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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Light copper in color and characterized by a very pronounced floral / citrus-like aroma. Medium bitterness. Dry-hopped to infuse the big aromatics.

2013 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal American Pale Ale
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Bronze Medal American Style Pale Ale
2013 United States Open Beer Championship – Bronze Medal – American Style Pale Ale
2013 17th Annual Great International Beer Competition – Gold Medal – American Pale Ale
2014 United States Open Beer Championship – Silver Medal – American Style Pale Ale
2014 United States Beer Tasting Championship – National Grand Champion - Pale Ale
2014 Canfest – Gold Medal - Pale Ale
2014 Canfest - 3rd place - Best in Show

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (8319) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at Anvil. Pours a hazy copper with medium frothy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is floral and fruity malt. Medium mouth, citrus, fruity malt, light finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1230) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured copper, nice off white head, lots of lacing. Light hoppy aroma combined with some grass and some malts. Taste is sweet and malty hardly any hops, herbal notes and a dry finish. Enjoyable and quite drinkable, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1708) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 9, 2016
Cardinal Pale Ale has a thick, spongy, bone-colored head, a hazy, orange-gold appearance, and lots of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of floral and citrus and white bread, and the flavor is of those pleasant elements, with mild hop oil bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit grainy, and Cardinal Pale Ale finishes dry and mellow. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (14807) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 3, 2016
12 fl.oz can. Pours hazy orange golden colour with a small white head. Aroma of fruity mild bitter hops. Taste of intense bitter hops, fruity hops, melon, peach, okay!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4482) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2016
35,5cl can from Beerfox/Callous Alus, Riga. Pours slightly hazy amber with a rather small off-white head. Fruity aroma with notes of ripe oranges, pine and hints of tropical fruits, malt and caramel. Medium sweet with quite nice hoppy flavours and a pleasant bitterness. Balanced and enjoyable APA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3742) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Amber bodied with a decent head. Characterized by a distinct fruity, peach-forward aroma and flavor. Mild floral bitterness throughout. An amiable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (845) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Sampled with brad....poured from a can...nose is light floral hops and caramel malt...decent but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1391) - LATVIA - FEB 27, 2016
Amber with medium off-white head. Sweet malty aroma. Malty sweetness mixed with good hoppy bitterness in the taste. Fruity notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1790) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2016
Can 17fl.oz. Hazy medium amber, small frothy off-white head, diminishing slowly, good lacing; aroma is pale malts, apricot, light grapefruit, pine; taste is medium sweet and bitter, with average to long duration, malty, light fruity, touch of toffee, mild dry bitter finish, pine notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; nice but rather tame for an APA, but perhaps therefore very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (8808) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2016
355 ml can @ Timo A.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma is apricot and floral hops on the nose, some resin and maybe even peach. Flavor is sweet fruity with apricot and orange, mild resinous hops and pine. A bit too malty for my taste, not that hoppy either. Slightly disappointing.

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