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Our first run at an American Pale Ale. Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from Hegedorns. Big juicy tropical fruit nose, mango, passion, pine, slightly stinky edge, light caramel and even chocolate. Shiny, glowing orange, low head. Sweet and fruity, great citrus and topical, peppery hop finish with low but lingering bitterness. Light pine, oranges, some minerals. MAybe a bit too sweet but lovely hop flavors. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Iím not quite jumping up & down for this one. It has a pretty cloudy orange pour w/ a white head that leaves significant lacing. The aroma is full of hops. The taste through the start & middle has a very good hop/malt blend going on that is both bitter & sweet. I guess Iím just not a fan of the abrupt "dry" finish. Donít get me wrong, this is still a damn good beer but it just didnít quite meet my expectations w/ all the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerluva (13) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2014
pours translucent, cloudy yellow with minimal but frothy head showing good latticing after first sip. very aromatic, with notes of citris and pine. sweet maltiness on the tongue followed by a bitter finish which doesnít linger. overall a good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Malty and pepper aroma with some piney hop aroma. Taste is peppers light malt and slight pine. Light on the palate. Maybe slight watery?? Descent offering but not overly impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillDunn (26) - - MAR 14, 2014
Fresh on tap. At six percent, the flavor is a little on the light side here, but you do get the desired new APA taste. My third favorite of the Maine Beer Co. lineup, behind Lunch and Another One.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft at Clinton hall NYC . Pours a cloudy orange color that's full bodied and flavorful with fruits and yeast. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (161) - - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a big creamy to frothy off white head that shows good retention and leaves great lacing. Big aroma of pine and more subtle floral overtones. Medium bitter and lightly sweet taste in a light to medium body, thin to creamy texture, average carbonation which increases over time in the back of my mouth and a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popkow (273) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Hoppy floral with minimal pine and on the bitter side. A touch of sweetness at the end but it quickly retreats.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
500ml bottle into a tulip. A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger eggshell shade. Retention is very good, and so is the thick texture. And so is the lacing left behind, really. S: The first whiffs heave a goodly amount of grapefruit, with a subtle backing of tropical fruit. Give it time to open up, and some biscuity malts will appear, along with a piny touch. Aromatically, it doesnít beat the senses over the nose - rather, it works through delicate, balanced subtlety. T: While it opens fairly bitterly on the tongue, it finishes with a healthy dose of mango and melon. The bitterness washes away nicely on the back end, and even supplanted by a hint of malt. Itís quite Simcoe forward, and I thatís precisely why I like it so much. M: Superbly crisp and clean. Very little of anything lingers on the tongue, apart from a slight bitterness. Iíd even call it thirst quenching, which is frankly amazing taking its dry finish into consideration. It does all of this without relying on strong carbonation, too. O: No singular element of this blows the mind, but in the same way that Lunch or Sculpin work, continuing to drink it will reveal a very elegant, refined example of a style thatís mainly reliant on brute force. Still, this is a LOT of money for a simple pale ale, even one as good as this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, golden-orange, nice frothy white head, outstanding retention, wicked awesome lacing. Nose is some slightly dank passionfruit, grapefruit, piney-ness, guava, melon, malt. Mouth is medium bodied, very dry, subtle bitterness underpinning a whole bunch of tropical fruit resinous pines, grapefruit, some slight tannin notes toward the end, finishes with a bit of bready malt and a mellow bitterness. Very nice balance. Please sir, Iíd like some MO.

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