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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2012
Really good beer. Nice and clear pale in color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is really orange flavor hop.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (651) - - AUG 18, 2014
Orange, honey. Fruit salad, cake, herbal hops, grapefruit peel, mild bitter finish. Quite light for an extra, but refreshing little fruity pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
A) with a vigorous pour produced a thick white foam cap that fades quickly to just a smear on top. The color is straw with some orange highlights. A bit hazy S) smells slighty citrusy T) tastes of citrusy hops with a yeasty or bready ending MF) A bit thin around the edges Overall I thought that this beer doen’t live up to the style of pale ale. It needs more hop character and the color was more to a pils then to a pale ale. On the other hand this is a good convert beer for our junk swelling brothers. Also to me this is a good summer beer, flavorful and light perfect for grass cutting or firing up our lump charcoal grills. Have a good day

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1880) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Draft. Nose is lemon with some toast. Pour is light gold with a white head that laces well on the glass. Taste is slightly dirty with a pithy bitterness. Not really much going on in terms of hop flavor. Just ok. Kinda turns soapy as I drink more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1711) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
If you’re talking Left Coast Pale Ale’s - this better be brought up, otherwise you’re not having the right conversation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1606) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
I’m not sure what the difference is between an IPA, APA, and an EPA. This one had a unique flavor though, so maybe that is it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Supermarket Liquor Fort Collins. Pours a bit hazy golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. The aroma is full of toasted crackers and bread. Some light citrus as well. Kind of chewy mouth feel. Low to moderate sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Finishes dry and pretty clean. Boring but not all that bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2606) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
24 may 2014, tap. Yellow, clear, some bubbles. Nose is light lemon and mild, sweet alcohol. Meh. Some lemon rind, light cereal malt. Rather nondescript. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5421) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transplant golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of utter hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a touch of grain as well. Okay.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickbeer44 (8) - - MAY 18, 2014 does not count
One of the most seesionable beers ever. Light, easy to drink. Clean. well done.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOne (215) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2014
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Pours pale yellow-gold with ample frothy white head. Can be cloudy as it is unfiltered. Aroma is yeasty with little farmyard. Flavor starts sweet, finishes slightly more balanced, but hops is nearly absent. Palate is medium to light. Drinkable beer - possibly just the style I don’t like - too sweet without any other big features - the brewer calls it a pale ale, while it is classified as a blonde - not my idea of a pale.


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