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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Our Dry Hopped American Pale Ale (APA) is charged with American hops to create a bold, aromatic ale. Assertive hop flavor joins the pine/citrus aroma characteristic of American hops to balance the full body provided by North American malts. After fermentation, the beer circulates through a bed of Cascade and Chinook hops, boosting the distinctive hop aroma of this satisfying ale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
10-23-07 bottle. Doughy hop aroma. Amber color with nice head. Not a very clean finish - it has this dirty cotton gauze aftertaste. Reminds me of a pilsner with some hops mixed in at the last minute.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 7, 2007
6-21-2005 bottling date. The label calls this Expedition Reserve. Pours a light amber color with a small head.Has a mostly grainy, yeasty lagar type smell. Light to medium bodied with a frothy mouthfeel. A straight forward taste is of malted grains and mildly bitter. Finishes clean and dry on the palate. Not a sweet beer, nor sour, it reminds me of liquid Grapenuts. Pretty nice. July 2005

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2007
bonused bottle courtesy of Drmatt.
Slightly hazed amber pour with a nice sized white head. Slightly earthy, musty orange like hop aroma. Nice mild, earthy hop flavor as well, with similar malt qualities to the Schlafly pilsner. Orange noticed in the taste as well. A nice pale ale overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Bottle from Sean, thanks. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smells like hops and some sweet malty flavors. Taste is powerful and slightly bitter, yet it was still really good. This tastes alot like an IPA. Not alot to say about it, its just a good decent session beer. Thanks Sean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Poured a hazy copper color with a white head. Floral and citrus hop aroma. Some caramel underneath. The flavor is a mix of citrus hop and amlt with both on the mild side. No real bitterness in the finish. Light bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3508) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2007
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with MrRain. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a massive white head. The lacing was left in rows on the glass; as I took a sip, a ring of foam was left on the glass. After three or four sips, there were the same number of rings left on the glass. Fresh citrus hop aroma. The flavor is mostly fresh citrus hops with a bit of caramel malt. Some lingering hops bitterness at the finish. An interesting rendition of the style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2007
12oz bottle poured in a lager glass. This APA pours cloudy with a huge white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind a rather ugly lacing. The lacing doesn’t detract from the way it looked with that big white head, like the beer just stepped out of a beer commercial. It smells like spicy hop resin. The body is full and crisp. The hops come through nicely. This beer is pushing the limits of tasting like an IPA. The finish is crisp and abrupt and leaves your mouth watering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Hopheads delight. aroma of citrus hops with flavor that matches. Some fruity notes as well. Finishes very sharp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Poured amber in color with an off white head. Had a slightly hoppy floral aroma. Had some fruits and malts in the palate. Nice balanced finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Sample at the Lambert St. Louis airport location (as Expedition Reserve). Clear amber-orange color with a thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of floral hops and citrus. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, citrus and toasted malt. The finish is moderately hoppy and fruity and lingers awhile. Pretty good overall.


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