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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!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 01, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, light grapefruit and a hint of tangerine with a smooth dry lightly bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Badger in Beloit. If Beloit, Wisconsin has a better beer store, Iíd be surprised. Then again, Beloit College REJECTED me so I donít exactly have an encyclopedic knowledge of the town. Pours a hazy amber color with a very large frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Slightly green floral hop aroma with a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is candied citrus, chemical notes, faint malts. Tastes weird. Kinda like how Iíd expect windshield cleaner to taste. The palate starts strong but instantaneously falls flat. This is just a weird beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7669) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
This beer pours a clear orange color with a medium fluffy off-white head that evaporates slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and sweet malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character with notes of pine and caramel malt. The finish is resiny hops with a short pine aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear orange amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh resiny piny hops and a mild light malty sweetness. Starts with a lightly effervescent body and faint sweet pale biscuity malts with a pretty good hop balance and assertive bitterness before a smooth, bittersweet finish. Could use a touch more sweetness and body, but this does make for a very drinkable and enjoyable session beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Thanks to Bob for bringing this! Poured hazy medium golden with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up lots of apples, and was not unlike the Rusty Red.. it was very hard to get past that, which only yields some bready pils malts. The flavor was an ugly mess of apples, a little caramel, and fainter light fruits with nasty apple and vegetal notes on the finish.. sharp and off. Lighter-bodied with lots of ugly sweetness. Not good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Just not a great example of a pale ale, had it on draft, abosolutely no hop character,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma is some pine and citrusy hops, bit of caramel. Taste is slight citrus and pine, some sweet caramel and a slightly bitter finish. Pretty good, but for a hop forward APA itís a bit weak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5985) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Hazy light orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of pineapple (thanks Landon - my 4-year-old aroma expert! Note that he is not an associate taster on my team!), pine, and hop. Medium palate. Taste is citrus hop - I like it. I think this is underrated.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2009
12oz bottle (2009) into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange with an enormous khaki head (donít straight pour this for long). The aroma is hoppy and resinous, but itís also a bit soapy. The flavor doesnít deliver the hops as much. There is some malt and a hint of bitterness with sweet citrus hop flavor, but overall itís a bit weak and watery.


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