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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 Festivalģ Gold Medal winner (2001 and 2002 Bitter Category). It really smoothes out the bumps.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pours a very hazy golden color with plenty of floaties all floatiní about. The head is nice, sort of small and well retained... and leaves a good lacing on the glass.

Aroma is hoppy, with bottle from box aromas. Some orange & some citrus offered, some floral notes are chill... not sure what that purfumey character is, but I could sorta live without it when everything else going is is pretty nice. Itís got a little bit of toasty malt in the aroma as well, which is also cool stuff.

The flavor is bright and fruity with some toasty malt... the bitterness level is sort of at a medium place for a beer like this, and that fitís it pretty well. Everything is nicely balanced, the hop flavors is really pretty well expressed and there is not a lot of sweetness offered.

Pretty solid low booster shelf beer bros!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1790) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 15, 2013
bottle into glass, hazy cloudy orange pour with white hea,d aroma of light hopps, and grapefruit, taste is metallic, light hops, citrus, not bad, wouldnít seek out tho

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maltser85 (265) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
This beer pours a light orange copper color. One finger of off white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is a little weak. Some slight hop aroma. Some leafy notes, light citrus, maybe a hint of pine. Some weak caramel notes from the body. Definitely an English Pale Ale. A little malt forward on the taste. Some slight English hop notes, something like fuggles. On the finish that slight citrus comes forward and rounds with some pine and caramel. This beer is smooth, drinkable, but seems a bit disjointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3877) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Aroma is citrus, mildly earthy malts and a hint of hop resin. The flavor is citrus, very light grapefruit, malts, very slight heat, thick/course texture and a dryish finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bitnerd5305 (3) - - SEP 26, 2013 does not count
I enjoyed this beer in Moab, UT. Good lacing, color and head. The taste was great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2980) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to jake 65. Pours a llighter copper color with a beige head of loose foam. Moderate retention. The aroma hits me hard with pine and ginger. The taste lends a soft bitterness with a nice bread presence rounding out the finish. Very session able.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Hazed orange,light head. Kind of dumb label. Mildly hoppy beer with some orange citrus and breadiness. Taste has orange citrus,mild breadyness,light and somewhat dry,lightly toasty.light caramel. Citrus in finish.Mild peppery spice.Not bad for its low abv.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1058) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Draft at brew pub. pour copper yellow. Nose decent pain and mango fruit hop. Taste starts with nice pine hop, but immediately taken over by malt. mid palate wheaty biscuit malt and a malty finish. Started off promising, but the malt takes over.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Yea cycling! I like cycling. I donít think Iím as serious about cycling as this guy on the bike. Thankfully he isnít riding a fixie . I swear I would leave right now if he was riding a fixie. Often I donít like dry hopped beers, they just seem overly intents but this is nice. Hmm maybe this means I should have rated with more variation. Drat. I think I like this slightly less than my other two favorites but not by much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has some citrus, grassy and earthy hops, mild pine needles with mild pale and toasted malt. The flavor has much of the same with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Drinkable; nothing pops, but nothing bad either.


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