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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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a cloudy amber with a huge frothy white head and tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is nice and balanced, a nice representation of a pale ale bitter sweet and with a nice dry finish. Very drinkable and enjoyable.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (1000) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A nice pale ale. Nice head good head and hoppy flavor. Very nice but expected lower abv.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaswilson2 (1) - USA - OCT 18, 2013 does not count
Poured on draft. Cloudy orange look. Nice hop bite that has good bitterness and a grapefruit note. Finishes sweet. It’s like a baby IPA. Excellent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pour a transparent, light amber with visible carbonation and a thick, white head. Moderate lacing. Very subtle but inviting aroma with little of note. Lightly effervescent mouthfeel. Strongly hoppy and bitter taste -- surprising, given the lack of floral aroma. Bitter finish. Not bad, but not particularly notable for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at the Stag’s Head, Manhattan, NY on 5th July 2013. Gold, slightly hazy. Delicate hoppiness, smoke and berries in aroma. The taste in-mouth is very well balanced: hoppy bitterness, citrus and malts present along with zesty orange peel. Citrus hoppiness surround a bitter core in a finish that becomes increasingly bitter. Lightly zingy mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle from queenholly. Hazy amber color with a thin ring of white head. The aroma displays pine hops and light caramel malt sweetness. Citrus notes. The balance of malt and hops is perfect for the style. The bitterness is abrupt with the hops giving a slightly dry texture. Medium-bodied with good flavor. I was shocked after taking notes on this then seeing the ratings. Are raters getting old bottles or did the quality change at some point?? Anyhow, I enjoyed this APA; highly drinkable to my palate. I would order this on draft without hesitation. Or don’t drink and rate old bottles….

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3403) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of pale and light caramel malts plus a nice floral, almost citrusy hoppiness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad pale ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scarletfire65 (866) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Draft at Rattle and Hum. Straight forward APA. Stone fruits, citrus, herbal, grassy. Bitter finish. Sessionable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Good solid Pale Ale. Pours a nice cloudy light colored yellow with a light white head that foams up quickly but doesn’t last. Flavor is hops and grass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Pours a nice clear amber with a typical white head. Strong, fruity aroma has a bit of a yeasty overtone. Malty aroma has firm fruity and woody hop notes, a bit bitter but not fiercely so, enough so you know it is well-hopped, and just a whisper of honey sweetness. Smooth texture has about average fizz and viscosity, and leaves a malty and somewhat honey-sweet finish. Get your Patriot on!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle ... that broke around the lip when I cracked the crown. An oddly mellow beer after their Bell Ringer, which I found to be much more "APA" than this ... Patriot drinks more like a musty lager, maybe a hoppy fest beer. (#5014, 5/9/2013)


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