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RATINGS: 1104   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2007
Golden in color with light foam. The aroma is intense and very full for a PA which is probably why i enjoy it so much when i cant get an IPA at the bar. Great hoppy and light beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayg1 (583) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
I also sampled this while down in Atlanta. I have to say this is a really great pale ale. Pours a darker golden color with a nice prickly head. This stuff smells fairly sweet actually with the hops taking a backseat on the nose. Taste is a whole different story! This beer is sticky, sweet, citrus, and just hoppy enough to give a crisp kick. Excellent stuff and if I could get it more easily I might drink this from time to time over SN Pale Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 1, 2007
12oz bottle (thanks to jrob_21) poured a clear pale/gold color with almost no head. Aroma was sweet malt and not that much of a hop nose. Taste was well rounded with a good bitterness and malt profile. Could use more carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Thanks to decaturstevo for this, yellow pour with white frothy head. Nose of citrus with sweetness to it. Flavor is rather smooth, with a crisp clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 11, 2007
(bonus brew from someone...thanks!)cloudy yellowish/orange body with a small white head.pine,dust,and caramel make up the aroma.flavor is much of the same.nice crisp mouthfeel.would be a totally cool session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & biegaman -- my bottle courtesy of shp555. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Pleasant C-hop aroma and flavour -- simple but easy to drink. A little watery but not too bad. Medium bodied. Perhaps a little dull but it’s still a pretty good Pale Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
(Draft. Bottles). Stuck in Atlanta ... this was a nice find. Hazy orange. Medium white head. Standard pale ale hops lend citrus notes and a crisp finish. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange with a medium white head. Nice mellow hop aroma, hints of grapefruit and other citrus fruit. Pretty nice smooth, crisp taste. Hops are present, but not overdone. Slight bitterness towards the finish, but very refreshing overall. I get a little maltiness in the taste as well, just enough to balance out the hops. Grapefruit is really the only fruit characterI pulled out of this beer. Overall pretty decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2007
poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip pint glass A: Golden orange in color, nice 1-finger white head, dies down after a few moments but leaves a nice ring around the beer throughout, lots of nice lacing. S: Smells of robust piney and citric hops, not much malt balance. T/M: Loads and loads of citrus, grapefruit hops. Up front, throughout, on the finish, everywhere. Almost too much, the beer is fairly one-dimensional. The choice of hops keeps the brew fairly juicy & thirst-quenching, but there’s just not all that much substance here. Standard mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing. D: Well, it’s a very easy to drink beer, and would be great for BBQs, tailgating, etc. I wouldn’t sit around & session with it though when there are so many other better beers available. Decent for what it is though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and biegaman, blankboy’s bottle. Clear, light gold, average white head. Pungent funk-resin sharp hop aroma, slight evergreen, simple light malt. Tastes a bit like a hopped-up pils, a little too sprucey for the light malt background. Light body, quite astringent - just okay, something didn’t click for me with this one.


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