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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 24, 2012
Citrus and pine aroma. Flavor is somewhat sweet giving way to a decent, but not overpowering firm bitterness. This is very late, but congrats on the new brewery to Larry and Paul.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3465) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma of light fruits, floral hops, a hint of citrus, and pale, bready malts. Flavor of floral hops and bitter hops with a spicy, bitter finish and some more sweet soapy, floral notes. Also a hint of herbal notes and chamomile. Good pale ale- nice balance between the sweet fruits/malt and bitter, floral hops. Great example of the style and very drinkable. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3415) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
I’ve had this more times than I can count, most recently from a growler filled at Ronkonkoma Beverage for this rating. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of citrus and pine along with a few notes of malt sneaking through. The flavor begins with malt but is then washed by some fruity citrusy hops along with some resinous pine. Some residual sweetness plays well against the moderate-strong bitterness at the finish. Very enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Long Island, NY - Growler filled at Port Jeff Beverage. It poured a clear amber color with beautiful white head that dissipated quickly. It left good lacing all along the weizen glass. Aroma was filled with hops, citrus maybe grapefruit, no hint of malt. Being called a pale ale I was suspecting something less hoppy but I think Spider Bite got confused between pale ale and an IPA. Nonetheless a good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1967) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 4, 2012
growler from decicco’s poured an amber in color with a thin covering of white head. aroma has dry citrus, resins, pine, and some sweet malt. mouth feel is medium and there is light carbonation. flavor again showcases the hops, citrus rind, medium bitterness, pines, light sweetness, and some malt as support. has a nice bite and the finish is firm and dry. pleasant and drinkable with the punch of a much bigger beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
On tap at Paul’s, Third batch of this, which has been gone through a hopback (previous two batches did not). Pours a clear orange amber with a medium sized white head. Bright citrus hops, earthy malt, sweet toast. Earthy, pungent hops, malt and a touch of grapefruit. Long bitterness, quinine and grapefruit pith. Very nice, easy drinking and wonderfully sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
Growler courtesy of zdk - thanks Zach! Big congrats to Larry for getting the brewery off the ground and to Paul for the brewing. Rich amber pour with a tight off-white head. Lacy. The aroma has a ton of fresh citrus and pine in addition to some light toasted base malt character. Quite dry though despite this additional character. Lean bodied with a lot of hop bitterness and flavour. Lingering pine resin and soft malt sweetness. Balanced, fresh and very tasty - this growler is not long for this world.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Tap @ Blind Tiger, NYC. The aroma is floral, earthy hops. The appearance is a clear amber, white head. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus hops. The finish is citrus and pine needles. Medium in body. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Draft. Pours amber orange with an off white head. Floral and citric hoppy aroma with lightly sweet malts. The flavor has floral hops, sweet malts, light citrus notes, and just a hint of dankness. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2011
At blind tiger. Very good pale ale.. Caramel, toasty, hoppy pale. Crisp and refreshing but also interesting and firm enough to make beer geeks happy.


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