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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Poured into a tulip from a can. Hazy golden color with a small off white head. Citrus and slight floral hoppy aroma. Flavor follows aroma. The hops come through fairly strong towards the end and it finishes fairly bitter. Not as well balanced as I’d like, but overall I’d say it’s drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (2968) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Can. Light yellow pour with a white head. Bitter hop aromas. Grassy hop notes. Bitter and refreshing. Average mouthfeel and body. Good carbonation. A nice pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2013
12 oz. can poured into my new Sierra Nevada IPA glass- Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge three and a half finger head and nice sheeting lace. Aroma is very citrusy, resinous pine, sweet. The flavor is kind of grainy surprisingly, cereal, a good amount of bitter hop bite after the swallow that would rival some IPA’s, but the nice aroma did not translate to the taste unfortunately. As it sits a mild sweetness does present itself, mellowing out the harsh bitterness, I was considering giving the taste only a 6, but this has really improved, a pale ale that you need to let breathe, that’s a new one. Body is medium to light, carbonation is medium. Overall I don’t really understand the whole pale ale for an anniversary beer, or is this the Seattle beer week anniversary(?), kind of confusing, but a pretty basic beer and intentionally sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2013
On tap pours a pale golden color with a thin white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus,and tropical. Tastes of all the same things with a pretty good hop bite. Mouthfeel is pretty light with good carbonation. This was a good and hoppy session pale ale. Could probably drink 3 or 4 pints of this no problem.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pale yellow with a tight white head. Strong scent of citrus. Flavors: pineapple, citrus, and a little grain. Very nice session ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pale yellow in color, clear with a thin head. Super flavor and a nice hoppy flavor and finish. Very good Pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5026) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pale yellow, white head. Nose is fresh citrus, grass, earth, light bitterness. Easy palate, grassy hops, lemon, clean finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2013
Frothy foam head atop a bronzed body. Burst of orange citrus dominates the nose, though some grains eke in. Wonderful freshly milled pale grains dominate the palate with citrus-accented hops lightly playing off of it. A solid pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (977) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
12 oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours bright golden yellow with thin white head that lingers well. Aroma is slightly spicy fresh hops. Taste is crisp dry malt with earthy grassy bitter hops. Body is a little thin, but it doesn’t taste like a 4% beer. This would be perfect on a hot summer day. Certainly a departure from past SBW beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
Can. Recieved as an extra. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Fruity hop aroma. Medium mouthfeel with carbonation. Nice flavors of peach and apricot. Nice level of bitterness as well that lingers after the initial drink. It’s not bad. Organic too!


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