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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12109) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11915) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a rocky tan head that laces and copper/amber color. Aroma is bitter citrus hops, secondary medium malt. Taste is bitter citrus/woody, slightly metallic hops, medium malt-caramel/toffee. Comes across as an ESB/English PA. OK carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Date: 10/11/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: lots of citrus aroma with a grapefruit rind character, balancing caramel sweetness,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruityness, lots of citrus hops, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, Providence. Pours a clear orange color with a large foamy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of herbal, floral hops and faint pale malts. The taste is citrus hops and pale, doughy malts. Thin-medium bodied. Decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9580) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2007
Tap. Amber colour, thin whtie head. Aroma is quite frsh Woody/spicy hops, some orange marmalade citrus character as well. Earthy malts, with a touch of sulphur and light yeastiness. Fresh British hops, orange, spicy hops and earthy malts. A bit of breadiness as well. More English pale than IPA, but it’s a decent, easy-drinking pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2003
Draft. Too malty for the hops. Reddish/amber color, but very little bitterness.


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