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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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From Pennsylvania - "Keystone of the Nation" - comes a truly classic American pale ale with a robust flavor. Brewed with a combination of delicious hops and lightly toasted malts, this amber brew will have you singing the virtues of liberty and independence.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (3981) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Thanks turd. Pours orange amber with some haze and a thin offwhite head. Nose is citrusy and sweet with a light grassy character. Flavor is a disaster. Very bitter and astringent. BLeh.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (3854) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2011
12 ounce thanks to, I think, McGrupp612. Malty and slightly crisp. No pronounced flavor. Caramel with slight metal. Easy drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottle from jrallen34. Thanks. Pours a copper orange with a small white head. Grainy, stale hop nose. Flavor is very metallic, some apple, mint, grain. Not a fan.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillWyce (700) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
From notes: Pours slightly hazy amber color with a 1-finger white head. Aroma was mild grapefruity hops. Medium-bodied, with a slight oilyness. Mild hoppy flavor. Nothing special.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Tick number 500. Celebrating this with mtjoseph. Light caramel in color with a small white head. Bread, stale hops, grass notes in the aroma. Taste is bread like, vegetables, and some off flavor. Holy balls this is bad. Best way to celebrate my 500th rate.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
In short: A acidic pale ale with many problems.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase somewhere in PA
The look: Partially cloudy golden body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Smooth nose of citrusy hops over soft bready cereals. Taste is a bit weird. There is a smooth chewy bready malt backbone but then there is something terribly acrid in the taste along with some band-aids. Citrusy hops are overwhelmed by this acidic and plastic flavor that I have a hard time to put into words. It even felt salty and was unpleasantly very astringent. Finish was more acidic than bitter. Not sure what to make of this one. It didn’t tastee infected or anything, just totally wrong. This was a terrible beer. But remember, when you get a bad bottle like this one it is easy to put the blame on the poor hard-working brewer. And that’s no reason to stop.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
bottle... dark gold, too much copper, ugly watery bubbles... overly malted, way to sweet but the malt is off, wet dog toffee, mulched grass, meh, gets worse as it warms... metallic, grassy, malty, too much again, I think this is old, either way its nothing special

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sherm1016 (1127) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is light, hoppy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, a little astringent, with a sharp, bitter finish. Worth trying once, but I probably won’t seek this out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 5, 2011
Copper with a white head. Aroma is medium citrus and earthy hops with light grass, and light caramel malts. Medium, crispy body. Flavor is citrus, light grass, and medium biscuit malts. Finish has a nice hop bite. Very straightforward APA. Easy going with a proper amount of hopping to make this pale a go to beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (848) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Pours light amber with a medium sized white head. Hoppy aroma, citrus, soggy malts. Moderately sweet for a pale. Nothing to write home about.


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