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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A snappy pale ale. Smooth with just a tinge of bitterness. The choice of many patrons.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Pours bright clear orange with some lingering head. Nose is a big explosion of diacetyl. Flavor is yes, more buttery butterscotch. Doesn’t seem to be infected just a butter bomb. Let down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1809) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2014
Can, from Mikem409 I think. Tall boy poured into a snifter. Pours a light golden color with a large rocky white head that laces well. Aroma is kind of soapy with some lemon and grass, but not lemongrass.. Taste is initially very hoppy with a slight crisp pale malt flavor. Moderately bitter, evident in the finish, but not astringent. Hop flavor is interesting and a little subdued compared to the lupulin shift of pale ales these days. This is more along the lines of a SNPA level of hoppiness, which is scoffed at these days. Overall a very enjoyable sessionable beer I could crush lots of at the beach. Thanks Mike

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
tap. golden with small head. light body with rather mild hops. a bit earthy with a mild bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1135) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pour from a 16 oz can. AMber brew with whtie head. Aroma of grass with a little caramel. Taste is modest sweet malts with a modestly hoppy finish, sweet malts running through to the end. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpar73 (425) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a golden color with a white head Nice American Pale Ale with just enough hops to make it interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1252) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Can. Deep gold with an off-white head. Sour hay and malt aromas. Sweet hay with some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2013
A light and pleasant apa. Dont’ hav e a huge hoppiness but a subtle bit of orange and citrus rind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
16 ounce can
This was picked up on a trip to Grand Rapids. I wish I’d have grabbed a few more Right Brain beers from the shelves. An excellent pale ale merits the attention of anybody serious about great craft beer. In a crowded Michigan market this manages to stand out.

Aroma / Appearance - A transparent orange base takes on the color of a dying sunset. A crisp white head shocks the eyes. Fresh pine sol, crisp lemons, and more emerge with the sensation of walking onto a Christmas tree farm just after Thanksgiving with a light dusting of snow.

Flavor / Palate - Orange glaze, bright candy canes (minus the spices), and carbonated honey trade off focus on the tongue. From start to finish this hangs in the throat with a nice balance. If en route to camping in the Upper Peninsula this would be the perfect complement for a warm campfire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3286) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
16 oz. can. Pours a hazed amber orange color with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of grassy and citrus hops, mild hay, some biscuit malt. Some floral notes. Flavor is crisp, mildly bitter, some mild sweetness as well. Well-balanced, lively carbonation. A quite nice sessionable pale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
16oz can bought for $2.49 and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Appearance: Has that sunset orange thing going on, with a bit of hop haze. Light sand color head floats on top, about a finger in height. Lacing is patchwork. Really a nice looking beer overall. Smell: Quite a bit of citrus, actually... mostly orange/lemon. Quite sweet. Nice malt presence, as well as hops. Just the aroma alone makes WillPOW!er seem balanced. Taste/feel: Definitely comes off as English. I’m not sure exactly what makes a pale ale "English", but this has that certain flavor I associate with it. Taste is almost identical to the smell, with a great balance of malt, slightly grassy hops, and a little blast of citrus. Aftertaste is citrus, malt, and a bit of bitterness. Not drying, and incredibly drinkable. This brew also has a nice body, perfect for the style, in my opinion. Quite surprised that the rating is as "low" as it is on here. For a beer that’s only 4.2% (says on the can), this has a pretty remarkably refreshing flavor. I’m glad to have randomly taken it off the shelf. As awesome as this is tasting right now, it’d be absolutely perfect in spring or summer.


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