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Great Adirondack John Brown Pale Ale



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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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If you like a well-hopped beer, then this American Pale Ale is for you. Brewed with over 15 lbs of fresh hops, the John Brown is “dry hopped”, a process of adding whole-leaf Cascade hops during fermentation and maturation. Constant hop additions of five varieties of hop yields a balanced but distinct bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2566) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at the Brew Pub. 2nd day with Patty. Poured golden with a white head. Nice aroma of citrus like hops. Good body with the citrus hop flavor. Slight bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Une bonn ipa, west coast pas sur, pas assez crisp mais neanmoins une bonne biere dans un minuscule brew pub. une belle decourverte dans une petite ville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mfaczan (5) - - OCT 21, 2012 does not count
A great pale in the style of a good west coast pale ale. Just the right hoppiness. Hopheads will like! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (885) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Great Adirondack Brewery in Lake Placid, N.Y., on June 28, 2012. Draft into pint glass. One finger of head when I got it. Pale, see through color. White frothy lacing with good retention. Smelled lemon citrus hops. Wet cascade lime. Pine and soapy. Tasted similar to the smell with more bitterness. Lemon, cascade, wet, icy, pine. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, bitter finish. Somewhat refreshing. This beer had its moments but wasn’t too spectacular overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4508) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
on tap at brewpub. clear bright golden with a nice white cap, good retention and lacing. cascade nose, citrus and grapefruit notes, crisp malts, some fruitiness. average carbonation, medium body, decent citrusy finish. nice apa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1707) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Included as part of a sampler at the restaurant. Unfortunately I do not remember the particulars on any of the beers I had tasted though they were all pretty good overall. Definitely plan to be back to retry some of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at brewpub
Aroma citrus hop character with amber candy malts. Strong solid Pale Ale nose.
Appearance fine haze on light amber. Medium beige creamy top. Some lace. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Solid blend of malt and hops. Hints of lemongrass, smooth clean hop profile. Impressive brewing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1498) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2010 On Tap the the Great Adirondack. Served a clear copper color with a head that fades to nice lacing. Has a clean citrus and fresh grain aroma. Crisp clean citrus taste and a good bitterness with a clean finish. Fairly medium body, very smooth with a well hidden ABV. Very well balanced. Easy to drink and goes down easy. Have to give this brew an edge over the UBU. Best beer I’ve had while traveling in upstate New York.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
At Brewpub in Lake Placid. Copper color with an aroma of pine, caramel, and citrus. Lots of caramel, citrus and pine in the taste. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 21, 2010
Not a bad Pale Ale, average across the board for the most part. Great brewpub though!!!! one of my favorite placid hotspots

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