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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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 didnít 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 thatís no reason to stop.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chibuck (3509) - 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 (1271) - 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 wonít seek this out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - 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 (983) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHopster (1036) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
(Bottle) Thin head with over-abundant CO2. Flavor is of poor quality malt with a metallic flavor and sour hops as if were held in a green bottle and left in the sun. Unfortunately, it has no such excuse. Better categorized in style as Imperial Mule Piss. Stoutragious, a wise choice to omit selection for the Weiss Cup challenge.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2720) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Amber pour with mild citrus and pine aroma. Taste of grapefruit, rye and malt. A Medium body with a dry finish. It was ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3457) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Orange copper pour with a white soapy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and hints of caramel. Medium body with a citrus flavor with hops, pine, and some caramel sweetness. Rather decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6010) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Clear orangey copper, with a frothy beige head. Smells like a nice mix of citrus, pine, a touch of honey, and brown sugar. Flavor is a nice mix of piney hop bitterness and smooth, sweet, toasty malty. Pretty simple, but tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robgibbens (431) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2011
Nice bronze amber color. The aroma is earthy, leathery, roasted. The taste is mildly bitter. 50 IBU seems high to me. The palate is lingering bitterness. Not bad overall. I enjoyed it.


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