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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."

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


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2151) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 1 pt can courtesy of Zinister. Pours a translucent copper color with a big sudsy off white head that has good retention and plenty of lacing. The aroma is moderate and unremarkable with lightly roasted malts and sweet breads. The flavor starts out sweet, mild and nutty, and builds to nice complex biter hoppy conclusion. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. The finish is long and biter with lingering pine. Overall: Another winner in a can. Very tasty. Thanks Michael.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
(Draft @ FS Hou): Pours a reddlish browd body, creamy whitish head, smallish but lasting. Malty aroma, nutty. Creamy, nutty, fruIty taste. Some grapefruit. Somewhat unbalanced, too malty.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Slightly cloudy amber body w/ a small but lasting head. Weak malt aroma. First taste is WOW! This one sneaks up on you. The flavor is moderate with a great palate. No single taste sticks out, it melds into a classic beer with hints of malt and hops throughout. This is everything your average American pale wants to be. Kudos to packaging this in a tall-boy; these guys went bold on this beer and scored big.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Can courtesy of theisti. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a large, loose, fluffy, off-white head that leaves behind sticky lace. The nose is of sweet, candy-like floral and citric hops over a toasty caramel malt base. Light-bodied and fairly slick it finishes moderately dry and bitter. Bitter, floral and citric hops over a toasty malt base. This is an interesting APA, and I’m glad to have had the chance to try it. Thanks again, Tim!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 16oz can, batch #3. English pint glass. Copper/amber color with a dense one fingered cream colored head. Aroma is piney hops, but is very faint (due the head?). Flavor is earthy, floral, and piney hops as well as some light caramel and a strong bitterness (for the style). Not bad, but nothing special. Thanks for the chance to try this Tim.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
can: pours a nice amber orange with a large foamy tan head. aroma is full of citrus, sweet sugars and a little earthy spice. flavour is bitter earth hops upfront with a sweet malt tha contains some spiciness, finishes with some cirus pith bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2008
I would rate this higher were the consistency better. Have had three 4pks and some were crisp and hoppy and extremely refreshing while a few seemed like they had been sitting around for a long time and starting to flocculate. Word is that an initial batch was awesome and close to an IPA rather than pale ale. I’ll keep trying and hope they do as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kappldav123 (5030) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - 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.

4.1
   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!


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