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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear amber with fluffy white head and lacing. Nose of citrus, pine. Taste of citrus and some caramel and roasted malts. Decent bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12oz bottles-trade with jtclockwork-foamy offwhite-amber. A-pine. mint, some caramel. T-mint/floral/some band aid, 2nd lt/med malt. 7/4/6/3/12=3.2 Wanted to try again and have another crack at what should be more my taste-next time 7/4/3/2/6=2.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7344) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2012
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy caramel amber with some sudsy, lacing white head. Nose is ok, citrus peel, blood orange, a little hay, a little dusty, grapefruit zest. Flavor is the same, something a bit like Orval which makes me think this is either an old bottle or slightly infected, heavy blood orange, dried lemon peel, a little ginger. Medium bodied, dry finish. Something a bit off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cauribe (3) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
Tap at The Green Growler NY. Great aroma and great taste. Very drinkable and refreshing. I will have one more very soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2012
12oz bottle from jtclockwork, thanks James! Pours a cloudy, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, frothy and foamy, dirty white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has a bready caramel sweetness with a good amount of grapefruit and melon. Fairly grassy with some florals and maybe a touch of toast. Flavor is similar. Lots of grassy, somewhat herbal grapefruits with a slight melon floral. Decent bready caramel malt backing with a touch of toast towards the end as this finishes very dry with a medium-high bitterness, but a light caramel to keep things in check for the most part. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid pale ale. Fairly bitter and dry with a good amount of grassy grapefruits and florals as well as a lightly toasted, bready caramel malt backing. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2012
12oz from the bottle. Sent to me as an extra from jtclockwork... I’m impressed. I popped it while updating my cellar tonight... and after not rating anything for over a year, this is what brought me back. A very nice Pale with a fresh hopped, citric finish. I’ll have to try more of their products.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2547) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
kind of pale grape looking with a white head that fades in short order. my pineapple flavor was somewhat like latex paint. some hop and white grape, and mango must be the color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (17910) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice creamy lasting offwhite head. Fruity grassy aroma, citrus, herbal, perfume, some floral notes, pineapple, pear, some pear and mango. Fruity floral flavor, a bit herbal, citrus, some grapefruit. A little thin bodied, somewhat bitter finish with floral notes, lemon and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of James. Pours a red/amber color with lots of head. Aroma is slightly pine-ish. Kind of thin. Taste is light and hoppy. A little thin in the body, but very drinkable. May be an older bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5585) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Bottle with james, this one had to have been a little old so I need to try again when I can get it on tap or when it has a bottled on date. Notes were rusty pennies and copper, caramel, bitter hops going south, not memorable. Had a fresher bottle and the hops and tang were delicious. Nice bitter finish with a clean hop presence.

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