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RATINGS: 431   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Very light color as the "extra pale" indicates. Good hop flavor with a fair amount of malt for balance.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Yellow haze with a slight head, aroma is hops and citrus. Starts out as a decent APA but something is not quite right with the finish - it's a bit acidic. Overall it's just an ok APA, nothing I would seek out again.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Straw, hazy yellow color looked rather uninviting, quickly dissapating head, slight lacing. Hearty cascade aroma, citrus leading to crisp bitterness with a somewhat flat finish. A respectable pale ale but not as much character as other APA's available from California.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Uh-oh, it's a permy one. Very cloudy, yet in a manner that suggests hops instead of wheat in the grist; can we please call it the Headless Hopsman? Aroma is perm, and a smattering of various barnyard feces odors than I, unfortunately cannot trace back to species (even being from Kansas). A little bit of Cream-Sicle is present too. Flavor is less pronounced than the aroma (as any student of the senses might expect). Mild, sweet, honey-graham maltiness. Floralness is present in the form of dandelions (and that's a good thing in my book; ever had dandelion wine?). Ends with a sweet touch of honey. Enjoyable, certainly, but doesn't make me exuberant. Goes well with John Denver's "Dreamland Express." Ahh, how the days go by (I'm comfortably buzzed; ignore this).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
8/24/03: bottle.
light lemon body with a decent amount of white head. honey and hops to the nose. orange, tea, malt and hop flavors. clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Hazy yellow body with a ton of sediment. White head with some lacing.
Fresh citrus hop aroma. Some malt. Spicy hop aroma comes out as the beer warms.
Sweet malt with a balanced, spicy hop bite.
Full bodied with a chalky mouthfeel. Amount of sediment in the glass was a bit displeasing for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
citrus, lemon hop aroma. Pours a cloudy straw yellow, low head. Fruity hop crispness, finish is rather flat. Mouthfeel is not bad. A half decent pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4594) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2003
Straw colour. Light thin head. Strong hop aroma. Somewhat sour hop flavour.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Hazy golden in colour with a decently dense white head. Aroma of hops and citrus along with corn. Taste of malt and corn along with a tiny bit of hops. Not a great APA, with more odd flavours more than bright hops! Don't worry about trying this unless you've had all your local APA's and really enjoy trying other examples of the style. I bought this 12 ounce bottle from Total Beverage in Thornton (Denver), Colorado.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Hazy orange unfiltered. A good example of an APA though not in same league as Liberty or 3F alpha. Typical piney and citrusy character. Good session beer.


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