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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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With a very complex blend of citric fruitness and floral overtones, this beer has a pleasing dry hop taste tht enhances its already stellar drinkability. A favorite among many whom appreciate the finer Pale Ales. Brewed at Sudwerk for ReaperAle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2004
This one pours a red-orange with a small white head. Aroma is light citrusy hops. The taste is more citrus but leaning towards orange moreso than grapefruit. The malt comes through as well and sweetens out whatever bitterness there was. Nicely balanced. Finish is bittersweet. Mouthfeel is a little thin but it does not diminish this beer. Good stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a white head. Mild floral hoppiness, a hint of citrus and grapefruit, caramel malt. Finishes very dry with some residual bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Nice gush of foam upon opening - Not really nice i suppose, actually a little messy. Anyway, Surprisingly sweet aroma - More butterscotch and caramel than I expected, mixed in with plenty of grapefruity hops. Hops are more pronounced in the flavor, but still plenty of malty goodness. Nice, easy drinking APA. Thanks to fordest for the trade!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Draught at The Liar’s Club - San Diego: Nice earthy grassy hops, ruby color. Nice balanced caramel malts on the finish. The flavor is balanced and chewy. Nice finish, a balanced delicate, earthy pale ale. I like a solid pale ale in the lineup.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a medium white head. Sweet malt aroma with a hop balance. Hop flavor up front, but very acidic. Some yeast character as well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5359) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 This is the first that I have tried a beer from this line. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bronze color with a huge tan head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with light spicy hops and definite grapefruit and pine elements. The flavor sadly does not live up to the promise of the appearance and aroma. The flavor is sour and nutty with dry floral and fruity hops. Far dryer than I had expected given the aroma. The mouthfeel was moderately thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
Medium orange color. Large head. Aroma is hoppy. A medium bodied hoppy pale ale. Malts are slightly sweet and nutty. Hops are citrusy, grapefruity and fairly upfront. Slightly bitter. Well balanced. There is a nice hop bite throughout this beer. Nice Pale Ale. Very drinkable.Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5169) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2006
I found a bomber of this at Benz Beverage Depot in Cedar Rapids, IA. They also had some other different west coast brews. The beer poured with a medium copper body and a thick white colored head. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some caramel. There was also some toast and a little bit of flowers. The taste was caramel with some toasted almonds. There were also some grapefruit rinds. The soft mouthfeel made this very easy to drink. A very good APA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Dark golden color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Sweet pale malt with a fresh hops citrus aroma. Light floral mild herbs in the background. Fairly thin in feel but not to much to rate lower than average. Light pine wood and grapefruit flavors, under-balanced by mild malt. Nice flavors, just a little to light for my liking. A touch more malt heft and flavor and this is a real winner in my book. As it stand the tops of the three pale late evening. Thanks DocLock.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5032) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2009
22oz bomber. Orange-tan color, looks filtered. Big soapy head. Fresh astringent hop bitterness in the aroma, some piny notes. This is a pretty great APA, capturing the essence of the style quite well. Earthy caramel malt tones couple perfectly with the mild orange citrusof the hops. Steady but subdued bitterness. Just enough malty alcohol depth to keep it interesting, but not overwhelming. Some creamy undertones. Excellent.


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