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RATINGS: 1259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops. Subtle malt flavors balance the hop profile and provide a satisfying dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
This is a wonderful ale. It has a deep copper color with a nice full head that dissipates slowly. A very well balanced hop flavor with a touch of maltiness to round it out and a nosefull of flower aroma.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2003
This is the only of the Great Lakes beers I have had and I didn't really care for it that much. For a pale ale it is what it is but OK. A little hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2003
This fantastic APA was acquired in trade with jgb9348, a cool ass gent! A large rocky off white head, rests atop a copper colored APA. Serenity within the glass; and then out of know where a carbonated bubble drifts toward the top. Where was it hiding, between the molecules of the H20? The aroma is slightly metallic, but citric. This is a general impression that I deduce whenever large amounts of cascade hops are used, I don’t know why. The flavor is tremendous! Citrusy orange zest, oily but also dry and snappish…. Some pine or spruce presence, a morsel of nutty malt…. Very satisfying and enjoyable, This beer would rule supreme on draft but something seems a bit off balance here in the bottle. Burning River is a must try!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Re-rated from draft at GLBC, Cleveland. Similar in color to their IPA, but less hoppy (duh). Instead a distinct hop, I get more a solid "bitterness." Nicely balanced to the malts.
Original rating, 9/16/03. Score: 3.9. Draft. Has a big grapefruity smell and taste, almost like a wheat beer. The hoppy taste subtly changes as my glass warms up, to a more bitter aspect like an IPA. Excellent appearance and head for this style. I sampled this at a homebrew party among a sea of Oktoberfest beers, so this is a refreshing and welcome change of pace.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 1, 2003
This is available everywhere here in cleveland, and I am glad of it. Copper color, with a fresh hop aroma. The taste is hoppy and thick with a nice malt backbone to balance it out. An excellent pale ale in my book.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Bottle: a nice crisp hop aroma greets you from this brew. Slightly cloudy and golden in color with an off-white head. Nicely hopped, but not over-the-top like some (although I love them, too). I enjoy the malt. A very nice Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Caramel color with nice fruity hoppy aroma.Caramel malty flavor is strong with a nice hoppy feel in the mouth.The finish has a nice bitterness. A very good Pale Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Beautiful golden/caramel color. Nice, hoppy signature smell. Dry on the tongue and a slightly bitter finish. Very nice Pale Ale. I would definitely get this again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Very hoppy. Right up there with the best of beers. The commercial description says it all.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbus (20) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2003
Great hoppy aroma. Make sure you buy it from a cooler, and not from a shelf.


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