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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Summer Pale Ale is our version of the iconic West Coast-style Pale Ale. Our brewer’s decided this beer should be all about the hops. Therefore, we brew it without any crystal malt. In choosing to brew a beer this way, we are left to focus solely on the expressive nature of the hops they choose for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draft pour at sheffields. Orange with white sticky head. Very dry and bitter taste compared to expectations. Ripe dirty aroma. Taste is fruity but bitterness rules here. I like it. Wife didn't (but usually would)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Lord Hobo. Slightly opaque burnt orange pour with a fluffy white head. Citrusy hop bouquet. Damn fine pale ale with big pine and citrus hop highlights. Well balanced with a big malty backbone. The body is huge for a pale ale. Tomme and those west coast kids kill it. Even their pale ales I find most satisfying. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
tape offering. bit too much harsh grapefruit. too bitter. some tropical fruit malt backing, but hops a bit too aggressive. hint of pine, resin. okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (113) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Crisp and clean from start to finish. Large white head with ringed retention around the glass. Grapefruit and lemon aroma that continues in the flavor. A lot of bite for a pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4398) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention top hats and recedes to meringue surface. Weed and resin aromas. Sweet caramel and weed upfront turning to dry grapefruit in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of ripe grapefruit, malt, grass and orange peel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottled May 29, 2014.
Appearance: A huge dense off-white head erupts out of the clear and vibrantly orange hued body and sticks around with great retention.
Aroma: Bit of orange, mango and grapefruit, a bit floral. There’s a slight yeasty quality in the aroma, and a bit of a homebrew maltiness.
Taste: Crisp and refreshing with a noticeable hop flavor that is prominently oranges. The body is crisp and clean until the finish, which is a bit dominate by the malt that comes through sharply at the very end to throw this off a bit. Refreshing until the finish.
Palate: Medium bodied with filling carbonation, a bit overcarbed.
Overall: This was much better on tap last year. This year, in bottles, tastes like homebrew, pours like one, and is carbed like one. It lacks the professional refineness that should be associated with a top tier brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2688) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Very tasty brew. Kind of a pilsner aroma up front but lots of hops in the end. Very bitter and quite dry. Another great beer for the hot days. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (432) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22 oz bottle shared. Pours a hazy yellow with a citrus hop aroma. Hop flavor all around. Pretty bitter hop flavor finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2091) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2014
22oz bomber shared by dmac. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of sweet orange, tangerines, lemon, grapefruit skins, and a hint of caramel malt. Taste of pine, lemon and grapefruit zest, tangerines, eraser shavings, toasted grain, and caramel malt.

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