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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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An American pale ale brewed with Centennial hops and hopbacked with Cascade, it's a real refresher that has a spicy, citrus aroma and a slightly nutty malt flavor.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bomber, with thanks to kramer17801 for this bonus! Pours a clear golden orange with a minimal white head, moderate lacing. Aroma is light citrus, floral, and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweeter and mild, with some citrus hops, nut and biscuit; a bit thin and watered down. Quaffable APA, but pretty unexciting. Thanks Jason!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2007
From a 22oz Bottle. Courtesy of CharlesDarwin. Thanks, Tom! Pours a mostly transparent, bronze tinged gold color with a thin head of quickly dissipating white foam. Some agitation gets a bit more fizz rising, but it’s really under carbonated. As such, the aroma isn’t as bright and lively as I’d otherwise expect, but what’s there is quite nice. Very clean and light, with gentle orange blossom citrus, a touch of biscuity malt, and lightly toasted almonds. Light bodied, under carbonated mouthfeel with some papery oxidation. This evidently didn’t bottle well. The flavors are pretty good, short of the oxidation. Gently toasted crusty bread topped with a mild orange marmalade. Develops a bit of a biscuity malt flavor mid-palate before finishing with a dry, gentle citrus smack. The palate falls apart, getting thin and papery due to the oxidation and lack of carbonation. I can imagine this being a pleasant pale ale on tap; it seems to be a clean, sessionable beer - it just didn’t bottle well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Thanks Kramer. The beer pours a completely clear very orange copper color with a small head. Aroma is a very banal tea and citrus hops. Taste is actually like a very watered down version of that and ends up tasting like carbonated floral iced tea. Very light, almost feels like it is missing something. Maybe its the difference between the hoppy aroma and empty flavor, weird. Low bitterness and a watered down hops aftertaste. Very forgettable.
22oz bottle, Southampton shaker glass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Slightly cloudy yellow-amber with a thin, sparse soapy head. Light grassy hops, toasty malt aroma. Lightly carbonated. A bit light on the hops, but still gives a nice grassy flavors that compliments the malts. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Thanks Bobo. Poured an absoltely crystalline amber color. Aroma is toasted malt and some citrus hoppiness. Flavor is a bit more forward than the aroma indicates. Great toasted malt flavor, there is a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. Great with my steak.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle: Put of drinking this until after OSU decimated Penn State. Then we felt it was safe to crack open. Pours a clear amber color with a loose off white head. Aroma, citrus, pale malts, floral notes. Flavor, grapefruit, citrus notes, a juicy quality, pale malts, but finished thin and metallic.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2007
22oz bottle. thanks to mj for it. pours clear light copper with white head. nose is bready, grainy, with some grassy and slightly fruity hop notes. flavor is grassy, citrusy, and grainy malt flavor. mouth feel is just too watery. carbonation is a little fizzy. really not a good apa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a brassy orange color with small ivory head. The aroma is sweet bread, some grapefruit and orange, and a little bit of toast and mango. The flavor is mango and some dry toast, some grapefruit, and a grassy dryness in finish. A slight detergent note sneaks through once in a while, but all in all pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Had at a wedding in state college. Poured a orange amber color, clear, with some froathy white head. Aroma is cascade hops and some sweet malts. Flavor is nice malt base with cirtus hop presence. Overall, pretty decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2399) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a clear golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of faint citrus hops, wheat and nuts. Taste is dry yet slightly hoppy with a small citrus presence and a moldy feel. Not bad.


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