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RATINGS: 804   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zingao (15) - - MAY 29, 2013
Poured into glass. Really nice taste with nice hints of bread, citrus and with a slightly bitter finish. Smooth and nice. Looks appealing. Let it rest a bit after taking it out of the fridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (479) - 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 (2803) - 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 (1760) - 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 (433) - 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 (405) - 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 (1193) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (21) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Love it! Nice color, nice head, nice carbonation, nice aroma, nice taste. Just nice!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (69) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Tap. Small bubbled ivory head lasts long, much lace. Clear pale gold. Plenty of fruits and hops on aroma. Big hops, plenty of citric fruits and bitterness, pepper and herbs. Complex and balanced. Good APA

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad öl med ett givmilt vitt skum. Doften är komplex med både citrus, tallbarr och söt maltighet. Även smaken är mycket balanserad mellan en söt småkakemaltighet och olika typer av humleprofiler. Kraftig som en bra IPA men riktigt fint balanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (98) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Lagunitas Chicago tap room served in the signature jar looking glass. Very hoppy with a nice spiciness at the end. Works great for washing down the outstanding barbacoa nachos with jalapenos.

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