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RATINGS: 84   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
A: I rarely ever give a 5 out. Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Outstanding Lacing S: Grapefruit, Lemons, Wheat, Piney T: Grapefruit, Lemon Zest, Piney M: Outstanding Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Dry, Semi Bitter Overall, a really solid Pale Ale and probably one of the best I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle: pours a transparent deep golden bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh resiny hop nose with a touch of perfume and lightly toasted pale malts. Starts with good fullness and carbonation and light malty sweetness with a touch of honey and lots of fresh piny hop flavor and clean bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and true to style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 Bottle and draft. Pours dark amber with cream white head. Nose and taste of pineapple, biscuit malt, grassy hops, toasted caramel and light resin. Finishes dry with some resin. Medium body. - I thought the flavors came out better on draft and would rate slightly higher if I took notes on the draft version. This is from the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Growler shared at RBWG! Pours a translucent copper with fluffy off-white head and light lacing. Aroma of fresh hoppy resins and a good caramel and crystal malt back. Taste follows, really hoppy and resinous, fresh and clean with a good bitter finish. If it weren’t for the low alcohol I would call this a solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5781) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Location: 12 oz bottle from Superstar Beverage - Huntington, 9/30/14, Bottled 9/4/14

Aroma: The nose is fairly light, with some clean resiny hops, toasted bread, and a little caramel
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear copper-orange color with froth of beige head and heavy lacing
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, bready, leading to a mid-plus bitter, clean, hoppy finish
Palate: The body is fairly light, smooth and rather drinkable, with a soft carbonation, and a dry finish
Overall Impression: This one mixes the resiny hops nice with the clean pale malts, not to mention that it is a heck of a good looking beer in the glass. At 5.5% I could drink a ton of this beer. This is another nice one from Spider Bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - 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]

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