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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Fruity hop aromas blend with an assertive smoke malt presence here. Just a hint of carmel malt sweetness. Smooth balance of flavors, with the smoked meat balanceing out with some jazzy hops. A smoked pale ale: quite and intresting and tasty beer!! Cheers!


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Nice undertones of smoke in the aroma and flavor. Good hop profile as well. Enjoyable and another fine GL beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (821) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood, NJ - Like the description says it was hoppy and smoky, also a bit malty. Not bad, but not a favorite either.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Clear amber with thin rimming lacy white head; aroma is subtly smoky with a hint, just faint hint of fruit(cherry?); Flava is mildly but distinctly smoky reminiscient of kielbasa; feels medium with fizzy foam; finishes dry and mild with hopy bitter notes

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Rated on 7-30-2011 at Bock & Rock in Minster, OH. This beer has a small vanilla head that mostly diminishes, hazy dark yellow body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malt, light smoke, hops, and sweet. The taste is moderately sweet, caramel, hops, and light smoke. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. A different take on this style with the addition of some smoke presence. Interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Sampled on draft at Rivertowne this beer poured a dark caramel-orange color with a large creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and malty with notes of smoke and hickory. The flavor was tangy and sweet hickory, smoke, bread, malt, and had a bitterness throughout. Medium length sweet and tangy hickory finish. Medium body. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5574) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent vibrant orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells mildly hoppy with a bit of smoke. Tastes like it smells, but more robust. Solid on the palate. An interesting take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1121) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft sample avg gold. Nose dank hop with hint of smoke. Taste smoky peat up front then bitterness. Mild vague sweet then light smoke in finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a light dark amber. Has a smoky oak aroma. Taste is very unique with little hops and strong oak and smoky malt. A lingering smoky aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1543) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Deep amber/bronze pour. Nose of salty smoked malts and caramel malt. Flavor is smoked meat/salty cheese that finishes with caramel malt and citrus hop bittering. Medium body. Smoke and pale ale flavors really meld together well with further drinking. Trail of salty smoke and candied citrus. Rather enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Clear amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is mostly smoked malts with some caramel and toasted German malts underneath. Taste of smoked malts, leaves, sweeter malts and very mild bitterness on the finish.


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