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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Terminal Gravity Pale Ale is big enough to be most breweries' flagship IPA. An earthy hop aroma from English Kent Goldings hops punctuates a rich toasty malt nose with plum undertones. An expansive malt palate is backed by herbal hop flavor, then finishes fruity, creamy and bitter. There's a lot going on in this beer. OG: 1.059 FG: 1.015 IBU: 52


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2007
On tap at Rose and Rainfrop after the 06 OR Brewerís Festival. I was told it was the only keg in town... pretty special stuff. I loved it. Iím surprised they donít regularly brew/bottle this. It made such a profound impression on me that I rank it as one of my top beers ever.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1724) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2011
12 oz bottle into lager glass. My bottle reads 6.1 % ABV. Pours a hazy orangeish-copper with a medium off-white head that collapses in a minute, leaving a thin blanket and collar of foam; leaves some decorative lacework. Aroma is caramel, buttered biscuits; not very assertive. Doesnít smell very hoppy like it says in the description up there. Taste is mostly sweet with bitterness coming up secondary and a faintly tart edge. This is one of the sweetest pales Iíve ever had--not in a cloying caramel malt kind of way, though, because itís really tasty. Different. Carbonation and body are medium and the texture is creamy. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2011
12 oz from Lifesource,Salem. $1.45 Clear amber ale with a nice inch high off white ,creamy,thick head Nice slighly subdued English hop style aromas..creamy cereal in the back. Taste is very pleasing..its hoppy OK but also a thick and chewy malt balances it out..very pleasant semi bitter creamy finish. Great creamy mouthfeel to this one, Actually an excellent pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (739) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle. Being a fan of Terminal Gravity India Pale Ale I was surprised and disappointed in the lack of hoppiness in this beer. Second and third bottles made me relaize that this was a very balanced and tasty beer. When I can find it I always put a couple of six packs in my fridge.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2004
On tap at the Oregon Brewers Festival 04. Pours a darker amber with a small white head. Very strong hopped aroma, kinda floral/citrus. Taste starts slightly malty and ends wit a strong bitterness. Very well balanced and smooth, but maybe a bit too hoppy for a pale ale, but Iím not complaining since i love hops. I wish i could get Terminal Gravity brews more often, then never let me down.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2011
Tap at 16 Tons. Moderate brown in color with light carbonation and a small head. Smells of biscuity malts and floral hops, while the taste throws in some caramel. Very much a British style Pale Ale, but I found it to be fairly tasty despite that not usually being my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1544) - Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours orangeish amber with a thin white head, aroma is sweet caramel, English hops, which in my opinion seem to always have a dirty dishwater aroma to them, it smells more like an Octoberfest than a pale ale. The taste is caramel sweet up front, followed by a mild dry bitterness, very creamy, fresh tasting. It doesnít taste like a pale ale, but is still pretty tasty. Body is medium, carbonation is high. They went against the grain with this one, It could have turned out a disaster, but seems to be pretty good. They could market this as a hopped up ESB or Octoberfest, which seems to me to be more accurate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1865) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle.

Explodes out of the bottle all over the kitchen counter. Orange tan pour, yellowed head, sediment. Bready aroma, a bit of metal. ESB elements. Sweet with orchard fruit. Aged barleywine caramels (whatís that about?). An unusual APA to say the least, but entirely tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
22415brewery (376) - redmond, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Fruity. English style pale ale. I wasnít sure what to expect when I cracked this one open, but I am pleasantly surprised. It pours a medium caramel with amber highlights with a fair bit of compact foam. Definitely fruity esthers on the nose, sweet bread yeast, with a golden malt aroma. Medium body has caramel and toffee like flavors. The bitterness is neutral but present, with little to no citrus aromas. Floral would be a good description of its hop profile. Creaminess can be interpreted as a bit of diacetyl/butteriness in the finish. This pale ale leans more towards ESB than OB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Can:   Amberish, slight haze, moderate foamy white head, nice lacing.   Very pale hop nose, moreso an earthy garage like malt base.   Weird, just smells like a damn car garage that people work on cars.   Yeah, minor hops up front, grainy backside.   Has more sweetness than I expected, and less hop umph.   Certainly a paler Pale Ale.   Luckily not so garage like on the tongue.   Not bad overall.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Pretty smooth, and the sweetness balances it out.   Worth a try in my book.



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