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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A thirst-quenching American Pale Ale with a pleasurable hop aroma and taste. A chip off the same block as our Big Nose cypress knee wood spirit, Stump Knocker is a bit smaller, but he’s got the same hop headed attitude! Stump Knocker features late flavor and aroma hops, augmented with dry hopping and our unique hop filtering process as we transfer the fermented ale to conditioning tanks for carbonation and aging. These techniques produce a hop-centered ale with a crisp, balanced finish that will recharge your palate! Ingredients: American barley malts Centennial and Amarillo hops Production Targets: Original Gravity: 13 Brix IBUs: 35 Alcohol By Volume: 5.6%


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3934) - - MAY 15, 2015
can. clear light orange under a medium sized frothy white head. tropical and berry-like notes in aroma. melon, berry hop flavors with just the lightest touch of toasted malt. medium bodied. low to moderate carbonation level.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jshupka (14) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
355ml can brought to me from Florida. Pours a very clear orange colour, a few small bits floating around. Nice aroma, but not great - slightly astringent, maybe some citrus. I really like the taste. A semi-hop forward APA. Nice malt backbone, grassy and citrus hop profile. Almost a slightly swampy taste, but in a good way. I really enjoyed this brew. Goes down dangerously easily. Would be fantastic for a day on the lake. I really like the can design, too. Well done.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (205) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Pours a rich gold with a small hint of amber. Aroma is mild, but with hints of fruit and dandelion. Taste is a small to medium amount of bitter hops for the style over pale malt base. A tad watery. Good beer for summertime, but nothing game changing. Plus 1 overall category point for the cool fish on the can,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4713) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce can. Nice aroma. Pale in color. Some malt. Big citrus notes. I found this one easily drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
6th March 2015
Bottle share gathering at Bruce’s. Thanks to Leighton. Hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Light pale malts. Floral hop with modest citric orange and grapefruit. Floralness dominates. Light finish. Nicely joined up and drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5608) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Keg @ Swamp Head. Copper color with an off-white head. Nose of Caramel, torn up flower bed. Light tree bark. Caramel and some bread. Peppery dry finish. Light body, soft carb.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (5253) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle shared at Bruce’s place. Thanks to Leighton for this one. Light haze golden coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is big floral pollen hop, some lemon, honeysuckle. Flavour is composed of straw, light grains, pollen, floral pollen, lemon shervert. Palate is light and crisp with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Can split at Bruce’s, RBWG kit conveyed by LKS (sure I rated this back then but it was drinking good tonight!), 06/03/15. Golden orange topped with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is tangy citrics, melon, ripe grapefruit, juicy hops, light pine. Taste comprises grapefruit, pine needle, ripe melon, dank notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a bitter hop rinse. Refreshing zesty APA, nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Leighton. Hazy amber, still, foamy tan head, light lacing. Aroma is toffee, light citrus, pine, grapefruit. Body is medium to light, low carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is toffee malts, resin, a little citrus, light grassy bitterness, nice assertive bitterness here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13842) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Can shared in London - picked up in Florida. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Nice pale bread on the nose, juicy tangerine, orange. Light sweet flavor with simple pale malt structure, some rindy citrus, more tangerine. Light bodied with average carbonation. Rindy and pithy citrus on the finish, more simple pale malts, some pale bread. Solid APA.


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