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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This highly hopped California style Pale Ale showcases the brewer's art of balancing malt and hop characteristics. A generous addition of Munich malts balances the bittering from Chinook hops, and Cascade hops round out the flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Gold color and slightly hazy with a few floating particles. The head mostly diminished. Floral hop aroma and a hint of butter rum. A well-balanced APA with moderate hop bitterness. A difficult and inferior encore to the Indica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6445) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2003
Light amber hue with small head but good lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Pronounced piney hop aroma with undertones of butterscotch and french toast. Taste is more subdued than expected however the finish is aggressively hoppy. A bit too one-diminsional IMO. Not enough malt characteristics. Watery and fizzy mouthfeel, metallic feel. Ho Hum beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Medium amber with a medium lasting creamy white head. Mild pacific hops aroma, light pine. I thought this was quite watery in taste with a thin body. Aftertaste is bitter hops. Average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Hazy straw colored smell reminds me somewhat of a wheat beer. Thin lemon flavour as well as an unwelcome aftertaste much like an inferor wheat that I never like. Lost Coast lost the focus while making this Ale, thin palate unbalanced flavours and in my opinion a insult to the APA style, Not Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Gold/copper color. Small head. Aroma is fruity (apricots and peaches) and a touch spicy. A medium bodied Pale Ale. Malts are mild, nutty and a touch sweet. Hops are slightly spicy and grapefruity. A milder flavored pale ale, more in the English style than the over-the-top West Coast style. Very smooth taste. It’s a very drinkable pale ale. Light and refreshing. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Golden in color. Thin head that last. Orange and lemon are the taste.Hoppy at the end but sweet smooth finish. Good apa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Why yes it is rather pale. Like lemon water. Bitter front but mellows out in the end with some malt. A good APA. Nothing spectacular, but a good combination to keep it interesting for a session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Golden orange color, thinnish but surprisingly sturdy head. Citrus hop and a bit woodsy tasting. Very clean finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Pours a clear golden color with a small, white head. The aroma is a nice balance between the hops and malts. Medium body with medium carbonation, the flavor is nicely balanced up front, with a decent hop finish that has a touch of sweetness. This is a solid American Pale Ale, flavorful and highly drinkable but not over the top with hops. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2606) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2002
Tap @ brewery. I thought this was an English Pale Ale. Light golden color. Malts dominate with some hop balance.

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