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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of peppery grass. Taste is bitter grass very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft. Small white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, some straw, light berry. Light-medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Tap. Pours clear orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters (pear, apricot, peach), earthy and pine hops with biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
12oz can: pours a clear deep golden with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted pale malty nose with fresh resiny citrus hops. Starts with good fullness and a clean malty sweetness well balanced with juicy hop flavor and resiny bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish. Very well hopped and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can thanks to a trade! Pours a clear deep yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain and bread with grassy hops coming through. Flavor is similar with lots of grass and grains with a bit of a sweet bread note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
On tap at the brewery tasting room. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Crisp grain and bright hops. Medium bodied, light sweetness and a good amount I’d crisp malt. Nice clean bitterness into the finish. Long lingering bitter. Tasty and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5638) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 17, 2013
Tap. Cloudy amber, eggshell cream. Grassy, light lime aroma. Chewy, mellow sparkly mouthfeel. Light mealy base with a earthy, grassy counterbalance. Pleasantly drinkable. Quick salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at Union. Served in a Union sampler glass. Pours a clear golden color. Nose is faintly hoppy with light citrus notes, a bit of tropical character, and some grain. Flavor is a bit grainy with moderate bitterness. Not quite enough hop flavor for me, but this would be a nice introductory pale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
12oz can at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a clear orange with some frothy, white head. Nose is earthy, lemon, pithy, vinous, some white grape. Flavor is nice, herbal, chive, scallion, malt, orange, honey, spicy onion. Full, herbal finish. Very nice. I would love to get sixers of this in DC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4809) - 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.

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