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RATINGS: 1093   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hangover (1084) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2003 Amber pour, minimal head. Smells enticing. Tastes... pretty darn good. I was rather surprised by the drinkability of this brew... nice blend of hops/malts... no bitter aftertaste, not the overpowering citrus you'll find in some PA's...it all works together pretty well. Additional points for cool artwork and the 'best if enjoyed by' on the label.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2003
"Drink'em If You Got'em!" Thin white, almost silver, head on top of beautiful golden ale. Drinks easy. Hop bite rounded off well by malts. Citrus is there too. Good stuff, especially for that time of the afternoon.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2003
This is a nice ale to look at. Very hoppy characteristics in the nose and the flavor. Loved it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Golden color,small white head that was short lived.Sweet fruity aroma with a nice hop presence.Very nice flavor of sweet malt then boom your hit by citrus and hops that don't get overpowering but blend nicely.The flavor is very good and just gets better as it warms up.The after taste is fruity and hoppy and just plain nice and refreshing.Easy drinking Thanks go to Brewbandit for this brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours clear amber with a moderate white diminishing head. Has a light hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Flavor is nice with mild hops but seems a bit too crisp and finishes dry. Good overall though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Slightly hazy amber body with off-white medium body. Aroma is hoppy orange, not much else. Taste is floral, orange, earthy. Light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
layyze (28) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Light coppery color and a sweet aroma. Slightly hoppy and fruity. Light and fun.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Gold with a hint of orange, thin but lasting head. Aroma of hops, struck me as Cascade, a bit piney and grapefruity, but nothing over the top. Decent malt, but not spectacular. Exactly what I expected.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Bottle Hazy, copper-peach color with a small tan head. Aroma is a bit dull and rounded, with some faintly citric (grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine) hop flavor, pale malt, and powdery, dusty yeast. Hint of medicinal phenolics underneath. The front is somewhat sweet, then opens into a harsh astringency from the carbonation. There’s some citric hop and generic malt flavor, but they get buried midway through by a wave of slightly sour, medicinal phenolics. A bit of nuttiness on the finish. Decent body and mouthfeel, but the off-flavors are distracting. Thanks to goldtwins for the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Nice floral, lightly hoppy nose. Color is a light copper, but fairly hazy. Is this a bottle conditioned beer? I see nothing on the label indicating so, and no sediment at the bottom of the bottle, so I'm inclined to think it is not bottle conditioned, in which case I believe the cloudiness to be a fault. Medium carbonation with a big frothy white head. Taste profile is rather timid. Light malt, light hops, light finish, light body...a bit of a metallic taste, perhaps this beer is a bit past it's prime? Maybe a fresher beer would be better? I acquired this beer in a trade, so I'm not sure of it's freshness. The label says enjoy by 4th week of November, but no indication of what year. Fair, but not great beer.


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