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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Subtle amounts of malts and hops make for a clean and crisp ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent orange with off-white lacing. Smells of hops and pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
On tap. Poured a medium caramel-golden with a dusting of dirty white head. Nose was of deep, rich drawn caramel and toffee with Cascade notes (mostly pine)... quite sweet. Sweet caramel and pine in the flavor, with a solid citrus push at the back-end. Rather aggressive alcohol-fueled grapefruit bitterness at the finish. Close to medium-bodied. Caramel base could have been fuller, and the bitterness was a bit sharp. Not bad, though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2006
12-ounce bottle. Copper color, fairly well headless and the lace looks more like trub. Has a bready nose with not much else going on...and a little hop finish with not much else going on. Maybe this is what happens when people brew a style out of a sense of *having* to have it on the roster? It doesn’t seem like it was brewed by anyone who really likes pale ales much in the first place, let alone wanted to make one that stands out. Well-enough made but uninspired.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2011
Draft at Get Real NY Cask Ale Event with Linh, Andrew, Streets, and Brendan. Easy drinking pale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7123) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy light amber. Aroma is moderately hoppy (resin, pine), lightly malty (toasted bread). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Whoa nelly, that's a bitter brew. Not a fan of this resinous, piney hop style, though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2007
Thin offwhite head. Orange body with yeast particles. Sweetish mango hop aroma with sharpish catty hop notes. Some straw as well. Dry straw and malt taste with citric mango hop notes. A bit watery, but still nice. (0.355l bottle at RBNAG’07.)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6904) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 Rerate Very refreshing on a hot day spent in downtown Cleveland - up a notch or two. Much smoother this time around. Original 3.2 Medium orange pour, slightly sparkling with a soft, lilting, dissipating quickly white head. Faint aroma - pick up hints of pepper, ripening fruit, pleasant. Flavor has a good subtle bitterness to it with touches of citrus and some sweet biscuity malty notes. Cluttered finish - left me thirsty. A pleasant change of pace from the west coast over-hopped APAs but not overly exciting. Thanks to Aurelius for saving this out of his Ale-in-the-Mail shipment.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
On tap at the Ginger Man, July 2012 Amber with a small head. Creamy mouth feel with hops, malt, some grass. Descent stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Look of light black tea, orangey, small head. Rich hoppy aroma with some sweet fruity elements. A bit dry at front, later some light bitterness. Very smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2008
Imperial Pint draft at The Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Poured a nice darker amber hue, with an interesting, seemingly nitro head that coats as a film, is decent sized, and sticks around through the experience. Aromas of citrusy hops and some bready, caramel malts that seem well balanced. Taste is similar, light bitter hoppiness balanced well by a nice bready malt profile. Hops are there, and definitely are my favorite part of the brew, but is balanced well and is not one dimensional at all. Finishes smooth. Sessionable. Would drink again. Cheers.


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