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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Behold the bitter hysteria
Pandemonium Pale Ale is a coppered-colored American Pale Ale that lends its hue to hearty two-row malts and hand selected specialty grains. Glacier hops balance the malt character, resulting in bountiful hoppy flavors and earthy aromas. Behold the bitter hysteria!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2530) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
I think I let this sit too long. Smells skunked and tastes the same. Cloudy orange pour from 12 oz bottle at home. Musty basement taste. I hope I rate this again fresh

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
A pretty decent pale ale. Orangish yellow appearance, grapefruit tinge to the flavor but with a decent caramel balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (1481) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Tap: Opaque, golden-amber with a decent sized, soapy white head. Aroma is very floral & earthy hops, bitterness apparent to the nostrils. Hop oil, orange & pineapple rind, grapefruit pith, just a hint of toasty malt. Bitterness & floral hops on the palate front & center. Citrus peel, orange rind, & bitter grapefruit come alive & lead into a toasted bread malt profile, just a mild hint of sweetness in the finish. Quite floral & bitter for just a pale ale, but a decent brew overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (397) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Tasted on tap at Short’s. It poured a clear, light amber hue with an off white head and streaky lacing. A malty aroma with a sneaky bitter taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (309) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2014
From bottle. Pours an orange yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrus with caramel. Taste is the same, only a little more intense, nicely sweet with definite hoppiness. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ansermadide (1511) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of Short’s label artwork. Don’t get me wrong... it’s great artwork, but doesn’t do a good job of luring you into drinking the beer. For Pandemonium, once you pour the beer out of the bottle and see it in the glass it looks alot more tempting. Soft, golden orange in color with light carbonation and a thin, foamy white head, the beer has an almost fruity, sweet aroma. It’s very soft in the nose, and light, with some slightly soured grain and possible yeast notes present. This is a summer beer. The flavor is incredibly fruity, almost like a fermented sour apple candy It has a very soft mouthfeel, and although the flavor is sweet and fruity there’s a yeast sourness in the finish that really grabs the center and back of the tongue by its balls and bleeds it like a rag. The inside of my mouth is sweating like my cheeks do when I eat something highly sour. If you can adjust to the sourness it would be a great sessionable summer beer. There’s some bitterness in the finish, if you can get around the grainy, fermented sourness, but it doesn’t come right out and bite you.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (318) - Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bitter and stale. This beer may have been old, and appears so. Very little hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy gold orange with big, coarse off-white head. Settles in minutes with some stringy lacing. Aroma is toffee, nutty, biscuit, sweet malt, mild hops, slight bitter. Tastes mildly hoppy bitter, slight resinous, with a nutty, toffee malt finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Decent balance of hop and malt, fairly mild overall. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, and smooth texture.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1814) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is sugary sweet with pine, flowers, and light caramel. Taste is a little more sweet than bitter. Pine, flowers, and a slightly odd fruitiness. An ok pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Got this bottle in a trade, Thanks Devin. Poured from a 12 bottle. Aroma is slight pine and sweet caramel malt. Flavors are strong malt and slight bitter pine. Nice easy light drinking pale. Not normally my style, it’s a more malt forward pale. All in all a nice drinkable pale.


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