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RATINGS: 1048   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 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


4.2
   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 (3055) - 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 (4121) - 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 (3431) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2002
I just couldnít get into this one. Maybe I was just expecting something a bit different, but this just fell flat. Initially, a nice grassy hop aroma that was completely gone about 5 minutes after the pour. Body was fairly full for such a light beer (light copper color, crystal clear) which was a pleasant surprise. Very one demensional with nothing really coming forward to complement the bready/toffee malt except a very slight bitter finish. íExtra crisp, extra clean, extraordinary!í reads the caption on the bottle. Well, not in my book.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5131) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2002
Great T-shirt, great label. Safely above average beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cobb99 (4) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2001 does not count
This is a very good beer and a great example of a true microbrew. Anyone who likes Pale Ales, will like this one.


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