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This rich, Northwest-style Pale Ale is a rare feat of balance: unfiltered, dry-hopped to 40 IBUs, and deliciously sessionable. Groove on this two-time Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal winner (2001 and 2002 Bitter Category). It really smoothes out the bumps.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 20, 2006
(cask conditioned at the brewpub) hazy amber with a generous head. Pine hops aroma. Medium bodied with the lowish carbonation you’d expect from a cask ale. Nice hoppy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Cask at the Brew Pub, 2005 version: deep, orange-brown with a very persistent ivory foam. Bitter, grapefruit hop aromatics, with a nice vanilla offering. Served in a cold glass, but the beer was a nice cellar temp. Clean, soft palate with enough carbonation to carry the hops and keep the bitterness in check. A great session ale and done very nicely on the beer engine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Aroma is hoppy. Taste is not quite as strongg as the aroma but still crisp and hoppy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2006
Wow, these Utah beers sure smell way more powerful than they taste. This one had a big, fresh, hoppy aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, fresh-cut grass and earth. Some vanilla flavour, more hops (but nothing like the aroma) and a lightly chalky finish but ultimately it tastes pretty bland. Clean, but bland. Weird yellow, clumpy head like bottled English bitters. I guess at 4% you can either have guts or balance, but not both. Enjoyable, if a bit of a tease.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle at GBBF, August 2005. Striking ginger colour. In US terms this is a real boys beer but its certainly not lacking in character. Well hopped, with oodles of aromatic, spicy hops in the aroma. Quite pungent. More juicy fruit and citric hop in the flavour but it avoids the pitfalls of excess. The finish is distinctly bitter to provide a refreshing bite. Punches above its weight and, surprisingly, outperformed some of the US cask ales on offer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2006 Bottled. Clear golden appearance. Citrus aroma and palate. Peach aroma. Quite ordinart pale ale. Some bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
Bottle. Orange colour with a small off-white head. Hoppy, citrus aroma and a light sweet hoppy, citrus taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
Cloudy orange beer with an off white head. Hoppy aroma with a nice fruityness. Flavor starts sweet and malty, then becomes hoppy and bitter with a light fruityness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Hazy, pale amber with a creamy, white head. Incredibly lovely nose full of aroma hops. Very light - almost watery - body. Slightly sweetish malt and a short, dry finish with a touch of bitterness. 041105

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
An unclear orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is lovely with notes of Cascade hops and grapefruit. The flavor is malty with quite a lot of grapefruit, leading to a dry end. But the body is thin - no wonder when You check the ABV.


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