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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Eleven separate additions of cascade hops give this American pale ale its lush citrus aroma and bold hop flavor without crazy bitterness.

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DietPepsican (1591) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2008
pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Obviously a ton of citrus aroma with the cascade hops. Flavor was hops, citrus, bread, sweet malts, and lemon. Mildly carbonated, nice bitter finish. Very good.

keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Another strong offering from Ale Asylum. The cascade hops in this one had fantastic citrus (sweet oranges) aroma. I was raving about just the nose of this one. The sip was more bitter than I was expecting from the aroma, but it’s what you expect in an APA. Could have been a bit fuller in mouthfeel and flavor, but not bad at all.

3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Draft pint at Angelic in Madison. Golden orange and slightly hazy in appearance. Frsh, juicy, gummy candy hop nose, and crisp on the lips with super clean pils-like malt, snappy. IPA-like hop levels, both in juiciness/fruitiness and in bitterness, with some sweet cherry flavored malts in the finish. Pretty good.

ceeman (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
One of my favorites. Unfiltered, so it has a very cloudy orange appearance. Good hop punch and citrus taste, without too much grapefruit. Pretty good staying power with a full, bitter finish.

awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Hazy and golden in color with a pale white head that fades to a ring around the glass. Citrusy and hoppy nose followed by loads of hops on the palate. More citrus and a bit of pine. A very hoppy, crisp finish but not overly bitter.

kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Light amber color, white frothy head with lacing. Big orange and grapefruit aroma with just a touch of caramel. Flavor is more of the same although a bit more piney. This APA leans more on the bitter side of the spectrum which is AOK is my opinion. Finish is pleasantly long and bitter. Medium to big mouthfeel. Good to see Ale Asylum will become a regular at my local beer store.

Nephilium (1818) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Nice strong citrus hop aroma. This beer pours a golden amber with a thin, fluffy white head. Nice bittering, touch of caramel and citrus (especially orange) in the flavor, moderate bitter finish. Very tasty, just wish I could get it in my neck of the woods.

csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Several on draft in Madison and I brought 7 bottles back; wish I would have brought more. Showcase for cascades. Golden, orange colored, hazy, light white head sits atop. Aroma is pine, floral, grapefruit, orange & earthy. Hops dominate the nose. Taste is citrus (orange & grapefruit) & floral at first followed by orange marmalade, moderate bitterness, and light pine and honey notes. Finish is lingering mild to moderate bitterness, tart & sweet orange. Very easy to drink. Bitterness is high for style but certainty not over the top. I like the hop forward flavor while still remaining a true pale ale. This is no IPA in APA clothing. My new favorite pale ale?

beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Tasted on tap This APA pours a light orange gold color. Small head. Aroma is floral hops and kind of sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy, Nice balance. I first though this was an IPA and commented that “its more of an APA than an IPA” guess I was right and wrong eh? Good carbonation. This sample is a very fresh tasting beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

theisti (4126) - Kansas, USA - SEP 10, 2007
12 oz bottle from csbosox. Pour is orange amber clear with a fluffy white head. Aroma of hops - orange/lemon citrus. A bit of malty sweetness (biscuit) in there as well. Taste is pretty much as advertised by the nose, orange, lime and lemon hoppiness, some nice bitterness. Also, a great backbone of slightly sweet biscuit malt. Palate was a touch on the watery side, but didn’t keep this from being very enjoyable. Thanks Chris.

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