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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 Festival® Gold Medal winner (2001 and 2002 Bitter Category). It really smoothes out the bumps.


MartinKubert's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, - APR 23, 2006
The aroma is strong. It is a mixture of hoppy, fruity and vegetable-like notes. Sweet and spicy. The flavour is round and soft and contains a rather high concentration of fruity notes. It is a rather nice brew with a mild and smooth mouthfeel.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
bottle from Whole Foods park city. pours orange with no head. doesn’t leave any lacing. not much on the nose. a bit of hop bitterness on the finish but not particularly interesting. dries out the mouth a bit. not really feeling this one at all.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3720) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
a bit thin and light due to the 4% law/rule/whateverthehellitis, but the floral and piney hop presence is really niec, especially in the aroma, and theres enough sweet light malt to back it up. could be better, but as it is, not too shabby."

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (819) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
This beer was pretty bland and forgettable. Slight hop presence with some malt sweetness. Thin bodied. Eh

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (314) - - AUG 2, 2014
Had in Utah at Neil Diamond cover band concert. Pours cloudy amber. Somewhat fruity nose. Bready, citrus taste - touch of bitterness. Not bad. Better than the cover band. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (297) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Amber brew with small head that faded fast. At first pour it smelled of pine but after it sat in the glass a little bit it had more of a fruit aroma. Taste was fairly balanced with the hops not being as strong as I had expected from the smell. Very thin watery brew that doesn’t offer anything for body or mouth feel. While nice aroma and decent flavor overall I have to say it is a flop due to being too thin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Guess Who? Bentonville. Light amber with a small head. The nose is hot cantaloupe and pear. PNW hops and sea salt. Some tropical guava. Less vivid flavor. Some pear and apple. Biscuit. Light body, soft carbonation. Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2547) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pours orange and hazy. SMell is hoppy fruity and clean. Taste is similar with fruity, clean hops. Really is very drinkable, smooth and clean tasting a full month past the drink by date on the underside of the can. This is a pretty nice pale ale and at only 4%, that’s even better. Still a nice full body, but light enough to be sessionable. Expected I’d drain this after seeing the date, but was pleasantly surprised.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (181) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
An absolutely clean, fresh but still boldly hop focused brew. Pours a dark straw with resilient, pale head. A huge, clean mouthfeel greets the tongue as a balance of sweet malt character and great bold hops with mild grassy character swirls it's way down. More hop forward than most pale ales and more clean and sweet than the Indian cousins, this brew holds its own with the best of brews. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2046) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2014
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Nearly clear deep amber color, good white head that reduces to a full cover, thick clouds of lace. Taste is malt that is quickly joined by citrus hops. Neither side is overdone. Both move cleanly to a short finish that is finally sweet only. A solid American Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5787) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of peach, pine, citrus, malt and hop pellets. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus, pine and peach. Medium body, average carbonation.


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