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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Served on-tap at Als of Hampden.

A - Pours golden amber yellow with a soapy one finger tall white head leaving thick rings of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of pungent Amarillo hops, fresh zested citric fruit, pale malt and some pine needles. Very hoppy smell from start to finish.

T - Starts off with an intense grassy hop bitterness from all that Amarillo that never really fades away. Hints of pine and fresh cut tropical fruit combine with the pale malt to offer some contrast but this one is all about the hops. Finish is pretty bitter with some light chewiness, not lingering for very long.

M - Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, hoppy feel from start to finish. Nice balance of flavors.

O - A very nice single hop pale ale. It has a ton of hop bitterness, dulling its drinkability slightly. Either way this is definitely the best pale ale I have had from Pizza Boy to date.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
8oz pour at the brewery pours a hazy, greenish orange with some cloudy, bubbly head. Nose has fruit, lightly zesty, mild soap, mildly vinous. Flavor is better, malt, fruit, apricot, mild orange, a little perfume. Sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12291) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy deep golden color, medium white head. Aroma of orange peel, citrus. Taste is juicyfruit. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Growler from the brewery. Pours orange with a white head. Fruity hops, very restrained bitterness, and a clean and unassuming malty base. Very well balanced and beyond drinkable. What it lacks in that big hoppy punch that you see in some of the more recent offerings marketed as "pale ales," it more than makes up for in straightforward drinkability and restrained but focused hop presence. No weird green onion or cat piss notes or anything like that. Would have absolutely no problem knocking this back all evening.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9766) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is tangerines, orange, toast and bread malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (3316) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Backlog. Growler a couple months back at a tasing. Not sure if Simon or Frank brought this one. Poured hazy yellow gold with medium head and lacing. Notes were floral hops, juicy amarillo, pine, smooth malt, and Medium in body with a bitter hop finish. Pretty solid pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Pizza Boy. Really nice citrus and floral notes. Very light body and quite drinkable.


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