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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
A West coast style American Pale Ale brewed with equal portions of Pale and Vienna malts to provide lots of malt backbone and a dark straw color. The hop varietals are horizon for bittering and cascade for flavor and aroma. This brew is not for the hop impaired and is known to induce hophead hysteria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 This version of the "Point of Rocks Pale Ale" is an American Pale Ale variety and man, is it solid - very sierra nevada-esque. Pours a darker shade of gold with a white head. Plesant floral cascade hop aroma with a touch of simcoe/amarillo-like tropical fruit character. Flavor has notes of light caramel, grapefruit, pine, peach, mango, clean American ale yeast, light bread and a touch of wood. Plenty of satisfying APA bitterness in here too. Not harsh and very very drinkable. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and medium carbonation. Excellent, excellent American Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Hazy honey colored with a fluffy white head. Aroma was citrus and hoppy with a nice dry citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KUEric (934) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
I liked this one! A very west coast IPA-esque EPA. From what I understand they tweaked the reciepie on this one. Maybe that why I felt like it wasn’t nearly as balanced as the other raters. Definitely some serious hops! Enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-bitterness, some pine, secondary medium malt. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20909) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden, small white head, great lacing. Aroma and taste hinted at wheat, with a bit of bubblegum and citrus. Tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Lost and then re-found notes from Jan/Feb of 2007. Cloudy amber-gold with a pleasing white dense head. Aroma is quite hoppy with very little malt presence. Quite quaffable and could hold its own against some of the giants of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
(Sample Date: 3/21/2009 Source:Other) Growler from the brewery. Very slightly cloudy amber golden with a small fine white head. Citrusy floral hop nose with underlying caramel and light graininess. Flavor follows aroma with a very light fruity character. Finish is dry and moderately bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9060) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2007
5oz draft at the brewery. Clear and clean looking body, orange rust in color. Velvety, slick but supportive palate, wonderful texture overall, right about where I want a good, oiily, hoppy pale ale. Fresh, almost leafy, but more oily and slick like fresh SNPA is. Light grapefruit and sweet crisp lemon in the flavor, just the slightest bit dank. I really liked this beer, but at a warmer temperature I started to notice some diacetyl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7079) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled at Northern Virginia Brewfest. Pours a hazy yellow color. Citrus and Hop aroma. Subtle and complex at the same time. Impressed with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Draft. Pours a hazy deep orange with a frothy white head. Heavy pine and citrus notes in the nose. You can definitely tell this is west coast style. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Powerful hops with pine and citrus up front, followed by floral notes and a strong bitterness. Eventually a little orange and some sweetness from the malt are able to emerge. Long, bitter finish. You better like hops if you go for this brew! On the downside, there is a strong bitterness component similar to aspirin that makes it a bit much to session.

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