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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Pours a clear brassy color topped with a short white head. Smells of fresh hops and a hint of apple. Lots of carbonation here... almost has a champagne-like appearance and mouth-feel. Each sip begins bright and bouncy, followed by a surge of sweetness and tailing with a dry finish. This is a mighty pale ale - some might mistake it for an IPA with its medium body, but it’s not exactly ultra-hoppy. This would make for a great summer beer - light enough that you can have a couple at a cookout, but possessing the character and depth of a stronger IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1167) - 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.

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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtu71 (64) - 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

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (95) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (838) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Clear amber color , medium , white head. Aroma of pine and caramel malt . Pine and citrus in bittersweet taste. Medium body and carbonation. Good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RafeAU (116) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Probably the best pale ale I’ve had. Even though I had to drink it from the bottle! just delicious. bottle on the san francisco bay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Sample at Daily Growler UA. Hazy orange color with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, citrus and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, grapefruit and toasted malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (977) - Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2014
On tap. Pours glowing gold with a tiny head but tons of lacing. Big dry pine and grassy nose. Bright bold hop attack with a carps finish with hints of malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2147) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft in a taster - nose is piny cat urine. Malty backbone with strong citrus notes. Solid and makes me express my satisfaction with inarticulatable sounds. Perfect combination of sweet and bitter. Standout!


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