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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010
Pours a nice orangish color. Aroma is floral hops, some caramel, and a hint of vegtables. Flavor of a classic pale, nice hop flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SFtaster (54) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Poured from a bomber purchased @BevMo in SF. The price was marked down, so they wanted to move this product. Pours nicely with good color and head as mentioned by other reviewers. A decent example of the style, but not in the top half of my list. I visited the Lost Coast pub in Eureka several years ago and I look forward to trying this and other brews at the source in the near future. Nice Humbolt artwork on the label.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Thanks Hayduke! This beer pours a hazy golden hue with an uneven fluffy white head that has excellent retention. There isn’t a big aroma but it is grainy. Hops lead the flavor with grapefruit along with honey and sweeter passion fruit. Honey and pepper can be tasted. As the beer warms the hops are more pronounced in the aroma enhancing their impact on the flavor. Grass is also in the finish. A nice and well balanced beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
skoisirius (1628) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Tap @ Lost Coast. Pours golden, almost lager looking. Light aroma of lemony malts and light citrus. Flavor is fairly malty all the way through the thinner body, Chinook creeps through a bit before ending if somewhat of a watery finish. Not the best, but not a pour out.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, citrus and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of biscuit earthiness and light citrus with a crisp lightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
~Pours light golden with creamy white head. ~Sweet malt and light citrus hop scent. ~Mild flavor of hops and malts. ~Medium feel, bitter finish. ~Drinkable, just a bit plain.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2009
Draft @ Lost Coast. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy citrus aroma. Slightly sweetish fruity bitter hoppy citrus flavor. Has a sweetish fruity hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle from Ledgers. We’ve had this one for a while ~4 months. Probably not the best idea for a pale, but the beer fridge has been full for a while. Very nice palate, even hop flavor, and nicely balanced. I liked it and may buy again in a summer month.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle from Ledgers in Berkeley, CA. Poured a golden color with a white head. Tasted of mild citrus hops with a slight floral finish. Very drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
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.


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