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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

Scipio's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (836) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Pours a hazy, bright orange with a thin white head. The aroma is good, but it is more on the lighter side. I find pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. The taste is a little mild as well. Pine and grapefruit, with a bubblegummish flavor as well. The aftertaste is pine, and while being long lasting, is faint. Medium bodied here with a slick mouthful. I have found that it has a pretty good hoppy bite. Overall, I can’t find anything particularly special. Although I will drink it without complaining.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2016
12 oz bottle on 30th Sep 2016: The Crown Inn, Oakengates. Dull dark orange bodied brew with a thin head and collar. Piney and resiny hops rule both the nose and taste. My delicate English palate could just about manage the hops, I personally would have prefered a little more sweetness in the brew, but I did enjoy the experience of drinking this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4822) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, drunk 5 minutes out of the fridge from a Fitger’s pint glass. As usual with this brewery, lovely to look at - a big stable creamy head that looks like odd-colored whipped cream, topping a bright, hazy, yeasty amber body...aromas fairly typical: cirtrus (orange, lime) and piney hops, light toasted malt hints...body is moderately sweet, lightly spicy - touches of things like cinnamon and ginger - and growing in bitterness towards a dry, woody finish...body is very full, more yeasty than typical with a pale ale, carbonation a bit on the low side. While this is not after one try one of my favorites from this brewery, I’m a bit surprised at the very low average rating, though it does seem like more recent ratings have been a bit higher than earlier ones; perhaps the recipe or bottling or something else has improved over time. At any rate for me another indicator of the quality of this brewery, and if I don’t end up buying this again anytime soon it’s more due to the insane numbers of better pale ales available these days around me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours hazy amber, good white head. Aroma presents leafy pine hop with a citric nod. Taste is fruitier, but slick and rather tame with an unfortunately low bitterness. Sweet malt base takes president. Despite the criticisms it’s a nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
valpoaj (730) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle pour - slightly hazy orange pour with a frothy beige head that recedes slowly. Aroma is grassy and piney hops - splash of citrus, but that isn’t dominant - decent level of maltiness. Not bad, though trends more sweet than bitter oddly enough. Flavor is very odd - sweet up front, then an odd mix of sweet and bitter before a bitter ending. Somewhat vegetative...catch some ’tea’ notes in here...and maybe something like sweet peas? Definitely some piney hops, but some other odd flavors as well... Just not digging this. Heavily carbonated, but slightly thin. The percentile isn’t far off on my opinion of this one - meh...though I almost wonder if this is something of a QC issue, as some ratings are much higher, and there is just something ’off’ here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2016
355ml bottle (Punavuoren Ahven, Helsinki)
Super fruity aroma - citrussy and piney. Rich orange, tight head. Very fizzy palate, needed loads of swirling to make it drinkable. Then it was malty and fruity. Very drinkable and refreshing, crisp even. Very nice fresh hoppy beer, shame it was so fizzy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10612) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
12 oz bottle. At the Konttori, Tampere, Finland. Clear amber color with a small to midsize bubbly off-white head. Candy and fruity hops, mild bitterness, sweetness, butterscotch and some maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is tea, dry resiny hops, mild bitterness, mild buttery notes and malt. Decent pale ale. Not a typical American brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9362) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. BBE 31.10.2016.
Pours clear copper color with a large white head. Malty aroma, piney, resinous aroma, some grain too. Flavor is also malty and slightly resinous, orange and subtle caramel notes. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5594) - FINLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Tap@ccc. Coppery clear. Orange tangerenes, bit straw malty pale nose. Lightish bodied, quite fruity, pretty clean. Straw malty, orangy citrus, some nettles, green citrus. Finishes steep dry bitter. Ok flavours, bit of a harsh finish.. and bitter overall.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle at Ravintola Kirjakauppa, Pori. Dark amber color,good off-white head. Piney, fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Medium-bodied. Crisp, active carbonation. Quite dry flavor. Pine, pine needles, even wood. Light fruityness. Some caramalt. A bit too heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1677) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
.2dl @Halt. Pours pale. Literally with Kavu. Well made PA. Easy to drink, well balanced

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