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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric (887) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a light yellowy gold with a thick fluffy with a hazy carbonation along the top layer. Head goes away fairly quickly. Smells of bananas, citrus and floral hops, bread dough, grapefruit. Flavor is nice. A little more malt in the flavor than on the nose. Smooth creamy texture, and an overall nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Orange/amber with ample off-white head. Grapefruit, caramel, malt, spice. Medium body, gentle carbonation. Some bitterness and spice in the taste. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Pours clear amber with a white head that leaves fairly quickly. Aroma has pleasant floral hops and some caramel malt. The beer has a medium body with mild carbonation. Taste has what the aroma had - floral hops and caramel malts - very smooth taste. The finish is much sharper citrus, a mix between grapefruit and lemon. The finish has almost a prickly mouthfeel between the citrus and carbonation. The finish continues to get sharper further down the glass. This has the hops of APAs, but there seems to be more malt than most to balance things out. Nice interpretation of the style. (7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5) <P> Rerate notes: Previous rating is for the expedition APA. The dry hopped seems to be very reformulated. Appearance is now more cloudy and the head sticks around better. Aroma is now more hop heavy with tropical and funky hops along with some fruitiness. The beer is now crisper with more assertive carbonation. The taste leans towards the hops of the aroma for the new version, but there is still some grapefruit and lemon. This has climbed up the latter of APAs for me the last few months and is a great go to beer in the St. Louis area. Excellent APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle from TannerTavernboys. A clear, light amber color with some golden streaks to it. Great white head which leaves very nice lacing behind. Aroma is a bit funky/catty, perhaps herbal. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Balance well in flavor. Fair biscuit and caramel along with a more herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - APR 9, 2006
Well hopped, a good amount of citrus, sweetness, and bitter. Very smooth, easy to drink. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
millerclmb (44) - Boulder, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2006
Very nice well hopped finish but a full almost thick body. Good combination...I had this on tap the other night and was quite impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with TannerTavernboys (thanks!). Bottle labeled ’brewed with love on Sep 13 2006’. Poured a darker amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, citrus, and light caramel. Tastes of caramel, oranges, and light grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5283) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2006
This was found to be quite a nice beer. Plenty citursy fruit in the aroma and in the flavor. Grapefruit was most evident but it was balanced with sweeter fruit. A distinct bitterness was also laying under the citrus. A nice effort by a top brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2006 (Bottled) I’m used to their Pale Ale, which doesn’t excite me, so I was encouraged to taste this. It’s got a good clean and hoppy taste with a citrusy influence and well balanced malt infusion. Good session beer, as it starts and finishes pretty clean and light. Nothing to blow you away, but it’s better than the over-marketed Pale Ale (in my humble opinion). NOTE: Due to the freshness (living in STL), I initiated my new kegerator with this brew & it has been well liked by many friends (most of whom aren’t into good beers.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
An enjoyable APA filled with citric scents and flavors. Bright orange with a creamy head, the aroma is a caramel malt liberally spiced with an orange hoppiness aided by a small squirt of grapefruit and a twist of lemon zest. The initial taste is like biting into an orange, but the sweet malt soon emerges followed by a nibble of tangerine. The finish is mildly bitter. Quite refreshing.

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