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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewing moved from City Brewery to High Falls (Genesee) in 2008.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2008
(12oz bottle) Clear light amber body topped by pillowy, medium off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some floral/orange, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, floral/orange, bread/biscuit, some caramel, honey. Light-medium body, light acidity. Relatively mild bitterness, could pass for an ESB if desired. All the same, a surprisingly pleasant (given the brewer) beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2008 3/03/2008: Moe’s Backroom Pale Ale pours a clear copper/honey color with a large, lasting, beige to ivory-colored foamy head that leaves more than expected lacing. The aroma contains some honey malt, light citrus and floral hops, and seems to have some mineral qualities to it. It is sweet and honey-like in the front and then becomes vaguely hoppy and less defined. The flavor has a grainy and blasé maltiness, hints of lemon, and has a grassy and herbal hoppiness. The bitterness is mild to moderate. This beer has a medium body that is mostly smooth and easy to drink. Overall this is a decent, but really uninteresting Pale Ale. It seems to have all of the necessary qualities, but it just isn’t very inspiring or memorable in any way. The hop character definitely needs some definition and improvement...

12 fl oz bottle (5.7% alc by vol) from Kroger in Waterville, Ohio. Rating #57 for this beer...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2008
This beer has a nice aromatic smell. I am surprised, seeing that it only ranks in the 20th percentile. The beer has a nice hop aroma coming from it. This could be because this has been the only pale ale that I have rated all day. Well, the more and more I attempt to smell this beer the less I actually smell it. I am not impressed with the overall aroma not that I smell it. I think that was the initial aroma of the beer which has faded away. I can say that the caramel/copper color is somewhat nice. This beer has a thin head, and does not have anything to seperate it from the pack. There is not really a nice aroma hop, or flavor hop, just a bittering hop that stands alone. There is no malt characteristic, and this beer primarily focuses on being bitter. It is not very aesthetically, or aromatically pleasing. Just a cheap pale beer that I would drink if I were on a tight budget. This beer does its job, gives the drinker a bitter beer experience. The beer does not go beyond that. It is mildly creamy, but doesn’t offer a great palate. Decent brew, but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours clear amber with frothy tan head. Seems typical of the style, although somewhat thin and light. Nice bitter finish though. I consider it a decent session pale ale. Not as much malt as SNPA, but decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a fading white head. A bit of lace. Light nutty aroma with a little pine and grass behind it. Light-to-medium body, with active carbonation. The taste starts with a touch of sweet biscuit, and citrus, but quickly moves on to a dry, medium bitter pine finish. Not my favorite APA by a long shot, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (11513) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2008
This brew pours a clear dark amber color with a thin and wispy off-white head that bubbles away to nothing quickly. Minimal lacing. Grainy malt and light hops in the nose. Light-bodied and mildly bitter with floral hops and subtle toasted malt and caramel flavors. The finish is lightly hopped and short. Unremarkable in every way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kirill (277) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2008
middle of the pack pale ale, but the taste is quite clear, strong and refreshing and well balanced, better than what most people rate it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6650) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Fiery orange, clear, light carbonation, moderate to large off-white head, sticky lacing.   Pale hop nose, very minor graininess.   Tastes like an English Pale Ale, very minor bitterness, slight biscuity flavors.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Yeah, this one is very light for the style.   Either this is a English style Pale or its an East Coast example.   Decent, even if a bit light.   Thanks dunkeylips.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. Too sweet of aromas and flavors. Not a lot of citrus bitterness I had expected. Not spectactular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Had at the Coops with John Scoob ... Pours with a low amount of head ... the lacing is pretty good ... is smooth ... is a light golden yellow ... an average pale ale, is not to bad... This is a starter pale ale for the craft beer beginner!!

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