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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Bursting with hop flavor and aroma, this is a classic American pale ale...Bold, yet very smooth...critically acclaimed, this pale ale will please the discerning beer palates.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4404) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Gold color with no head. Aroma reminds me of hops soaked in dishwater. Taste is primarily of pine with a weak malt base. Dry and bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Slight-hazed amber/orange with a white, ringy head. Aroma was heavily-herbed with honey, lemonade and oranges. Flavor was lemon-tea bitter and rather one-dimensional... but it was a fine dimension. A damn-good APA.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Clear dark amber body. Nutty caramel malt aroma. More caramel sweetness in the flavor with nutty components taking a back seat. Leafy hops are present. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Orange in color with a thin head. The nose is full of hops and grapefruit. Pretty solid. The taste is just about the same. some copper and fruit skins. Pretty solid APA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Crisp nose with lots of hops. Great hoppy flavor, as far as American Pales go, this oneís towards the better side of the spectrum.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Had this on draught in Lake Barrington, Illinois. Slightly cloudy and dark yellow, very interesting look for a pale. Nice nose of roses and hops, plenty of bitterness with notes of molasses and apple. A nice APA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Clear orangish-copper in color with a few bubbly circles along the rim. Best aroma of any of their beers - dry hopping goes a long way. Other aroma accents include crisp lemon grass, pine needles and Mike & Ike candies. Fizzy at first hit and then prominent bitters play their part. Some malt support but itís a little lacking. Feels like Iím swallowing a lot of air with all of this carbonation. Some earthy flowers bloom mid-quaff for an herbal accent. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 On draught at the pub: A handsome orange body with a pillowy head that does some solid lacing as you drink. This is a nice balance in smell and taste between a caramel malt backbone and some liberal grapefruit and piney hops. Worth repeating.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 17, 2004
hazy golden yellow body nearly too thick to allow its hilights to shine through brightly. lemon pepper and full; spicy pepper with lemon citrus twang. thin, prickly. nothing wanting me to want more. stales as it warms.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (329) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Medium amber color with a minimal white head. Just a touch of malt, with the bold citrusy hops. Not real impressive, but something you could drink on a hot day (at the brewpub).


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