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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Clean, crisp and dry hopped with cascade to create a fresh aroma.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Hmmm. Hoppy for sure, but not much beyond that. Lacking the complexity of flavor that makes the good american pale ales great. Not much in the way of esters, and malts are a little too bland and understated.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2003
Nicely hopped, grapefruit-like flavor to this APA. Lots of citrus stuff going on. Maybe papaya? Dry finish, no lingering bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2003
This is one hell of a clean, crisp, refreshing, well-hopped APA. Nice cascade hops in the aroma. Nice little malty sweetness on the tongue. Slighty hoppy finish. Each sip makes you thirst for more. I think I've found a new staple summer pale ale to go along with Blue Point Pale Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2003
very crisp and refreshing. A strong hoppy after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
anoo (6) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2002 does not count
outstanding.. made my eyes open wide after the first gulp. strong aroma...very spicy. pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2002
Clear gold. Huge hoppy aroma. Equally matched in flavor with a perfect mixture of Fuggles and Cascades. Medium light bodied. Clean, crisp and quenching. Nicely bittered and not overly so. Great sessional.


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