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RATINGS: 888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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...

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Pours a deep gold color and initially creates an attractive fluffy and pillowy white head. Unfortunately it fades to a light wisp of thin foam quickly. Simply delightful hop aromas right out of the gate with lush notes of citrus rinds, pine and flowers. Some light toasted malt aromas also sneak in. Mouthfeel was smooth and slightly slick, however slightly thin with an ample amount of carbonation. Flavors are much like the aroma profile with just a huge hop presence for an American PA. Clean, crisp and tangy hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, pine and spice are right up front; very IPA-like. Some subtle pleasant and balancing toasted malt sweetness can be perceived in the background. Overall this is one of the best valued APA’s you can find. Solid!!

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10454) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2812) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (549) - FRANCE - JUL 6, 2015
Pours golden with medium white head. Nose is piney hops. Aromas are pine resin, citrus, grass, biscuit. Average carbonation, oily texture. Medium bitter finish. Well balanced pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (223) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma: citrus, pine, grass, caramel, Appearance: clear gold, white head Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, fresh, some pine, nice. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, fresh, pleasant, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (169) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured from bottle. Strong citrus aroma. Pours a clear golden with frothy white head. Taste is medium bitter. Light to medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, with a bitter finish. An interesting pale ale with some peppercorn flavour.

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