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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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!


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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
akoeninger (666) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Intense hop aroma, Pine, grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy with little malt backbone. Bitter aftertaste and light almost watery finish. I’ve had better, but it still has its place with the right food.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4152) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
valpoaj (729) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13611) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10206) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9211) - 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.
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5380) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16116) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (1595) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
.2dl @Halt. Pours pale. Literally with Kavu. Well made PA. Easy to drink, well balanced

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2015
0,3l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear golden with a huge head (something wrong with the keg). Aroma is malts with tropical fruits and some piney notes. Flavor is fruity malts with some pine and hops. A bit watery, but decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtu71 (364) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2015
Clear amber. White fast head. Oily, crispy, malty, grainy. Balanced, hopping doesn’t dominate.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone


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