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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
RogInVA (2) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
The best local beer available in the Washington, D.C. area. Always fresh, crisp, flavorful, and balanced, with just the right amount of hops and barley malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Translucent light copper with a foamy white head. Rich creamy medium-full body with medium carbonation.

Aroma: toffee malt, floral hops, subtle yeast aromatics.

Taste: rich bready malt and yeast, floral citrusy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (817) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Cloudy dark gold. Aroma Grapefruit pine and bread. Taste - citrus and softer fruit almost peach

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Deep gold/copperish color with a smallish head. Somewhat buttery aroma mixed in a bready matliness. Crisp hoppy flavor. Finish is clean. Very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (411) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Nouveauté à la SAQ, cette pale ale américaine de Virginie est dorée, voilée, surhaussée d’une mousse généreuse. Nez tout en agrumes, avec des notes de lime, de sel et d’eau de rose. En bouche, l’entrée est sucrée : notes de jujubes aux pêches et de sucre d’orge ; finale plus houblonnée avec la présence de pamplemousse. Excellente dans son style, cette pale ale m’a plu par son côté sucré et houblonné à la fois. À racheter! Cheers!

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (824) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Really dug this for an APA. Aroma was crisp hops, nice citrus notes of orange, lemons, grapefruit, fantastic. Flavor is similar, super crisp, bitter citrus all around. Lighter body, but just right for the style. All I ask for in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1396) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2013
Orange-gold beer with a wonderful candied-orange peel aroma, with whiffs of honey, flowers and resin. Crisp bitterness and plain old citrus hop flavor. Useful and very tasty.

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