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RATINGS: 140   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours light orange, puffy white head. Slightly sweet, piney hops. Nice body. Solid pale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2008
strong earthy solid malt backbone makes this a great pale. they’re usually junior ipa’s but this is balanced, chewy, floral and tasty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
22 oz bomber bottle-pours a light orange hue with nice white head with good lacing. Citrus hop aroma-grapefruit, oranges and tangy notes. Flavors are pretty tame, but they are not bad. Short finish. pretty average pale other than the appearance.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2007
22 oz. bottle. Pours a light golden with a small, white head. Aroma of honey, herbal tea, and citrus hops. Body was nice, but a bit thin. Mouthfeel of toast with a slight hop bitterness at the end. Decent beer, but would like more hops in the profile.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Pours a light golden from bomber. Aroma of some hops, caramel, malts. Flavour is full bodied, smooth beer. Pines, malts and hops seem very well balanced against one another. Would love to try it on tap. Lovely session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
10-7-07 (bottle shared from lb4lb courtesy of fordest). Clean crisp hop aroma with no overpowering soap smell. Floral hops that remind me of springtime. Amber color with foamy head. Nice clean, slightly watery taste. Metallic in the finish - the main and biggest downside of this beer. However, I love the brewery and would give it another shot in a heartbeat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2224) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Fordest
Light amber color with a lasting offwhite head. Smell is very lightly hopped, with some mild caramel in there tool. A bit more sweetness than hops in the nose but the taste is in reverse with more hops up front and sweetness in the finish. Ends with a big metallic, and oxidized taste, i believe. Kind of like rust. Finish is unpleasant and perhaps its just not quite fresh. My favorite style, and my definite least favorite from the brewery, when everything else of theirs was pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2007
a very nice, easy drinking beer. may be more of an amber than pale ale. seemed more malt driven than hoppy, but I’m not complaining. thanks to Saarlander for the bomber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle Pours a mostly clear light orange amber. Small off white head. Decent hop aroma and a modest malt character. Flavor was mostly malts with just enough hops to nearly balance. Nice medium weight Pale ale. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2007
22 oz bottle purchased at John’s Grocery in Iowa City. Poured a clear light orange color. Head was thick and white with good retention. There was only a bit of lace on the glass at the end. Pleasant aroma of light grapefruity hops and malty caramel. Slightly sweet without any significant hop bitterness. Tasted of caramel and flowery hops. Simple, but well done. Very drinkable.


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