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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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We practice alchemy every day turning water, malt, hops and yeast into liquid gold. Alchemy Ale melds years of experimentation and our special Alchemy hop blend, in a pure expression of brewing art and science. Join us in unlocking the mystery to the perfectly balanced, perfectly hopped ale. Alchemy Ale has a bright, distinct hop character balanced with hints of caramel and a remarkably smooth finish.

Proprietary Hop Blend: Alchemy hops are a blend of choice hops from the Pacific Northwest, hand-selected by our brewers each year. This secret blend is the backbone of all our beers, and the magic behind Alchemy Ale.

Malts: Pale, Caramel, Munich, Vienna Extra Special Original Gravity: 13.8 Plato


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2013 Pours a clear golden orange on tap with thin cap of off-white lacy head that sticks nicely. Aroma is hop forward, floral and earthy, then a hint of pale malts, almost biscuit like. Taste follows with a lightly bitter finish, clean and easy to drink. Not bad but nothing too crazy.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1313) - - SEP 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-14-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a beautiful golden amber color with a thick and billowy off white head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of sweet, malt, and hop. The sweet is of a caramel and lighter fruit smell of orange while the malt is of a bready nature. The hop is a nice mix of grapefruit and floral smells giving a nicely balanced aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with a smooth bready taste mixed with a little bit of caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances a bit of citrus comes to the tongue in both a sweet and hoppy way. A sweeter orange and more bitter grapefruit come to the tongue with the grapefruit overall taking over the sweeter tastes as the flavor moves more toward the end. Along with the increase in grapefruit, so too comes some lighter pine and floral hop tastes which in the end take away from some of the smoothness, but deliver a light to moderately hopped bready taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the average to slightly creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. The combo is rather nice for the sweeter and maltier flavors upfront while also allowing for the hop to shine at the end. Overall – A rather nice drinker. It balances a sweeter/maltier front with a nice hop blend at the end to create a nice clean flavor to linger on the tongue.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2014
A weaker than normal American Pale Ale. Good effort, but not the best. August 3rd, 2013.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
A brighter hop character than expected (which is nice) but not a whole lot going on after that. Thin and simple. A little carboard and caramel. If not for the cirrusy hops this would suck. As it is, ok."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Hoppy citrus and hay aroma, floral notes. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, hay, some caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1642) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours an orangish amber with one finger of white head. Aroma and favors are slightly citrus and some floral. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3820) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of cactus juice, yeast and pizza toppings, slightly resinous, with a hint of dandelions and sugar icing. flavour is more caramel and resin, with notes of herbal hops, stone fruit and a semi-dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bookseeb (116) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Appearance has an burnt orange color supporting minimal head leaving nil lace. Smell has a nice sweet floral scent, smelling almost like Hawaiian punch. Taste again having a note of Hawaiian punch with a good bit of hops. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 0.335l at Amsterdam, Helsinki. Bottled Mar 18 14. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, dryness, hops and malts. Boring

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4607) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
(Bottled, 0.33 l - bottled Mar 18 2014, at Amsterdam, 20140830) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, malts and sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy, papery and bitter. A dry and dull pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
On tap @ The Mayor of Old Town. Pours a golden orange appearance with a white head. Peach, stone fruity aroma with some grassy, herbal notes. Slightly sweet flavor with some bubblegum notes and lots of apricots and melon. Ok.


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