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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Creamy American Pale ale made with plenty of Simcoe hops


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
A: This one pours amber in color with a thin layer of off-white foam. S: Smells kind of funky at first, almost like feet. That gives way to a pretty malt forward aroma of toffee and bread. There is a nice floral hop character to this beer as well as some grass. T: The flavor is also quite malt forward. Lots of toffee and bread, maybe a bit of toast. The hop profile on the flavor is surprisingly different to what I picked up on the nose. Definitely a bit of grass but also some grapefruit and other fruit notes with a moderate bitterness. M: This one is medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. D: The nose was just a little too off-putting for me. The flavor was pretty decent, however.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Winter 2010 growler. Nice, sweet hop aroma. Dark gold body with little visible carbonation. White head. Discernible hop profile. Not quite balanced enough; should be sweeter. A little thin and weaker than youíd expect for a winter apa. Otherwise solid. Brought it to a holiday party and one guy really liked it and the other, whose go to beer is much golden, didnít really care for it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Clear light copper pour with some nice honey tones. Head diminishes quickly. Aroma is all about the pine...smells like a fresh cut X-mas tree in the best possible way. Flavor starts nice, with pine hops, leading into some malt and light vanilla notes. Not a ton on the finish, perhaps just a touch of resiny hops...overall though, the finish is slightly watery, and this hurts the beer. A decent beer, but could have used some toffee malt notes to cap it off and add some mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft. Poured into a pint glass a clear amber orange color with a slight off white head. Nice aroma of bitter citrus rind. The taste is quite nice with an abundance of citrus notes with a slight malty backbone. The mouthfeel is medium/light with more carbonation than I thought it would have. Some lace left on the glass. Overall, decent but really no different than most other pretty well done apaís.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours hazy orange with a frothy white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is strong citrus and piney hops. Flavor is pine, citrus, sweet caramel, nad some apple with a very nitter hop finish. A very good, very hoppy APA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Super fruity and perfumy. Hops are rather unique and pretty tasty. I would have guessed Amarillo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours hazy orange with nice fluffy white head that laced all the way down. Aroma is very hoppy with a bit of caramel sweetness. Taste is citrus with slight apple notes and gets a bit a sweet and finishes bitter. A nice strong and hoppy APA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Tap at brewpub. Pours a semi-cloudy, cheddar yellow. Aroma is new-cardboard-infused grapefruit. Flavor is new cardboard, grapefruit, and bitter orange. Average mouthfeel. Bizarre foretaste but it evens out in the end.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Wow, amazing aromoa on this one. Lots of fruit, orange, grapefruit and pine. Wonderfully bitter and biting. A great IPA from TH, right on pace with M.M and the Simcoe Pale ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pour: Growler to pint glass. Nice light amber color with a huge fluffy off-white head that leaves some thick lacing. Really dense resinous foam displays great retention.

Nose: Sweet citrus, extreme tangerine and oranges and maybe even some lime. Very bright with no trace of malt.

Mouth: Tastes like hop juice to be honest. Pineapple, a light spritz of sweet orange, and a wonderful back-end orange-peel bitterness that lingers nicely. This is just the kind of pale ale I like. Itís not too malty, rather it derives both its sweetness and its bitterness from hops. Occasional soapiness but nothing too bad. Medium bodied and refreshing, with moderate carbonation and huge drinkability. One of the best APAs Iíve had.


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