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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This generously hopped pale ale is a strike in your mouth! Brewed with lots of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand hops this beer is ten frames of big citrus and tropical fruit aroma and flavor. A strong malt backbone rounds it out and makes this pale ale a delight for the senses. The pins may be small but the flavor is huge! In our town, we roll Duckpin—a true Baltimore original.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5038) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Can. Pours a clear gold body under a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, lots of fresh and bright hoppiness, especially for just an APA. A nice mix of floral and tropical fruits over a clean pale malt base. The flavor is light on the malt, leaving the hops to do most of the talking. Nicely dry maltiness, bright, with a clean bitterness on the back end. Light bodied and very easy drinking. I think I’d make this a staple in the fridge if it were available locally. Right up there with Sly Fox Phoenix Pale Ale. Pretty delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8526) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Keg at Cardinal Tavern Baltimore, Conical Pint, $5. Pours clear deep golden with lower white foam. Decent meringue lacing. Nose is orange peel, nutty, bready, flaxseed. Taste isn’t too heavy, not sticky, not too nutty, lots of flaxseed, high orange peel bitterness. Long grassy hop bite. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
"slightly fruity aroma and flavor from the NZ hops, but ample bitterness and citrus for the style as well. Not too shabby all-around from this seemingly hit and miss brewery. "

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4931) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate citrus, light pine, and a touch of lemon peel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger eggshell head that has decent retention. A nice soapy sheet is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate citrus with some lightly sweet apricot. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, lighter pine, and a touch of lemon peel. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, a really solid Pale Ale that would be great to drink on a regular basis out of cans in the summer if it was available here. I’m really surprised by the average score.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz can. Amber color with white head. Citrus and apricot aroma. Good flavor. Smooth with a light hop bitterness. Light to medium body. Good carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3740) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From can. Really nice hoppy aroma. A bit of orange and apricot, pine resin. Medium amber clear with haze, topped with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately dry with light malt sweetness. Light biscuit. Carbonic acidity and fizzy tang. Big hop bitter throughout with bitter finish and after.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kassner (1356) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Can from friend, Amber with light head, Ok as Pale ale, quite big and bitter but not aromatic, like a big English type, one draw back was very fizzy with lots of carbonation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1565) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
12 oz. can, given to me by a fellow vacationer, up here in Maine. To solo cup. Pours amber with a one finger off white head. Nicely balanced aroma of citrus hops and pale malts. Flavor is loaded with citrus and tropical fruits flavors. Hops are most definitely there, but not in your face. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Quite tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pras (472) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2014
This was really good and I wasn’t expecting much. Big citrus and pine aroma. Aroma followed through to the taste. Could have this in my regular rotation. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agl108 (791) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2014
12 oz. can at Foxy’s, St. Michaels. Poured light orange with minimal head. Light, crisp, hoppy. Decent summer pale ale.


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