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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the tradition of an English Pale Ale, but infused with the spirit of new American craft brews, our flagship beer is drinkable, balanced, and enjoyable year- round. Additions of Goldings, Fuggle, and Cascade hops provide our pale ale with the aromas of floral hop tones and subdued fruitiness, as well as imparting a refreshing, clean bitterness. Our use of caramel malt in the grain bill balances out our generous hop additions, and provides the beer with a smooth and bready backbone. Perfectly balanced and sessionable, it’s our brewmaster’s favorite beer!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
Where and how: b. 12 oz
Aroma nice classic aroma. Leafy greens, slightly woody with caramel malts. Nice Fuggle hop feel on top. 7+
Appearance :
Top: mid sized with neat lace on glass.
Base: amber
Palate : dry, medium lighter bodied, average plus length. It has slight astringency to it.
Taste: the good: nice hop accents, pleasant base . The bad: tad too thin malt work, astringent, metallic elements
Other notes still decent try

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Sampled at the brewery, pours a clear copper with some thin head. Nose is OK, some caramel/toffee, dried lemon peel, soap, mild yeast. Flavor is a bit watery, some lemon tea, some soggy bread, a little yeast. Watery finish. Unimpressed.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (439) - Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle from the neighbor - thanks Chris! Amber w minimal head and low carbonation. More malt on the nose than expected. Good malt profile w milder hop and better balance compared to typical American IPA which is good. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1819) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kroger The ale poured a clear amber color with a small head that dissipated steadily. Some lacing for this very attractive ale in a glass. The malts are detected more in the aroma like sweet caramel. The medium body ale has modest hop bitterness in the roof of the mouth. The soft carbonation worked well with the clean bitterness. The finish was clean with some hop bitterness in the last swallow.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (684) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
This is a really great, easy to drink beer. Very well balanced between malt and a touch of hops. Very smooth session beer. Love it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with an ecru head. Toasty nose and flavors. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2015
12oz bottle. Crystal clear copper body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel/bread, some orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, some effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Pours an orange color with a bubbly head. Notes of caramel, chocolately earthy hops, sweat, and grains.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - AUG 7, 2015
beautiful deep amber color; mild fruit and caramel aroma with floral hop notes; fruity noble hops on a bready malt base with light caramel notes; dry, bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (4057) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2015
bottle @ Beer Run / Charlottesville VA --- Clear dark orange amber color, heavy ivory head, curtain of lace. Light aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is caramel malt that grows as it moves through a carbonated swallow to a mild, hopped finish. A really nice simple brew - full-bodied, refreshing, balanced, appealing. A keeper.


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