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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bursting with hop flavor and aroma, this is a classic American pale ale...Bold, yet very smooth...critically acclaimed, this pale ale will please the discerning beer palates.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2010
12 oz. can, $9 per 6 @ Binny’s. Yet another local brewpub on store shelves. This one canned yet. This one pours dark orange, and pretty cloudy. Bubbly pale ale head. Smell has some nice hop florals to it, citrus and light pine on the back end. Taste is more malty, even a bit sticky. Hops are settled in for balance, unlike most small brewers’ pale ale. That would make this beer suffer in comparison to other hop bombs, but its a nice beer either way. Malts a little thick to qualify as a lawnmower beer, which is where my mind is this extended weekend. But it would be a good dinner beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2014
12 ounce can from Binny’s. Malty and fruity esters without much of a hop bite to it. Ok but glad I only bought one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7387) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Tap at the brewpub. Light orange pour with a spotty white head. Mild grapefruit aroma. Palate is thin and a bit watery. Lower flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjmoen (114) - - JUL 8, 2014
Hazy amber color with white head. Can really smell the cascade hops. Perhaps a little bitter for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rumproasts (3557) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
can. amber with one finger head. medium body with a fair amount of hops, but the flavor itself is rather dull. perhaps a bit soapy as well. below average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (90) - - APR 19, 2014
12 oz can. Pours a very hazy, almost opaque deep orange. Pretty color. Large sustained off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with citrus. Some earthy smell. Tastes of citrus and herbs. Bitter grapefruit finish that lingers. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmellison (426) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Can thanks to nielsenratings. Pours a murky reddish grapefruit color with a medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, a bit soapy, some citrus. Flavor is grapefruit juice, soap, lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Fucken can offered @ gmellison. Got this bad boy in a trade with Adumb. Thanks! Really fucken murky, dark orange appearance with a white head. Orange blossom, citrus, fruit cocktail, powdery / potpourri aroma. Flavor is ok. Pretty chalky / mineralic but once you get past that it has a decent citrus / floral thing going one. Mouth feel is again a bit powdery. Moderate to high bitterness. Not awful and actually better than I was expecting based on the appearance and aroma, but not something I’d buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11321) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz can-lt tan-hazy amber/orange. A-orange/pine/herbal, medmalt. T-herbal, then after the initial taste, peach/orange/tea hops, musty med malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3583) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Cloudy orange pour from a can at Northside cafe. Apricot and orange flavors. Bananna and spice hints. Pretty good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Lightly hazed orange pour with creamy white head. Aroma is light resiny/floral hops. Some almost metallic notes at first. Flavor is light malt and a more floral than resiny bitter. Some bready notes. Meidum bodied with good carbonation. A beer maybe a tad past his prime. but ok

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