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RATINGS: 1188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Tap at ATL airport brewpub. Pours copper with moderate tan head, lacing. Aroma is passionfruit, pine, light toffee, overall quite pungent. There is a bit of herbal-type skunkiness – my gf said maybe that’s why it’s 420. Flavor is sticky caramel maltiness, lightly sweet fruitiness, piney resin. Moderate lingering bitterness and pine needle flavor in the finish. Palate is creamy, lightly oily.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
This is by far one of the better american pale ales out there. I had two in Georgia and i was impressed. The aftertaste was mute and made it a very session-able beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
pours a clear gold with mild head, tasted at bruisin ales. not a bad pale just nothing too special about it, a good sessionable grab.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2064) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 20, 2008
12 oz bottle: This one pours a fairly clear , amber color. There was some white head and lacing to it. The aroma is quite good. Mainly citrus hops, with a few floral notes tossed in there also. The taste is quite good. Just enough bitterness with a good malt body. Very smooth drinking. A very well balanced Pale Ale, and a fine example of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Pours hazy copper with a one finger, quickly dissipating, white head. Some sticky lacing. Subdued nose of citrus, and fresh greenery. Not the hop profile I was hoping for. Flavor is a lightly sweet orange-apricot, bready, with a slight touch of hiding bitterness. The flavor is smooth, clean and crisp. The overall palate is good...but would be better if the flavors were more pronounced and the IBU’s were a lot higher.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10792) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
On-tap at the brewpub in Atlanta. Creamy soapy head on a light grapefruit colour. Hoppy and cramy maltiness, and good lace. Freshness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goodgrief (1973) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 30, 2008
May 2006 - Thanks to eaglefan538 for ticking another state off my list. Beer poured crystal clear light yellowish color with little head and lacing. My first taste impression was a citrusy lemon taste. As it warmed, though, a touch of caramel and some bready malt flavors also came forth. The mouthfeel was really smooth and although mildly hoppy, the bitterness wasn’t really there. This is one super drinkable beer...the mouthfeel was really the highlight.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Tap @ Flying Saucer Nashville, TN. Pours a clear deep golden with a one finger lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pale malt and light citrus hops. Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Good bitterness, nice amber color and easy drinking. Its wide availability on tap in the south has made it one of my new favorites.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1152) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2008
bottle thanks to jrob_21. clear light amber color, and a neutrally-fermented aroma of pale malt and west coast hops. not what i would consider bitingly hoppy but certainly nicely bitter. somewhat softer in the body than in the aroma; clean and hoppy with a mild woody aftertaste that’s neither sweet nor dry. thanks jonathan!


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