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RATINGS: 1075   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our most popular beer. 420 Extra Pale Ale is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a good hop feel to it and a crisp finish. First brewed on April 20th, 1997 this beer has developed quite the following in the Southeast. Drink em if you got em

Medals: 2002 Silver Medal - Great American Beer Festival; 1997-2003 Creative Loafing - Readers and Critic’s Choice - Best Local Beer; Silver Medal winner at the 1998 World Beer Cup; Voted top ten beers in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Carastan 30-37

Hops: Centenial, Cascade


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doofgoblin (357) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Nice. This is easily three and half stars; not over the top but very solid. The appearance does have some floaties, but nice color and lacing. Aroma is hoppy and pleasant. Taste is a nice bit of hop and not over taken by any sort of malt showdown. Finish is crisp and somewhat bitter but certainly not on the level of an IPA. Overall, I’m liking this as an easy drinking brew with plenty of hop flavor that’s just under an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bennetporter (109) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours amber from the tap. A good hoppy citrusiness, other than color not sure why this isn’t an IPA. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
conway (1691) - - JAN 17, 2015
Draft. Fine but a little dull. I think this keg might have been a little old unfortunately.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EKGoldings (580) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap at PKs, Blacksburg VA. Meh. Some interesting malt flavors but the balance doesn’t appear quite right to me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1096) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Nice enough effort. Spot on to style. Heavy on citrusy hops. Clean, crisp finish. Bitter notes all over the place. Just what you would expect from these guys. Thanks Bernie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (155) - - JAN 4, 2015
Draft @ TGI Fridays atlanta airport. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish. Overall is good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at Duffy’s in Port St Lucie. Sweet fruits, some sweet malt, citrus and a bit of barnyard. 13.3

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Big can at Turner field for the braves game. Appearance is a little tough to get right since I didn’t put it in a cup. Clear gold with a medium sized white head. Soft grainy malt, gentle citrus hops. Medium bodied, a bit of sweetness and malt. Nice citrus bite. Gentle bitter finish. Tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geeklimit (214) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a amber-gold. Large foam cream head that sticks to the glass. Caramel malt aroma. General malt taste, slightly acrid aftertaste, sticky mouthfeel. Very carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Light amber with very small head, little carbonation. Mild citrus aroma, actually bland. As is the taste, a decent malt taste but the hops are lost.


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