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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Pale Ale is reminiscent of a classic American Pale Ale, offering a bold hop character and rich caramel and grapefruit notes, with a clean yet distinctly hoppy finish.

Ingredients Sorghum, Brown Rice, Maltodextrin, Yucca Extract, Hops, and Yeast
Hops Cascade, Sterling
ABV 5.6%
IBU 45
Food Pairings The hop bitterness contrasts with spicy, heat-charred, smoky, or aromatic flavors. Try: blue cheese, barbeque, seafood, or Asian-spiced dishes.

Awards
2011 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Gold Medal
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition: Gold Medal
2012 Craft Lager & Small Batch Festival: Silver Medal
2013 Denver International Beer Competition: Gold Medal


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
A: The beer pours a transparent amber color with almost no head. S: Grass and citrus peel are pretty much the only evidence of hops in this beer. Very bland and watery, but there is a bit of rice and some wet cardboard/paper aroma, too. T: Quite watery with a bit of rice and a bad vegetarian hot dog flavor. A bit of cardboard and wet paper with some mild grass and citrus peel. A mild bitterness to it on the finish. M: Very light in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Nothing about this beer was enjoyable.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle from Ledgers. Pours clear copper with very little head. Aromas of citrus and yeast. Med body. Flavor is quite odd, suggesting metal, brown sugar and a little citrus. Maybe treacle. Would take getting used to.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aroma of graininess, bread, light carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of graininess, bread, citrus and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, burnt plastic, and citrus. Flavor of plastic, grain, caramel, lime, and ginger.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12408) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle - Hoppy with some bread, grains and sweet malts. Dark clear amber with no head. Bitter right off the bat, a bit of fruit tartness and an alcohol burn that overwhelms and is out of balance. Almost closer to a strong ale than a pale ale. There is a cloying taste in the finish that builds as you drink and not too pleasant. Not great, but so far the more flavorful of the gluten free beers I have had.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a fizzy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy, caramel malts, nutty notes and metallic hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel, honey, tea and nutty notes. Medium bodied. Decent.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sample at the "Far Out! Space-themed beer tasting" on 10/01/2013. Pours a brownish-amber color with a thin off-white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing. Aroma of grain and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of charred bread, latex and minty hops. The finish is sorgum and fruit. Not good.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a small sized head. Toasty, some earthiness, and caramel. Tastes of the same with a weird aftertaste.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Just biting sorghum harshness, it literally burns the mouth, almost minty at times.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 27, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear dark copper
Aroma: sweet aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: sweet sorgum and hop flavor, raw sweetness, earthyness, and a dash of hops, light fruityness
Overall: I’d give up beer if this was my only option
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: *+ /4


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