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RATINGS: 882   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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4.1
   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!!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cagou007 (508) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (195) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2653) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (164) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Troupis (113) - - JUN 21, 2015
A really solid pale ale with a unique after palate that makes me want to keep drinking it. Lighter but with that bitter finish it's an awesome balance of heavy hops and refreshing. First pale of Father's Day 2015. Bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_alkis (415) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2015
A stable American Pale Ale with caramel malt and west coast style hops. Nothing amazing but well tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (595) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a foamy lasting white head. Smells of citrus - grapefruit lemon and hint of tangerine. Taste is bitter and sweet - bread malts followed by a citrus bitter hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
borre_m (633) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
Pours clear golden. Aroma is hoppy, but not too much. Taste is balanced but hoppy, a nice pale.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Koehler22 (3) - New Lenox, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Has a very citric aroma. Flavor is big on grapefruit with a dank finish. Comes out with a straw coloring and dense white head. Texture is crisp and clean. Hits all throughout the mouth. Easy drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at The Brass Tap poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, pine and light citrus, Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, citrus and pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.


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