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RATINGS: 1069   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A medium bodied single hop pale ale showcasing Citra hop from the Yakima Valley, U.S.A.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle:   Golden colored, a little dull and hazy, nice white frothy head, sticky lacing.   Fairly assertive hop nose.   Also noticing some candyish fruity notes as well.   Oh wow, thats a nice juicy hop flavor right up front.   Bitter but not harsh.   Decent malt sweetness, a bit citrusy, otherwise some pale fruit too.   Wow, this is amazingly clean and tasty!   Robust Pale in that its hoppy but not overly bitter.   Nice malt base, right amount of citrus/fruity sweetness to balance it out.   This was a real treat!   Thanks Diego for this freebie!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. very excited to try this one and wow is it a hop bomb! deep golden pour with a small white head. big citrus / dank hop nose. aggressive bitterness throughout the body. dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2011
bottle. fantastic. pours a hazy amber with minimal head. aroma of big florals, tropical fruits, and fresh citra heaven. huge and impressive for an american pale. flavor is much of the same...very floral with just a touch of subtle sweetness and mild bitterness in the finish. great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1205) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours a rich golden amber with a creamy off-white head that leaves a sleeve of lacing. Orangey piney hop aroma. Fairly mild overall but with a nice hop forward flavor which is resinous with a citrus and floral character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Pours a little darker golden than a normal pale ale with a decent white head - really nice. The aroma is excellent - some cat piss and funky hop going on there with the juicy grapefruit notes from the citra. Best pale ale aroma ever! The flavor is strong juicy hops on a light typical pale ale body with some smooth bitterness to help settle on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Amazing pale ale. Usually love stronger and hoppier but I canít get enough of this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 GABF 2011
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a medium sized white head
Aroma: Tropical fruit and citrus
Taste: Floral, caramel and tropical fruit
Very nice and tasty
8/5/12: Just had this again. Dallas gave me a bottle, thanks man
Iím not going to change my original rating. This is very good, I could drink this everyday.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1302) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
On tap at Three Floyds. Pours a yellowish orange with some head. Aroma is absolutely terrific; hoppy grassy citrus and sweet fruits (pineapple, cherry, grapefruit), plus pine. Just want to dive in it. Taste is citrus, pine, more malt presence than expected. Some orange zest. Finishes medium long and sweetly bitter. This is excellent!! We bought a case to go and that has been equally terrific out of the bottles. I did not think a pale could be made to rival Daisy Cutter or Alpha King, but this is better. Indeed kudos to FFF for having a great pale and creating something better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
douglas88 (6042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 Re-rate: 12 ounce bottle. Sweet, grainy. quite bitter at times, insanely drinkable, very full of all the hop goodness you can get really. Oranges and light pine. Excellent. First class. On tap at GABF. Pours a opaque orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet citra and some biscuit. The flavor is all massive tropical fruit, some bitterness but mostly a super smooth drinkable IPA or Pale Ale. Very nice and superbly drinkable. Re-rate: Iíve had about 12 of these since my insane winning of a case for FBW! Superb. More drinkable than water by some measure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WolfsBlood84 (172) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Fresh 12 oz. courtesy of Patty BrugBee. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange, with nice lite pillowy off white head. Smells like some dank, fo reals, and orange, grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Taste is pretty great, medium lite on the mouthfeel, fairly low actual bitterness, hops really shine thru here. There really isnít much else going on - which is fine. The best thing about this is the freshness - smells and tastes just like truly fresh hops - and thereís no malt to get in the way! Perhaps just a tingle in the very back end mite possibly alert you that itís above 6%, but it is supremely quaffable. High Poundability, fer shure.

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