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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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The original Extra Pale Ale, this is the one that started it all. Our first brew was introduced in 1989 in Golden Gate style kegs. We have stayed true to our beginnings and still brew it the way we did back then. A bright golden hued ale with a medium body and a crisp spicy /floral hop character and very mild bitterness. This unfiltered ale has a pleasing mouth feel and remains our most popular brew. This beer goes with everything and every occasion.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Hazy golden color with a fluffy off white head. Light cookie dough, mild grapefruit and celery aroma. Spanish peanuts and cookie dough flavors. Reminds me of an APA but lighter and lacking malt depth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Cloudy bright gold. Nose hoppy, citrus and pine. Taste is pretty average, cirtic burst up front, good malts backing it up, somewhat toasty and nutty. Do like the palate, has a nice, stickyk creaminess to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2004
they sell this one at the "madstone" movie theater near mt house. it goes well with popcorn, and seemed stronger than most pale ales. satisfying.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Foxbush (1428) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Head was a frothy white with some lacing while drinking. The hops were balanced with a mild maltiness. About average for the Pale Ales that I have had. Had another from Total Wine and More in April 2011. The color was a hazy gold with a head that laced down the glass. The pale ale was weeak in the floral hops and lacked character. It had a light body and alcohol was well balanced with the malts.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This is just your basic generic pale ale. Nothing lacking, nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2004
This is not one of my everyday drinkers but a nice change. Light in body, citrussy, with an an orange and tea like flavor. It doesn't bite like most California pales but it's tastey and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2004
One of my favorite APA's. Spicy, citrusy hops flavoring is complex but not overwhelming. Hints of orange with a peachy, malt follow. Carbonation is perfect - I'd really like to try this one on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Nice peach colored body with a tall foamy white head. Nose is hops but has a nice spice character along with some orange peel, perhaps. Nice taste as well. Some lighter hop character, for the style, along with some spice, malt, and fruit. This is well balanced, as Sham pointed out. Very drinkable beer. Pleasant taste and finish. Very smooth. Recommended! Great beer!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Light gold pour with a frothy white head. Hop aromas are most prevalent. Some malt, though not much. Malt and hops are pretty well balanced in the flavors. Smooth palate and a bitter finish make this a nice pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2003
Citrus, hoppy aroma, cloudy golden colored, decent sweet lemony flavor, some malts, few hops in the finish. Nice, drinkable, ok beer.


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