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RATINGS: 1118   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
It’s always a bummer to get local beers as part of a Beer of the Month Club shipment. =( Appearance: Copper-orange in color, with tiny white sudsy bubbles comprising a thin head. Smell: The scent is fairly tender, even after giving it some time to warm up and awaken. Still, though, there’s a delicate aroma of light fruits (orange zest), bread, and honey. Taste: Citrus hop flavor is low and nicely balanced with a modest amount of sweet malt flavor. A gentle grassy hop bitterness provides for a nice finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation (almost spritzy at times). Though it’s a simple, mild beer, it is still crisp and pleasantly refreshing. Drinkability: A good choice for a local session beer, and quite pleasant on a rather warm late-Winter day. So, that’s it. Another beer from Georgia. And now, time to go back to... work. Ugh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle (best by 7/3/07) via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>CaptainCougar, thanks Tom!) Kind of a nice hot weather beer...Pours slightly cloudy yellow-gold with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of bread, vanilla, fruity and flowery hops. Mouthfeel rather watery, a bit prickly. Taste is bread dough and hint of vanilla overlain with some hop fruitiness and light floweriness. Kind of a bitter tang through finish. Pretty hoppy. Nice refreshing kind of beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
12 oz Bottle: This was a pretty tastey beer. It;d been far too long since I’d had a good APA, and thats what this is. A good solid, APA. Nothing out of this world, but above average on all counts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Courtesy pintocb. Clear gold and a large frothy, white head. Spicy, floral, lightly resinous hops with nearly enough malt to balance. Aroma is similar but muted. Finishes a bit grainy. Medium/light body, balanced, very drinkable. Decent pale.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Hazy gold with white head.Sweet fruit malt nose.Fruit malt taste, slightly dry, with light hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2007
This was a nice beer. It poured light golden brown and had a firm head. The aromatic notes certainly pushed through with light hints of citrus and hops. The moutfeel was outstanding and just the right balance of bitterness and crispness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - MAY 21, 2007
Not the best attributes..but I will buy it again...a slightly above average APA...gets the 3.5 due to its drinkability...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Real nice brew here, be a good session beer, as they say. Good hop profile for sure, compartive to the hometown Summit Extra pale ale, but doenst have quite as much bite as that one. Very easy to drink.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fishnfrank (2) - Eglin AFB, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007 does not count
Good solid hearty beer. Not too strong. Good aftertaste. Good smell. Great appearance

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (561) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Thank you Mr. Cougar. I’ve wanted to sample this for a while because it has 420 on it and I used to like to smoke lots of reefer. Every now and again, you get an IPA and you say "Damn, this smells like dope". But this doesn’t. it smells like a nice, light IPA. Not bad, not great, but totally drinkable. Some simcoe and/or amarillo might have hopped up the 420 concept some more, but for what it is, this is a nice drinking beer.


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