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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Medium bodied deep golden ale with distinctive bitter character and hoppy, piney-citrus finish...a true American style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle 355ml
Aroma fairly clean , citrus, hint of tartness. Good dose of hops, lighter malt notes. Touch of caramel. Good.
Appearance slight haze on amber. Medium white top. Some lace shown.3+
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Woody, caramel feel. Slight metallic hints behind. Decent but could do better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Clean pale ale from north carolina. Pours a nice yellow and has a crisp hoppy taste. Has a relatively sweet smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21696) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Draft. Cloudy golden, small white head. Aroma of grass. Taste is bitter grass. Pretty plain stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2141) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6850) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerme31 (649) - 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.

   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.

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