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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A great example of an American-style Pale Ale. Light to medium bodied with a light malt flavor and a tangy, hoppy finish. Brewed with light Caramel and Honey malts. Crystal and Golding hops lend a pleasant floral and citrus finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
A clearish orange-yellow, white cover. Aroma is lemony, borderline citrus, and crackery malt with a crystal twang. Taste is similar, solid malt backing and a good hop taste, light bittering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Pours amber with white head. Nice caramel nose. Same for flavor with a mild bitter and some grassy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Draft. Pours golden orange with a white head. Sweet malty aroma with floral hops. Similar flavor, sweet malts, floral hops, and a very light buttery notes. Not awful, but not great either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6379) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
This one pour a clear amber color with an off white head. Aroma was some stale malt, and fresh triple C hops. Flavor was nice fresh hops but extremely watered down. Tasted like water with hops crushed in it. If this had some body too it, it would be pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Medium gold, thin white chainmail head. Faint classic aroma. Lemony, not bitter, a bit briny. Not outstanding or distinctive, but a servicable session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (5363) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2007
On tap at the Pittsburgh Rock Bottom. Has some hoppy aroma and a slight hint of vinegar smell. It is a bit floral and fruity too. Has the ubiquitous appearance of american pale yellow lager. This tries to come on like an IPA but it never quite gets there. More well behaved and mannered. Easier to drink and appreciate compared to an IPA. This stuff is OK considering I don’t like hopped brews and it is not offensive. If you like hops, this may be less than you would expect for the style. Taste is as mild as the lumpy dog, pretty fruity and flowery. They also offer a cask edition that is dry hopped. and you can tell it is.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
A blah pale ale. My first ever visit to this place, I was expecting a lot more. Aroma was weak hops. Pour was a clear orange with no head. Taste was malty and syrupy with hops in the background. Not much of an aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On tap in Pittsburgh. Yellow amber with white head. Aroma is faint citrus and floral. Flavor is apricot, hops, floral, and wheat. On the mild side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RyanTHC (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Not that great. I’ve had a lot of the rock bottom beers, most of which I dont see listed here. but this was certainly one of the better ones. this place really just doesnt seem to make beer that well for a restaurant who’s entire marketing scheme is targeted toward their beer making ability. The first time I went to this restuarant I could tell i was getting ripped off. I still go there cause they have great food, a lot of which is made with their beer. I just suggest saving your money and getting a water instead of an overpriced and unfulfilling homebrewed beer. The pesto pizza and sausage soaked beer pizza is highly recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
A good balance of malt and hops. A bit on the citrus/grapefruit side, which is where an APA should be. Appeals to the Rock Bottom crowd.

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