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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2005
12oz bottle contract brewed by Frederick B.C. spot for best before date is left blank. No head, slightly hazey copper color. Fairly big carmel and peach nose...some grain bag too. Not a lot in the flavor...some carmel hits as I swallow followed by a fruity citric bitterness...a gentle lingering bite. Malty beer. Not sure I get much rye in it. Decent pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Beer pours dark golden with a fizzy off white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is nicely citricly hoppy. Flavor is nice grapefruit hops. Not super strong by hop head standards, but as pale ales go this works pretty well. Nice session type ale. The rye works nicely, and I wish more brewers would use it. Both of the rye beers I have had have been very good. Enjoyable. Thanks Kawa!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrmilo73 (2) - USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
Nice hops and citrusl, flower aroma . dry finish but not to bitter. A nice amber colorclear withourt particulate. made me wish i had another

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Frederick Contract Brew. Whenever I see Frederick on the label, I cringe. They spoiled my beloved Oatmeal Porter from Highland Brewing and probably are going to brew more of their beer and make them taste as unidimensional as the Oatmeal Porter from them. All right, off of my soapbox... Well, they did it to this beer as well. Cloudy gold in color with a thin, white head. Aroma is lightly piney, citrusy, and orangey hops with perfumey, sweet rye. Flavor is somewhat flat vs. what the aroma showed. Quite odd, a very short finish. This may be old. It tastes like the equivalent to lightly bittered citrus soda pop. If you cannot obtain a bottle of this to rate just bitter some Sprite and then do your rating. It would be the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2954) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Bottle Pours a hazy pale orange amber witha small fine fizzy head. This settles out quickly and the aroma is a malty and hoppy combo. Quite a bit of citrus, grapefruit notes in the hop side. Flavors are grassy and of light grains. A strong bitter edge but not typical hop type. Must be the rye malts. Almost a tame IPA. Refreshing, slightly bitter and a bit dry. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Sliightly hazy amber body, white head. Primarily hoppy aroma, not much sweetness. I get orange/lemon citrus and rubarb leaves out of it. I’m still looking for the "big malt background" the commercial description talks about. There’s a basic pale malt backbone but any of its sweetness is overshadowed by the rye malt dryness. Layered on top of that are bitter grassy then citrus hops. Dry, hoppy finish. This beer is about what I expected, noticable rye malt with American hops. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2004
scent is a faint hoppy aroma, pours a fairly attractive golden amber, taste is slight malt with a fairly healthy hop presence, almost an evergreen sort of flavor. Only real rye attribute is kind of a dryness to it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2004
I love rye. This one has a nice rye bite, but could use a little more. Very nice hop aroma and taste. Better on draft than in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange body with a fluffy, big-bubbled, quickly-diminishing head. Big citric nose of orange and grapefruit, freshly baked bread, whole grains, melted caramel, light pine resin, slightly tart wheat (or rye) and a bit of floral/herbal element. The body is full and almost chewy without being filling. The flavor is excellent and quite satisfying. The hops give an excellent citrus fruit flavor that sits atop a fine layer of slightly sweet malt. The drinkability is subperb and the flavor is delightful. This is something I could drink regularly if it were available. An excellent example!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
splink48 (35) - Fayetteville, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
On tap/In bottles: Pours a dark golden color with a suprising full head. a PA with a mild hoppy taste, very well blended beer with a great finish.

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