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Regionally grown American pale malt is blended with rich European malts to produce a lighter bodied beer, bright in color, with a taught white head that keeps track of time as you sip. Then there are the hops – four pounds per barrel to be exact. Willamettes, Cascades, CTZ and Summits give this brew a citrus punch and spicy character that greets you in the nose and embraces your mouth with a clean, crisp bitterness.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Shared by Steve. I do love me some Minnesota. Need to get up there more often. Any who...the beer looks like a light hoppy beer. Seriously, who cares. That’s not a question. Hoppy and light. Really tasty. Light in body. Mild bitterness. Good citrus quality in both the nose and flavor. Hooray beer. Nice cans baby.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Atom. Sweet tropical fruit, fresh juicy citrus as well as a little rind, bready caramel malt aroma. Hazy honey gold with a large off white head, thick creamy lacing. Flavor very similar to aroma with bready caramel malt, citrus rind, sweet tropical fruit, and some slightly resinous hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12 oz can from Zipps Liquors (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a nice hazy orange amber hue, a bit darker in body, good darker glow and firm haziness. Cakey offwhite head atop stays as a bigger layer, sticks around, laces well. Aromas are florals and grapefruit, lemon and earthy hops. Firm grapefruit rind, touch of tropical fruit. Mellow bready and grainy malts. Initial is lighter end of the fold, firm soapy and floral hops. Gentle grapefruit, a bit of soap, touch of melon. Bready malts, grass and florals, earthy hops. More soap, fresher vibrant nose trails off into a more average beer. Firm earthy and lemony hops, bits of grapefruit, grass, florals. A bit bready, pale malts, touch of body into the middle and backend. Decent to firm bitterness, soap and lemons dry and bitter up into the finish. The nose promised a bit more than I got out of it, but the beer itself was pretty solid. The hops are inviting but not assertive. Solid fresher canned Pale Ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1394) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Can from portableparty. Thanks! Deep bronzed orange pour, somewhat murky. Overabundance of rocky off-white head. Heavy lacing. Nose of lemon Pinesol, light mango, candied malt, and caramel. Flavor is an assertively bitter pine and deep bitter citrus rind. Mild caramel malt and biscuit in the finish. Very dry, bitter citrus rind finish. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit too bitter and dry to make this overly sessionable APA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budznsudz (464) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2013 Pours a nice straw color with a pillowy white head. Aroma is super fresh pine and hop scented bouquet. Taste is light, fruity, and hoppy with nice carbonation and a thin body. Pretty close to an ipa. Good beer overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4686) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Can. Pours a slightly hazy bright copper body with a small frothy white head that faded slowly to a thin film. Some nice lacing remained. The nose is really great, loaded with fresh citrusy hops that are bright and vibrant. They pretty well dominate the malt, which is OK by me for an APA. The flavor has a nice balance between the hoppy flavors and the bitterness, more hoppy up front, then snappy bitterness on the back end. They really packed a whole lot of hops into here, especially compared to the average APA. Light bodied and pretty easy drinking with a nice long finish. Maybe a touch of cattiness on the late finish as it warms, but it’s not especially a problem for me. This was a pretty nice beer. First beer from this brewery for me, hope they are all as good as this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Can from an unremembered trade - thanks, ticker! Always cool to discover an unassuming but really satisfying beer like this. Bright amber pour with a vibrant carbonation and a moderately fluffy head. Inviting aroma of deep fruity citrus with healthy amounts of grassy bitters. Full bodied, smooth, and a dry finish. The flavors accentuate and deepen what’s in the nose, with a really terrific combination of an Alpine-ish fruitiness with super bitters, almost pure grass. Really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2013
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Can: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light peach, caramel, and grapefruit. IT pours a mostly transparent amber with lots of fine sediment. It has two finger cream colored head with good retention and lots of webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and fruit/peach. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit and lighter grassy notes. It’s light bodied with moderate-lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprybry (31) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2013
On tab at brewery. Pours a cloudy amber color with a very decent thick head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and lemon. Bitter taste which I like very much. One of my favorite local brews, I could drink a few of these.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1478) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Can from khoffman43, many thanks. Enjoyed while swapping out sets of new grandparents. Pours lovely tan amber with a thin off white head, lacing on the side of the glass. Nose is strong with hop resin, flowers, and citrus. Taste begins balanced with malt then butterness comes full bore with resin and a twinge of fresh hop powder. Body is a tad thin, but makes for an easy drinker.


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