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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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aka Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary

We dedicate this beer to you, Craft Beer Fan, for embracing adventure, creativity, facial hair, and the skilled craft people of our industry above all. This session pale ale is made with Citra and Simcoe hops grown in Washington’s Yakima Valley which will enlighten your mind and make you a smarter and better looking person…Because Beer Matters. “Hey, it’s better in the can.”—V.W.P.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Can:   Pale golden, vibrant, moderate frothy white head, nice lacing.   Soft citrus peel, pith, and bright straw on the nose.   Moderate bitterness on the tongue.   Pith and peel.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Bright hoppy finish, also with straw and hay.   Good balance, not dull, and not overly hopped.   Solid example of an American Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
48FanInCali (815) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Can. Golden pour. Nose mainly of hops, bread, and malt. Taste follows the nose. Semi dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
(12oz can, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a tall foamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, florals, and biscuit. Flavor of biscuit, pineapple, citrus, light pine, and caramel with a moderately dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
(12oz can thanks to Mora2000) clear bright light gold, lasting fizzy white head. Nose of peach, apricot, tropical, mango, very light onion. Taste of pale grain, medium amount of hoppiness, orange pulp, lightly bitter body, despite my low rating I’m a fan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12454) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of green grassy/herby hops. Med + body. Flavor is herb/grass over pale malt. This is a light beer, carbohydrate wise, but pretty heavy on the hop. Which seems to be a mix of pine and citrus after thinking about it. No real hop burn, but there seems to be a hoppy oiliness in the mouth. It cannot be, but I’ll posit this is as hoppy as many DIPAs and more than many IPAs. Amazing for such a low ABV ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1221) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Aroma has moderate cracker and pale malt background. Moderate hop character with citrus and tropical fruit being most dominant but with a fairly strong resin note as well. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a big white head that has moderately good retention. Moderately high lacing and faint legs. Flavor starts with slightly sweet cracker and biscuit notes. Moderate hop notes with citrus and tropical fruit well balanced. Moderately strong pine resin note. Bitterness is also moderately strong. Finish has another cracker malt resurgence along with a light lingering resiny bitterness. Faint fruitiness in finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Faint astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a very enjoyable pale ale. Nice light malt character with a good assertive bitterness. The hop character could be a bit brighter but this balance allows for a good make character which is more to style. I could definitely drink a few of these.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12-oz can. Pours a hazy medium amber with a gigantic white sudsy head. Big fresh pine and a bit of grapefruit on the nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty light caramel with pine and grapefruit on the mid palate. Long dry finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
can from Lets Pour, pale golden straw color. one finger head and decent lacing. hop forward aroma 7+, lots of lemon peel & pith. Citrus hop flavor, citrus zest, pith, lemon, grapefruit & orange notes. Quite bitter @ 4.5%, tastes like a much higher ABV APA. Pretty good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeucht (3) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
Poured from can to tulip. Clear with a pale golden color. Thick white head diminishing to a thin layer within a few minutes. Passion fruit and grapefruit aroma. Fruit and light malt carries through sip. Finishes with a sharp bitterness and biscuit. Leaves me wanting another sip. Great sessionable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (393) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Serving: from tap at Smarty Pants. Aroma: lightly piney hoppy. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-yellow body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Very light hoppy aroma and the taste was not overwhelmingly bitter. I would certainly drink this again.


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