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RATINGS: 811   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2011 Bottle. The pour was clear medium orange with a small (less than 1 finger) fizzy white head that did not stick around too long and had what I would call OK lacing. The aroma was of quite noticeable of citrus and pine hops right off, with a mild caramel malt and an earthy yeast undertone with mild notes of fruit and citrus towards the end. It tasted nice and hoppy with a strong note of citrus (grapefruit) right off the bat then became a tad malty with a note of fruit and a nice strong hoppy finish. The flavor lasted for quite a while after the swallow allowing the bitterness of the hops to settle in nicely on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was medium to full bodied and very smooth and a bit dry in texture with a medium carbonation. Overall a very satisfying Pale Ale that had a nice blending of fruit, malts and hops.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmyohane (2) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
Aroma has strong mango and banana. Floral and citrus from the hops. Pours amber red with a small head that laces beautifully. Heavy bitterness from the hops that balances beautifully with the light sweetness and malty backbone. Surprisingly light body with long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (884) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pale deep gold body with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a nice balance of sweet, light caramel malt American hops, and a touch of bread. The flavor is pretty much the same and finishes crisp and balanced as well. Seems like they know what they’re doing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KM (341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Light nice hoppy aroma. Medium bodied flavour with nice hoppy hints. Fine medium bitterness. (Hospitalsløkkan, 24.10.2014)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: flowers, light fruits. Appearance: clear gold, massive, frothy, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters continue, some malts in the background. Overall: OK APA, but nothing too special. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"an earthy example of a bohemian pils. clean grassy aroma and flavor. with a nice malt strain in there as well. goes down smooth and easy. solid, but not a standout."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1038) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Hmm, dare I say a touch overrated? Pretty average pour & aroma w/ decent flavor & a good mouthfeel. The hop presence is there throughout but the beer finishes refreshing & light. It’s certainly solid by I’m not sure that it’s great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (62) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours one finger of head. Nose and taste is very balanced, hoppy but not too much, and not too thin body. A great APA!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABS (491) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1807) - 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.


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