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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (715) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draught at Breukelen Bier Merchants day of tapping. A very light and refreshing pale with characteristic green flash quality and hops. Super bright clear with a respectable white head. Aroma of grass, cereal, lightly fruity and floral with a little spice. Flavor is clean cooling citrus and earthy hops giving way to light sweet bread with a light bitter finish. Perfect balanced ending clean and dry on the palate. (had this a few a week later in a growler left unopened over night and it wasn’t nearly so bright and fresh, shame on me).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5853) - 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 (11971) - 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 (3877) - 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 (6695) - 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 (2449) - 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 (1621) - 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 (3791) - 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 (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, 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 (8981) - 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.


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