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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2412) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark copper, fine beige head, lots of lace, big sweet crystal malt and citrus hop aroma, rich caramel malt flavor, lots of citrus flavor, good balance between the caramel and citrus, long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 26, 2007
On tap at Medlar Field. Prickling through the long evening light grapefruit zest, woody husk and bright herbal spice alight. Fresh and alive with hops and clamoring malt structure. Pours in the golden hue of distant hills, bronzed with air pollution. Pillows of erupting cranberry tinted cream foam spill over the edges of the 20oz plastic cup. Tastes of the most pleasant English hops on earth, fresh and bubbly on the tongue. Spicy Fuggles dance with those longing bitter Goldings in a harmonic convergence of hop use. Delicious. The malt plays no quiet second fiddle, instead a moderate and enjoyable candied lemon peel, cane syrup and bread crust. Mellow, earthy, spicy and rounded. Drinkably dry, yet complex enough to sip. Finishes on herbal notes. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 4/9/07: Slightly sweet toasty pale malty aroma has a nice touch of grapefruity hops. Pours a clear dark golden bronze with a wispy-lacing white head. Body starts with a nice lightly sweet pale maltiness and good citrusy bittering and flavor hoppy balance. A nice EPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Draft at brewpub. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Nice floral hop aroma, with some fruity ale esters. Medium bodied with a soft British texture. Initial flavor of caramel, toffee and citrus with a medium bitterness mid palate. Finishes slightly dry. While this has some British qualities, there are plenty of APA characteristics as well. Still enjoyable.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4479) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Maple syrup color. Darker than the ubiquitous pale yellow american lager. Hoppy floral aroma, pretty attractive. Comes on like it wants to be an IPA but never quite gets there. Bitter like I’m munching grapefruit rinds. Not overpowering on the bitterness, but certainly has an outgoing personality. Mild carbonation. A little too much for my girlie taste buds. For its style, it’s probably a good beer. More on the bitter side of pale ales. Does not stand up to Brooklyn ale or geary’s pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Shared growler thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours clear orange gold. Aroma is coriander, nutmeg, hops, tangerine. Flavor is hops, tangerine, wheat. On the bitter side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (4623) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Goes beyond the traditional fear of putting hops in a pale ale that doesn’t include the word "Indian." Solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5326) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a dark amber color with a mall white head. The aroma was sharp fruity hops. The flavor was tangy with a catbox like element and a fruity hop undertone. The finish is long and hoppy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 1, 2009 Draught at the brewery. Slightly cloudy burnt orange colored body, with a tan soft formed head. Mostly smooth up front, with some creamy dough and yeast flavors. Slightly sweet pineapple and peach hop flavors, though not strong, and not approaching the level of IPA. Mild, smooth palate, with a decent APA-to-style hop bitterness. Overall it’s a tasty pale ale, about par for the style, if not a little light as far as the depth of flavor goes. Has a bit of a dusty malt and burnt fruit nose when warmed slightly. Drinkable.


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