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Palo Alto Brewing Hoppy Ending Pale Ale (FireHouse)
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
From tap at Rose and Crown. Pours clear and golden orange with a creamy and chalk white head. Aroma is dry and grapefruity to pine hoppy. Smooth hoppy, dry pine and grapefruity hops flavoured. Solid bitter and dry into the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. This one is brewed by Hermitage. Pours orange tinged gold with a foamy white head. Moderately fruity aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is light pitted fruit, perhaps a little citrus, and a little malt for backbone. Itís light and refreshing. Finishes a bit gummy. Decent, but not a very hoppy ending to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6726) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with some maltiness. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and light pine linger with malt and light earthiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipate quickly to the edges. Aroma had a pretty strong sweet malt backbone with a strong citrus and grapefruit combining with strong pine as well. Flavor was more dominated by pine with a sweet grain backing and a bit of grapefruit coming through in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Corti Brothers, Sacramento. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head and a floral aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor that is bready and dry. Finish is moderately bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Wow, what a difference a new contract brewer makes. The old version of this beer brewed at Devils Canyon was pretty mediocre, but this is actually very good. On tap at Rose & Crown. Appearance is excellent. Clear golden with a soapy-looking white head that lasts and leaves great rings of lacing. Aroma is fresh bright citrus and floral hops along with a little honey sweetness. Flavor is sweet pale malt and grain along with lots of floral and citrusy hops, with sweet honey on the finish. A little bit of butteriness/diacetyl is the only flaw, but itís hardly noticeable. Medium body with a dry and hoppy mouthfeel. This beer is really excellent - a huge improvement over previous batches, really a totally different beer. Great job, Kasim. Iíll be having this again for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
12oz bottle, purchased from the refrigerated cooler at Whole Foods Coddingtown. Pours a clear, bright golden-yellow color; fine-bubbled white head with modest retention and lacing. Citrus and herbal hop character in the aroma, though equally balanced by undercurrents of caramel and crystal malt. Medium-high CO2 and moderate body, with more of a core sweetness than Iíd like to see in something like pale ale: notes of, again, caramel and crystalline sugars, even a touch of cotton candy, though balanced out and remaining drinkable courtesy of an assertive, citrusy core bitterness; layered hop flavor adds some redemption here, but Iím just not a fan of so much crystal malt and esters in a pale ale. Medium length finish of caramel and citrus, along with a papery note that strongly suggests some oxidation; given this was refrigerated at a place that moves product quickly, Iím thinking this is on the brewing side of things. A decent pale ale, though my socks remain on.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2121) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 5, 2011
This is an outstanding pale ale with a very aggressive hopping, and dried out enough that you can taste it. Pure white foam over an amber-tinged golden liquid. Tropical, citric and piney hop aromas come together in a full aroma. The bitterness is appreciable -- oily, resinous - in the finish. The feel is full for 5.5% (my bottle says 5.5, the site 5). Very hoppy, and very dry and down at 5.5. Thereís definitely a market hole here that this beer has just manhandled. Well done Hermitage!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 8, 2010
Sampled at the Rose and Crown. Pours very cloudy like a hefe. Actually was surprised to see this as a pale ale. A really nice brew. Drinks nice. Big malts to this that are very refreshing. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
A - Pours an almost clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, orange, tropical, and citrus hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts. T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some light floral hops come through with a bit more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with a hint of pine, some mild bitterness, and some sweet bready malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice balance hoppy pale ale. Good hop profile.


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