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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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This traditional American Pale Ale is a combination of the finest Midwestern malts and American Hops, creating a refreshingly crisp, citrusy, and slightly bitter taste. Named for the Greek sun god, Helios Pale Ale is a great choice for those who like a lot of personality and individuality in their beer. Helios was given its name to reflect Upland’s commitment to environmental sustainability, specifically the installation of ten solar water tube panels on the roof of the brewery, which have dramatically reduced the amount of natural gas used to heat water in the brewhouse.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2009
On tap at brewpub. Pours a clear yellowy golden yellow with an offwhite head, healthy enough. The nose is lightly sweet with hops. Not a ton, floral. Light pale malt. Corn, not a ton of it, but that special corn flake sort of sweetness, unmistakable. The mouthfeel is a bit fuller than I’d expect from the style, with standard draught sort of carbonation. The flavor is in line with the nose, though the corn is perhaps a bit more pronounced. There’s a good deal of sweetness to this. The hops are a bit low in profile for my tastes. This is however really very easy to drink. I’m just sad that the old pale was pushed aside for this pale! That being said, I was very enthused about the new experimental amber, which perhaps fills the void left by the departure of the old pale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2016
draft - pours yellow white head - nose/taste of orange peel, light malt and citrus - med body

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12702) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Draft - Grains, bready notes with some fruit. Clear gold with a rich white head. Bready malts and a touch of spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2638) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle from a bud. Thanks, bud. Out of the bottle watching Skyfall. The movie is better than the beer. Light citrus, light bitterness, malt sweetness that lingers. Drying. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Sampler pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malts, pine and floral. Taste is grains, caramel and pine.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DWestrick (656) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2015
bottle. pretty average pale ale. Nothing really stands out, expect it’s better than a bud light

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybercat (5117) - Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Pours slightly hazy orange-golden with a thin pale buff head. Malty aroma is not strong, and has a fruity hint. Flavor is more hoppy than malty, close to an IPA, slightly bitter with just a hint of orange. Mouthfeel has average fizz and slightly thin body, while finish is hoppy and woody. Nothing special, but good for a party or chilling on a hot day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubblehouse (1341) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Descent but nothing special. Nice aroma and orangish look. Taste is lacking and it lingers for way to long.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Decent hoppy pale with nice orange pour. Some good aroma that is a bit bigger than taste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2014
bottle. deep golden with one finger head. very bland pale ale. i can smell the hops more than taste them. slight metallic off flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Very solid Pale Ale. Nothing stands out as exceptional though. Smells better than it tastes but it does have almost everything you'd want in a Pale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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