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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Hoppy Pale Ale

Napoleon Complex is a small-statured pale ale with a larger-than-life attitude. Ignoring the industry standard of diminutive hop presence and mild manner, this pale ale will have most IPAs contemplating their inadequacy. Little beer, big flavor, even bigger ego.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Growler that I bought for TURDFERGSON, which he then generously shared with me. Nose of lovely citrusy hops; some resin and skunk as well. Just mad freshness. Taste is slightly thin, as expected, but still full of flavor. Extra points for clocking in under 5%. I could (and hopefully will) drink a lot of this.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acearl (490) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Clear golden pour with thick creamy medium white head, some lacing, smells of grain, kind of pilsner esque, medium body, some crispness, a bit of citrus, not very complex but very balanced and drinkable, refreshing, rating this high due to balance but aside from that there isnt much to it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (561) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours clear and yellow with a finger of fluffy white head. Aroma is pungent pine citrus with white wine notes. Flavor is sweet and sticky with balanced bitterness. A solid session ipa offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
Light citrus fruits, lemon, lime, some pine coming up. Clear gold, small, creamy, white head. Medium bitter. Citrus and tropical fruits, mango, sweet orange, tangerine, grain malts, lively carbonation, light bodied, bitter and dry finish. Decent APA, nice palate but maybe a touch too carbonated for me. Keg at A Taste of Carolina, Charlotte.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6533) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light grassy herbal, malty tons, shadow of a former self. Flavors are malty, light grassy and herbal tones.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - pours yellow white head - nose and taste of peppercorn, lemon, bread malt and citrus peel - med body

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5445) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Tropical fruit aromas. Dry with sweet mango upfront turning to dry pith and back to mild marshmallow in the lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1291) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 27, 2016
Pretty good. The aroma certainly stood out but the taste was a little less than what I was hoping for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6073) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Draft @ Ale House, Amesbury, MA. Slightly hazy golden color, some lasting head. Aroma is light citrus and maybe fruit. Flavor is a milled grain base, hints of honey. Hop profile is ok: Citrus dominate with hints of pine. Lighter body / mouthfeel.

No issues and I like this brewery a lot but this is about as standard as it gets overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (2794) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear straw yellow with a 2-finger, off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of cereal, citrus and pine. Taste of pine, citrus, pineapple and cereal. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Hazy yellow, small white head. Very clean and crisp palate. I get notes of citrus, pine and fresh bread. Maybe a but grapefruit. Very tasty...


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