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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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This is a light bodied and mildly hoppy ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, crystal and a special Ashburne malted barley. Golding and Cascade hops are used to provide the balanced palate for this fine session beer.


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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2007
My brother picked up a 22oz bottle of this from the brewpub in Washington when he was on a convention near there, so Iím hoping mine will be a bit more fresh than the sour samples from a couple of previous raters. Cloudy golden color with a big white head..rather surprising amount of carbonation. Very mild hop and citrus aroma. Left a white coating rather than a lacing on the glass. The flavor is hop bitterness with a hoppy aftertaste as well, very little malt presence. Not at all cloying or heavy, but not watery either, actually a fairly pleasant mouthfeel. This seems more a medium body light lager in flavor, but the cloudyness and textures are not consistant with that style. However, it seems nothing like other Pale Ales Iím more familiar with..for instance Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale. All in all, this isnít bad, but I just donít feel its true to style, and itís not world shaking enough to make up for its shortcomings.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit fruity with some light caramelly malt flavour backed by a touch of citrus. Iced tea ish but not cloying. Hops are there but the bitterness is fairly muted. Leans to sweet. A little bit of brown sugar flavour on the back.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at paradise inn at mt rainier. Awesome summer ale, smooth with terrific citrus an hops. Perfect after a long hike

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5541) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Mount Rainier National Park - on tap at the Inn. Murky medium gold pour, soft white head, good lacing. Aroma has a nice floral touch to it. Flavor is lemon accented with a touch of grapefruit, nice subtle bitterness. Crisp, clean mouthfeel. Overall, very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
Draught@Harmon Brewery brewpub, Tacoma, WA
Slightly hazy golden color, good creamy white head, lace. Grapefruity nettles aroma from Citra. This one has also good body for ABV. Flavor has pale malts, sweetish pineapple, pine and citrus. Lots of flavors in this beer. Citra is not dominating in the flavor, Palisade brings up some piney notes I believe.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Very weak pale ale all the way around. Watery and not much flavor and bad on the palate, something stuck with me. Unimpressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This very sessionable Pale Ale matches citrusy hops to crunchy pale malts for a pleasant quaff.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam lasts atop the hazy yellow.
-The svelte body increases drinkability.
-Cereals are as important in the finish as the fruity, spicy hops.
-Flavors are levelled throughout, of restrained intensity.
-I wish more breweries had nice low-gravity brews like this one.

On tap at Naked City.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4625) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Tap at Naked City. Hazy amber. Nice foam. Attractive hop aroma with some malt sweetness. Sweet malt is tasty but hops are a little faint for me.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Had a taste platter at the Harmon in downtown tacoma. This one was on it. Medium head not much aroma

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Some times I am a man of few words. This beer was OK.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet aroma with crystal malt and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, balancing earthy and citrus hops, light spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4


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