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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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We took our time to get the finely-tuned balance of Persnickety Pale just right. The clean orange-peel character – brought on by Yakima Valley Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops – balances perfectly with a soft caramel malt profile, built entirely from locally malted Washington grain.
OG: 1.058 SRM: 13 Malts: Base Malt, Crystals, Munich, Vienna, Carapils Hop varieties: Centenniel, Cascade, Chinook, Galena


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Chuck’s 85th Market. This has a nice fluffy head sitting on-top of a hazy copper body. This looks pretty good. This has a rather weak aroma. Soft hop aroma; actually, the hops are almost indeterminable. Light toffee and grass aroma. I would give some more information, if I could actually smell the thing. Very sweet, with very little hops. Slightly bitter at the end, but that is a very small "slightly". Subtle burnt malt flavor. The bitterness is only now starting to linger, but not in a complimentary type way. There’s nothing pale about this one; other than a light bitterness. The sweet flavor is decent, and as others have said, it reminds me a little of tea, but I’ve had beers that are egregiously guilty of the aforementioned foul. The person brewing this wasn’t persnickety about the end result, it seems. Not to be insulting, but come on, you can do better than this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1311) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Nicely balanced pale. Pours copper in color. Good malty taste and hoppy flavor, perfectly proportioned. For what this beer aims to be, a job well done. Solid B/B+. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
On tap at Brouwer’s. Pours a cloudy copper color. Nice balance on the nose, and a flavor something like a dry-hopped Manny’s. Goes down very easy. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1267) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Can’t quite be sure how good this was and how much of it was the setting: on tap at the Lake Crescent lodge, sitting on the pier watching sunset. Doesn’t matter I guess. A memorable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bvc (1160) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Draft at Naked City. Pours a slight hazed peach golden with very little head. Nose is very delicate...peach, light citrus, piney butter, touch of bready caramel. Biscuit breadiness, light piney citrus, butter present...not overly to fault, yet distracting...decomposing peach flesh with ice tea. All of this sounds discouraging, bu this isn’t super offensive.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1000) - Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Orange gold color. Thin head no lacing. Nose is okay, hops and citrus notes. Taste is bright, hops, pine. Okay pale ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Canned. Pours clear orange with a solid short head. Good retention and lace. Nose and palate of pale malt and light hops. Light-medium body, light oily texture and a crisp bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Hazed medium amber pour, thin white head. Very soft nose that has a herbal, slightly caramelly smell that comes across as sweet tea. Still gives the same impression when drunk, with a bit of lemon rind flavor, floral notes, some resin on the finish. Was a pleasant pairing for burritos, but not quite what I’m usually after in a pale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Aroma is quite yeasty with hints of citrus. Body is citrusy as well - lemon, orange peel, grapefruit. Nicely bitter, but balanced enough to be sessionable. Finish is long and full of grapefruit rind. I quite liked this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampesinoTino (777) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Can. Orange copper colored in appearance with a half-inch of beige foam. Mostly earthy hops, citrus and cereal malt in the aroma. The taste is sour grapefruit and orange rind upfront followed by some herbal hops bitterness and toasted biscuit malt. Lots of carbonation in the body along with a tangy, bitter finish. The overall flavor is slightly off-balance and tastes more like an Amber or ESB than an APA.


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