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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. Our First Creation

Crisp, smooth and perfectly balanced between a west coast style pale and amber ale, with a supple malt sweetness and a pronounced hop flourish.

Malts: 2-row, Caramel 40L, Dark Crystal, Munich, Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Willamette

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
I enjoyed this one alot and was very ahppy when I saw that Anderson Valley was behind this. I have yet to be disappointed with anything from this brewer. A different feel than most APAs, a nicely balanced hoppy falvor that is smoothed out by the fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Light hazy auburn color prompty diminishing head and sticky loose lacing. Slightly sweaty hop aroma with underlining malt. Flavor is slightly hoppy but with a bitter acidic finish, slightly sour even. A different APA, don't know what they were trying here, but it isn't very balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2003
(mine was brewed in NY) Huge head and lasting lace. Scant aroma. Light malty palate that finishes with a touch of hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
This was not what i expected.Poured nice with a heavy hop nose.The taste killed it for me.I didnot like this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A quality beer by a quality brewing company. The flavor is a little malty and you can barley taste the hops. No flavors is really vivid. Small head and good color

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2003
BIG white head, BIG! BIG i say! Too damn big! Its coming right at me! HELLLLLP! Lots of carbonation, lots. Noseing it will steal your breath away. Hazy orange color. Probably some hops in the nose, hard to get by the CO2. Tingley on the tongue. Taste some hops and some sweet malts. Medium dry finish. Guess i should of let this brew breathe for awhile before quaffing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Clear, light amber/orange. Small head and lace. Citric hoppy aroma with hints of caramel, lemon, tea and malt. Thin to medium bodied, subtle malts, lemony/bitter hops, flavors reminicent of iced tea. Needs more body and malt development. Drinkable but not very exciting but for 99 cents a 22oz, im satisfied:) Gets better as it warms...hops integrate and malt comes out a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2003
Obviously this stuff will catch your attention. However, the best thing about this beer may be the bottle. Good color, but the taste and aroma were lacking. I would buy it again, but just for the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2003
22OZ bottle: Clear dark orange with a good sized head, strong orange rind aroma, weak mouthfeel, starts and ends a little bitter. Doesn't do much to stand out in the crowded American pale ale category.

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