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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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A superb example of an American Pale Ale. The Cascade hop flavor just explodes in your mouth. Combined with the clean malt character and smooth finish, you are left utterly wanting another when your glass is empty.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2003
Citrusy hop aroma. Pale amber color, poor head retention. Sweet malt up front in the flavor, followed by citrusy hops, and a crisp, evenly balanced finish. A very refreshing and well-balanced APA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2003
Not a bad pale. Citrusy nose. Clean palate. Noticeable grapefruit flavor at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 6, 2003
Had this on tap at the J.W. Marriot’s Meritage Steakhouse in Phoenix. Nose of detergent, citrus and spruce. This brew is a sparkling honey amber. The white frothy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor starts sweet and malty. The finish is slighty acidic and moderately bitter, nice complexity and balance. The light to medium body is dry and lively and feels astringent at the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Pure copper color with large airy head. Sharply citric with mellow finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 15, 2002
Pretty darn good Pale. Nice hop and malt character. Easy drinking. I like it better than SNPA since thats the one everyone seems to compare to these days for some reason.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 7, 2002
Pours the color of clover honey with a thick white head. Big floral hop nose. Nice malt/hop balance with the hops coming through at the finish. Very nice brew, reminds me of Firestone Walker.A little thin in the palate but still a very nice drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2003 Amber color with a big white head. A malty sweet start and a tangy hop finish. Did I detect apricots? A quite quaffable APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2002
Impressive but a bit weird. Has a tangy malt (and/or?) hop presence that I haven’t really encountered before. But it works. A fine APA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2002
Re-Rate 05/27/02: Clear amber with a nice white head and decent lace. Nose is malt, slight hop floral tones noted. Front sweet, top light, finish loaded with with hops, dry, crisp, and a very drinkable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2143) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
Pale orange/yellow color; Head was average with nice lace; Nose was heavy on the citrus- orange, grapefruit and floral. Citrus dominates the flavors. Nice tartness through out the center of the tongue. The spiciness emerges at the 1/2 mark. A highly drinkable beer of a style I don’t normally get enamored with.


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