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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2049) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2008
From a 355 ml. bottle with an expiration date of Aug. í08. Pours a handsome amber color with off-white head. Hops in the aroma. Medium mouth feel. There are hops in the flavor too but also something lightly fruity. ANd it tastes clean. I like it because itís a bit milder than the typical IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2008
A very nice, clean brew. Has an understated hoppiness-- itís a hoppy beer, but it is not as strong as most IPAs, which it of course is not. Hops give way to malt and they play equal roles. Just right for a Pale Ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1071) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Beer of the month club. I rather enjoyed this, although I was thinking in terms of pale ale, and would certainly not consider it a strong IPA. Crisply hoppy with a beefy, late-revealing flavor. Bueno.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2008
BOM for January í08. pour is amber with thin head that goes away quickly, a little lacing. smell is of apricot, floral, hops, some malt, caramel, a little citrus. taste is sour, slight grapefruit hops, citrus, some caramel, end is a little bitter. overall this is not an IPA, more of an ESB or an english ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Pours amber copper with a off-white head. Hoppy nose of citrus and pine. Crisp hop flavor, malts are very mellow. Very solid pale/IPA, while not overhopped like the NW ones, very drinkable and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfontain (792) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Beautiful looking beer: golden-orange with the tinest hint of haze; the 12 oz. bottle fills my 16 oz. shaker to the top with 4 oz. of foamy, frothy head; tons of lacing all the way down the glass, and a small head is retained for at least half an hour. Aroma is too light, but is bready and of citrus fruit. Flavor, frankly, is a bit sour, and has little to offer other than bready malts and a quite bitter finish. Silky body, yet clean. Not terrible.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear orangish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of oranges, grapefruits, a little sugary and light caramel. Tastes of caramel up front leading into a light grapefruit finish. Thinner body.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2007
This beer came in my beer club. I have never heard of the brewer before. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a copper color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was sour, tangy and buttery. The flavor was bitter, sour, tangy and buttery with a floral hop presence.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drink4Satan (675) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a lasting two inch thick beige head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is not what Iíd expect from an IPA, toasted malt, orange citrus, brown sugar and a hint of pine. Tastes more like a bad ESB, with bready, lightly toasted malt, malt sweetness, lemon citrus and a bitter-sweet, metallic aftertatse. How can they claim that this is an "IPA for hop heads." The body is full and sticky, like a good IPA, but the hops just arenít there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (853) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Bottle. Dark copper pour with tan head. Aroma of malt and really faint pine. Bitter taste of maple syrup and hops. Still, good offering from a small microbrewery.


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