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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Pale Ale's on the coasts of this country are turning into hoppy monsters, but our beer is more mild, and about balance. It has enough bitterness to match the maltiness provided by the pale malt base. It gets its citrus zing from extensive dry-hopping with Cascade hops. This beer was first made in a few small test batches in 2003. The response was so incredibly positive, that it has worked it’s way into a year round beer. A hoppy IPA in the central plains... how exciting!

O.G. 15.2° Plato F.G. 4.8° Plato
43 IBU
9 SRM
100% Briess Malt
Pale Ale Base Malt, Munich 20, Caramel 40L, Wheat, Carapils, and Victory Northern Brewer, Cascade, and Hallertau Hersbrucker Hops


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2813) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Thanks to Pepsican for this and packing materials. Pours out a nice copper color with a thin white head. Hoppy slightly doughy aroma. Taste has a nice malty backbone and is balanced with a nice amount of hops. This is an easy drinking ipa that is not an over the top hopbomb. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Say... this is tasty. Thanks, pepsican Bright amber pour with minimal head. Malt and fruit (apricot/peach/citrus/etc.) on nose as much as hops. Bit of a wood/outdoor aroma as well. Really pleasant aroma. Taste doesn’t follow through as much as hoped, though still quite good. A bit metallic, a little grainy, more malt, hops, and a little less fruit. A bit spicy and a bit soapy. Seems a bit closer to an American pale ale than IPA to me... in a good way. Closest analog I can think of is Dale’s. Very tasty beer. Exceeded expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4505) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Appearance: Pours a clear, amber body with a small, white head. Smell: Pale maltiness with a touch of caramel and a spicy, woody hop scent. Taste: Pale and caramel malts with a light sweetness. A bit woody, spicy. Medium bitterness. Finishes bittersweet. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: While nothing to hop up onto the furniture and start screaming at the top of lungs about, it’s still a solid beer. In my opinon, though, it’s better suited to being an APA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 12 oz from Hy-Vee - Looks like a beer I would want to drink! Smells nice. Mouth tingling. Taste buds dancing. Although it wouldn’t win an India Pale Ale competition, it is surprisingly good!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5409) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Very malt aroma with a hint of hops. Slightly hazed orange pour. A pleasant bitter, not alot of malt but a hint of some papery thing on the finish. Than and a bit foamy. Nice finishing bitter not much malt a tad off balance to me.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
12 oz bottle from pepsican. This beer pours a cloudy brown color with a small cream head. The aroma is relatively light with citrus and vegetables. The flavor is subtle with weak malts, hops, caramel and rye bread. The mouthfeel is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long and dry with lingering sweet malts. Overall: A very session-able pale ale, recommended drinking on a hot summer day.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2008
An amber apperance with a beige head. The aroma contains some oats, caramel, and lemons. The flavor is a bit malty and dark for an IPA but hey why rock the norm right? Anyways some bready notes, toffee, with a bit of citrus like lemons and grapefruits. Overall this was ok at best

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Date: 05/24/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear amber, wispy dirty white head, bits of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with fruity and floral hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of druity hops, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet caramely malts and fresh piny resiny hops. Body starts lightly caramely malty sweet with a crisp bittering and flavor hoppy presence before a crisp bittersweet finish. A decent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, and sweet citrus hops. Flavor is malty, biscuit, caramel, and a bitter citrus hop finish.


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