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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1600) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
355mL can, sent from khoffman43 (thanks a lot, Kyle), pours a hazy golden with a small just-off-white head. Very inviting aromatics, full of floral hops, a bit of resin, and some crisp crackery malt. Flavour brings out dry, citrusy, floral and very grassy hops upfront, with some crisp crackery malt in back just to balance things. Drinks very easily, with a nice dry, crisp mouthfeel, leaving a mild astringency on the finish. Very solid pale ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KelvinKathel (5) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
Aroma- Jumps out of the glass with marmalade, mild tropical and pine hops. Appearance- good head, tight bubbles. Taste- deep orange, lemon, some pine. Fresh and hoppy. Palate- Surprisingly long finish that is also sharp, clean, and a bit oily. Aroma makes you think it is going to be huge, but it isn’t. Great beer, but a bit too big for a pale. Favorite quality is that the finish leaves you wanting more and isn’t too strong or bitter, despite all the hops.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (2805) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce can thanks go khoffman. Pours a hazy copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is citrusy and piney. Heavy citrus. Taste is not near as potent as the aroma, but still pretty good. Really good pale ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (881) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Can from Santa. Hazy deep golden pour. Sweet candied hops were strong up front. Lots of piney, citrus driven hops with a touch of sweet caramel. This reminds me why I’m a fan of Summit. Dry dusty bitter finish. Mouthfeel was slick and on the light side but the carbonation helped a bit. Nothing bad to say about this one. Nicely balanced stand out pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3108) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
12 oz can from khoffman43. Thanks Kyle! This one pours a really nice dark golden color with a white head. The aroma explodes with candy coated tropical fruity hops and an equal dose of floral/spiciness that adds a beautiful accent. There is definitely a decent amount of caramel malt here, but rather than detract from the hop profile, it actually compliments it well by giving it a hop candy aroma. The flavor is pretty much the same with more dry grainy flavors to go along with a good dose of caramel that is in good balance with strong spicy, floral hops. More bitter and dry than I would’ve guessed from the aroma. Overall, a very very good pale ale. True to style, but with some extra pizazz. Would seek out again even though I probably have to trade to get it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Billicus (286) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
can for kylehoffman aroma, strong flora hops color, straw amber, light head little lacing taste, really surpised for the fact that this is a lower abv IPA, the hops exploded quite well into a flora array of hop awesomeness! slight background malts even out overall, great beer cant get around here though but I would try again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Dark gold color with a small head. Light citrus (mostly orange) aroma with some pine. Orange, pine and caramel flavor. Probably the perfect APA example from a Minnesota brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1015) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at a local brewpub. Phenomenal beer. My favorite so far from this brewery. I’m no style expert - but this has got to be close to an IPA rather than an American Pale Ale. The hops are very prominent in taste and smell - and that is a very good thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (753) - - DEC 15, 2012
Cloudy orangepour with nearly 3 fingers of head. Like the way this laced down the glass. Citrus hops in the aroma, Pine, lemon, slightly spicy. Lemon, Grapefruit and pine up front, fairly bitter, *very* slight bready malt backbone but this is dominated by the hops - and it works! Medium body. Very sessionable - I could have 1 or 10 in a sitting. Nice first impression from an up and coming brewery.


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