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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Balanced toward the hoppy end of the spectrum, this straight-foward, California-style pale is eminently sessionable. Crystal and Munich malts provide a backbone to showcase the bright, citrus, piney notes of Cascade, Chinook, and Simcoe hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (284) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City. Aroma is pine, grapefruit peels, honey, tropical fruits. Taste is pineapple, guava, grapefruit, honey. A strong CA style PA. Very lovely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2801) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
12oz can. Medium yellow in colour. Head is thin and white. Nose has caramel, fruit, citrus. Taste has bready malts, tropical fruit and citrus. Dry finish. Lightish body, pretty drinkable and hoppier than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2015
citrus and light pine with some palt malt flavors coming through as well. a very nice pale ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7194) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours golden with a thick white head and a citrus aroma. There is a light pale malt flavor with a fairly heavy dose of hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5395) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
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Can: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light dank notes, pine, and a hint of caramel. It pours a mostly transparent amber with just a touch of haze. It has a two finger white head that eventually fades to a thick film. There is some sporadic soapy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and faint fruit. There is a hint of caramel way in the background. The finish has moderate grapefruit and light pine. It’s medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. At times, it can feel a bit prickly. Overall, a solid Pale Ale, but the carbonation is a little high for my liking.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (142) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours a clear straw colored body with a white foam head. Nose of mild lemon and grapefruit. Taste of bready pale malt up front with a hint of caramel sweetness. Moderate pine, citrus and floral hops follow with just enough bitterness to balance. Finishes dry. The result is a very tasty and easy to drink American Pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at Woodman, slightly hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, some hints of nice pine, grass, herbal notes into a bit of dank in there, touch of citrus. Taste is a mix of citrus, grass, bread, some nice resinous into some pine, finishing fairly bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1481) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bomber. Mostly clear paler golden yellow, white foam settles and lasts. Pine citrus aroma. Piney citric hop forward taste, mildly sweet thin pale malts behind, faintly floral. Average carbonation, lean body, well hopped. IPA Lite. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
Can from Sake Taniguchi (World Beer Market). Piney hop nose, some citrus, with tropical fruit. Dark amber color, thinwhite head, some lace. Citrus/pine hop initial, caramel behin it in mid palate and final. Medium-thin body, with some hop texture. Simcoe and Cascade bomb the nose. Hopping also dominates the flavor. Fun stuff, but it is definitely way overhopped.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1265) - CROATIA - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at The William Stead, Darlington, UK. Pours hazy golden with white head. Fruity citrus hoppy aroma and flavor. Very drinkable.


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