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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A heavy name for a light beer. A classic American pale ale. Brewed for friends lost, friends found, family, or just the guy sitting next to ya. Take a load off and enjoy. Cheers!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2012
draft. wonderfully dry and fruity hop nose and flavor, vibrant tartness and zesty, snappy hop acid (lemon + orange pith, tropical and floral, no resin) with fluffy carbonation. clean pale malt is moderately-to-heavily dry with bright, full, quenching malt acid. surprisingly well made and levels above Alpha King sampled side-by-side (which in recent years is much too caramel-heavy, vegetal and goopy for my tastes). probably one of the better low-to-medium alcohol hop showcase beers in the Chicago area, if clean, snappy pale malt and bright American floral / fruit hops are what you dig.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7780) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Hazy golden color, white head. Sweet, hoppy, fresh scent. Sweet, hoppy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
A smooth and crushable pale ale. Enough hops to make it interesting, low enough alcohol to not get you too plastered.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 1, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a slight orange head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet citrus with a hint of backing bitterness and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a combination of sweet and bitter citrus with a backing sweet grain note.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Light orange pour. Awesome huge aroma of citrus and floral hops - truly excellent. Nice balanced bitter kick. Awesome beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Couple drafts on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Been meaning to get out and try this for awhile. Pours a richer faintly hazed amber orange hue. Firely glow throughout, summer sunset meets my eyes, even in this environment. A frothy loose whitish head atop dies to a film laces small. Aromas are richer deep grapefruit, some florals, a touch resinous. Very grapefruit juice and rind driven, touches of bready and almost a toasty malt feel. Some lemon, grass. Initial is thinner, a light body meets a firm hop bitterness. Strong grapefruit and rind, juice and lemons. Touches of grass, florals, gentle bready malts presence just kisses gently even as we move through the middle. Light bodied, richly bitter and hop flavored. Perhaps a bit thin but quite "crushable". Dry and grapefruit ridden. Pretty nice beer albeit a bit thin. Nice very fresh and vibrant offering here, if a bit one sided and one dimensional as far as that flavor profile. Still, Iíd buy it a bunch.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a cloudy orange body with white lacing. Aroma is herbal and pine hop. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of bitter citrus, grass and pine hop. Overall a good APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4938) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, big grassiness and weeds with some caramel behind. Flavour is light moderate sweet and heavy bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of citrus, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and herbal notes. Itís a hazy dull amber with a small white head that leaves some sporadic fine webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruits. The finish has moderate grapefruit, light lemon, and a touch of herbal notes. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, this is really tasty and easy drinking. I could drink a lot of this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4659) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head
Aroma and flavor of citrus, caramel and grassy
A decent APA


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