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RATINGS: 840   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...


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
falschfreiheit (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12oz bottle. pale clear amber, thin white head. Citrus, pine, biscuit, caramel, mineral water. Lots of hoppy flavor with just a bit of other flavors behind it. The mineral water flavor helps make it more refreshing, somehow... Very much like an IPA, but with maybe a touch less maltiness. Very tasty and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2313) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
a nice clean springwater mineral taste in citrus hop with a light chalky bit harsh of a midpalate and a fruity light caramel in fruitpunch sweetness that lingers some. good frothy mouthfeel in a substantial enough thickness to the brew. nice constant carbonation...a nice pale that is somewhat traditional and somewhat different. amber with hints of orange. old hay comes through in the taste and aroma some minutes after the pour

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1061) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Amber colored pour from bottle with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of fruit and pine. Taste is dry and fruity, with a light bitterness. Dry and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2010
12oz bottl++++++++++e from jeff’s. Lighter citrus taste, with a quick\7] "+5444440. Old Shillelagh

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2010
This was mis - entered under the old Dogtown in August 2010. Sue me. I liked this probably way more than I should have, but it really hit the spot when I tried it. Clean and crisp, thinnish bodied, big hop nose and flavor moderate ABV (well high end of moderate) lots of grapefruit hop flavors. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (382) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on April 6, 2010 according to the Julian date code printed on the bottle. Appearance: Pours a hazy golden orange color with a 1 finger white foamy head. Nice lacing. Smell: Grapefruit and pine from the hops with caramel malt. Nicely balanced. Taste: Grapefruit up front followed by mild hints bread and caramel malt in the middle then pine and lemon rind at the finish. Aftertaste is bitter with just a hint of sweet citrus. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth. Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. You could knock back several of these with no problem. Overall: Excellent beer overall. I was concerned about reviewing this since it was not as fresh as I would like but it really held up well. This seems like a borderline Pale Ale/India Pale Ale. I would rate it highly in either category. I would definitely recommend this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours clear copper with a white head. Aroma of resinous hops, caramel and pine. Flavour is very hop-heavy for a pale ale, with strong, but balanced resinous hops, sweet caramel and pine. Exceeded the expectations - seemed closer to an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours a nice dirty orange copper with a white sticky head. Aroma is resiny hops, malt, water. Flavor is citrusy resiny bitter hops, crisp grassy finish. Not too shabby of a Pale ale. Lots of bite, almost worth of the title IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear dark golden. Aroma of citrus hops and pine hops and hops. Flavor is very similar. Pretty one dimensional. Surprised it is not an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a white head. The aroma was citrus and sweet malts. The flavor was sweet, hops, citrus, and grass. A well balanced easy drinker.


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