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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1275) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drywallman (359) - 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).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Fresh floral hop aroma with notes of peaches and pears. Nice murky amber color, not much head, white. Flavor not quite right. A little plain. Overly carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2002
Beautiful orange with a big off white head. Looks identical to the Rogue I2PA next to it, but lacks 80% of itís nose. Much is lacking from the taste as well. Nicely balanced, though. Very drinkable, but very light in the taste department!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2002
Decent. Itís got a bit of an aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2692) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2001
Coming from a pretty good brewery. I love the appearance...bottle is sedimented like a hefe weizen. Of course I poured all those nice hops on in as well. The head has big and small bubbles; which I seem to find in lower quality brews. This has a fruity aroma with some grapefruit. Very cloudy and a full, rounded mouthfeel. Mine tastes a little old so I think it could be much better that it already tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2001
Not a bad APA, not great by any stretch of the imagination. They donít seem to be using the best hops, thus allowing more malt flavor than Iíd like to taste to come through. And Iím not sure if I deduct points for slurring my ethnicity in the beerís name...

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