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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This pale ale is generously hopped yet balanced through the use of Munich and Crystal malts. Hops added after fermentation gives this American classic an intense aromatic bouquet. Enjoy!


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tripplebrew (774) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
Pours a very hazy golden orange with thin white frothy head. Aroma is a mix of bread and floral notes with spruce undertones. Flavor is bready banana with almonds. Body is creamy but with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 5, 2010
I like an IPA you can session with but this was too lacking in body for me. Good head and nice nose. I love Oso so I was a little surprised that I didnt love this beer,

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftbeerdesign (2161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2010
sample on 4/1/10... dark golden pour with a small white head...below average hop character on nose... somewhat lacking... lots of malt and some interesting hops... average finish... blah.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was tall and off white. Very foamy with good retention and lacing. Nice enough aroma with caramel, pine, and citrus notes. Light to medium bodied and dry-ish with minimal bitterness at the end. Biscuity and subuded toffee malt character with earthy hop flavor. So so. Smelled okay, but not that great in the mouth.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2010
The Dan Journal #333. Tasted 3/16/10. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an amber brown hue. Eye ball of white head. Aromas of grass clippings and faint grapefruit. Medium bodied with quite a decent palate. Much more than the aromas would indicate. Good bitterness in the middle palate that lasts into the finish. Nice pine and rye bitterness. Decent!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stormriderWI (11) - Siren, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2010
pours and orangeish-brown-golden kinda color. Keeps it’s head fairly well. Hoppy, floral taste. Palate is thin. Not the greatest, wouldn’t buy again.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12 oz bottle from A.L. (shhh). This one was weird, really not easy to drink, too resinous and oily taste of hops. Looks amber goldish and some fluff. Smells like bad dough, grass, malts and hops. Taste is resinous, oily nutty and earthy. Off!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is of malt, citrus, pine, and hops. The hops in the aroma are very muted. Taste is sour fruit, very faint hops, and dirt. There is more pine than hops in this brew. Has a malt presence that seems to come and go. Lingering taste of pine. Mouthfeel is very light. The hops barely register in this one. Rather watery. A very muted mess.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Bottle. Pour is hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine and citrus hop with a notable caramel malt backbone. Aroma is a pretty good balance of hop and malt. Flavor is initially bready with pine and resin hops to follow. Malt is not quite clean. A light metallic flavor also noticeable. Finish has a touch more citrus hops but also more yeast-like flavors. The aroma is solid, the flavor is not quite cohesive.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper body with a small off-white head that faded to a wispy partial covering. Lightly citrusy and piney hops overlay a hefty crystal malt dominated maltiness. There’s a nice bitterness level with an interesting tropical fruit quality to the hops. The heavy crystal malt flavor doesn’t do anything positive for me though. I actually dislike it more and more as I make my way thru the bottle. The sugary sweetness and iced tea finish is a pretty big turn-off. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation.


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