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RATINGS: 557   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours a hazy golden brown with a fairly small off white head. Aroma is sweet smelling with a bunch of citrusy hops iin it. Taste is strong grapefruit citrus with a long bitter finish. Could use a little bit more malt profile but a very good beer nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2008
Clear particulate laden golden amber with large wispy off-white slowly diminishing head that laces quite nicely. Medium hope nose of citrus and floral aromas and a touch of bread & yeast. Decently balanced with a light bitter finish. A little light on hops taste-wise (grapefruit) for an APA, but not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2008
crystal clear amber with a nice white head. head settles into thin film and leaves good lacing. caramel orange dried apricot aroma. sweet dried apricot bitter orange caramel flavor. nice bittersweet medium dry finish. medium body nice fluffy mouth feel from the carbonation. surprisingly good. will have to pick this one up again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Hazy orange amber with massive frothy bright-white head. Deliciously fruity apricot and nectarine aroma with underlying pine resin. Great hop bite to the flavor, pungent spruciness with dry grassy, earthy green finish. Biscuity malts balance it nicely. Good carbonation level, overall a solid, tasty APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bottle born on January 29, 2008. Pours a cloudy orange with a tall white head. I was expecting a bit more hops in the aroma, but it’s still pretty nice. A musty note is there, almost like a Saison, but primarily herbal spiciness and caramel are present. I don’t get a great deal of citrus on this one. The flavor has a medium level of sweetness in a bready, peachy fashion with drying, piny hoppiness. Again, not a whole lot of citrus. The bitterness comes out more like herbs or pot. This is a pretty solid American pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2008
12 ounce bottle. Pour very hazy yellow with lots of particles. Sticky snow white head. A nice aroma of oranges and pine. The flavor leans more toward the floral side with a long bitter finish. Medium body. High carbonation. Bitter dry finish. Really as far as APA goes, you could do much worse.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours a golden yellow, clear with a big old sparse white head, full of spaces. The nose is full of hops. C-word hops. Resinous pine to floral bitterness. Sweet, light malt. A little soap, a hint of creaminess. Hops first. The mouthfeel is pretty good, slick and full for the style, reigned in carbonation. The flavor is a cut below. Big ass hops, again C-word all the way, fresh as one can expect. The sweetness is too sweet though, to simple. Pale ass malt, not a lot of dimensionality to it. There’s some unwelcome toast. The sickening sweetness seems to play up a hint of DMS. Maybe I served this too warm. Lingering bitterness. Not a bad beer, a better APA, fo shizzle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light gold with descent off-white head. Good lacing. Nose of fresh piney hops. Palate was a great balance of the intense hop flavor and the malt backbone of the ale. I detected some grapefruit notes as well giving the beer a little extra layer of taste complexity. A great APA that I will definitely be buying some more of.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
toohoppy (8) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2008 does not count
great taste! no to bad for a dry hopped ale. the recipe was slightly changed at the close of summer last year, it was originally sold under the AMerican Expiditon Ale! this beer is a great overall purchase!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5195) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Strong American PNW hops, exotic with mangos, peach, and pine. A little too much dust and cardboard, though. Strong carbonation in the amber-golden body, and a lacing, thick soapy off-white head. Taste is thickly hoppy, dank and musty and delicious! Not as bitter I’d like, but with a great moist, drenched hoppy taste. Lots of citrus. Medium body occasionally edges upward, the body is roundedly malty with caramel and a good balance. Silky smooth and refreshing. Ending is dry and hoppy but not bitter or resinous. Finally, a big winner from this brewer – and a very quaffable session, at that!


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