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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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of GAManiac. Thanks, Grant! Pours a nice dark muted gold, a touch of haziness, a bit of orange, a moderate bright white cakey head that laces well. Aromas are lemony citrus, fresh cut grass, pale malts, a touch of bread. Nice. Initial is light bodied, lemon and lemonheads, grass, pale malts, bread, a bit of flowers. Light, lemon is the dominant factor, a touch of lemonhead or lemonade. Quenching, not too hoppy for a highly sessionable beer. A pretty good beer.


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cujmd18 (2) - Alabama, USA - JUN 20, 2016 does not count
Had this on tap at glory days grill in Tampa Florida. Good grapefruit notes. Not a lot of malt flavor, but still a good apa.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1672) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Pours light orange with a one finger white head which fades to just a little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, grassy hops, herbal hops, light dankness and light bready malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium finish. Overall, a slightly better then average, drinkable APA that I wish was danker and hoppier considering its name.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2613) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2016
12 oz bottle poured, picked up in St. Pete. Pours a clear golden color with a thick soap bubble head. Gentle aroma of malt ahead of anything else. Cream body, very pleasant pale here. Cool sweetness, hop flavor over bitterness. Refreshing. I can drink this regularly if I had it available.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1076) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Draft at T.G.I. Friday's in Atlanta airport. Pale amber with a white head. Mad lacing. Nose is citrus and toasted malt. Taste is mild hop bitterness. Grassy finish. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Penus (5) - - JUN 2, 2016 does not count
Just enough Munich malt to remind me of an Oktoberfest hangover. First had this beer at Bonnaroo in 2005, and it doesn’t seem to taste quite the same now (I can’t imagine why). It has enough hop profile to keep me entertained, but I generally like my beer like I prefer my 420: more dank/more piney/more citrus + grapefruit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is hop driven. The taste is bitter hops. A solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (496) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Solid hop aroma with a fruity and bubbly backbone. A very drinkable pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tillmac62 (658) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (1157) - 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


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