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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This beer bridges east and west with a lane dedicated to riders who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Three kinds of organic caramel malts and a 24 pound whirlpool hop bomb keep things interesting while the wheels go round and round. Cheers to narrow knobbies, kazoos, and more cowbell! 12.5°, 45 IBU


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2013
On draught at Hopworks Urban Brewery. Clear full golden color. Floral, citrus aroma. Taste is sweet, slightly tart citrus with a touch of light malt. Well-balanced and pleasant citrus aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Mild, floral hop aroma and taste with clean and refreshing maltiness. Thoroughly enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Tap at Hopworks - lightly hazy old - medium body - clean and medium sweet - earthy, piney hops - a bit of a mineral quality - slight herbal, tea-like notes - a little vegetal on the tail end - meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Golden, slight dirty haze, large frothy off-white head, sticky lacing, very light carbonation.   Not much of a hop aroma, moreso a barnish funk of a malt aroma.   Slight earth and soil matter.   Noticeable hops on the tongue, still light tho.   Less of an organic bite than I would have thought by the nose, but still noticeable.   Lingering mealy malts, some of that barnish funk.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little dry on the backside, powdery, sticks to my tongue and makes me smack my lips.   Decent Pale Ale, but not as juicy/floral/bitter I would have loved. That and the fact that it was a little mealy/funky/barnish/soily sorta of detracted.   I’ll stick with their IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with small white head. Smooth with a hint of hoppy bitterness in the finish, but not overpowering. Just the way I like a good pale ale!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2011
At hub with Carla. Pours gold with white foam. Smells sweetly hoppy. Tastes slightly tangy with hints of apricot and a bitter pine flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
A rather standard brewpub pale ale. Cudos for the organic label, but put a little more umph in your beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Draft at BikeBar. Aroma of grass, taste is similar. Decent body. Nice eample of a proper pale ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011
22oz. Great hoppy English style beer. Surprised ratings aren’t a bit higher, but not much behind their IPA. Great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4706) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Sample tray. Yellow. Soft fruit scent; orange and peach. Flavour jumps right out. Spicy hop, nut and fruit. Very interesting. I want more. Should have bought a bottle to contemplate.


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