Great Dane Extra Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Cask-conditioned, served in an standard bar imperial pint glass. Made a good appearance, poured a slightly hazy golden hued orange with a foamy, bubbly topped white head that settled into a thin foamy lacing, moderate carbonation. Had a dry leafy, grassy and grapefruit zesty nose with just a touch of pale maltiness at the fringes. A crisp, smoothly hop textured medium bodied mouth feel, very good drinkability. Dry hoppy, leafy, grassy and citric rind taste, lightly bitter on the tongue, really smooth in it’s hop bitterness, a sweet caramelized maltiness lies underneath, struggling to surface and a dry grassy and citric finish. This was quite tasty, a balanced bitterness, refreshing and highly quaffable, something I would have no problem with drinking all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2006 On cask tonight. The beer pours to a hazy light copper body. Dish soap bubbles for the head. The flavor is a deep graham cracker and light floral hops. Well balanced. The aroma is lightly floral and a touch of pale malt. Wet dog? Very light and hard to get much aroma. The palate is lightly carbonated, slightly bitter, slick and easy drinking. A decent, easy to drink beer. 5, 3, 8, 3, 14 = 3.3

Rerate on June 17th. The beer pours to a darker golden body with a soapy white head. The flavor is an intensee floral/grassy/perfumey hop. Almost spicy. The aroma is floral. Perhaps some oranges. Some graham crackers in the flavor too. The palate is fairly flat as expected with a nice mouthfeel. Much better the second time around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2007
On cask. A nice golden pale with a frothy froth. Flowery in the nose with malty notes. Biscuits with honey. Flowery hops. Very nice pale. Creamy nature must be the "extra". High on the quaffability, just a might heavy for a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Cask at Great Dane. Poured a very slightly hazy medium golden with a short cap of white head. Nose was quite soft with floral, pine, and citrusy hops... respectable and balanced caramel base... lighter overall, and very pleasant. Caramel and toffee flavor base is surrounded by the same hop notes as the nose (lemon, pine, and floral)... simple but good. Exceptionally soft on the palate from the cask treatment with a moderate bitterness. Enjoyed it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2006
On gravity cask May 26th at the downtown location. Pours an opaque orange with a frothy head. Aroma is light floral, semi-citric, earthy hops and a touch of very light caramel. Full, smooth mouthfeel and very light carbonation. Crusty, yeasty bread and light hoppy flavors; mildly bitttersweet. Yes, I could easily drink this all night long; a definite session beer, a straightforward but tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Cask at the brewpub. Clear golden color. Head was thin, bubbly, and left some lace on the glass. Smelled of flowery, grapefruity hops. Smooth mouth feel. Grapefruit came out again in the flavor along with fresh malty cereal grain and lightly toasted bread. Modest hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2007
On tap @ the brewpub (downtown): Poured a clear copper color with a white head. Aroma, light citrus hop notes, and some pale malts. Flavor, citrus, with some pale bready malts, light caramel notes, a mild bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Definitely fits the mold of an english pale ale. Light in color with a correspondingly light hop profile. Very smooth mouthfeel. Floral hops and balanced malts make this very pleasant to drink and very quaffable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21684) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Draft at the source. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of freshly cut grass. Taste has straw and light lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11666) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2007
On tap at the Great Dane Brew Pub (Downtown Madison Location). On cask. Poured a deeper orange color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, floral, and citrus. Tastes of citrus, pine and caramel.

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