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RATINGS: 808   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...

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (221) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pours yellow gold, brief but ample white head. Nose is citrus and pine, with a hint of earthiness. Taste is noteable for its immediate presence, not overpowering, not harsh, but from the instant it hits the tongue, the fun begins. As it plays on the tongue it goes through a variety of tastes. It has a touch farmhouse ale, both in the aroma and the taste. Nice balance, good mouthfeel for a pale ale, medium body, long finish. It evolves over time in the glass. Overall, it’s hard for me to pin down why, but it is a substantial beer, with a subtle but complex character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: flowers, light fruits. Appearance: clear gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some malts in the background. Overall: OK APA, but nothing too special. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"an earthy example of a bohemian pils. clean grassy aroma and flavor. with a nice malt strain in there as well. goes down smooth and easy. solid, but not a standout."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1035) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Hmm, dare I say a touch overrated? Pretty average pour & aroma w/ decent flavor & a good mouthfeel. The hop presence is there throughout but the beer finishes refreshing & light. It’s certainly solid by I’m not sure that it’s great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (60) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours one finger of head. Nose and taste is very balanced, hoppy but not too much, and not too thin body. A great APA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (491) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours golden. Medium amount of white head. Lemon and peach nose. Almost watery mouth feel. Above medium and stingy carbonation. Pine and citrus flavour. Some seltzers. Quite bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Draft at the Chicago taproom. Arrives in their standard Mason jar with just a few flecks of foam over a slightly brassy yellow body. Light toasty malt smell is hard to pick out after using the strong soap in the restroom, which I pointed out to the staff. Maintains a malty forefront with hops up the back side. No fancy hops, just the basic bitter, slight edge of grapefruit (Summit?). Some like spends to the back of my palate after munching on the free bowl of peanuts. Sharp finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1803) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
12oz bottle from 5e Mondial de la Bière. Pours with a beautifully thick head for such a lean, crisp beer. Floral, coniferous aroma with late grapefruit pith and exotic berry peel (kumquat, physalis). Pretty resinous for a mere PA, while being lean and crisp in body. Prefer APA a bit creamier, maltier (Dale’s), but this is obviously without flaw.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (479) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2014
On tap poured into a mason jar (shame on you Lagunitas Chicago tap room!). Being in a mason jar, I didn’t expect much as far as aroma, and I was correct. There are hints of bread, grapefruit peel and grain ... but a mason jar is a terrible way to display the aromas. It pours a clean orange amber color with a light effervescence and a white, creamy head that retains a thick ring and a nearly solid soft surface. A good amount of lace is left on the jar. The taste is a medium dry bitter and a medium light sweet. The slick texture has a creamy carbonation and a medium body. Notes of pine, resin, grass, citrus peel and a light bread crust are noted on the mouth and it finishes dry and crisp with a light, lingering grapefruit bitter and resin aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (432) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Just an average beer but over all pretty solid. Good hoppy taste. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1222) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2014
Lys brun klar med kremete fingerhøyt hvitt skum. Ananas, grapefrukt, nøtter og litt vaniljelukt. Bitter smak fra starten, også søtlig karamell. lang stram bitter ettersmak.

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