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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle from Hop and Leaf Feb 2005. Another striking pour (like the Cottonwood IPA) with a deep burnished copper body, bright and tinted with orange and gold. Clear, with a smattering of white head. Aroma and flavor give off strong hops and lightly fruity yeast notes. Very dry and bitter notes up front, with a strange, dry bready finish. The mouthfeel is good though. It starts off moderately carbonated, but finishes much more smooth and lightly creamy. Im still not thrilled about it, due to the finish. Tastes like an APA to me, strong bitter hops, very dry, with a dry pale malt body.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle bought in Asheville, sampled last July. Poured a coppery red. Aroma was caramel. Taste seemed a bit watery but had some tones of caramel and hops in it, nothing very striking, thought was smooth and clear.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Copper amber with a short head but good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts. Malty taste - some earthyness, toffee, lightly hopped, but its there. Finish is increasingly sweet as it warms.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 18, 2005
(Thanks to Drew for the bottle) Amber pour. Not much head, but decent lacing. Malty aromas with lots of crystal malt. Malty flavors, but a touch of eathy hops. Light alcohol in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Deep amber in color, no head. Aroma of malt and moss. Flavor is malty, sweet, very nice.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2768) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle, shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a minimal off white head, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is mild cereal, light toffee/caramel, minimal hp notes....taste is strong cereal, minimal toffee/caramel, finishing with light hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a very light beer which needs an increase in the malt bill. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Pour from bottle amber in color with off white head. Sweet floral scent. Taste is mildly malty with crisp hop finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (436) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours amber in color with little lacing. It has the smell of caramel with a sweet smell. It has the taste of light caramel with maybe almond.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Absolutely sure Ive had this one, but never rated it. Had it at a wedding this past weekend, so here we go. Poured a slightly ruby amber color with a small white head. Aroma was some toasty notes, floral hops. Flavor was caramel malt, lightly floral notes. A decent amber. More malt sweetness than anything else.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1550) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Dark orange color, light head. Very malty and sweet. Palate is a little syrupy with long costing finish.


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