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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
This handcrafted American Pale Ale is brewed in small batches using high quality American two row, choice British crystal malts, select hops and deep-well ground water from the Evangeline Aquifer. Non-filtered, never pasteurized this ale is packaged directly into cans to ensure maximum freshness for your enjoyment. This full-flavored amber ale is sure to satisfy. "Clarity is overrated."

Malt: Rahr special pale, Simpsons 30-37, Crisp 45
Hops: Galena, CTZ, Palisades
Yeast: California Ale
Gravity: 1.054 - 1.011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5829) - GERMANY - JUL 11, 2008
Thanks to KAggie97 for the beer. The can looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is quite dark, not much foam. Strong and modest alcoholic aroma. Tastes dry and strong, modest malty, a bit old. Scratchy-strong finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4042) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Can from slimchill. Thanks! pours a pale copper color with a medium sized white head. nose is piney, a little citrus. Flavor is piney, with some malts. Well balanced and executed APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Droptank (79) - Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Wow, Pine belt never tasted so literal. Hints of pine, resinous and delicious. I am extremely impressed with this beer. Thick head, toasted hops and dark amber color are all you need to know this is something special. Different indeed, I urge all to try. Good Job guys....Gig em!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4585) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Thanks to maltomeal. Pours a soft pale copper with a two finger creamy yellowish head. The nose is hoppy and citrusy, piney almost. Very nice nose. The flavor is citrusy, spicy hops, a tad watery, some diacetyl. Overall a nice pale ale, lightly waxy on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2008
The color was light brown/orange. The head was creamy, thin, and white. The aroma was ripened fruit, hops, and sweet. The flavor was chlorine, hops, and waxy/bitter. The palate was average. The finish was waxy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Can extra in a trade. Amber body with 2 finger foam white head. Aroma is hops all the way. Pine copper floral in the flavor with some strong malt in the backbone. Decent can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
(16oz can, thanks CaptainCougar) Small beige head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, caramel, some orange/floral, light duskiness. Taste is medium sweet, orange/floral, pine, caramel. Light-medium body, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Thanks to Tom for this one. Golden body, a white head. Aroma of honey and hops. Flavor is earthy, herbal, hoppy, and brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
16oz can acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a huge sized (5 finger) off white head. Aromas of pine, toasted malts, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, lighter citrus, and lighter pine. Tastes a bit of a let down compared to the very nice aromas. Body on the thin and weaker side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
16oz can to imperial pint glass. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate sized white head, some lace. Smells mellow citrusy, slightly bitter, slightly sweet. Tastes malty sweet and caramelly up front with a slow building and lingering hop bitterness. Very nice flavors, solid pale ale, nice hops. Medium body, good carbonation.

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