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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hoppy American Pale Ale with smokey undertones.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Not even close to smokey. It is a ncie pale ale though, mild, dry, nice citrus character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Smoky nose with notes of cooked peaches and hay. Grassy bitterness with a lasting bite. Slightly meaty smoky note to the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
Not a bad ipa but not the best one I've had. Smells ok, and the flavor is good as an ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
A nice smoked beer, at Slow’s BBQ, Detroit. A light and welcome smoke. Deep yellow body. Lovely smell.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2009) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Draft - pours deep gold with head and great lacing. Smoky for sure like peat. Slight hop kick. Light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
7oz on tap at Fifty West. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Good thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of soft, lightly slick finish. Good hop profile. Lightly spicy, and orange citrusy. Light caramel malt. I hear this is a smoked pale ale, but smoke is very subtle. This might be because I am standing next to a bonfire as I taste this. Moderate bitter taste, little sweet taste. Solid, hoppy pale ale. Sneaky amount of smoke... well-balanced, you could say

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (3973) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
On tap at mad mex. Looks like a yuengling. Smells like clean beer. Ooooo, the taste is quite strong at first. However, never makes it over the top. For a 6%, I guess its not coming on too strong after the session gets going. Yes, ass kicken but yet remains reserved. Indeed, a unique beery flavor. Finish is a tad medicinal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1993) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Aroma: Smokey, Floral, Mildly Grainy Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Smoked Bready Malts, Mildly Floral Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Smokey, A Little Thin

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
hesselingj (3) - - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
On tap. Looks great, smells great. Lacks in hops and mouth feel. Not only is the smokiness overbearing but so is the maltiness. When I saw it I thought it would be much better than it ended up. Would not recommend, even for smoked beer advocates.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft from Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours clear dark straw with off-white head. Nose is rauchy pale malt, hopcitrus. Tastes crisp with a well balanced smoky flavor paired with a nice hopcitrus and pale malt backbone. This one is smooth and flavorful, with a clean finish. The crew at Craft Ale House enjoyed this one, as did the King of Crambone.


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