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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Has a golden amber color and a light refreshing body. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt Pale Nectar Ale" until the acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Clear sparkling amber body topped by a nice off-white head. The aroma is quite hoppy, mostly pine. The flavor is only medium bitter and has a prounced bready/biscuit malt kick. An interesting beer. Smells like an IPA but drinks like an APA. The body is med-light and fairly dry. A nice classic american session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
slightly cloudy, light amber, large white head, lovely hoppy aroma, quite tasty - nice and sweet with a pronounced hop finish. enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2003
This is an intriguing one because we just got their tap handle and it reads "Humboldt Pale Nectar", then below that in small print says "India Pale Ale" (as does their IPA). So I tasted the two side by side and there really is very little difference. This has a lot in common with an IPA (and I would class it as such), especially bitter and citric in the finish. The IPA is certainly more bitter and citric but only marginally so. This really was a good lesson in the roles of Chinook, Willamette (both in the IPA) and Centennial (in the pale) hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
A middle of the road pale ale. Fruity aroma and flavors with pretty good balance between the hops and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2550) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Bottle. A medium golden color with a laced white head. Plenty of fruit in the aroma to join the malty flavor. The hops add a touch of crispness to the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrinityRoseFae (11) - san mateo, California, USA - APR 30, 2003
thick hoppy bitterness, amber colour. thick head that disipates quickly, a plus. a worhty beer and will drink if available, perfect for a summer day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
On draught. Nicely crafted pale ale with good balance. Not terribly distinctive but very drinkable. Goes well with food.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2003
Cloudy orange pour with a medium white head that dissipated quickly. Flavor is hoppy with good balance of malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Courtesy of Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. I was a little suprised when I prepared to open the bottle when I noticed it was a little over half full. Seeing as there was not a 1/2 bottle of spilled beer in my suitcase when we came back, I am assuming it was bottled that way. Sure enough, it was not flat or anything - just not full! Anyway, the beer pours a murky light orange color with a medium white head that did not last too long. Nicely bitter aroma. Flavor is hoppy but not real strong (at least in terms of West Coast style APAs). Decent malt balance and the finish is crisp and refreshing. I'd get this again next time I am in CA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2003 Cloudy amber. Thick lasting off white head.Good hop nose. Medium hop profile with medium strength lingering finish. Good lace


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