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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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This is not the original Pale Ale as brewed in far away 1993 in the back of the Old House of Richards Building in West Marin hamlet of Forest Knolls right next to little Lagunitas. It is way better. Back then the beer tasted like broccoli and kerosene and the carbonation ate right through and drained your stomach into your gut...


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Poured from a 12-oz. bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale, fairly clear. A bit like apple juice or very dehydrated urine. About 1 ½ fingers of head. Nice lacing on the top with some circular bubbles, that lasted throughout. Foamy head on the sides, pretty sporadic. The first smell was citrus hops, which was a pleasant surprise. Kind of a mixture of lemon and grapefruit, probably more grapefruit. Also got a small whiff of caramel sweetness, but very minimal. The taste wasn’t as much like the nose as I would have hoped. Definitely more pale notes than the hoppy taste. Grainy and wheaty. Pretty smooth. Light body. Thin texture. Soft-to-average carbonation. Bitter, but somewhat smooth finish. Overall a decent beer. I guess I was secretly hoping for something a bit better since it’s Lagunitas, but I’d have it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on February 2nd, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper clear.
Aroma:Aroma is very high in resiny hops, some grass. Strong for a pale ale.
Taste: Just like the nose, more bitterness than average APA, whic I like.
Palate:Lighter body, slick, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: An APA that is JUST below being an IPA, I really enjoy this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity aroma with some malt and caramell. Fruity, flavour with some hops and some bitterness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Very punchy and bitter with a great kick of hops. Hints of pine and citrus zest lay deep down. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2156) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pale yellow, amberish color with a nice head. Smells and taste fruity, grassy and well balanced of hop and malt. A great example of a full bodies APA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2012
12oz bottle pours a bright gold with a white head. Aromas of light carmel malt and some flural notes slight bright citrus. Flavors is lightly bitter with a tiny bit of hops. Body is medium light and finish is abrubt

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Clear amber color with a white head. Aroma of piney and caramel malt. Medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (945) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Lots of lemon, orange and grapefruit scent. Lots of lacing in the glass. Taste is heavy pineapple and grass. Really good APA!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2193) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a translucent brass color with a smallish white head that has fair retention. The aroma is weak and undistinguished with barley malts, or perhaps this cold I have is messing with my sense of smell. The flavor is hops forward with spicy hops set in a neutral barley malt base. The palate is full ans smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering piney bitter hops. Overall: A nice little APA, compares to SNPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1081) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
Little head. Yellow greishyellow colour. Light nose with a little grapefruitand hops. Medium body and length. Hoppy body but also some chocko. Pleasant but leightweight.


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