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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our American pale ale is aggressively hopped with Challenger and Cascade and has a sweet caramel finish. The flavor that launched RJ Rockers – and brewer Mark Johnsen’s personal fave. 6.0% abv

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2009
bottle. pours a clear, light golden color, thin half inch of foamy head that clears pretty quick. Muted aroma showing not much other than some smooth caramel sweetness. Flavor shows a bit more depth- some light citrus hop notes up front, spicy bitterness and a lingering hoppy finish. Smooth toasted caramel sweetness in the background. Flavor isn’t amazing, but major improvement over the nose. Palate is light, crisp and sharp with decent carbonation. Overall a decent pale ale with a very weak aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Pours a brass color with a nice persistent head and nice lacing. Nose is slightly floral and a little sour. Taste is nicely hop spiced with a sweetness but also a slight note of vinegar. Finish is hoppy and bitter/sweet, typical of an American pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JediMindTricks (445) - Remington, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours light orange with tight white head. The aroma is very bready with some citrus...it is what it is...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Light amber pour with a semi-lasting head. The smell was bready, citrus, and slightly sour. The taste was similar to the smell but also slightly metallic. The bitterness was a bit over the top with little hop flavor to back it up. Body was thin-medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2009
sample on 6/14/09. pours a light golden. light hops on the nose. average pale ale bitterness. med body. all in all, this is a basic and generic feeling pale ale. nothing dynamic or interesting in this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cazort (497) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
(Bottle) This is the maltiest American Pale Ale I’ve ever tried. It is strongly hopped, but the malt is so powerful that it dominates the aroma and flavour. Although the beer looks somewhat light in appearance, it has a very rich, full body. There’s a pleasantly dry aftertaste. A powerful beer, although neither the malt nor hops are terribly complex. It gets to be a bit heavy and sweet by the end of the bottle. I don’t particularly like the character of the hops...it has an unpleasant caraway-like taste that seems to accumulate in strength as you drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of AFI96, thanks Waylo !! Pours a golden color with a medium white head and mild lacing. Aroma of bread, mild hops and malts. Taste of citrus, hops and metallic notes. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a slight dry finish. Average !!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle. Poured cloudy copper gold with a slight off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, toasted malt. Flavor is bitter with a little citrus and cheap malt backing. Really not that appealing. Finish is also a little bitter. Mouth is medium-bodied and relatively thin. Overall, a middle of the road pale. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle. Lightly earthy, funk-twinged amber and caramel nose. Hazy light copper pour with a patchy off-white head. Taste is very bitter with muddy caramel and PNW. Again, a little funk with citrus on the side, could it be a sanitation issue? Just doesn’t taste clean. Medium-full body, soapy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Citrusy aroma with orange dominating some lesser lemon and shortbread notes. Opaque golden with floaties and a thin head. Surprisingly bitter Tastes of grapefruit and oranges that are less than fresh. Grapefruit zest finish.

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