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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Essential Pale Ale is a deep golden color with hop aroma reminiscent of fresh fruit. The pleasing bitter taste from American hops is balanced with English and German malts, and offers a complex full flavored character that is smooth and refreshing.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABeerVixen (17) - - MAY 15, 2013
On tap at brewery. Hazy, dark yellow appearance. Piney aroma. Medium, head that leaves lacing on the glass. buttery initial taste with a smooth, hoppy finish. Alcohol tastes lower than it is. Concentrated front of mouthfeel with small, fizzy carbonation. Pleasant brew but is less aggressive/experimental than other american ales of the style.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3097) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Un bel ajout au répertoire de la SAQ que cette bouteille. Un liquide pâle avec une mousse blanche. Un nez frais très frais d’agrumes chauffés au soleil. Les houblons se font entendre. La bouche est tout aussi fruitée avec des notes de malt blond et de pamplemousse. Très agréable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
12oz bottle, honey gold color with a thick pillowy white head, and a nice mild floral tropical fruit, citrus, leafy hoppy nose, with some peach, pineapple, litchi, orange fruity accents,with a light honeyed pale, toasted malt, herbal note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasted, caramel malt, light flowery tropical fruit, citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with some mild fruity pineapple, candied orange peel, peach, subtle panettone cake flavours, within a faint mint leaf, orange marmalade undertone, leading towards a soft lingering fruity peachy, pineapple, leafy, grassy hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (575) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
Although the aroma is quite bread and hopeless, the taste is nicely bitter with some freshness to it, almost citrus like notes. Actually not bad although aroma can be more inviting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
355 ml bottle from Drummondville SAQ. Pours a hazy bright golden colour with modest-sized white head. Aroma is interesting tropical fruit, citrus and flowers. Flavour is pineapple, lemon zest, some other unique tropical sort of fruit and floral note. Average body and slightly below average carbonation. Interesting APA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (473) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Blonde dorée. Beau collet blanc. Légère. Fruité. Pêche. Abricot. Fine amertume bien balancé avec un petit sucre. Bleuet. Légèrement florale. Un peu mielleuse. Très rafraîchissante.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2453) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
355 ml bottles bought at SAQ Rosemere on June 21, 2014. Honey blonde, thin head. Hoppy aroma sweet herbs, some citrus notes. Taste of herbs dry with notes of lemon, alcohol sensation (a little strong for 5.5%). It is not essential for me!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tricker (272) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
Bière blonde de 5.5 % d’alcool. Elle possède un col mousseux au versement. Elle possède un odorat sucré, mais très amer aussi. Elle possède un goût de fruit de la passion et d’ananas, mais très amer. Elle possède un goût de limette et une amertume en finale. Excellente, mais amère.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (110) - - JUN 24, 2014
6/24/14. Draft at Black Dog Pub. Nice example of the style. Pours golden straw with a one finger head and nice lacing. Light citrusy nose with a well balanced hop malt profile. Well put together for a sessiony APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1141) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
La mousse ne fait pas long feu sur ce liquide blond embrouillé. Elle parvient à reprendre vie, en la remuant un peu, sans laisser de traces au verre. Ça sent les agrumes, les fruits tropicaux et le sucre. Par moment ont perçoit des effluves herbacées. Un goût qui n’est pas loin des odeurs. Un côté minéral et une légère effervescence transportent une douce amertume fruitée. Aucune agression buccale. Une simplicité efficace qui rend ce mélange bien agréable en bouche. (1086-310514)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aumax1 (228) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
bouteille de 355ml de blonde trouble. arome tres intéressantes floral et de miel. au gout elle est plus tranquille mais bien équilibré avec amertume et acidité.


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