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RATINGS: 1047   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luvcasks (178) - USA - APR 3, 2006
Aroma: Very nice floral and slighty spicy Appearance: pours Golden with a nice slightly off white head which lasted a while Flavor: Malt forwad with some caramel with a nice hop bite to it. Palate: Medium light bodied, opens with a hop bite which yields to caramelly sweetness and seems to linger a little while Overall: Another good pale ale... very well constructed but I could not find anything outstanding about it. The beer was serverd way way too cold... I had to wait a while for my first sip...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3369) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 On tap in Savannah, GA. Arrived at the table a clear golden amber with no head and left no lace. Mild aroma of malt and a few faint notes of hops. The flavor is very nice with solid malt up front followed by some moderate grapefruit hops. Light-medium bitterness that does not linger long. Crisp, refreshing finish with some breadiness in the aftertaste. Enjoyable.

Original rating 3/28/2006. 12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium gold with a moderate off-white head. Pleasant, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is a nice combination of malt sweetness, good yeasty bread, a bit of citrus, with a pleasant hop finish. Not overly hopped. Very drinkable and enjoyable. 7-4-8-4-14=3.7

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2006
This was a great IPA to find this weekend while in Nashville. There is only one placed that severed this in Nashville, the 2nd Fiddle and I spent most of my time there. Every place else just served domestic and the mass produced imports. This pale ale was smooth with just the right amount of hops. I would put his up against SN any day.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Tap. Transparent and magnifying pale gold in color with a diamond shaped white ice sheaf for the head. Starch, cotton, linen, burlap and raw potatoes protrude mostly up the nose. Sweet, starchy flavor reiterations hark on lemon bread heels and sweet rolls. Musky bite hints at corn stalks and crunchy corn flakes. Lemon titters amidst baguette crust haunches. Cleanly tongue feel, free of debris, so curiosity meanders towards the starchy potato chip bag taste. Some sugary sweet corn in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with aracana (thanks!). Bottle labeled best before month 12, week 3. Poured a deep orange color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of caramel, dough, and citrus. Tastes of pretty much the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with a small bubbly head. Aroma of pizza dough, malty, some caramel, some citrus. Flavors of the same.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Decent enough pale, with malty, carmel hints, no aftertaste to speak of, you can drink mountains of this stuff, as I did last weekend!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Light gold body, thin off-white head. Nose displays floral, grapefruit, some grassy, cutrisu & lightly toasted malt. Flavor is orangey/citrus hops, some grassiness and a bit of toasted malt. Quite bitter toasty (lightly bready) finish. Lingering grapefruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAR 9, 2006
a decent offering. light golden color with a white head which had some retention not much. A honey aroma mized with hops and yeast. smooth hoppy flavor. okay but not much.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RyanTHC (38) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
what is ther to say about this beer? itís only downside is itís hard to find unless you hail from the southeastern United States. Briliant taste is intensified with the exhalation of some killer dank smoke. The best beer to go with any buds. I admit itís downgraded from a 5 to about a 3.5 without the additon of marijuana. Is this why they call it 420 ale... They claim cause it was first brewed on april 20th.. .but then again donít their tours start at 4:20 too. If you like bud, try this beer. if not try it anyway! if you can find it.


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