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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A true "hop head" delight, this classic American Pale Ale was brewed with Amarillo, Cascade, Apollo, and Chinook hops. After fermentation the beer was circulated through even more whole flower Amarillo hops providing a fresh hop flavor and aroma, and if that wasn’t enough, it was dry hopped one last time with Chinook hops. Light golden in color with terrific malt backbone that stands up to all of those hops. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Traded bottle accidentally aged with some other Squatters bottles for about a year. First off, really cool bottle design with the raised lettering. Even after sitting for a year, the flavor is bright and crisp. The sweetness from the hops is still there. Surprisingly lighter bitterness than expected. Really tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2012
This was a prize at Aces and Ales. Pours a golden amber with a thin lasting foam. Aroma is citrus and spice. Noticeable carbonation levels provide a good mouthfeel. Caramel and malty body is swarmed by the Northwest hop presence. Citrus, spicy, and resinous flavors finish dry without too much bitterness. A nice American Pale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
22oz bomber pours deep clear copper with a tan like foam head. The aroma is sort of spicy hop bitterness and then a bit of malts to earthy malts. The taste has semi spicy hop bitterness and it quickly moves into spicy hop flavor, maltiness and a touch of citrus hop flavor. It gets a bit earthy here and there too before this heads into the after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly malty with some tea notes and light citrus/spice. Flavor has good balance...grassy/straw with spicy hops...citrus is fleeting. Mouthfeel is light/medium and the finish has balanced straw/spicy hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2012
(Bottle from Dallas). Pours a clear golden color with white head. Aroma has tropical fruit, pine, resin. Taste is sweet malt with bright hop bitterness. Good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle from Craig - thanks! Clear, yellow pour with a slight orange hue and a frothy white head. Aroma is clean but light hop bitterness, pine, perhaps soem citrus, and a dry malt backbone. Taste is a blend of the various hops with a medium level of hop bitterness, pine, and a slight touch of malt sweetness. Clean mouthfeel. This is a very robust, highly hopped pale ale that presents more as a well-balanced IPA. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle. Nice pine nose. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Crisp and clean with perfect balance. Plenty of piney hops with just the right amount of caramel malts. I typically don’t like too many American Pale Ales, but this is an exception. It’s simply outstanding.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8539) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2012
Pours a gold color, white head. Aroma of citrus hops, light buttery notes, some doughy notes and caramel malt. Flavor is juicy and malty with a nice citrus hop backbone. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours hazy burnt orange color with white head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel with some floral hops. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with some caramel malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation. A nice pale ale. Thanks Dallas.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2012
Big old 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is big floral amarillo and crystal malt. The flavor is very nice; sweet and fairly dry, fruity hops, lingering light sweet candied oranges, light biscuit, very mellow. A very flavorful session beer. I liked the amarillo addition. Pretty balanced and easygoing.


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