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RATINGS: 1227   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hairy (25) - liverpool, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2002
a nice pale ale good hop bite,with a very pleasent aroma

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
Now this is a Pale! Excellent balance even with the full flowered force of the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2002
Pretty good pale ale. Lots of citrus flavor and a nicely bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2002
This might just be the best beer from Ohio. Not as thick as some other Pales that I like, but a very nice myriad of flavors to enjoy in this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ducati (37) - Windsor, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2002
A very nice Pale ale. Good citrusy and floral hop aroma & flavor. Slightly thin for me but only marginally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Absolutely wonderful!Beautiful color, great hoppy taste. Wonderful citrus tones. This is by far the best pale ale out there!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8139) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 I was afraid this beer was named for the sensation on the way back out, but that's not the case at all. Hops that jerk your head around, Barq's wishes it had this bite!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 13, 2002
Had one of these on tap today at the Old Bag of Nails in Upper Arlington. This brew pours a clear ruddy red-orange. The large off-white creamy head has good lacing. The clean and floral nose is predominately grapefruit citrus as one would expect of an APA, with hints of herbs and spices, and some pine. The crisp and light flavor is one that would make hop-heads everywhere rejoice with a sweet acidic citrus middle and a bold long bitter finish. The texture is soft, oily and dry, with a medium body and a clean and dry finish. Great brew, but I’d take an Alpha King over this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
Excellent! In usual pale ale fashion, this beer exhibits lots of hops balanced with a some degree of maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2002
bronzed carrotty orange, like a new pair of redwing steeltoes, a head that billowed like smoke from the burning cuyahoga--for a minute anyway. sorry to bring up something so plebeian as cost, but at 8.50 a six, it had better taste great AND do some cleaning up afterwards, which it might be capable of-- owing to a rich scent reminescent of pinesol. make that: a forest in colorado’s san juan mountains, that sounds more palatable. it’s quite dry, light of effervescence, new penny on the tongue bitter, smooth, and there is just a tasty skeletal framework of malt to lift the cascades up well above the river’s conflagration--and the blazing ruin of my budget, for buying beers this pricey!

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