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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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

C7ARK26's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
C7ARK26 (3) - Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Very hoppy aroma. Dark gold and mostly clear, with a creamy head. Suprisingly bitter yet good taste. Taste more like a Vienna than a Pale Ale. 3.1/5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (488) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Solid hop aroma with a fruity and bubbly backbone. A very drinkable pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tillmac62 (641) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2016
BBD 5/29/16. Almost clear, light cloudiness, golden pour with a touch of amber and garnet. Quite outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Very light nose of mixed citrus with a touch of spice. With a name of 420, one would expect a dank nose. This one is not. Light body that has a smooth element. Good carbonation for the body with just enough mid effervescence and a prickly finish. The flavor profile is average - not bad, but not quite solid either. Intensity, complexity and balance are adequate resulting in a tasty pale ale but nothing really pops. It begins with a blended hop flavor that has subtle citrus notes then flows to a very mildly bittered middle. A hint of sweetness arrives to balance an equally weak bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of light hop flavor and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with fluffy head. Aromas of fruity hops and some citrus peel. Flavors of light hops, a little astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1137) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Descent hop aroma with light malt backing. Mix of piney and citrus hops. Light overall but good balance of malt and hops. Not bad at all for an all around flavorful lighter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (322) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
NEED TO RE-RATE Aroma: lemon; Appearance: light amber with thin, white head and some lacing; Taste: starts lemony and ends biscuity. Overall: ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1447) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle. Light citrus aroma. Buttery, dry and slightly sweet. Not bad but it doesn’t fire the imagination.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (4135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle, thanks to my bro. Hazed gold, small cream. Ok hop profile and a sweeter malt backing. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (386) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2016
Draft at The Flying Saucer, Nashville. Pale amber with a white head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of lemon, citrus, and caramel malt. Similar taste. Has a solid malty base. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wolfenkopf (187) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2016
There’s not too much to the aroma, though it does seem crisp. The head is thready and white, thinning quickly, but not disappearing completely. The body is slightly foggy and flowery-yellow. The taste is the best thing about it. It’s reminiscent of Half Acres’ Daisy Cutter, though a bit more citrus in nature. Quite good. The palate is stung with carbonation, though not too much, and a thin oiliness is left behind. This would make a great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CzechTex (112) - - APR 13, 2016
Bottle, low foam, no lacing to speak of. Good example of the style. Worthy if not exemplary.

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