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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2008
So this is a different beer than I remember...and I donít think it is just because it was on cask @ Papago. Missing the underlying sweetness that gave this one tremendous balance. Aroma displays hop bitterness. Color was light 10k gold with small flashes of amber. Flavor is much more sour. Where are the malts...toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and molasses to balance this beer out???

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2008
from the cask @ papago... mmm, warm beer. right from the start it earns extra points... pours a brownish golden color with a fluffy white head that sticks to the stache and lingers around until last call. aroma is light wood, citrus fruit tartness and light roasted grains. the flavor starts flowery but soon leads into orange, caramel and grassy hop bitterness. those hops stick around in the aftertaste. super creamy cask texture. this would be a very mediocre brew if it werenít for the cask...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2007
From a 1L Bottle. Obtained in a trade from footy 4/24/2007. Thanks, Rudy! A 1L bottle? Who puts an APA in 1L bottles? Pours a moderately transparent, golden nectarine color with a tall layer of soapy white head. Big, citrusy cascade nose, full of lemon and light spice. Has a bit of a soapy character to it. Gentle honey malts back. Light bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Lots of carbonation, which gives it a sizzling refreshing quality. Starts out with a bit of graham cracker maltiness and light honey sweetness. The flavor develops some richer chewy caramels mid-palate before finishing with a clean, grapefruity cascade final smack. The flavors are much more impressive than the nose. Very nice example of an APA; itís like a newer, improved SNPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 24, 2007
1 Litre. Resin heavy nose of in the west coast range, diminished and indiscriminate. Pours a clear amber peach, with bright wheat slick soap. Flavor is a nice refreshing hop balance. Some of those artificial tasting styro hops peak in amongst the citrus, pine and grass, but then this tangles with a subtle honey malt background. Gentle and warming. Body is full, yet nicely dry. Yeast plays clean. Smacks not bitter, but with good hop residues, warmed in a high floral manner. Good job executing hop flavor. Rich, flavorful and rounded. Delightful. Thanks Rudy!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
1 litre flip top via bonus in a trade with footy! Thanks! Rudy! Pours amber with a large offwhite head and a beautiful aroma of mostly grapefruit, orange, and some caramel. Flavor is orange, caramel, and a little pine. Pretty well balanced or at least as much as it could be... Lots of carbonation in this one but it was pretty tasty overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
1 liter, flip top bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Cool looking bottle! Poured a medium and clear amber color with a huge sized off white head. Even towards the bottom of this huge bottle, it was pouring all head. The body was slightly fizzy and over carbonated as well. Aromas of citrus, orange peels, trace of caramel, and some floralness. Tastes of caramel, citrus and pine. Definitely on the hoppy side!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11522) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Brewers Den, now Sonora Brewing, is losing this name. It is now Stinger. Must be some sort of wierd legal confrontation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2006
1 liter bottle from AJís Fine Food (Tucson)- Yup, thatís right. A 1 liter cobalt blue swingtop. Very nice. Pours a clear amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Lots of thick lacing. Has a very distinct hop aroma. I canít figure it out. I like it though. Strong hop flavor. Not getting much malt at first. Medium body. Slightly dry palate. Good beer. It took forever to drink this thing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (629) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2006
This belongs to Brewerís Den, Sonora Brewing. The description listed 4.8%. Rich amber color with aromas of hops and pine. With a smooth, even palate, this should not disappoint hop-heads.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CptAwesome (1) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2006 does not count
Excellent AZ Brew. Great color and head. An easy poor, very easy to drink. I ahve enjoyed this beer on top at home (purchased keg through Tops in Tempe), at Papago Brewery and as of late have had a presence at Arizona beer fetivals.


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