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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Green Line Pale Ale is a honey-colored, immensely sessionable American pale ale with a pronounced, bright, American hop aroma and citrus flavor. Notes of biscuit and lightly toasted malt create the backbone for Green Line’s pleasant, crisp bitterness.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Tasted on tap in Chicago at Giordano’s, a perfect pairing with a Caesar salad and deep dish pizza. It poured a mostly clear orange-ish golden colour, slight chill haze, with sudsy white head of spritzy little bubbles, some lace. Low aroma, but lots of grainy and hoppy flavours. Excellent balance of malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness, strong fruitiness from modern American hops and maybe a warm ale fermentation (I’d love to know for sure), crisp and biscuity, faint pine resin, black pepper. Light body, bready mouthfeel, high carbonation, lasting juicy fruit aftertaste. Struck me as a true-to-style Kölsch with lots of New World hops. Delicious and extremely easy to drink. "Sessionable" is right, but 5.4% alcohol will creep up on you if you have several in a row, as I did. I wish we could get this back home, but that would sorta defeat the whole carbon footprint reduction initiative they’re demonstrating with this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
I was quite taken with this beer. Super easy to drink. Great malt and cereal notes. Paired well with the pizza. Solid citrus hops. Good from sip one to the last.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illiniphil (127) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap at Public House, Chicago. Pours a golden copper with a nice one finger white head which laced nicely. Initial flavor is hops but with a very nice biscuity, malt follow. A fair amount of complexity to this beer. I really enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Draft at Bijams restaurant, Chicago. Pours hazy orange light amber with an off white head. Aroma of grasy hops, citrus and light caramel malt. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4004) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Tap at Bijam’s Bistro, Chicago. Poured a clear light amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is grassy hop. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a smooth hoppy malt weak liqourice palate. An easy drinking pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2853) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Pint at O’Hare. Clear amber with a so so white head. Sort of peppery hops, a little citrus, light caramel maltiness, toast and biscuit notes, apricot fruitiness with light tropical fruits. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Slightly peppery and spicy, apricot fruitiness, caramel and bread crust maltiness; dry with very soft bitterness and a biscuit and citrus finish. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Pint draft at Giordano’s Restaurant in Midway at the 2013 WEFTEC Show. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freekyp (1473) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Mellow pale ale with light citrus tones and lacing d back malt backbone. Hops are fresh tasting, almost juicy. Bitterness is dialed back. A good hop showcase that avoids an overly bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (775) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 22, 2013
Taster, at the Goose Island pub at O’Hare airport. As I am not a fan of the style, I was pretty impressed with this one, which does not have that sharp metallic, grassy bitterness of many others. This was a fruity, aromatic, resinous concoction with a thin malt/biscuit base. Just like a good American IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
Draught, Chicago architecture boat tour ix13. Pours an inviting honey yellow with some substance. Aroma is slight citrus and grass, honey sweet malts. Light-mid bodied like most GI I/APAs so far, with biscuit malts making a shy but welcome appearance. OK, brewed for sessioning, but feels like a forced and lacklustre exercise compared to many other APAs from the region.


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