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Champ Ale is a West Coast style pale ale. Also somewhat citrusy, it has notes of concord grapes both in the flavor and the nose. Made from a blend of British and domestic malts, it has a light red or pale rose color and very high drinkability.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Gold brown. Vienna malt, pils malt and a touch of pine cone. Again, overly sweet rice Krispy treats tastes like a mildly bittered homebrew

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Draft- pours honey gold w/ small foamy white head. Aroma is English, taste is English. Easy drinker but no hop bomb. Smells like hop tea. Touch of soapiness to the taste. Mouthfeel is light/ medium & finish is sweetish, light hop bitterness, w/ a slightly tart note. *origionally rated this under the assumption it was an English Pale or IPA. Description says west coast. Of England? WTF! Iím so confused

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19953) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2012
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Hazy amber, small head. Piney tangerine aroma. Sweetish with light body and clean, spritzy mouthfeel. Crystal malt and pine needles. Diluted orangy hops, some resiny bitterness. Shallow malt character, odd hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2012
Bomber. Clear gold with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is sharp lemon, pineapple, caramel and grain. Taste is lemon, resin, cereal grain, honey, and dry grass. Light body is softly carbonated and well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Bomber. Pours light golden orange with sturdy off-white head. The aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, and pine with a subtle bready note. The flavor is pretty unsurprising. Grapefruit and pine hops, slight bready malt. Clean finish and aftertaste. Not a very adventurous beer, but a pretty solid pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2012
My last brew from McNeillís was infected, so maybe this benefited from lowered expectations, but I really enjoyed this one, Nothing fancy - citrus and caramel, some woody, dry notes - but crisp and satisfying.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
portableparty (1955) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle to glass. Pours pale amber with a soapy off white head that fades shows decent lacing. Aroma is malt and citrus with a hop presance. Taste is more malt and citrus hops that leave a soft bitterness throughout. Palate is thin to medium with a chaulky dry finish. This really isnt bad at all, theres just too many out there that I would go to first!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6965) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle at Minneapolis Beer Fest. Orangish pour, white head. Aroma and taste was citrus, grass, and slightly floral. Not great, but okay.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bomber from Carl. Pours amber with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is a bit perfume - could be grape I suppose. Med body. Foamy carb. Itís a little floral, a little fruity, and a touch of grape is possible, but Iíd vote for floral and citrus. The malt is present, but not strongly roasted. Iím thinking more ESB than APA.


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