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RATINGS: 555   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle: Lightly hazed dark golden colored liquid. Huge taupe head. Mild grapefruit, with hints of mild caramel malt and just a slight touch of sulfur. Lightly toasted malts with a mild citric hops backdrop. Seems weak in the middle and only recovers slightly in the finish and linger. Seems to have some english qualities, but the hefty dose of bitterness does come out more as it warms and push it back to the american side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled Nov. 16, 2005 - Nice "light" hoppy aroma of citrus with grassy notes. Light flavor of citrus and is grassy here too...and a woodsy bitterness is left on the back of the tongue at the end. Pretty good. Not something that stands out a whole lot, I guess, but itís something Iíd like to drink often if it were available here. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 slightly hazy orange-gold body with dozens and dozens of tiny, tiny floaties milling about; decent white head; cheesy, or buttery, primarily, with citrus--grapefruit, orange, lemon, and a bit earthy, grassy; nothing exciting, and NOT cask conditioned--i had this sample come from a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Pours a hazy honey/gold color with a frothy one inch head that fades very slowly to a thin cap, and leaves sheets of lacing. Smell; has more of a grassy, herbal smell instead of the citrus Iím used to in most APAs. Taste; the herbal taste really stands out, with a little bitterness. It has a dry crispness in the finish, with just a touch of sweet caramel. This doesnít have a big hop profile like a lot of pale ales, but I think that can be a good thing. Mouthfeel was medium to light bodied. I would have no problem drinking a few of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 12z bottle. Sept 27, 2005 bottle date. Pale, orangish, yellow hue. Nice white head. Slight pine and citrus nose. Also a little rubbery and/or bubblegum. Medium bodied with a defined dry hop note. Not really bitter, just piney. Medium malt roast with hints of sugar and caramel. But I just keep coming back to the pine. Resinous with a little grapefruit. As the glass moves beyond half empty, the flavors meld a little better, the caramel comes out a little more and the hops mellow but linger. RERATE of the Dry-Hopper version. 12oz bottle. Hazy with an orange amber hue. Finger width of off-white head. Grapefruit and citrus nose mixed with a touch of sugar and a sl;ight caramel malt aroma. Bright crisp and nicely bitter. Medium bodied with a really nice palate. Tingling effervescence. Good malt backbone but totally overshadowed by the bright grapefruit citrus hop flaovr. Mild lacing yeast character. Tart resinous hop flavors. Hits the tart and bitter of the palate. Totally tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Hops, definitely. Pine, some lemon, diacetyl notes, and....pear? Some very light-fleshed fruit notes. Like a memory of a melon. Like...pears in butter. Overall, doesnít mesh, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Interesting that they brew 2 similar named beers - the Pale Ale and this one. I had this on tap at their pub. This has a sharper hop bite to it (I guess thatís why the other one is an English pale - a little warmer hop). Very smooth body like thin liquid caramel. Taste has a good balance of sweet and hoppy - the slight advantage given to the hops which would make it a fine session ale for me.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Melchor (1) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2005 does not count
Nice, smooth.bitter at first,sweetbeer with a good head ,hoppy and malty,good balance.Just a good pale ale beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1382) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Nice, smooth, bitter, hoppy, malty, well balance, not overwhelmingy different, just a good pale ale. Very typical of a well done version of this style.

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