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RATINGS: 953   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (953) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Grapefruit and pine hop aroma. A clear mild amber color. Mild bitterness. Sweet grapefruit sourness. Refreshing but the sourness kind of lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5507) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Biscuit-like malts and citrus in aroma. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, malts and a hint of hop resin. The malts and hops in this were balanced well, a very good APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (2567) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap poured into a pint glass. A: light tan amber color with a foamy 2 finger head, gobs of head retention and lacing rings S: slight citrus hop aroma, light caramel T: grapefruit and slight orange molds well with a caramel malt base. Very nice M&d: medium mouth feel, well carbonated. Not drying like some pale ales. Very easy to drink. I think this beer would make a good beer for changing of seasons from hot to cool or visa versa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Light amber pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, malt. The aroma invites you to take a sip. It is niocely balanced. A little fruity, nice malt backbone. Nice aftertaste and lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hermod (5985) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
355ml bottle. Deep golden with next to no head. fruity, leathery, sticky aroma. Flavor is sweet malt bitter hops, slight harshness. Might be a bit old perhaps.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Great pale ale. sweet caramel hints in the aroma with a little floral hop. Good smoothness and great finish. little lacing. Good golden color. great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1365) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1779) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
r464 (2254) - 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.

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