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A North American style of the classic British pale ale. Brewed with imported English ale yeast and generous amounts of Cascade hops from the Pacific Northwest for a distinctive hop flavor and aroma.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
I'm not sure if I really like this or not. I got it in a "Micro-Brew" gift pack that MGM had a sign above it stating "support your local brewers". So I went ahead and got the 8 pack gift pack. This offering was included. At first I couldn't figure out what "that" flavor was. Then I decided it was something like grapefruit. The beer wasn't bad at all, though I don't think I'd search it out to buy it again. Anyway, it is different, but worth a try.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2003
That the bottle label calls it a "British pale ale" reflects either complete ignorance on the part of the brewery as to what a British pale tastes like or a fraudulent effort to give an American West Coast pale the more distinguished British moniker. More hops than a rabbit farm. The hazy copper color gives it an attractive start, but it's a one-dimensionally bitter experience after that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2003
The bottle exploded with 32 oz of foam filling two pint glasses. After settling, a cloudy orange color with brown sediment resting on the bottom. Fruity aroma. Light fruit and herbal taste followed by a mild bitter taste. Not what I expected, reminded me of a fruit beer more than a pa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapper (2) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
This beer has a niced medium copper color and a nice thick head.It has a sweet fruity taste that sits well with the hops.The carbonation seems a little heavy but this beer has a good flavor.Not one to drink high quanities of though a little rich for that in my opinion.A good beer or 2 or 3 or 4 with a meal though.Overall I would recomend it .A nice change from the normal hum drum commerical beers.This beer has a nice malty flavor that sticks with you.The beer clings to the glass till the last drop. A real good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2003
The beer pours a vaporous yellow-orange color with the head cyclopean in size, frothy in texture and the color a very light tan with the lace a satin sheet to drape the glass. Sweet malt dominates the nose with a slight hint of hops, also a bit of tartness noticed, start is sweet and has a nice malt profile, top is fair to middling in its feel. Finish is brisk in its carbonation, but the hops power through to give a crisp and flavorful spicy bite, aftertaste desert dry and a very nice beer that hit’s the spot after a “Shite” day at work.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Nice golden hazy yellow color with little floaty things suspended within, a finger high head of off-white creamy foam sits awhile fading to a skim always present and the lace is amazingly sticky in large moth-holed sheets the whole glass down. Inticingly nice aroma to this with a super fine citrusy floral hop nose, touches of cedar pine needles with a great freshness, malts are lightly toasty and play underneath. Taste is freshly hoppy with a nice floral sweetness and some citrusy notions mixing with a light dry hoppyness. Well balanced with a light toasty malt background. This comes across so fresh its amazing! The overall taste is a bit one dimensional but the hops really shine and add to a great finish of lightly crisp dryness. Feel is very close to medium with a incredible smoothness and the drinkability is soooo nice. Finished this in no time, and another will be no prob. A very nice pale and session brew. Now if they can just do something about that IPA...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhindbluis (17) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
It was alright, a bit more of a citrus taste then I like. But overall it had good flavor and a golden appearance

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 The quintisential everyday beer. Perhaps my favorite beer to drink at social gatherings. Quite an attractive color and an enjoyable pouring experience. The taste is interesting, very hoppy with a slightly citric flavor. Smooth and satisfying. The type of beer you're content with after having it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1133) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2003
Wonderful citrus, including lemon, aroma with a slight hop aroma. Pours an amber brown, cloudy, nice head and lacing. Malt is low to non-existent, palate is thin up front. Has an interesting citrus flavour and a nice hop character. A solid beer, refreshing and very enjoyable on hot summer days.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Nice amber color,small to nearly no head at all.Aroma is malty,mildly sweet and very hoppy,mildly spicey with a grapefruit hint in it as well.Light malt in the flavor but the hop's are in the heavy range with a slight hint of grapefruit.This definately seems to have more of a character of an IPA then that of a pale ale the hops are quite strong and the most pronounced part of this brew.The finish is pretty much all hops with a strong hop bite at the end.A very nice brew IMO.


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