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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2012
On tap at the Petrol Station. The beer pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit malt and not too much else. The flavor is more exciting. I get some biscuit malt up front, but there is also a little bit of hop character. I get some orange citrus hops, as well as some grass and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of earth, citrus, florals, and caramel. Flavor of grass, earth, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3282) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear yellow gold with a small off white head. The aroma is honey and floral hop. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet honey hop and bitter finish. A decent American pale ale from Green Flash.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
Draught at PP Carlsbad. Nose of cinnamon, malt, light caramel, earthy hops. Light amber malt flavor, caramel, earthy hops. Decent, light, swillable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2144) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Draught at the brewery. Clear golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of earthy hops, citrus, biscuit, cereal/grain and some light caramel. Taste is dry and light to medium bitter with biscuit and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Yellow gold pour, white head. Aroma of biscuit malts and some hoppiness, taste has a little fruit flavor with some bitterness. Light and refreshing, a good pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2012
This tasted just like a standard pale ale to me without much to it. Slight hoppy aroma and a few hops I could get in the taste, but fairly unremarkable overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft to growler, from the Birch. Golden and shiny with a nice boiling head of white foam. Creamy appeal, with an everyman’s appeal -- lightly caressed with a bit of flowery finish, but an easy drinker for anybody. (#4696, 7/16/2012)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Served on draft at Beer Run. I’m not sure what makes this retro, or a different beer from the Extra Pale at all, so I fully expect this rating to be merged at some point. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized head. Poor head retention. Aroma of herbal, peppery and earthy malts. The taste is sweet malts, earth, peppery and herbal hops. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Pint on tap at Neon’s Unplugged. On the chalkboard it was labeled simply "Green Flash Pale Ale", but a Green Flash rep in the bar was referring to it as "Retro". Clear amber color, nice thin white head, leaving good lace. Very nice grapefruit, pine, dry hop aromas. Enough hops for an IPA, but without the bitter or heaviness. Very nice crisp carbonation, excellent dry texture with a good dry hop aftertaste. Lighter bitter taste - the hop overpowers it. Very nice pale ale, one to rival Stone’s, I think. Shared some with Hota: she said it was smooth and light, soft palate, but a brassy aftertaste.


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