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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Best Pale Ale in the Northeast and second overall in the Country at the United States Beer Tasting Championships. Pale amber in color with O.G. 1.057 / 56.4 IBUs


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of hops, citrus, piney notes, tropical fruits and some cookie-ish malt. Sharp bitter hops in the flavor with piney and resiny notes, a bit of grapefruit and a bit of malt sweetness. Medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (958) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Amber with faint off-white head. Malt and grain in the aroma, hint of corn. Carbonation bites the tongue that’s followed by hop bitterness. Hint of malt body but not enough to counter the hop bite. From Beer of the month club.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6029) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2011
bottle, thanks to cavie, amber colored pour with a pineapple and caramel aroma, flavor is piney caramel with a metallic finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Pours a clear light copper color with medium amount of foamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet oranges dipped in dulce de leche. Flavor is a bit dry and piney off the bat, sweet caramel malt base, and an earthy bitter hop finish. Overall, pretty decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange with a decent biege head. Aroma of piney hops, florals and citrus. Tastes of citrus, hops and some malt. Some bitterness. Not impressive, but OK.

3.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mountainforest (130) - Mississippi, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Hard to believe all this came from a bottle, and from a pale ale. Lots of flavor and depth and staying clear of an IPA finish. Would leave Vermont for this Brewery, only to be called back by Ben and Jerry’s and Cabot Cheese free tastings.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Thanks to Cavie for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is toffee and sugar, but like the Red Rack Ale I tried from this brewery, I get a lot of butter notes which are not good at all. The flavor is more of the same. The dominant flavor is a buttery sweetness. In addition to that, I get some grain, wheat and grassy notes, but the butter is so strong it completely kills the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2649) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Very clear amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is musty, old malts, and some hops. Taste is a little bitter, caramel, a little nutty, and inoffensive.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, citrus, and spruce. Flavor of caramel malt, herbs, light orange, and grass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3829) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is very hoppy upfront with hops, pine, and sweet sap. Flavor is dry and hoppy. Sweet notes and pine that have a bit of sharpness. Not bad.


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