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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
First brewed 1994
Available year round
Our original brew crafted by Ned, Kevin and Quinny in the early 90s with super drinkability. American two row pale with Crystal malts Cascade, Willamette and Cluster hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Ive only had 2 or 3 of this breweries beers, but they have all been solid. This one has a nice golden appearance. You think a buttery aroma would be strange on a beer, but its really mellow and is very nice. The flavor is hoppy and smooth. I can just picture having one of these swinging on the porch of a country house on a breezy summer day in the shade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (3120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2012
On tap. The color is bronze amber with a decent silky head and good clarity. Toasted pale malts lead off the aroma along with sweet caramel and low hop bitterness. The body is medium. The taste is sweet to begin with a light bitterness at the end that was not as expected given the aroma. But I found it to be a great pale ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2001
Beatiful deep orange color with a sturdy white head, which is quick to disappear. Complex aroma: raspberry dominates with hints of lemon and other citrus phenols (some apple perhaps?). This beer is light bodied an refreshing with raspberry undertones throughout the slightly acidic flavour. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2002
A nice light, smooth beer. I would love to have this beer with pasta or just to compliment a sunny day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
I had this one a few minutes ago. Ive only tried the Black Shack Porter before. This one of the better ales I have come across in this country.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2608) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 9, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Grain and Vine in decent quality plastic cup. Light copper with head and lace. Orangey peppery aroma. Medium sweet apricot peach with nice spicy yeasty peppery hop finish. Medium effervescent body. Really a decent beer, especially for the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dumbo99 (5) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
agreeded with kaya161 great refreshing beer from a great microbrewery

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2003
An enjoyable, rich aroma. The body isn't bitter in the least, and yet is fairly malty. Bronze colored, this brew is fairly sweet and pleasant. A blond ale indeed, and an extremely enjoyable one boasting some grassy, herbal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
walrus (13) - USA - FEB 26, 2004
Rich, Smooth, dense foam, moderate head, slightly pale. nice. Good choice for breaking in Bud drinkers to what they might have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Nice body and color, pours like a nice ale. Lightly hopped. Little bit of peach or nectarine. Was as fresh as a load of laundry out of the dryer,

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