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RATINGS: 1638   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Malt and hops are beautifully married in this full-bodied, copper-red Pale Ale. Red Seal Ale is generously hopped in the traditional manner for a long, spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Slight hop aroma with a malty background with some citrus. copper colored with dissapointing head. Well balanced flavors and a good touch of hops. Very nice finish, clean, smooth and soft, it was like drinking perfectly carbonated silk. Overall it's finish is something to marvel over, but for flavor and aroma, I'll stick to Sierra Nevada for my APA offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Pretty decent. Malty and moderately hoppy, with a bit of yeastiness. I would have preferred a little more estery flavors, but it was a good beer for breakfast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 CASK at the brewery. Medium red hue, large beige head. Peach aroma of sweet fruity hope, but lacking the strength of an IPA-like aroma. A little flat in the body, but understandable because it was from cask, but I would still prefer slightly more carbonation. Mild oak and pine flavors, altogethor fairly mild. Finish is the most impressive aspect of this ale, with a good spicy and robust feeling on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
no dought a good beer. Good smell, great taste and it's not expensive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Pours clear orange with a small head. Huge delicious grapefruit aroma. Body is a bit thin. Basically, some wonderful aroma, without the malt backup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6051) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Copper hue with small white head. Outstanding lacing. Medium-bodied. Hoppy aroma with a touch of vinous qualities. Hop explosion on the palate with a bit of spicey and fruity undertones. More akin to a IPA than an APA. Dry and thin finish, lingering bitterness. Not bad, but slighty overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Nice thick head when poured out of the bottle...amazing hop-ay aroma. the taste was nice at first but then i noticed that it tasted a little...off, i guess. not skunky...no, not quite there yet, but Volgon said it seemed stale to him. this is definately a 'smellin' beer' and not a 'sippin' beer'.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2005 Beautiful copper color with a nice fluffy white head. Mild sour aroma. Malty, buttery taste with twinge of NW hops. The finish lasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Very enjoyable pale ale. Quite the hops. Average pour with a nice white head. Coppery in color, the malt starts strong, but gets blown away by the hops, not that that's a bad thing...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2003
a very good brew, worth the money for sure. this is my favorite of the north coast brewing ales with the exception of acme pale.

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