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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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This top fermenting amber-colored ale is brewed using generous amounts of malt and kettle hops. The trademark of this ale is its beautiful hop bouquet and taste that comes from a liberal dry hopping of the highest grade Cascade hops during the secondary fermentation. The malt firmness of this ale comes from the perfect mixture of two-row malted barley, carapils, and caramel specialty malts. The ale has an original gravity of 1060 and is fermented at 65 degrees farenheight which imparts the classic ale fruitiness to the brew.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/23/12. 12 oz bottle, bottled on the 3rd week of November í11. Pours a hazy dark orange/gold. A small half-inch head on top. Great sticky lace left on the glass. Mild citrus tones in the nose. Slight yeasty bready aromas as well. The body could stand to have a bit more carbonation to back it up. Light tartness greets me on the first sip, then finishes with a nice bitter zip. But the flavors fall flat after that. Bready flavors, mild honey sweetness - nothing really stands out though. Little aftertaste. The ingredients are there for a great APA, itís just poorly executed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours red...big head.. Aroma is wood and mild hopps...taste is light grass some hopps...very easy drinking

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/25/12

Aroma: The nose has some orange/citrus, a little spice, and some toast and yeast
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small white head
Flavor: The taste has some orange and caramel malt sweetness, with a lightly bitter finish
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a slightly creamy, drinkable feel, and soft-to-average carbonation
Overall Impression: I thought this was a solid one, though it is a little on the boring side. Still, this is a drinkable beer, with some decent components to it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
I was surprised by this. Iím not so much into pale ales as I am amber ales. This has a nice fruity aroma and flavor and a hearty, hoppy finish. Aftertaste is lightly bitter from the hops. A very pleasant, even handed brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle. Murky golden yellow pour. Small white head. Aroma is mildly sour with tart fruit - starting to think maybe the bottle has gone bad. Medium-light palate with soft carbonation. Taste.....yep, I bet the bottle has gone bad. More like a weak sour than a pale ale. Dangit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1786) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2011
A coppery amber color with a thin off white head. Smooth and balanced with a crisp finish that has just enough hoppy bitterness. A nice session ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
355ml bottle poured a pale amber color with a small white head that settled quickly leaving some thin spotted lacing. Aroma is floral hops and not much else. Taste is light malty sweetness with some nice hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated this is quite an enjoyable pale ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2011
(12oz bottled December) copper color with effervescent bubbles and a creamy tan head. Nose of creamsickle, orange, herbs and light hops. Taste of cracker, earth, orange, and an earthy linger. Rather boring beer. Soft carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joshmcg000 (302) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Slight white head, pine and floral aroma. Caramel maltyness. Not a whole lot of bitterness to speak of. Almost tastes a little bland, the aroma seems to have benefited from a good mixture of hops more than the actual taste. Great job on the dry hopping should have done more of that during the boil maybe. But its very easy to drink, almost a little to watered down tasting, possible Iím drinking some old bottles from hyvee, I suspect this is alot better fresh. Overall its not bad, and it seems to me this would be a GREAT beer for someone your trying to slowly show the greatness of hops to.


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