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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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An American pale ale was brewed with our friends and co-political activists at Sun King Brewing Co. This beer was brewed to raise awareness about our legislative push to redefine what a micro brewery is in Indiana. Under 2010 law, small breweries were limited to 20,000 barrels. Thanks to the work of Sun King and other Indiana craft brewers this was raised to 30,000 barrels on April 11, 2011. Although this is a great gain more work needs to be done with legislature to help craft beer grow in Indiana. Call your representative to let them know what valuable small businesses craft breweries are.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Draft sample at SK. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a well hazed golden dulled pour, with a good haze, some more sunny edges, moderate frothy offwhite head atop that dies to a thick filmy layer, laces pretty well. Aromas are a nice citrusy melange, lemon bent, lemon rind, fruit, and zest with touches of grapefruit, orange, florals, some light grassiness, melon and moving into some light bready malts, some dough, pale malts, and crackers. Quite fruity on the nose, melon and some tropical fruit working into the fold as it warms. Nice. Initial is lighter bodied it seems, some vibrant bitter lemon fruit, some rind, lemon cookies, light tropical bite and some soap, florals. Moderate bitterness holds on through bread, Pale malts, touches of bread, crackers, some touches of biscuits. Finish is soapy and floral, lingering fruitiness, lemon rind and dry bitterness of decent quality to moderate strength holds on. A well hopped pale that leaves some elements lingering, isn’t all that complex. A good hop profile, does it’s job. Solid pale that isn’t complex, but is tasty and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2011
On tap at the Brewery. Golden orange pour with medium white head. Aroma of bright, fresh floral hops, with notes orange, tangerine, grapefruit. Some pine and resin notes peak out in the aroma too. Flavor is nice, dry, assertively hoppy. Medium bitterness. Pine and citrus notes mostly across the tongue, with a bit of resin in the finish. This is quite a nice beer, refreshing and very drinkable. A good pale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
Three floyds three kings. Growler thanks to Sean for sharing... Pours a mostly transparent, semi-hazy, orange pour with a thin soapy white head... Sweet coconut and assertive tropical fruit. Fresh and semi- dank. Citra? Really nice aroma... Flavors drop off by a small degree with a grainy malt presence while the hops play a little less subordinate role from what the aroma suggests. Citrusy, fairly light, while adding a slight bitter note on the finish. Very drinkable semi- light from a body perspective. Aroma more alluring than the flavor but still pretty quaffable. makes for easy drinking but would give the nod to zombie dust if given the choice. solid effort though regardless 8/4/7/4/14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub during Dark Lord Day 2011. Pours a clear, golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is very floral and citrusy with lots of sweeter tangerines and some grapefruit-lemons. Solid caramel sweetness to balance with a touch of bread. Some light piney resins as well. Flavor is similar. Big time floral citrus up front with some juicy tangerines and grapefruits. A light lemon in there too. Sweeter pale malts and caramels to balance while remaining light. Finishes with a medium-light, floral, somewhat piney, juicy citrus that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Lighter body and a moderately lively, crisp carbonation. Overall, a very nice pale ale. Lots of citrusy florals and an easy drinking, crisp body. Fresh, hoppy, and fairly juicy with lots of flavor. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Nice summery pale ale. Almost wheat ale coloring. Grapefruit and grassing hops. Slightly tart and crisp. Serving: Growler from Brewpub

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2011
A decent and well rounded pale ale. Had this after Zombie Dust and it doesn’t compare at all. I was a little disappointed with this beer especially with all the hype surrounding it. Good nonetheless, just not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1153) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Growler thanks to Stfun. Hazy golden pour with think head. Aroma is citrus, clove and spices. Taste is grassy with some citrus and banana notes. Reminds me more of a hefeweizen than a pale. Good flavor and very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2011
aroma is clean sea breeze, hints of citrus and saltines. well developed malt devoid of caramel but bigger on breadiness. appearance is lightly hazed lemon yellow. sticky legs, filmy head with ring. flavor is savory hop presence, sharp citrus present but larger earthiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (917) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Nice hop character with a sweet malty backbone. I think this is the perfect american pale ale.


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