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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Ale 208 is brewed to be Idaho’s session ale. This crisp drinkable ale has a light malt body and subtle yet citrusy hop character. It’s brewed with 100% Idaho grown grain, hops and pure Idaho spring water. The package imagery is inspired by and pays tribute to Idaho’s rich agricultural heritage and its diverse and beautiful vistas.

The name comes directly from the 208 area code that encompasses all of Idaho. As broad and far reaching as this state is, we are all still Idaho.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (1820) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle from Super 1 in CDA, ID. Brewed on 1/6/14--a little old, maybe. Aroma is pineapple, caramel malt. Pours hazy golden with a diminishing white head. Taste is sweet and grainy, maybe a little past its prime; finishes bitter. Thin body, high carbonation. Dull. I wish I had a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (14157) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Sledutah, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, fluffy white head, webby lacing. Aroma of dusty white pepper. Taste is slightly metallic straw. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lightbias (210) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Hazy, light gold in the glass, nice, soft, foamy head tops the brew. Gorgeous lacing on the glass, Nice and sticky ringing the glass with each sip. Grassy and grainy, the aroma is lightened by a lemony accent. Carbonation is lively, and the body is light, carrying the flavors easily. The palate is nice, everything balanced evenly and comfortably, and creating a nice easy finish. Not amazing, and a little bit more lemon than I like, but not a bad idea for a really hot summer day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2014
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of bready malts, some grass, floral notes and toast. The taste was of malts, grassy hops, grapefruit and medium carbonation. Thanks Hayduke.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2014
From a 4 oz taster at the brewery. Pours a clear pale gold with an off white head. Light malty nose. Flavors of light citrus Crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Had at MBBF 2014
Clear golden with a big white head. Mild aroma, floral. Taste is floral and fruity

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Draft at Jackson Hole. Pours hazy orange copper with a fizzy white head and decent lacing. Tastes like pale malt, grains, bready sweetness, light hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells slightly sweet, slightly nutty, and like light grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3901) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Tap. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cereal and bready malts, light grassiness, faint floral notes, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malts forward and further drying out due to the light grassy hops and faint grapefruit notes; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3531) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Shared wit Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Sharing a beer with Dave this way is always the highlight of my day. Pours a hazy gold with a white head and nice lacing on the glass. Nose is floral and grass hops on a lot of malts. Medium in body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows citrus, and some fruit. Finish is lightly bitter. This is a really easy beer to drink and very refreshing. I love good favorable session beers. This one is a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5202) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. I rolled the bottle and globules of sediment released. The beer is hazy golden and wore an off white layer that never completely left. In the aroma I got malt first and tropical fruit second. Lemon and grass, too. The first sip is more bitter than expected. Tart citrus fruit, lemon grass, and a bit of pine. Just a hint of spiciness. This is very pleasant and interesting, especially for the 4.8% ABV.

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