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We Consider this an extreme version of an American Pale Ale. It has a very up front floral and citrus aroma from a late cascade addition and dry hopping with Amarillo. This beer also has a big malt background to balance the bitterness of the hops. The rye malt cleans up your palette after you swallow so the hop flavor does not stick in your mouth too long.
Now available in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Small light tan head, short lived, no lacing. Clear light copper color. Gentle, piney, citrusy hop nosewith the rye spiceyness showing up also. Med/light body. Mild hop flavors backed up with the dry, rye notes, lightly bready as well. Finish is dry, tangy. Nice APA. Thanks BC2

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Thanks to goldtwins for this bonus beer. Pours clear amber with a solid head that fades. Aroma is of caramel, rye, and hops poking through. Flavor is Hoppy (floral, with a little bit of citrus) with a nice slight caramel maltiness, and a dry rye. Nice slight twist on the standard APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2004
On tap at Freddie’s in the Perimeter area (?) of Atlanta (dunno exactly since the hotel shuttle brought me and some co-workers). Light golden color with a wonderful malty aroma. Nice smooth hoppy flavor that isn’t "in your face". a really good one (actually I ended up having six that night).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2004 Re-rate 12 oz. bottle. Hoppier, more crisp out of the bottle. There is just a nice sequence of crisp, then creamy, then smooth. The dry-hop tongue that usually goes with pale ales is not present here. THe bottle version is SINIFICANTLY better than draught.<P> On tap. Light orange color with a frothy and lacing white head. Aromatic, with grapefuit and spring florals. Upon the first sip, I was impressed with the maltiness - good backbone for the hops. There are some aspects of a witbier in the taste, with a little lemon drop. Finish is crisp. More refreshing than its brethren in style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
In my recent trip to Atlanta I tried this and loved it. This is the kind of APA’s I would like to see more of. It has style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2004 Tasted on-tap at the Taco Mac in Alpharetta. Burnt orange amber body, medium to low carbonation level, and a smallish head. Aroma is delicately floral hops and caramel like malt, and is pretty light. The beer is much more assertively hopped than the aroma suggests. The taste is similar to a good IPA, i.e., dominated by citric taste of grapefruits and orange peel with an underlying sweetness to the malt. Body is medium with a crisp refreshing feel. A very sessionable semi-IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 29, 2004
GABF '03, deep golden to orange in color with a small white head.Fruity,spicy aroma,citrus,rye malyt.Flavor is citrus and spice again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5141) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2004 Orange, white head. veggie aroma. Big spicy hop flavor - resiny, I suppose; then an earthy, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 RE-RATE (7/24)---- They are bottling this now and it's been months since I've tried it. WOW... I rated this one too low. Wonderful clear golden color with a thin, yet lasting off-white head. Very clean aroma with mostly citrus hops. Beautiful taste with just the right amount of lip-smacking hops. Nice malt backbone. Very drinkable and extremely quaffable. Being a local brew, there will always be a sixer of this in my fridge. One of the few beers I consider better bottled than draught. Better than the pale ales that sweetwater or dogwood are putting out in atlanta. My rating may seem high but this is EXACTLY what I like. Good job Terrapin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Draft at 5 Seasons. This beer had a small sized white head that was creamy and smooth and contained fine sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was moderatley hoppy with a bitter and hoppy flavor. The mouthfeel of this beer was tingly on the tongue and fairly smooth. This beer was medium bodied with fair lacing.

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