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Southern Tier Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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“3 varieties of hops & 3 types of malts”

Our Pale is an aggressively hopped, with immense overtones of grapefruit and tangerine wrapped in a delicately refined body of pale barley and wheat.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rlwegner (5) - Whitefish Bay, USA - JAN 13, 2010 does not count
12 oz. bottle from a Southern Tier Pack of Pales 12 pack sampler. Pours very pale golden orange. Slightly hazy. Minimal head. Very noticeable citrus and floral notes with fairly balanced hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Appropriate carbonation. Respectable finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle (355ml) shared with Radek Kliber, frylock, garthicus & rudolf -- c/o swoopjones. Bottle #716. Pours a hazy, bubbly orange-amber with an average size white head. Fresh aroma of citrus hops, caramel malt and fruit. Nice hoppy flavour backed by caramel malt along wih some citrus fruit and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied. A very good session Pale Ale, I’d love to buy 6-packs of this where I live.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2370) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Pours a hazy orange/gold color little bit of white head ... aroma of citrus hops some lemon .... taste of a little sweet malt but mostly lemon and all hops with a long slight bitter aftertaste good stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2721) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 4, 2009
Thanks to SwoopJones. Bottle number 716 - in case that’s important. Appearance: Hazy orange, nice white head, lots of visible carbonation. Aroma: Lemon juice, mango, hops, very fresh aroma. Flavour: Nice crisp start with lots of hops, lemons, plenty of floral notes, nice long tart finish. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KornDogg (537) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2009
On Tap at SoTier. Hop-Pine aroma. Light golden body- sticky medium head. Light Pine/Floral flavor with Hop notes. Dry. Bitter aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2009
This Pale Ale poured a crystal clear golden yellow colour with a bright, white, smoothly textured head. Scents include floral hopps, grass and a sharp citrus scent. First taste was slightly watery but with decent hopp flavours. Tastes of grass and citrus. Finish is slightly bitter with hopps lingering on the palate...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
gold pour with a foamy medium white head. Aroma is herbal hop, lighter citrus tones. pale maltiness, grainy grassy flavour, medium grassy bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 15, 2009
THOUGHTS: I hated the label and thought it was way too hop heavy for an APA. Not enough malt to balance thing out. Nothing special and not something I’ll try again. I love their imperials, but haven’t found many of their regulars that I like. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium yellow with a rather small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was light biscuit, moderate to heavy piney, resinous and lemony hops. It was a little like lemon Pine Sol, but not in an entirely bad way. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, bitter and slightly acidic; while the finish was rather bitter with a long duration. There was bready, biscuity malt; and piney, citric and then grassy and metallic hops. The light to medium body was a little watery and then rather dry with tingly carbonation and a metallic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 10, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: golden amber , mid haze with mid light top , some lace on walls.
Nose: fresh , citric , fruity nose with sweet top. 7-
Flavor/Palate : soft , clean golden malt feel , light grassy hops with citric sides. Balance, clean ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle shared with Radek, Frylock, Garthicus and Blankboy, thanks to Swoopjones! Nose is Amarillo, a little bit of caramel malts. Flavor is amarillo, a bit of plastic. Light caramel & astringency in the finish.


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