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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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!


HighWine's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Mars Cheese Castle. Light golden pour with a one finger white head. Citrussy hop aroma and flavor. Hop forward, could be an IPA. Good mouthfeel and a nice accompaniment to the grilled chicken sandwich. Very tasty would definitely get another in the rupture.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy deep golden brown with an off white head. Floral pine with light mango and brown sugar. Bready yeast with toffee and stewed autumn fruit. Light herbal bitterness. Not quite as impressive as all the adjectives on the label.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vomit (207) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2015
When I first picked up the bottle I thought: "Hamdingers!!! Oh boy!!! The processed ham product of the 70s!" Alas it was not to be. This stuff is O So Gay.....or not....either way its not Blatz. So there is that. I would drink it again, if I had to, but as long as the Blatz is flowing like Hamms I doubt if it will ever cross my palate again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1965) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Pours a clear golden amber color with white head. Light citrus and pine with a balance of bready malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty balanced between the hops and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8335) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges slowly. Aroma has light citrus and grass backed by a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has grain with a slight sweetness and a decent amount of grass that has a touch of bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
miyauchi38 (769) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
エール ポップの香り&

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerInHeaven (264) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2015
pours a clear copper gold with a medium white bubbly head. Aroma is faint floral. Taste has hints of orange citrus. The hop presence is evident, but its less bitter than expected. There is some bitter on the finish, but it doesnt linger as long as some. Theres some sweet there as well. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Light amber with thin head. Aroma of citrus hops with a hint of pine. Light body, moderate citrus hop bitterness, and a very light malt backbone. A thinner body than I was expecting, but decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
charule (1616) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk. Poured dark amber with beige head that keeps. Aroma of sweet candy medicine fruit hop. light carb med bod. Medicine taste, not good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2014
I had a minor gusher problem when I popped the cap off this puppy. Other than that, my only complaint is that this ale is a bit too light, which is a shame. It has a fine look to it, an amber/bronze body with a rocky off-white head that coats the glass with globs of lace. The aroma is dandy, pine, floral, and tangerine scents over a soft toffee sweetness. Very smooth, soft mouthfeel. The taste4 is at first citrus fruit, then caramel, and a resiny and floral bitterness. All very good, and I wish I could rate it higher, but all the sensations were just a bit too light.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1229) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Ill go against the grain here. This is an excellent outside the box APA in my opinion. Very unique piney grapefruit thing going on here, but somehow it distinguishes itself from others in the style. A very nice tanginess in the flavor. This is a treat, and one Id gladly revisit. Picked this up in Onalaska as a part of a build your own 6 pack.


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