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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Sample at Bev & More: Golden-tawny color, medium-lean body and moderate carbonation, with promising pale malt and American hop aroma that leads to the same prominent flavor notes. Something spicy mid-palate, finishes abruptly with mineral, seltzer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1155) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Standard style pale. Not very hoppy, but not overly bland. A bit of orange up front and ends with a little bitter malt. Aroma is mild. Mouth is even and just right for the style. Bottle

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5298) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquors. Hazy mango body with slight head. Nose of caramel, burnt; mango and peaches and floral. Taste is nice malts and caramel and fruits. Nice creamy texture. Citrus in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
melush (2576) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Aeon Mall Nagoya Dome Mae, Nagoya, Japon. A: Hazy golden / Dorado turbio. T/S: Malt sweet, slightly fruity / Malta, dulce, ligeramente afrutado.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (950) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2016
Light gold with a thin white head, lots of tiny little floaters. Bread, hay and a little herbal aroma. Taste is sweet malts, low bitterness, a bit of tropical fruit. I’m a bit underwhelmed by it, but it is also quite drinkable. Confusing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnoel09 (571) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Poured into a shaker glass. Golden color with a cream colored head. Aroma is super mild with just a touch of bready malt and floral hops. Flavor starts with some grainy sweetness and finishes with some mild bittering hops. Medium bodied with crisp carbonation and a slightly cloying finish. Pretty mild beer overall, which is ok, but the grainy sweetness is just a bit too strong for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Banksiz (80) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Slightly herbal nose with a touch of fruitiness. Spritzy with a snap reminiscent of wheat beer. A little sweetness as it warms up. Pleasant bitttemess, at touch of saltiness, no harshness or off-flavors. Very drinkable pale ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (3162) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is bready malt, light fruity, biscuity, mildly hoppy. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium. Mild but pleasant, nothing outstanding about it.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (481) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Very good pale ale. It had a nice malt flavor with some floral hops to balance it out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4004) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Undated 12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with some unattractive particles floating about. It is topped by a tall and thick white head that has good retention. The flavor is a bit better than the aroma, with adequate hops for style. Excellent lively but smooth feel with a near medium body and medium-high but soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Draught at the Final Final, San Francisco, CA. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Sweet malt, cookies, mild hops and more sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet malt, moderate bitt... no mild bitterness, sweetness and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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