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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4268) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2012
12 ounce can thanks to khoffman43. Big agressive nose. Wow. Much more agressive than what you’d expect from an APA. But bitter nose balanced more by bitter, but too bitter, taste. Grapefruit dominates. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (628) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
TAP: Orange gold pour with white head that leaves great lacing and lasts. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is bitter and medium bodied. Mouthfeel is light.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4982) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2012
0.33 l can, thanks Will & Johannes! Hazy copper color. Firm hop aroma with lemon, pine, black pepper and herbal dank. Bitter, citrusy and nutty flavor with lemon, pine and black pepper. Hard minerally bitterness in finish. Really good aroma, finish could be softer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Very fresh and good can obtained by Johnsense. Citrus hop aroma, yet well tamed. Cloudy orange and lacey. A big IBU and yet a very good taste and drinkability. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
From a can, thanks John. Pours a hazy orange with lots of lacing. Smell is a whole lot of citrus with a slight sweetness to it. Palate is on the lighter side of medium bodied with some good carbonation. Taste is smooth with some sweetness and bitterness well balanced and a long bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (2028) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Can poured a golden orange color with a 1 finger white head that fell back right away. Aroma has bright Citrus hops , pine resin , a nice malted body, and some perfume. Mouth feel is medium with plenty of carbonation. Flavor Wallops you with the hops, citrus rind, medium firm bitterness, very green, plenty of resins, and a lingering grassy perfume finish. Extremely assertive for a pale ale allowing all of the hops to come through. There is plenty of malt to hold up to this and the whole thing goes together very well. Such a pleasant surprise.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3320) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 oz can purchased at Zipp’s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Canned on 10/28/12 according to the sticker on the six pack holder (nice solution to the dating challenge). The pour is a lightly hazed golden orange with a smallish white head. The head leaves behind nice lacing. The aroma is bright and fresh grapefruit bitterness, resin and a gentle pine. Soft grassy malt underneath is present as well. The taste is a really nice balance between the grapefruit resin and pine bitterness and the cracker grass malt. A tiny hint of caramel sweetness comes out as the beer warms. The palate is light bodied, soft natural carbonation, and a great dry grass and bitter finish. Super easy drinking Pale Ale, crisp, clean and fresh. Right up my alley. Thanks to Tyler, and my Dad, for the assist on this one. Reminded me of Victory Headwaters, which I also love.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
355 ml can via Piscator 34 (thanks buddy)!! Pours a clear light amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, grapefruit, and a little damp basement. Taste is an assertive caramel maltiness and doubly assertive bitterness. Biting mouthfeel with an intensely astringent bitterness right from the start through to the lengthy finish. This is a "punch you in the face" kinda pale ale. A little much for my personal preferences but an interesting beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Pine resin aroma. Nicely bitter, with a woodsy, meaty, resinous flavour. A great APA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (682) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden yellow with big head that dissipates rather quickly. Big hop aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with an almost soapy aftertaste. Grassy and citrus flavors as well. Very bitter finish to the beer. Nice--looking forward to what else these guys come up with.


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