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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theoretical (13) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
This is really nice effort for this style. Some hop aroma, medium to light mf. Really good for a light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours light golden. Notes of pale malt, bready, cookie, bitter resins. Medium bodied with a thin mostly receding wispy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Thin head on a hazy, medium straw colored body. Lots of bubbles coming up. The aroma is rich malt with the slightest citrus. Mild bitter start, medium malt sweetness in the middle, and a long dry bitter finish. Great balance and depth. Smooth texture, moderate carbonation and medium body. A better than average pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Golden color and looked unfiltered with a good forming head and good lacing. Good aroma and taste of hops. Good brew by Mad River.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium golden with a short white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest and grassy notes over honey-kissed bread.. simple and clean. The flavor found lemon and floral notes over pale malt and lesser bread.. dry, grainy finish. Light-bodied and grainy.. ok feel and flow.. quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BlueRidgeMatt (39) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Not feeling this beer. Bland tart taste with a bit of ashes. Not at all what I expected. Would not buy again. Maybe I got a bad bottle?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmthomp07 (14) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 This is an excellent extra pale ale. It doesn’t have a lot of aroma, but it does have a very smooth and subtle hop taste to it. It’s not too bitter and has a lot of body. It has a very thick body to it and I think it may have a lot of diacetyl that gives it a buttery sweetness that really balances out any bitterness from the hops. Also, there may be a lot of carapils in it. This is a great summer beer, but I wish it had just a bit more flavor to it. It is pretty expensive. At $13/six pack in Pennsylvania, it is one of the most expensive beers I’ve seen, not including imperials or double IPAs that are typically sold in 4 packs. I like it a lot but at that price I won’t be buying it again. I’m not sure how an extra pale ale could cost so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (335) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 24, 2012
Pours a clear light orange with barely any lasting head. Aroma is very sweet and syrupy as well as slightly tangy, like apricots. The flavor is very similar to the aroma. There is essentially no bitterness to the this beer. The sweet fruit flavor envelops the palate and sticks for quite a while. Good beer, but a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4942) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
35,5 cl bottle @ hotel room. Portland
Aroma is malty with peach, apricot, pineapple and some hay. Flavour is sweetish with peach, hay and some hops. Not the most typical golden ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5260) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Hotel room, Portland.
Pours hazy golden color with small head. Aroma of hops, toffee, fruits, mild pale malts and grass. Flavor of fruits, pale malts, butter, spices and hops. Sweetish fruity palate.

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