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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A brilliant, dry pale ale with an aggressive hop character balanced with a smooth finish. A bold beer best consumed with a stiff upper lip.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Pale golden color with a puffy white head. Aroma shows a strong hop presence. Body is dry and mild with some sweetness and a touch of hops, but doesn't quite live up to what the aroma promised.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2011
12 oz brown bottle. Date is 07/28/10. It has a really nice appearance, it is a clear gold with a hue of orange with a big foamy white head that sticks for a bit then recedes with some nice lacing. The smell kind of has the reminiscence of urine along with some rotten pineapple. Not the best. The flavor is also not great. It has a hue malt presence, almost like liquid bread. No bitterness, no real hop flavors. Almost a corn flavor. Foul. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-29-2010 05:05:36

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a hazy orange with frothy white head. The mild aroma is sweet sugary malts and mild hops like grapefruit and over ripe orange. Just like the aroma it starts sweet and malty with a hint of astringency. The hops are mild with grapefruit, ripe orange and orange rind. The bitterness builds some into the finish but is overall lackluster in its assertiveness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head. Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes. Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel. Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma vegetable, cereal with citrus sided hops. Slight hints of farm yard.6+
Appearance dark golden ale with touch of amber. Bright rocky white top.
Flavor and Palate : soapy, leafy , cereal grainy character, Soft bodied. vegetable smooth finish of DMS. Perhaps late hop add to boil? Not perfect but it has the right foundations.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells of pine and some spice. Tastes resiny with some caramel and pine blending together. Decent, but I’m hoping the imperial version has more depth than this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2005
Bottle pours pale yellow, slightly hazy, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, with soft carbonation.   Stale oatmeal aroma, no hop at all.   Very thin pale malt flavor... where are the hops?   Body is medium, mouthfeel is medium, but this beer is boring.   Not bad, just not an IPA by any stretch of the means... nor a Pale Ale.   Aggressive hop character?   Bold beer?   Um... at least it doesn’t taste bad... but its no IPA.   It tiz somewhat smooth tho... at least they got that bit of advertising correct.   Thanks goes out to goldtwins for the trade!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear, light amber pour, with a frothy average off-white head. Slightly soapy aroma, mild - floral bitterness and fairly sweet slightly grainy malt. The taste is very grainy indeed, almost barnyard-like, with a longish, bitter finish. Average body, decently crisp, a hint of dry astringency --- just okay.


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