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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This amber colored pale ale was the first beer we brewed together, so it was only fitting to name it FIRST BITE. Generous additions of American hops, light body and a dry.finish give it plenty of flavor and aroma while still remaining highly drinkable. YOU GOT BITTEN


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4773) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Copper coloured body with a ridiculously large, eight centimetre tall soapy tan head - not very pleasant. Aroma of pale malt, light hops, earth, flowers and some yeast. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a bunch of floral and herbal notes and a lot of cardboardie malt with little else. Aftertaste shows some yeast and a biting floral note that shows decently. Overall, way too much carbonation in this one and the hop flavours were a bit overshadowed by the malt and there wasn’t enough complexity throughout. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$2.00 sampled at home in Washington on 09-August-2013.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of orange citrus and biscuit malt notes. The flavor is very similar with a few additions. I get a lot of orange and pine notes as well as some earth and biscuit malt notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2313) - New York, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottled. Poured orangey pale with white head . Some hops and malts. OK but unspectacular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2203) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Tap at Rattle. Pours orange with hop citrus nose. tastes lightly bitter with orange citrus, lightly dank, malt, some pine, and light toffee. nice finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2432) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear dark amber with white head. Candy, toffee and pink grapefruit aroma, bitter taste: pine, oldish and just a little dry. Medium body, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2015) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of dusty hops, some floral, & grain; Flavor of malt, generous pine hops, and citrus; Finish is dry and fairly bitter; Decent APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, caramel, and light pine. Flavor of citrus, caramel, pine, and some tropical fruits that leads to a bittersweet finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThreeCats (581) - ISRAEL - JUN 18, 2013
Small white head over coppery clear body. Looks more like an amber than a pale ale. Aroma of hops and some oxidation. Taste of much the same. Pity, since past the oxidation I could taste a fairly clean beer and I imagine that when fresh, with less oxidation and more hop aroma this is probably quite good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3932) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Aroma is light citrus and malts. The flavor is citrus, light grapefruit, malts, a small hint of hop resin and a tangy/bitter finish. Think I got a partially opened bottle

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
I’m not sure how this beer is rated as well as it is. Pretty mediocre pale ale. Amber in color and hazy with an average head. Aroma is piney but the flavor is stale and overly sweet.


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