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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RobertDale (4554) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mountainforest (131) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mora2000 (6101) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2845) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (4043) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1096) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Amber pour from bottle. Aroma is a bit earthy and dull. Taste is a dash of malt, a dash of hops and not too much else. Not horrible, but not too exciting either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle. a run of your mill pale ale. drinkability is decent but nothing to write home about.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
12 oz bottle from a coworker. Poured a reddish amber body with a few large bubbles and a small to average sized foamy white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, grains, toffee and a touch of citrus rind. The body is painfully thin with bubbly carbonation and a very watery feel. Flavor similar to the aroma minus the citrus rind, basically all malt. This one actually gets better once you get used to the watery body but still not that good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
12 oz bottle (thanks again to Pam). Pretty similar fair to their amber here. The pour was a bit nicer with a more enticing soapy white head, and bright orange-red body. A fairly hoppy aroma with some woody notes and mixed citrus. Also, some cereal grains, light caramel, and that same slightly off motor oil note. Some carbonation in the body of this one, but it has a fairly soapy feel overall. Citrus, toasted cereal grains, and herbal notes in the flavor. Again, average.

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