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RATINGS: 1022   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PlainsDrifter (75) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours medium dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma of hay and light citrus. Medium bodied beer, slick texture, soft carbonation. Nice malt flavor with spicy hop start and nice finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12oz bottle via variety pack. Pours a slightly hazy Amber color with a small foamy white head. Atoma of rotted oranges, caramel malt, rye spice, and grapefruit juice. Taste mimics the nose.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (16) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2014
The golden orange rye ale pours slightly hazy. It has a medium body with a slightly bitter taste. The rye malt offers a unique and enjoyable flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (175) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours slightly hazy amber/orange, One finger head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of rye bread, caramel malts and citrus. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Light to medium body, light carbonation, slightly sticky mouth feel. Finishes with notes of rye, light malt, lemon and pepper. Good ale.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle... Poured amber golden with a moderate head. Aroma of complimenting grassy hops and rye spice. Very earthy. A little drying, rye malts and ready-like malt came through to balance out the battering and citrus forward hops. Nice drinking pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (990) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Draft at Pub 5. The pour is a solid orange. The aroma is nice sweet hops. The taste is an almost perfect pale ale. The sweet blend of hops is great, a very easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1469) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2014
New state, Georgia (32/51):
Appearance: Light orange, hazy. Some fizzy white head.
Aroma: Fruits, citrus, hops.
Taste: Lots of citrus, good amount of hops. Grains. Acceptable, but not good balance.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $1.99
Info: 26/10-2014, BB: 31/7-2014

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - OCT 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-5-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a caramel smell mixed with some lighter grainy and moderate rye bread smells. Along with these aromas are some other lighter notes of citrus orange and a bit of grass and floral hop. Taste – The taste begins much heavier on the rye flavor then I would have thought from the nose. While not a super rye powerhouse it does have a nice hit of it which lasts throughout the taste. At the front of the taste, there is a caramel and lighter fruit flavor of pear and some citrus. As the taste moves forward the sweetness fades a bit as some of the caramel is lost. While this occurs, some spice flavors move onto the tongue melding nicely with the rye flavors of the brew. With a bit of an herbal and grassy flavor join the taste at the end of the flavor and with the rye moving from a more smooth bready nature to a slightly more grainy flavor at the end of the taste, one is left with a nice crisp and tasty rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. While just a tad more carbonation would have really nicely complemented the blend of sweeter and drier rye flavors that transition throughout the taste, the slightly thinner body did just that rather well, and helped leave the nice crisp and more refreshing rye flavor on the tongue at the end of the taste. Overall – A quite easy drinking and still very tasty rye brew that is blended nicely with sweet, spice and crisp flavors which really make for an easy drinker.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Nicely balanced brew with a rough rye maltiness and fruity floral hops. Ultimately a bit too sweet to be suitable for repeating.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
pretty nice spicy aromatic pale ale when fresh. light grapefruit and spicy rye the main players with a smooth malt backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1743) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Draft at Milkboy. Clear orange amber that started with a good amount of frothy white foam. Tastes like a citrus spiked loaf of honey rye bread. Tangerine Challah. Somewhat sweet. Lingering hop spice. Feels peppery - from Green Bell to Chipolte. Juicy but maybe a bit harsh.


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