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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (414) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice blend of citrus, hops and some malt tossed in. Appearance- A murky golden color with some sediment and a small off-white colored head. Taste- Nice blend of hops and citrus, nice example of an APA. Palate- This is a medium bodied beer with medium carbonation. Overall- A good APA, I would order this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6230) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Bouteille de 12 oz achetée à la SAQ Beaubien (Montréal, QC) au coût de 2,70$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’abricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #6132)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4785) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Light citrus aroma with some grass. Light bitter finish. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Nice pale ale, easy drinking. Tap at Glens garden market.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerologist89 (5) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
Overall great beer. Enjoyed this but I would not classify this as a pale ale. Has a nice malt backbone but very hoppy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3914) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange gold. Apricot aroma. Flavors of grass and orange. Smooth slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a veiled and slightly flaky golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruits and citrus, flavor is fruits, citrus, tropical and cereals. Finish is a bit of grapefruity bitterness. Lingering citrus. Medium body, soft mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2454) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draught from jalro. Yellow orange cloudy, light malts and some hops. A nice America pale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klk343 (101) - - SEP 22, 2014
Cloudy orange. Super sweet scent. Fruity-berry even. Definite hops. Some citrus. Light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deadbluesky666 (5) - Drummondville, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Sweet and real American pale ale, i like lt, fruity... For the price it worth it !!!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours cloudy yellow with some sediment. Aroma is great german malt with pine hop bitterness. Taste is dry, dank pine hop bitterness well balanced with earthy malts. Breat beer.

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