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Hi-Wire Prime Time Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Simcoe hops bring a plethora of flavors and aromas from this crisp American Pale Ale. From floral to earthy, citrus to pine, this dry ale is an easy drinker.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2651) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Pint at Triangle Wine, Morrisville. Good aroma sweet, citrus yet a musty earthy scent. Great looking beer. nice brownish orange, has shine about it. Good head and lace. Bitter flavor. Medium body. Smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish that lingers. It’s good, has a harsh slightly like a cleaning product.and a real grapefruit finish. It’s fine. Nothing great but real drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Keg @ Hi Wire. Amber pour with a small head. Nose of pine, floral hops, caramel, shag tobacco. Taste is slightly soapy. Red apple. Peach and berry. Sort of muddled. Medium body, slightly oily. Not awful, but there’s so many good APAs around these days that this needs some Tweaking to keep up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5666) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some orange and grass notes as well as some toffee and biscuit. The flavor is a mix of biscuit malt with some heavy orange citrus character. Low bitterness and fairly sweet overall. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear amber with a lasting ring of foam. Nose is orange caramel and a bit of resin. Taste is the same. Light medium body is balanced and has medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5480) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Asheville, NC - Bruisin’ Ales - 12 oz bottle. pours a medium orange with a nice tight white head. Faint floral like aroma with a touch of spruce. Flavor has some nice subtle bitter citrusy undertones, a hint of mint and some nuttiness. Mouthfeel is thickish and clean. Does in a pinch

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (351) - - JUN 16, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2014 Nothing exciting but pretty drinkable. Pours a nice copper orange with a microfoam-ish white head. Simcoe hops give a nice variety of flavors- pine, citrus, earthy, melon with decent malt backbone for balance. Definitely has more bitterness than I would expect/ want from a pale- would have guessed higher than 37 IBU’s. Somehow I want more hops but less bitter. Overall, as crisp, clean, asheville Pale Ales go- not bad. On tap at soure 08.05. 2.50 pint day!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured a clear amber color with a tan head. The aroma was earthy, herbal hops and some caramel malts. The taste was of citrus, earthy, herbal hops and caramel malts. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arventresca (564) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Draft. Pretty good thing here. Nice beer here. Pretty solid beer here. Pat Mcrory sucks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft to taster at Hi-Wire. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with foamy white head. Smells solid; hoppy and mildly sweet with some soft grain notes. Tastes like it smells with a solid medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1409) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Bruisin’ Ales, Asheville, NC. Yellowish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Very nice aroma of citrus and piney hops. The initial taste is more bitter than most pale ales with a generous amount of grapefruit, lemon, and grassy hops but is quickly met on the back end with enough malt to help balance the overall experience. Well done.


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