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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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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3.2
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Tried it both on tap and in the bottle. This is for the bottle. Hazy pale yellow/orange. Big frothy head with irregular lacing. Big pine nose. Aroma is citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and pitch pine. Some body but little complexity of malts. It is what it says it is, no doubt.

3.2
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Poured a lighter to medium amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and citrus (orange peels). Tastes of citrus, fruity and a trace of caramel and grass. Overall this wasn’t a bad APA and did have a nice hoppiness to it.

3.2
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Lightly hazed yellow with a thin white head. Piney and citrus hops almost completely cover the malt. Malty and grapefruity. Mainly the rind portion. Mildly bitter with a semi-dry finish. Light bodied.

3.2
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Date: 05/02/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

Appearance: dark gold, wispy white head, drops of lace,
Aroma: dry caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops,
Body: thin body,
Overall: lots of hops bitterness, not near enough balance,
-------- /> Date: 06/22/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 2.5 to 3.7

Appearance: hazy dark gold, creamy off white head, lots of lace,
Aroma: balanced aroma with caramel sweetness to balance the citrus hops,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: lots of great hop flavor, enough caramel sweetness to keep it balanced but not so much as to get in the way of the hops, light bitterness,
Overall: way better than the prior bottle
-------- /> Date: 08/07/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Score: 3.7 to 3.2

back to the thin body, lots of good citrus hop flavor but not enough body to back it up,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.2
Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
A cloudy orange pour with a brief off white head. Tart citrus hop aroma. A classic APA flavor profile with lots of hop and a caramel malt in the background. Grapefruit and pine hop flavors. Perhaps some dry hopping effects. More bitter than most.

3.2
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a one finger fizzy white head that fell to a thin wispy covering. The nose is fairly bright citrusy hops, but there’s also a nice softness to it from the yeast profile. Some muted caramel maltiness below the hops. Stale iced tea like crystal malt dominates the flavor with the soft citrusy hops playing an accent role. The yeast dulls things up a bit on the flavor, especially on the finish. Soft carbonation with a very light caramel malt stickiness. Overall it’s not too terrible, it’s just not quite aggressive enough to satisfy my hop craving tonight Combined with the heavy crystal malt, it just doesn’t work as a whole.

3.2
kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! For the huge style percentage, this was disappointing. Pours a slightly hazy, yellow-orange color; thin, mixed-bubbled, off-white head with light retention and lacing. A modest pour. Lots of coarse citrus and earthy hops in the aroma: modest levels of crystal malt, seemingly; more rough than resinous, and even at 5.5% I’m still getting touches of ethanol showing; not particularly graceful or delicate, and slightly sweet. Medium mouthfeel (to slightly fuller); lively carbonation; some astringency here, honestly, and there’s some heft in the middle of things; underattenuated and a bit sweet; ok, more than a bit sweet; pleasant, if slightly coarse, citrus and piney and earthy hoppiness, medium+ bitterness, decent hop flavor, but again on the coarse side; some nice toastiness emerges in the middle, alongside a similar crystal malt character to that suggested by the nose; overall, a rough, coarse, crystal-y pale ale that isn’t particularly drinkable. Medium finish: lingering citrus and earthiness, toasty, nearly balanced.

3.2
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On tap @ Asylum. Pour is deep gold with an off-white head. Aroma is grainy toffee/biscuit, citrus, and light florals. Flavor shows a slightly more significant malt profile with caramel making an appearance, as well as a touch of apricot. Overall body is moderate and the finish is moderately bitter.

3.2
mrjaxson (618) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Unusual in that the aroma gives both spruce (strong) and chocolate (mild) scents. It looks good in the glass with classic light amber color, fluffy white head and medium carbonation. The taste indeed does not overwhelm you with bitterness. A good entry from Madison’s AA.

3.2
italarican (1606) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Heavy on the centennial profile, with plenty of orange peel and lemon peel backed by plenty of dark caramel stickiness. Some butterscotch and mild vinegar notes with a medium orange peel hops finish.


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