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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deaconmike (422) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden with white head. Floral hop aroma along with some caramel malt. Taste is moderately sweet with a fair amount of bitterness from the hops. Definitely on the hoppy side for an APA. Medium body. Overall, decent pale ale.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2999) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2015
12 oz bottle with a packaged date of May 15 2015. Hazy golden body looks like unfiltered apple cider but has a durable head that leaves some lacing. Fruity and herbal hop aroma is a bit too earthy, but the fruit and herbal elements shine in the taste. Medium-high carbonation with a medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (89) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Cloudy dark gold. Aroma Grapefruit pine and bread. Taste - citrus and softer fruit almost peach

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (665) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5291) - 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.

4
   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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4491) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2588) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draught from jalro. Yellow orange cloudy, light malts and some hops. A nice America pale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klk343 (139) - - SEP 22, 2014
Cloudy orange. Super sweet scent. Fruity-berry even. Definite hops. Some citrus. Light.


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