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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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
12oz brown screwtop bottle from the local Hannaford. Pours a nearly translucent amber-red body with an impressive somewhat rocky inch-thick head that dissipates after not too long. Grassy, piney, somewhat citrussy hops dominate the aroma with some caramel and butterscotch in the background. Hops bombard the mouth at first, piney and grassy more than anything else, with a presence of butterscotch and biscuit to help counterbalance the hops. Moderate in both body and carbonation, this beer is a fairly easy drinker. Not the best IPA I’ve had but a good one and definitely a solid choice for sure, and one I may get again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark amber pour, decent offwhite pour. Sweet malt aromas, caramel and fruit. thin palate but nice malt and decent bitter end. not a bad pale, but nothing too exciting

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark amber pour with a decently sized white head. Aroma holds caramel, biscuit, and fruity hops. Flavor holds caramel, grapefruit, and some hop bitterness. Nothing phenomenal, but drinkable and quite a decent little brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This American Pale Ale’s grapefruity hops and lightly toasted pale malts benefit from a decent body and pleasant bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy golden, lacing well.
-The smooth effervescence increases drinkability.
-The hop bitterness was a tad leafy, and a bit resinous.
-The flavor profile was a bit mineral at times; perhaps the line was getting dirty?

On tap at the brewpub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Clear amber pour with two finger white head and decorative lacing. Aroma is loaded with fruity esters, caramel, toffee, and raisin, and some floral hops. I’m always very impressed with the distinctiveness of Woodstock’s aromas. Yeast character also yields banana and clove, which I was surprised to find in this style. Flavor is grainy bitterness, a nice hop bite, and some roasty caramel malt. Palate is medium to full for the style, with some light prickling carbonation and a crisp finish that, dare I spell it, resinates with hops. Very impressed with this one surprisingly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Multiple tastings. I have had everything they have to offer as we come here often for dinner while in the area. As with their food, the beer is OK but nothing spectacular. In fact, most of their beers are in my opinion, sub-par. This one though is a very drinkable pale ale and one of their better offerings.Stay away from the cask version though, not good.

2.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Got a fresh one. Overflowing with great hop aroma but the favor is quite disappointing, more house off flavors. very disappointing after the phenomenal aroma.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bugsizzy (53) - USA - APR 3, 2009
The only thing memorable for me about this beer that warrants a comment is the giant head that poured with every bottle. For me it literally took up half the glass; not an appealing characteristic for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Light crisp hop aroma. Hazy orange color with a medium off-white head. Light malt beginning fading to light hops. All around well balanced light beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
(12oz bottle, best by 4/09) Large off-white head atop lightly hazed amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, caramel, light grapefruit, butter. Light-medium body, some acidity.


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