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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Available only on draft!
This version has slightly less alcohol, bitterness and slightly more color than the bottled version. The hop varieties and malts used are the same.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2006 The increased aroma and better mouth feel of this draft version. Has similar bitterness to the bottled version despite what the description claims. Such a distinctive flowery aroma makes this a great choice for food that’s widely available on taps in restaurants.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PuckLSHS (101) - USA - APR 15, 2005
This is an excellent choice for a hoppy beer. Floral hops and a slightly bitter aftertaste make this a great starter to an IPA night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 A standby at most restaurants or bars when there is nothing else more interesting, Iíve had this one many times. I do appreciate the bright copper appearance. Itís almost always served too cold, which is too bad because the last half of the glass is when it starts to be enjoyable. Itís a decent APA, but to me the style has progressed and this is a more tame version that is brewed for a larger audience. Overall, itís quite drinkable, goes well with most food and is readily available

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2005
Draft, shaker. An average sized, frothy, white head sits on a clear orange/yellow hue body. Soft caramel and bread malt base gives way to a firm pine and citrus hop accent. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter flavor becomes a lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Very clean and hoppy bite at the end. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: less hoppy? Dunno, itís been a while. I do remember finding the bottled version slightly abrasive in the finish...I think?

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3152) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2006 Originally rated 3/1/2005. Nice amber pour. Somewhat still. Diminished head with nice lacing. Fresh bread aroma with pear wafts. Crisp, with more pear and honey flavor. A little burnt sugar comes through. Served too cold on tap at Old Chicago. Nice and sweet on the palate.

Iím demoting these recently on the basis of being weak ass compared to other Pale Ales. I overrated these originally.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Had this on tap, everywhere. This beer has saved my life. Pours a nice clear copper with only a small, quickly fading off-white head. Hoppy, floral aroma but not as pronounced as the bottle. I actually prefer the flavor on the draft version; the hop character seems fresher, along with the usual notes of grapefruit, citrus. pine and some caramel. A little less body than the bottled version. Mouthfeel is medium smooth with moderate carbonation. I feel very thankful that this great beer is available on draft almost everywhere, my favorite session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2005
Interesting, didnt really notice that this was a different rating. Can I tell the difference between the bottle and this? Hmmm. Im wont fool anyone so I will say no. I like the draft better tho, but to my unsophisticated palate its the same beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAR 25, 2005
Same as the pale ale in the bottle if you ask me. Oh well, one more rating I guess. Still a solid beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2005
This is almost lager-like for me. Avery dissapointing brew on tap as compared to the bottle. Not as hoppy, more malty and almost skunky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Very bold hop taste. Very surprised at how good the taste was. Very easy to drink and would be great on a hot summer day.


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