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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 1, 2007
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated light yellow-orange colored body. The mild aroma was caramel malt and malt hop. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2007
On tap at Onion. Poured a clear, light-medium golden with a medium cap of white head.. some lacing as it descended. The aroma found a sweet blast of pine, floral, and grapefruit notes right away with some less pleasant vegetal undertones. Sweet caramel and grapefruit meat in the flavor along with pine and floral bitterness.. long bitter finish was rather nice. Not very good balance to it.. sweetness and bitterness only co-exist, and do not blend well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2006
this was reasonably solid. a welcome respite from the massively grassy hop harvest. balanced and reasonably hoppy. the local brewpubs make some damn good flagship APA’s (emmett’s, brass, onion).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2006
(04.25.06) On tap at Onion Brewpub, Barrington, IL. Poured hazy amber with small white head. No discernable carbonation. Faint malt aroma. Light-to-medium bodied ale that started dry with malt/citrusy hop flavor. Finished with light hop bitterness. Good flavor and well-balanced. Though rather thin, this is a good drinkable ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1343) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Surprisingly very very good. VERY hoppy. Could probably pass for an IPA. Grassy and citrusy. Tastes like a combination of American and European hops. Bitter and delicious. Probably the best beer they have.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Sample at the brewpub. Beautifully sculpted lacing and lasting head atop a pale, hazy amber body....gigantic show-stopping aroma of grapefruit, vanilla, caramel and oak, just about as delicious as any APA I’ve put my nose in....body woody, smooth, with lots of spicy hops growing and growing towards the pungent, dry finish...noticeably yeasty for the style. Tied with the hefe for my favorite here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Dark Yellow Coloring with White Ring. Wet Hop Aroma. Hops Seemed to Dominate the Brew. Sudsy Wet Hop Taste and a Dry Hop Finish to It. Still a Very Drinkable Pale Ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4362) - 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 (1746) - 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.


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