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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Left Coast inspired pale ale...solid malt backbone coupled with a Cascade hop citrus snap makes for an enjoyable pint...after pint..after pint.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4758) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Transparent gold with a frothy white head. Nice floral, spicy aroma, all hops. Flavor was nice too, spice, soap, earthy. Finish was bitter and dry.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Eastern PA does APA’s right. Nearby Stoudt’s produces another favorite. This was by far the best brew I imbibed at Nodding Head and is a highly quaffable, sessionable brew. Fills a glass with its brassy body and shaving cream head. Delightfully hoppy. Although the aromas are complex, I am told it solely uses Cascades, with which, living in the PNW, I am intimately accustomed to. However here, the Cascades are let to shine like in few other brews. Giving off a pinyness, floralness, and spiced forest character. The flavor demonstrates similar Cascade complexity with the only detraction a slight soapy pinyness on the finish. Outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2009
(draught) deep amber with nice head and nice lace. Citrus hops aroma. Flavor was an ok malt background dominated by citrus/grassy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Nodding Head BPA Bill Payer Ale. Hand pump at the brewery. Dry hopped. Floral hop nose - light caramel. Clear amber golden. Fairly dark with small fine white head. Grassy floral hop flavor over light caramel maltiness. Finish is clean dry and moderately bitter. PDG I thought.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2009
tap at nodding head yesterday. Pours orange with a 2 finger tan head. The nose was all fucked up, skunky skunky skunky. Taste is sweet, hoppy ok, but the nose ruined it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Copper pour with a creamy white head and lace. Light earthy hop aroma. Sweet caramel maltiness, light spice, and a hint of citrus hops. A tad thin with nice low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Very bitter flavor, with little citrus or otherwise distinct hop character. A touch sweetish. Kind of farty, dryish, bitter light malts and minerals are noted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
Golden colour with a big hoppy aroma. Lots of fresh resiny pine and a soft lemon/orange citrus as well. There is a light kiss of pine as well. It’s pretty well-balanced though. Fairly assertive bitterness on the back. Lots of hoppy flavour but it comes through less on the aroma. I quite like it though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (853) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Light amber color with a thick white head. Aroma of hops and some citrus. Maltier on the tongue than I expected. Goes down easy. Drinkable, but I wouldn’t be upset if I never had it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma with citric hops, probably Cascade. Flavor has citric/floral hops up front, again I’m guessing Cascade, with a solid amount of caramel malt sweetness as well. Very nice.


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