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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This beer was born 20 years ago in Jimbo’s backyard. Hop forward, and a malty complexity, it won medals in home brew competitions in the 90’s and has risen to international recognition and acclaim.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2014
A medium amber body with a big white head that faded down quite a bit. There was no lacing. An elevated level of carbonation. Aroma had a nice caramel malt presence upfront. A nice blend of citrus hops and mild pine. Flavor was well balanced. Nice sweet notes from the malts and a decent hop flavor that was neither over overpoweringly bitter or too citrusy. Light on the palate and the carbonation could have been less. Still a decent brew.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (871) - - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with some tropical fruit and pine hop notes. Pours amber colored with a large, soapy white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavors with light hop notes. Finishes smooth and slightly dry with some pine and tropical fruit making it through the caramel. Pretty good, I did not notice until after purchase that this bottle was almost a year old. Would like to try again with a fresher bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6221) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Grand Junction, Co - on tap at Kannah Creek. Dark amber pour, off white head, light lacing. Aroma has a slight pine bent to it. Flavor has a mellow light citrus bitterness, some pear fruitiness, a light touch of cake mix. Mouthfeel has a nice crispness to it. Decent session material.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 12, 2015
On tap at the Goose. Normal pale ale characteristics, aroma, taste, etc. Good solid APA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle from trade with fonefan, many thanks! Leicht trübe orangegelbe Farbe, ordentliche leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig nach Aprikose und Pfirsisch, sehr hopfig. Geschmack leicht hopfig fruchtig, Aprikosen, leider fehlt diesem Bier die hopfige Bitterkeit, dennoch gut trinkbar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle with understated thanks to coyotehunter. Pours a light coppery color with a thin to medium-sized head of white foam and a soapy aroma. Flavor is full of a spicy edginess and a floral/soapy presence that balances against the malt. Not great, not awful... somewhere in the middle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6044) - Utah, USA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark golden with a medium sized white head, good lacing. Mild aroma of malts and citrus. Flavors are floral and citrus
A nice pale ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pleasant well-rounded brew with some piney hops, some very gently sweet malts and a dry finish. Slightly flat carbonation brings the total experience down somewhat.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from bottle. Copper color with huge off white head that persisted and laced the sides of the glass. Nose is tropical fruit with caramel malts. Medium light mouthfeel. Nice grapefruit and orange peel flavors. Finishes slightly bitter. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (774) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Copper color, thin off-white head. Slightly fruity, pine hop aroma. Bready, biscuit malt with a hint of toast. Bitterness is prefect for the style. Balance is spot on. Really well done pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (802) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle from whole foods last week.. Finally found the time to give it a proper review tonight... Great off-white head with good lacing, clear light amber brew. Pithy citrus and dry toast are the only real players... light maltiness mid palate but not enough hops to balance.. Nothing really wrong... but definitely nothing to write home about... AVERAGE. Falls flat very fast.


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