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RATINGS: 892   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Nose of grapefruit, lemon, spicy pine, and caramel. Taste of grapefruit, earthy hops, pine, slight tropical fruit, and bread. Slightly resinous bitter finish. Medium bodied and smooth. An excellent pale with fresh bold hop character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (2259) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
@Beertemple, gouden met witte kraag, aroma is lekker hoppig, den, gras, citrus, zoet, mout. Smaken zijn zacht/glad, citrus op frisse lichthoppige body, zwak zoet, dun, ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (629) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Clear golden ambery color with lots of thin pored foam. Piny hoppy nose. Bitter tart With a metallic tart finish and a dry aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1073) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Golden color with white head. Pine needles and grapefruit, intense smell. Taste is more grapefruit and pine needles, not too strong. Bitter finish, oily mouthfeel. A nice West Coast APA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (312) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Deep golden, clear, with white lacing head. Hoppy, floral and citrus aromas. Citrusy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (936) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
@ Agards väg 16/7-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Hoppy and fruity with citrus, grapefruit and pine needles. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (934) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
355 ml bottle. Clear golden colour, thin white head. Fruity aroma with caramel malt and citrus/pine hops. The flavour is malty, dryish, with citrus fruits and a bitter hoppy finish. Tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1675) - Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Radiant light orange golden, frothy white head. Beautiful full hoppy aroma, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, grass, along with balancing sweet maltiness. Flavor follows. Everything is excellently balanced. Aromatic and flavorful and great drinkability. Great apa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (680) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Light hoppiness, tropical fruit aroma. Was a little hard for me to pick out at first, but after a few good whiffs it was there. Taste is very refreshing. crisp hops, pine, fruit, satisfying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2015
from Bier-Bienne - translucide bronze beer with a persistent white foam; a fait piney hoppiness with notes of quinces and bread; full-bodied, light sticky and lively, fairly bitter; dry with long notes of quinces and resiney hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2823) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle, 10C. Golden amber with a white head. Sweet and earthy aroma of pine, citrus (more orange than grapefruit), biscuit, apricots. Medium body, just a little overcarbonated for me. Soft sweet malt is quite biscuity with some stone fruit, mid register citrus flavours and some pine ooze through gradually to a dryish moderately bitter finish. Not a flashy beer, but everything works together.


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