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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Part of the MEPS series. A single hop, west coast stlye american Pale Ale with intense hop flavor and aroma’s. This is a citrus bomb that has grapefruit and passion fruit aroma’s with citrus lime flavors.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2012
22 oz bottle purchased at Lone Hill Liquor in Glendora, CA-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head somewhat froathy looking. nose is mostly citrus and sugary malt (fortune cookie, lite sweet malt husks) however, this beer doesnt seem as bright as it once was-seems a bit muddled and slightly oxidized. however, what is here is a pretty solid beer. my main complaint with it is that its not very bitter. has some dry orange peal type finish however not bitter. i wonder what this was like when it was totally fresh? what is here is good, just not great. needs more bittering hops to make this very good. right now, the sweetness is a bit too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (283) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Aroma is pineapple, mango, passion fruit. Appearance is copper apricot clear w medium full tan head. Taste is malt forward. Pineapple, mango, passion fruit, apricot aroma hopping helps bring out the sweet light caramel malt. Grapefruit bitterness rounds out and lingers. Palate is medium. Starts off malty and then a firm grapefruit bitterness lingers. Overall a very nice beer. Very rare to find a lower gravity ale with lots of hops. Right up there with some of the best hoppy ales, which is nice to see in a new smaller brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2012
4/5/12 on tap at pap. Gold.ow head. A+f are dank,gf, pine, onion,daramel...nice but a touch on the sweet side. 7/4/7/3/15

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours deep copper with an eggshell head. Aroma had more malts than the vibrant citra that I was hoping. Taste followed suit and was more malt-forward with some bitterness. Good beer for the style, but a little too malty for my tastes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is piney hops with an ivy bit. Clear copper orange with a medium, heavy lacing, pale yellow head. Flavor is fairly lightly bitter with pine in the background.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukemundy (33) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bomber poured into a pint glass. Medium copper color with a fluffy head and minimal lacing. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit) with an alcohol presence that seems bigger than the 6.0% warrants. My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel. It's full and slick with just the right touch of carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Sampled on 4/28/2012. This pale ale pours a medium copper gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is citrusy, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. A fairly aggressively hopped APA the hop bitterness stays around a while. Good carbonation. Nice crisp and clean beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1527) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Also paired at a WF Beer dinner, this was with the main course including a BBQ sauce infused with this beer with pulled pork, Mac and cheese and beans. Nice citrusy aromas and a some good bitterness on the taste with additional citrusness, nice grapefruit flavor. A good beer and an even better pairing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear deep copper with thin near white head. The aroma pulses with firm levels of grapefruit, tangelo and mango as well as a bit of sweet candy like maltiness. The taste feels Pale Ale thin and sessionable with crisp bold bitter and flavor citrus hops. I get malt sweetened grapefruit and mango and then slight spicy hop notes here and there too. This is good clean fun. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Appearance was copper gold with a creamy whiteish diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas where sweet caramel, honey, figs, then the citrus sweeps in at the nose. Taste was sweet honey malt upfront then the hops of oranges, lemons and grapefriuts. More like a mild IPA than extra pale, West Coast style. Palate was crisp and smooth creamy carbonation with light medium body and caulky piney finish. Extra Pale should be, Extra Hops not Pale malts...


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