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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 Criticís 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


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Delicous, smooth, easy drinking pale ale. A great ale for when you are not in the mood for a big hopped up american pale ale. Extremely easy to drink but does thin out a little at the bottom.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2002
Re-Rate 09/06/02: Clear gold upon the pour, head is white, frothy and the lace adequate. Nose is malt, sweet, ripe fruit tones. Front is sweet, light top, finish is lightly carbonated, a tad dry, fair hop presence, and a real nice íSessioní beer. Ranks #706 on my current 1000 beer master list.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1312) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Very crisp and citrusy aroma with a undistinguishible undercurrent. Interesting flavor, but still same, interesting and slightly disturbing aftertaste. Over all a nice fruitish bitter beer, with a disturbing aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
My first taste of a Pale Ale a few years ago. Still a little on the sweet side but definitely a quaffable brew for any gathering.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2002
Sweet flavors balance the hops nicely. Does not have the typical overwhelming hoppiness of an APA. Great looking and great tasting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2002
Iím not really sure this should be called an APA. Thereís not enough hop presence and itís low in bitterness for the style. It does have a strong malt backbone, however, unfortunately thereís little else to the taste. Solid, easy-drinking beer, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2002
Slightly olivine, dry-hopped aroma. Prominent West Coast style hop flavor with jellied citrus tones and herbal must. Moderately bitter palate with mild acidic twang.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2002
Well, itís pretty similar to the ESB, but not as interesting. Round sweetish malt and some good finishing hop action - nothing really wrong with the beer and it works great for this lazier Memorial Day, but itís a little boring in the final analysis.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 Copper pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of malts and some citrus. Above average brew!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Light copper hue; thinnish head. Generous malt bill, but not very dynamic. Very light sweetness; pinch of toasted bread. Flowery and grassy hops were decent, albeit somewhat one-dimensional. Bitter dryness in the aftertaste. I might even go as far to say that itís a little astringent. Aroma was a little lacking. After a few sips, the beer becomes more and more predictable. OK, but nothing special.


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