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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Medium bodied deep golden ale with distinctive bitter character and hoppy, piney-citrus finish...a true American style.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1696) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and earthy. Taste is bitter with light sweetness. Nice pale ale

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Hazy, copper appearance with a large, creamy, off white head and very good lacing. Appealing aroma of resinous hops. Taste is balanced; citrus and piney hops are prominent but do not overwhelm the caramel malts. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel, with a dry, bitter, lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. Very solid, flavorful American Pale Ale. Lots of hop aroma, deep gold color, tall white head. Recommend this as a good choice for a pale with some character.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
My friends Tom and Jen brought this one up from North Carolina. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry, floral and had a gritty herbal hop presence. The flavor was dryish with moderate floral and herbal hops and a light nutty undertone. The finish was medium length floral and herbal hops. Medium body. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. A great pale ale! I think some lower raters are comparing this to an IPA. As a pale ale, this is a fine brew. Burnt orange/bronze pour with a frothy white head and thick lacing. Sweet citrus hop scent, grapefruit with a spoonful of sugar, and a hint of pine in the finish. Light/medium bodied (a low point for me), sticky texture. If it were a little fuller in the mouthfeel, I’d have rated it higher. Hop taste right up front, citrus, and a tangy middle that reminded me of fruit loops! Bitter finish. Excellent!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (501) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Draft. Pours golden medium white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, pine. Mild sweet taste, medium bitter finish. Medium-light body, crisp drier finish. Pretty good overall.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
On tap at West 94th Street Pub, Durham. Yeah, this is a pretty damn average APA and sadly short on the piney, hoppy, and citrus qualities advertised. This is hardly a craft beer destination, and it could just be that this keg is well past its prime. However, papery and malty in extremis.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2012
Tap at Natty Greene’s. Pours clear copper amber with a small off white head leaving small laces. Aroma is sweet malty, a bit citric, piney and a bit grassy. Flavor is malty, bitter, citric, piny and a bit fruity. Finishes with a citric and bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3691) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Pours a nice golden color with a moderate head. A little hoppier than I expected, but in a good way - you get the hops notes in both the aroma and the taste. Nice and light in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/26/08. Poured a darker golden, like a light amber. This was darker than I thought it would be. Poured with about a finger-width head that settled to a nice sheet throughout the rest of the drink. Excellent webbing along glass edge. Smelled the floral hops, maybe some corn. Toasted malt. First thing I noticed with the taste is the smack of bitterness. This mellows as the drink warms. There’s a slight metallic bite at the finish that lingers a bit. Maybe getting a hint of lemon zest, and some burnt toast. Very crisp and clean brew. Not that bad for an APA, but not my favorite.


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