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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mystteria99 (2) - USA - JUL 30, 2001 does not count
smooth yet crisp taste. awsome after a long day’s work, or just to relax on the beach

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2003
22 oz. Bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a nice sized white head, which left ample lacing behind. The nose was mostly hops with a slight maltiness. The flavor was also nicely hopped, and there was more caramel / butterscotch tasting malt. I thought it was very balanced. I would have prefered a little more hoppiness in the finish, however I loved this beer. It's one that would be an ideal session beer for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2056) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 9, 2001
Cascadey nose, beautiful hoppiness, full extension from nose to light malt, some sweetness with medium effervescence, good lacing. Clean and crisp with a full flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2002
Light pale golden hue, clarity, soft head of white foam. Nose: perfumey, apricot fruity citrus zest. Lightly carbonated palate, soft easy drinking mouthfeel, refreshing zip. Greta taste, mild apricot, tangerine sweetness and bite in the middle, grapefruit citric quench in the finish. Perefect summertime ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 29, 2007
On tap at the brewery - September 2006: Nice golden color, huge head that leaves nice laces on the glass. Nice fruity nose. Medium hoppy full mouth finsih.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 30, 2004
Tangy floral hop aroma, deep clear golden at first, cloudy with the dregs at the bottom. Very soft mouthfeel. Crisp, not over the top, hop flavor, orangey sweet, with a quick finish. This is a nice, I’ll drink it all day kind of beer. Ratings are far too low IMHO.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5496) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Yellow-orange with an impressive head. Vaguely hoppy nose. The flavor is hoppy, but with a unique musty character. Maybe some sour grape aftertaste. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2005
Poured a hazy orange with a gold tint. Had a very nice hoppy aroma. Flavor was excellent, well balanced, and had a nice crisp finish. Mostly tasted of HOPS and some malt. One of my favorite APA’s.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3165) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Draft at the source which is the Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe. Very nice gold color with a white head. Solid aroma and good mouthfeel. Very well balanced. Hops are just right for an APA and it is very easy to drink. I am an IPA fan, but this one is as good as an APA can get in my opinion.


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