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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lemke10 (810) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
This pours a semi-cloudy, golden yellow color with a thin, off-white head. The scent is mild with hops mixed with hints of citrus. The taste is weaker than I would expect from Southern Tier. The texture is thin and the flavor is weak with just hints of wheat and grains. Not really much of a bitterness to it either. Granted I did get this after it was listed as “retired” so maybe it lost some flavor along the way.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3324) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear amber pour, tiny white head, grapefruit hop aroma, piney hop taste with grapefruit sweet malts, sticky resinous mouth feel.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (8747) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Hazy yellow color, quickly diminishing white head. Smell malts, old stale hops and a bit metallic. Taste malts, old hops, some hints of cardboard. Too bad, must have been an old bottle unfortunately. Hope to re-rateit fresh someday.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4249) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Hazy pale yellow colour with a small white head. Smells wort, malty, hay, barnyard. Tastes very malty, wort, hayish. Not very hoppy. Medium body, low carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
30th December 2010
Hazy gold beer. Little white head. Crisp dry palate, a carbonated snap. Fresh mandarin with traces of peach and mango. Dry finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. A cracker of a fresh pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark golden with a small head. The aroma holds orange peel, grapefruit juice, and some “green”, herbal and grassy notes. Undertones of toast, light bread, light vanilla, touch of mandelkubb and a whisper of honey. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic. Citric, herbal hoppy and subtle malty. The mouthfeel is clean with light carbonation. Grapefruity, woodsy and light candy-like finish. Light to medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (2928) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
355 ml bottle bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours clear golden with a small frothy white head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy with grapefruit juice, white bread, orange zest, caramel, lemon zest, grass, overripe lemons, resinous wood and nettles. Taste is sweet and bitter with white bread, grapefruit juice, orange peal marmalade, cookie dough, overripe lemons, golden syrup, grass and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky and medium bodied. Finish is sweet with grapefruit rinds, orange peak marmalade, overripe lemons, white bread and slightly dry grass. About 6-7 months which is pretty obvious in the taste and smell.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2012
12oz from the back of my fride. From the bottle. Nice grapfruit/citrus rind, caramel malts, and some slight yeasty notes. Super easy to drink, leaving you wanting more. Why did ST stop brewing this? A winner in my book....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 1, 2012
Non è affatto male anche se sembra più un IPA di un’ APA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle a few months back. Poured a gold orange color with small head and lace. Aroma of pine, orange citrus common to alot of the ST beers, fresh cut grass, and light malt. Tast is bitter hops, orange slice, wheat, caramel malt. This one was too sweet for me to session.


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