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An American-style ale brewed one barrel at a time. The malt bill is built on American two-row malt and accented by crystal 10, Vienna, and white wheat malts. Magnum hops give the beer a nice clean bittering and Amarillo, Cascade, and Centennial hop varieties provide a pleasant floral and citrusy hop flavor. A healthy dose of additional Amarillo and Centennial are dry hopped to give this beer an inviting hop aroma. The beer is fermented with a neutral yeast strain and allowed to dry out so it finishes crisp and clean.

Note: Formerly known as Spring Peeper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLADT (195) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Poured from a 16oz bottle. Beautiful, hazy gold color. Lots of hops on the nose, with some pine. Flavor is lemon and honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
whiskeyrocks (55) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2014
I was a little hesitant about buying this beer. It has such a simple label and almost zero explanation on the bottle. But am I glad that I picked it up. This is an amazing light ale. Super light golden color with a sweet sweet smell of hops. With the first sip your mouth explodes with hoppy and citrus flavors. Its a very well rounded flavor, with sweet, bitter deliciousness. For such a light colored beer it has way more character than meets the eye. It goes down smoothly, and doesn’t leave any bitter or dissatisfying after taste. This is a beer that anyone can enjoy, anytime, anywhere. And is something that you just know you’ll end up drinking more than you expected because its so damn good. I highly recommend this beer to all you avid beer drinkers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Binnys Lincoln Park (Chicago, IL). Finally stopped and grabbed something from Maine. Pours a golden orange hue, fiery glow, a bit dulled in the middle. Grainy harvest hues, mellow haze, cakey offwhite head sits atop prominently. Good stick around, firm cakey crown with decent lacing. Aromas are soapy and citrus, distinct pungent lemon rind and fruit, florals and nice summery grass. Gentle cracked grain, clean bread and nice florals stack, a touch powdery and soapy. As it settles, a bit of staleness settles out, fresh and earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some decent effervescence, carbonation, strike of bitter florals and citrus. Lemony citrus, rind, and florals. Some grass, a bit weedy. The flavors are a bit vibrant, showing some nice florals, soap and gentle doughy malt. Middle is nice citrus rind, oils and florals. A bit dry, the mellow malt body flows around the hop focus, fairly fresh but perhaps lacking complexity. Still, a nice flavor profile, earthy and floral, dry and soapy, the citrusy lemon slant dies out, but the beer itself is already quite nice. Tasty, session worthy, and fairly fresh for the format. While it lacks hop complexity, it’s built well, balanced, fresh and flows well. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On draught, very clear golden straw color. Nose is tropical fruit, clementine, mango. Taste is clean malt balanced by bright citrus, lemon, juicy orange, tropical fruit, and subtle pine. Finish is balanced bitterness which drops off quicky and nice fruit notes. A little thinner on the palate than most MBC, clear that it’s their entry level beer. Still very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
16 oz. bottle dated 12 03 13. It pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is intensely hoppy with spice, grass, florals and light tropical fruit. Maybe a hint of bread. The flavor is dry with a spicy hop kick. Lots of grassy florals and big citrus character. Crackery malts near the finish. This is a very enjoyable hop forward APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoahMcB (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
Lives up to the description. Nice head and feel on the pallet. Wild yeast component is nitric lie in the smell. Great crisp finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Clear golden with a sudsy white head. Slight spiced aroma with touch of fruit like blueberry. Clean and soft with light spice and hop character. Notes: on tap at the brewery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Citrus lemon peel like aroma with some floral hops. Pretty light body and palate overall. A bit spicy hop profile with lemon zest flavors. Bitter finish. Descent but not fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (349) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Hoppier than most British pale ales, but more bell-balanced than the average American version of the style. Nice hoppy aroma, crisp, with floral and citrus notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Concealer (644) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow gold with a big, foamy, white head. Aromas of lemon, pine, straw, and some light floral notes. Flavor is sweet lemony citrus, light yeast, and pine. Light bodied, slightly dry finish.

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