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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed with Maca Root.

Nothing but the name is “pale” about this beer! Fresh and crisp flavors and aromas will make this your year-round favorite beer. Don’t let the fruity, hoppy essence fool you – while you will definitely be fully satisfied by the hoppy character, you will also experience nutty undertones created by the malts used in the brewing process.


0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
tfontana (109) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle from Signal Variety, Plaistow NH. Aroma is caramel malt and yeast--seems a bit unfinished like it is still in its wert phase. Appearance is vile. Within the first 1/3 pour you get a bunch of dark sediment and the last 1/4 pour spews copious amounts of chunks of dark particles. Felt the need to strain it. Is this Maca Root? Don’t know but don’t think this style should have a bunch of sediment, regardless. Color is cloudy orange brown (like apple cider). Taste is not good. Slightly sweet caramel malts but something basically just tastes off. Palate is medium bodied with flat carbonation and unfortunately long bitter finish. Got a deal on this beer so perhaps it went over but looked on the bottle and the six-pack container and couldn’t find any born-on date. Wouldn’t touch again but would allow for the fact that it might be past its time.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Amber color with khaki head. Orange-lime nose, with pale malts. Mild. Taste is similar, with an added earthiness. Needs rounding. Not memorable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (905) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2014
(bottle) An average American Pale Ale with the addtional strange/unique flavor of Maca Root added. I’m not sure why we needed this but it brings an earthyness to it. Not bad but one is enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7945) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle thanks to Blipp. Pours a near clear deep reddish amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sweet but earthy grains, a nuttiness a bit of grassy hops and straw. Flavor begins with same musty sweet grains and nuttiness that grows to have a bit of grassy note and a hint of bitter citrus in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2649) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Tap at Draught 55. Pours kinda ugly brownish orange. Not a ton on the nose just light hops. Tastes hoppy,of orange peel, earthy, caramel, and toast. Bitter and a touch sticky on palate but overall tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (4623) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 9/213

Aroma: The nose has caramel, some pine, citrus notes, and a little butter as well
Appearance: It pours a clear amber-orange color with a beige head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is a little sweet with some light-medium bitterness, and some off/buttery notes
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has an okay mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and a mild dryness
Overall Impression: First off, I feel like I may have had this previously at TapNY, but I can’t recall. Secondly, I wasn’t too impressed here. This APA has too many flaws for me to give it a better score than this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3204) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Cloudy reddish amber with a small white head, peach, nectarine aroma,bitter, toffee candy and a little grass in the mouth, medium body, bitter, hoppy finish and some grapefruit too. Pleasing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a frothy head.nutty taste with a hoppy after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (4000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Pours orange with a medium head, aroma of fruits, cherries, apricot and yeasty notes, flavor is bitter with malt, some tangerine, a bit silky, medium bodied

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Hazy amber with lots of floaties and a medium off-white head. Aroma of hops, kinda stale, a bit citric and floral, some malt, a bit caramelly, and light spiciness. Flavor starts with some sweetish malt and light fruity notes, continues with moderately bitter hops, somewhat grapefruity, a bit stale. Past its prime, but still quite alright and easy-drinking.


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