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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Smells like it would be bitter. Clear and golden yellow in color. Wheaty tasting and leaves your mouth feeling dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Straw color, off-white head actually left some lacing. Flowery hops and malt in the aroma. Neutral flavor, slight sweetness in the finish. Fairly light bodied, high carbonation gives it a little bite on the tongue. Pretty much just a lawnmower beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2003
A light yellow color with a bubbly head. A strong hop and citrus aroma and much the same in the flavor. A little malty caramel as it warms. A bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbumble (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2003
Kind of a filmy yellow color. Good smell. Great bitter pale ale taste. Small amount of head, but just enough carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2003
I had this recently at a local establishment. Not as cloudy as I usually expect a pale ale to be in appearance. A little heavy on the carbonation, light body all the way around. Bitter kind of like ginger, with a nice spicy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Bottle. Head is initially, small, frothy, white, fully diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (apricot, grapefruit, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly syrupy sweet for the style. Difficult to drink much of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 6, 2003
Had this one in a bottle while having lunch at the Orchard’s in Sedona. Pleasant nose of grapefruit. The brew pours a light clear golden. The large fluffy white head is fully lasting with good lacing. The flavor is mostly citrus (grapefruit) with a surprising low level of acidity. The finish is decently bitter. The light and creamy body is lively and finishes clean and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Good aroma, subtle floral hop odor. That is where it ends for me. A little watery and weak. No finishing hop taste. Not terrible, but average.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Very good pale ale...more subtle than others and very good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2200) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Moderately hoppy nose with hints of fruit, bubble-gum, peach and pineapple. Small-sized, creamy, off-white head that mostly dissapates. Virtually no lace. Body is sparkling and has tiny particles; yellow in color. Flavor is moderately sweet and not bitter enough for an "Extra" Pale Ale. Medium to full bodied; a little too soft, though lively carbonated.


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