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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nj_BierMaven (117) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
On tap, might be the perfect pale ale for my friends who kinda like IPA but find them too hoppy. Slight pine and citrus, balanced OK. Nothing too harsh, overall enjoyable but not overwhelming in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass a hazy amber gold. Nose of light fruit with citrus. Medium body. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel malts with a good dose of citrus hops and some peach or other stone fruit nuances. Lightly bitter finish. Very easy drinking. Kind of wish for a pint of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Clear golden-amber with a light tan head. Lightly toasted grains, pine, orange citrus. Bitter, strong malt backbone. Medium body, fairly acidic, long finish. Cleaner. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jared_Clifton (83) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a light amber with white head. Medium body. This is a toned down version of the chillwave. Light hop bitterness, peach, citrus, malt flavor. Really smooth and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
justsayswell (211) - Mission, Kansas, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Foggy amber pour. Thinnish white head with almost no lacing. Nose is pine, caramel, citrus. Medium body. Resinous hop, nice caramel malt, and a little peach pokes through. Finish is slightly sweet. Tasty old school APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mambossa (172) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Pour from bottle, clear amber with fairly robust head that bubbles away with ease. Nose is malt and bright floral hop. Classic Great Lakes taste, showcasing both the malt and hop profiles, not letting one override the other. Very crisp, floral, gentle grapefruit atop a lucious malt presence, yet still a very light and refreshing body. Certainly not a new-era hop bomb, but a tasteful balance and nice drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darwenus (690) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Not a shockingly original pale ale, but a pretty good one. Pours bright orange with a lot of carbonation and average head. The aroma is citrus and malt. The flavor is citrus and malt, too, with slightly herbal/grassy notes. The finish is a little too sweet, but not enough to ruin it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1431) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Tap from source. Orangey gold with oatmeal head and decent lacing. Smells a little tropical to me, like ripe pine apple plus pine. A little grainy, bit then a nice light bitterness comes in.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours with an over sized foamy head that won’t allow me to gently pour the entire 12 oz bottle into into a 18 oz mug. The foamy head lingers on and on, with some settling that leaves it looking like a fitting topping for a vanilla float. The aroma is more earthy, English hop than I prefer but also has an attractive malt aroma that is bolder and darker than expected. The taste follows, with the darker malts coming out in the finish and aftertaste. O: nice but should revisit with a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (921) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2015
One of the better great lakes I have had. Good and hoppy with a descent aroma. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffaoe (368) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2015
nice aroma with both malt and hop notes. golden in color with a light head. nice balanced flavor of caramel malts and citrus aroma hops

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