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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This Friday, leave your shoes and shirts behind and soak yourself in Summer Rules Pale Ale. This time of year is dedicated to that melting orb in the sky and the fight to keep cool. Get wet or go home. Sprawled series release 5/22/15

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregdafdxguy (13) - Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Not my fave thing from the local brewery, I tend to not like the one-hop focused brews. Looks beautiful in a 20oz+ tall pint glass, hazy orange. Smells vegetal, slightly citrus, not exactly inviting. Taste was off for me, weirdly vegetal and not hoppy like I think of hoppy. Very nice fizzy carbonation makes it more refreshing. Full disclosure, I had this after a 13oz pour of Najava in a firkin with an extra half pound of hops, which was awesome. Iím hoping I am good enough to tease out the flavors of a second beer after one strong, hoppy beer. But maybe I am an idiot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7865) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Note: Summer Rules and No Rules are two different beers. This rating is for Summer Rules. Pours gold with a white head. Mild fruity hops, light pale malts, some mild citrus notes, and moderate lingering bitterness. Solid; quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (2355) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2015 5/31 - Summer Rules (released 5/22) Growler from source. Clear bright yellow. Nose is pine sol. Taste is pine hops, dank, bitter hops. Very bitter for the low ABV, yet fairly easy drinking. Put down the entire 32 oz pretty easily after mowing the yard. 3.5

6/1 - No Rules (released 5/29) Growler from source. Hazy yellow. Aroma is subtitle bitter hops. Pine, freshly mowed grass, some tropical fruit, pineapple, guava, lemongrass. Taste is watered down fresh bitter hops. Very bitter yet very light. 3.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2015
22oz bomber from the brewpub pours a bright orange with a white head. orange pineapple and mango taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose and taste are citrus, oranges, some hops and bitterness wow

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
32 oz growler from the brewery. Strong notes of apricot and citrus with a nice hoppy back bone. Smells of citrus and apricots. Pours light yellow with a light white head. Had at home. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
64 oz. growler from the brewery. Pours a nice, bright gold with a pale white head. Aroma of delicious amarillo hops. Lemon, orange, gumballs, Some pine and floral notes. Light cracker and bready malt aromas. Flavor is bright, clean, dry, with lots of flavorful citrus bitterness. Mild earthy fruits. Some biscuit and cracker malts as well. Medium bodied, nice texture, lively carbonation. Finishes bitter and nice. Loved this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Draft, pours slightly hazy bright gold with white head. Aroma has a pleasant grapefruit rind, floral, slight pine. Flavors have a firm bitterness, grapefruit rind/citrus fruit is very vibrant on the palate, malt base has a slight toast and cracker bent to it but isnít as toasty as daisy. Seem earthy fruit notes finish. The bitterness is a touch high to make this truly sessionable and the whole experience is a little one dimensional but as it is, itís a solid extra pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Solid brew here, easily crushed and a very nice hopiness to it with big grapefruit and some yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draft pour on tao at the Half Acre Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice crisp golden hue, bit of a darker middle and body. Mellow haziness, gentle summer sunshine glow on the edges and bottom. Loose bubbly white head atop dies to a mellow film, sticks around small, laces lightly. Aromas show gentle fruit, bubblegum, and tropical fruit. Decent citrus rind, florals, and a dry earthy hopping. Bit of bready malt, straw. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, firm complex fruity hopping throws grapefruit, guava, tropical fruit, and lemon. Medium bitterness, gentle carbonation. Some bready malts, straw. Middle is a bit more mellow, setting up for a bigger firm bitter backend. Prickly green leaft floral hops, some grapefruit, tropical fruit. Firm, dry, resiny. Finish is citrusy and dry, rind oils finish well. A touch bready and cereal at times, some soapy floral mix in and leave a firm dry, bitter finish. Nice complexity of hopping, light crushable body. Nice. Pleasant nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at HA. Pours a pale gold with a sticky white head. Nose is hop forward with apricot, low faint fossil fuels, citrus and toast. On tasting, moderate bitterness with a nice plain malt profile. Well balanced, though the hops get a bit heavy as you drink. Clean and refreshing, just wish it was warmer outside...

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