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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This AWARD WINNING, American-style Pale Ale is brewed with the finest Yakima Valley hops and English malt to create a wonderful amber color, a lively mouthfeel, and a crisp, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Sampled on draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of butter notes and leafy hops. The taste is earthy hops, butter, caramel and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too much butter... hopefully this is a bad batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Hazy gold pour. Aroma is grassy hops, cereal grains and biscuit malt. Not enough hops for my palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2015 Golden-orange appearance, light to decent head. Nice hops aroma, but more watery tasting than I prefer. Nice crisp texture, though. Short aftertaste.

Re-rate on 4/10/2012: On tap. Mildly hazy yellow-orange color. Good, thin white head, leaving good lace. Great light bitter taste. Awesome satisfying hops here. Nice crisp carbonation, dry texture. Definitely an excellent batch of OPA (it can vary). Palate score adjusted from 3 to 4. Overall score adjusted from 13 to 14. 6/4/7/4/14

Update rate, 10/21/15: On tap at Dutch’s. Keg filled 9/9. Hazy orange color. Bigger off-white head. Awesome balance of citrusy, mild peppery hop, and bready malt. Hoppy, but not too bitter, assertive, or biting like some hoppy pale ales can be. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, mild dry finish. Medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Great, perfectly balanced, satisfying smooth and easy-drinking pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (4105) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a hazy copper with a nice white head. Aroma is hops, grass, and a bit earthy. Taste was quite the shock after tasting mostly sour beer for awhile. Hop forward moving on to a bready finish. Medium bodied. Nice APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5615) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
This poured a medium to dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of light grassy hops and pale/caramel malt. Flavor was biscuts, bittering/grassy/ light citrus hops, and lightly toasted pale malt. Very bland and uninviting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Clear amber color/ white head. Nice tropical fruit, floral hop sweet caramel aromas. medium body. Good floral fruity hop flavors on a solid caramel malty base. good pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Hazy gold pour with a white head. Aroma, citrus and pale malts, bready. Flavor, dry citrusy hops, some bready malts, juicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Dank hop aroma with a malt balance. Malty flavor up front with a crisp hop finish. Decent APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2009
On draft for Brew Week in Athens. Cloudy, with a modest hop aroma that promises more bite than the beer delivers. The head is medium height, but laces well. The Body is medium, with less hop than anticipated. Overall a good session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a lightly hazed pale orange color and has a thin light beige head that diminishes steadily. Top sticky ring of lacing with short strings underneath. Floral hops aroma with notes of malt in the background. Medium body with flavors of floral hops and earthy malt, plus a touch of fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

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