hops are a bit more aggressive than in the Twisted Turtle but there is less of a malt backbone. Honours even.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper color with a large creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Faint aroma of citrus hops. The taste is wretched. Big herbal and citrus hops. Way over-hopped. A chemical note. No balance whatsoever. Medium bodied. Looks decent, but other than that I could barely manage a few sips.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11221) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2010
on tap-pours an offwhite head with copper color. Aroma is citrus grassy leafy cascade, light caramel/toffe malts. Flavor is resinous/pine/citrus and orang-hops, secondary light/medium slightly sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours clear light copper with off-white head. Aromas of citrusy american hops, caramel, and english malts. Flavors of hops, some citrus, caramel, and english malts. Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Decent pale and one of the better beers on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Tap at Franklins. Pours a hazy light copper with a thin head. Aroma is citrus grassy leafy cascade, lean toffee and light caramel malts. Flavor is nicely hopped resinous, pine, citrus and orange notes, cascade is big, almost piney sappy spicy centennial as well. Clean and crisp good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Cloudy dark orange copper color. Aroma of juicy hops and sweet caramel malts. Nice body. Taste is upfront bitterness with some pine hops. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Gravity pour from the friday firkin. Cloudy orange with a pillowy white head. Huge aroma of hops and grapefruit. Flavor is mostly grapefruit and citrus hops. Much like drinking grapefruit juice, only not as bitter. Very smooth with a nice pale malt backbone. Quite drinkable.


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